Did you know that before sewer camera inspection technology was invented plumbing companies would rip apart ceilings, floors, walls, and exterior grounds in order to determine the cause of pipe blockages. Thanks to the combination of advanced fiber optics, and waterproof video cameras we can now determine the cause of any issues in a completely non-invasive manner without destroying anything in the process. Although there are a number of issues that may arise from the sewer system or blockages in the drainpipes a comprehensive sewer camera inspection literally provides a clear picture of the situation.
What Causes Problems Within Your Sewer System?
It is by far the best way for plumbing technicians to fully understand what is occurring deep inside the drainpipes and sewer pipes. There certainly are a wide variety of things that cause blockages. Troubleshooting exactly what is causing pipe clogs, and damaging water back ups at your residential, commercial, or industrial real estate is tremendously important. These problems are typically caused by the buildup of grease, hair, soap residue and other items that go down the drains on a daily basis. Tree roots that have invaded the sewer pipeline are also a cause of blockages.
In a best-case scenario the drainpipe and or sewer pipeline is blocked and can be easily fixed with a cost effective professional drain cleaning service. However if the problems are caused by pipes that are broken, burst, corroded, cracked or crushed it is an entirely different scenario that involves a major sewer repair or potentially a sewer replacement. Whether the pipes are only blocked or are broken, if the situation is not taken care of properly it may very well lead to unsafe living and or working conditions. Sewer leaks and floods are a dangerous health hazard and cause a severe amount of damage to both the interior and exterior of the property.
The Sewer Camera Inspection Process
For those reasons you should hire a company that specializes in sewer camera inspection at the very first signs of trouble. It will save you time, money, untold damage to your real estate, and the health of anyone living in or working at your property. The entire procedure takes less than an hour, and will not cause any damage or problems whatsoever. An experienced sewer camera inspection technician will go to your home, place of work, or investment property. They will utilize cutting edge sewer camera inspection equipment in order to find the problem.
The technician will begin by locating a pre-existing entry point into the drainpipes. The next step is to insert a flexible fiber optic cable with a tiny waterproof video camera attached to the end into the system. As the camera is traveling through the pipeline it is recording and transmitting a high definition video feed back to the operator where he or she can view it on a portable monitor. The fiber optic rod is able to work through the entire system including around any bends, corners, or turns in the pipeline.
The images are crystal clear, which enables the technician to see the exact condition of the pipes and any problems that are happening within them. The video is also saved in an electronic format for future viewing and as a part of the permanent record. The property owner is provided with a copy for their records as well.
In conclusion, a sewer video inspection will find the problem or problems with your sewer system in a non-invasive manner. It is always a smart idea to discover problems before they turn into major issues. If you have any questions about sewer system video inspections 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.