Property owners are responsible for maintaining their sewer laterals, which is the line that connects the sewer pipes in the building to the main sewage system, generally located in a street. Because sewer lines are buried and out of sight, potential problems are commonly not identified and corrected eventually leading to costly repairs. Routine video inspections is a comparatively inexpensive method that can be used to identify sewer system issues.
Disposable wipes have become the bane of sewer systems around the world, which already are being pushed to the limit by growing populations and insufficient infrastructure. Non-woven cloths have been getting stuck in pipes, creating massive clogs requiring expensive drain and sewer cleaning.