• "Prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. If only more service companies operated like this!"

    David D. Seattle, WA
  • "How wonderful to find a family owned company with good ethics and professional skills."

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  • "The price was right and the work was performed on time. Communication was good and we were happy with the results."

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  • "Excellent service all around! I would recommend them to anyone in the puget sound area."

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  • "These guys always do great work. Fast, efficient and know what they're doing. They are the only plumbing company that I will call."

    Janis R. Seattle, WA
  • "Just had a shower drain cleared by Shane of Bob Oates Plumbing. He was friendly, completed his work quickly and was very understanding about protecting our floors."

    Lee S. Seattle, WA
  • "Professional and responsive. They called me earlier than expected because of a cancellation and was able to quickly replace my pressure reducing valve."

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Sewer Inspections

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Professional sewer inspections give plumbers a detailed look into the pipeline at your property, enabling them to diagnose pipe function and condition. When you have an issue with your sewer line, you need a professional inspection to accurately diagnose the problem. Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer, & Rooter has been a leading provider of pipeline plumbing, sewer, and rooter services in the greater Seattle, Washington area for years.

Our highly-skilled technicians are trained to perform comprehensive inspections as part of the repair process, and also as preventative maintenance. We offer free sewer camera inspections with every cleaning. Whether you’re experiencing a plumbing emergency, or you’re looking for routine maintenance to head off impending disaster, a sewer camera inspection can mean the difference between smooth-flowing plumbing and a disaster resulting in property damage.

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How Does The Sewer Camera Inspection Process Work?

Sewer camera inspection is an advanced, professional method of performing an inspection and leak detection services on the plumbing system at your property. During sewer camera inspection, our technician will locate an access point to your sewer line and then insert a high-definition camera that provides a feedback to the technician as it travels through the pipeline.

During sewer camera inspection, a Bob Oates technician inserts a high-resolution camera with a light attached to it into the sewer line at your property. The camera is manually manipulated on a flexible rod, or driven through the pipes on a tractor. The high-resolution light provides a clear image for the technician to accurately examine conditions and diagnose the functionality of the pipes. The information we glean from the inspection allows us to make an informed decision regarding the condition of your pipes and recommend the best solution as well. If the pipe needs to be cleaned of clogs or relined with epoxy resin, we can make the ideal recommendation with confidence.

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We can perform a sewer camera inspection at a property you are considering buying, or at a residential or commercial property you own. Sewer camera inspections are recommended for anyone purchasing a property. Knowing the condition of the pipeline at the property can mean the difference between having repairs made before your purchase or being stuck with an unexpected repair bill. Camera inspections are also recommended as routine maintenance. Since many sewer line accidents can occur as a result of infrequent maintenance, we highly recommend conducting these inspections often to ensure that your pipes are kept in peak condition

Call Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer, & Rooter For Sewer Line Inspections Today

At Bob Oates, we pride ourselves on delivering quality, professional service at unbeatable prices. As a family owned and operated business, we believe in providing for the community first, which is why we strive to provide you with lasting repairs for a fair cost and guarantee all work and parts. Sewer inspection and repair is a messy job, so let us handle the details.


When you call during our standard business hours, we can have a skilled technician to your property within the hour. If you suspect your plumbing is acting up, or you’re already facing a plumbing issue, don’t hesitate to call our 24-hour answering service to experience reliable, high-quality services provided by our professionals at Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer, & Rooter today.

Service areas include Seattle, Ballard, Queen Ann, Magnolia, Greenwood, Fremont, Wallingford, Crown Hill, Edmonds, West Seattle, Greenlake, Capitol Hill, Lake Forrest Park, Richmond Beach, Shoreline, Seward Park, Columbia City, Madrona, Alki, Broadmoor, Montlake, Blue Ridge, View Ridge, Ravenna, University District, Meridian, Maple Leaf, Wedgewood, Northgate, Lake City, Woodway, Madison Park, Mt. Baker, Lakewood, Windermere, Laurelhurst, North Park.

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