Is the stormwater system located at your facility working properly? The vast majority of property owners, business owners, and even facility managers cannot correctly answer this question. This is due to the fact that most of us tend to ignore the stormwater system until it is too late. We just assume that the catch basins that are on the property are going to work, or that they are the responsibility of the city/town and are taken care of already. However, that could not be any further from the truth. If a catch basin is located on your property, you are responsible/liable for it.
That means you are responsible to have it inspected, cleaned, and maintained on a regular basis. If the stormwater system fails you will be held liable for any property damage that it causes yourself and your neighbors. You are also responsible for any negative impact that it has on the local environment. When a catch basin backs up and caused flooding, pollutants tend to enter into the local waterways. Can you imagine the cost of the cleanup? Now add up all the fines that the Environmental Protection Agency will impose on you.
The good news is that can all be avoided with a simple catch basin inspection. It is as easy as calling your local catch basin inspection and cleanup expert. Once the catch basin inspection is scheduled, a highly trained and experienced technician will show up at your property in order to perform both a visual and video camera inspection. In essence, the technician will fully inspect the catch basin. He or she will then insert a flexible cable with a tiny, but highly effective video camera at the end into the area of the stormwater system that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
As the cable is being fed throughout the stormwater pipes, it both records the footage and broadcast it back to the technician in real time. The camera is so powerful that it can detect even the smallest cracks within the stormwater pipes. This includes cracks that are so small they would be hard to detect if looking directly through the pipe with your eyes. The camera will also discover if there are any broken areas of pipe or blockages within the pipeline. If there are any cracks, breaks, or blockages, the technician is able to not only see them, but also record the exact locations of the problems.
This is incredibly important because the issues can be repaired without having to dig out the entire stormwater system, which is far more time consuming and expensive. When small issues are discovered that do not need immediate repair, they can be tracked with future stormwater video camera inspections. That way, any small problems will not turn into major issues that cause emergency situations. In addition to having your catch basins inspected on a regular basis, all of the debris that collects within them must be cleaned out as well.
Your professional catch basin specialists can take care of that for you as well. You should have your catch basins cleaned at least twice per year. The typical rule of thumb is to schedule a catch basin cleaning in the spring and fall.
If you have any questions about stormwater system video camera inspection, or would like to schedule service we are happy to help. Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. is your New England connection for a vast variety of environmentally related services. Our company has been serving Boston Massachusetts, Southern NH, VT & ME as well as Northern CT & RI since 1952. Please Contact us to learn more today.