Before video technology was invented there was only one way to find out where the problem was located within your sewer system. Since sewer pipes are located within walls, floors, and ceilings inside buildings the walls, floors, and ceilings needed to be demolished. Since sewer pipes are buried underground outside of buildings the ground needed to be excavated. Thanks to sewer system video inspections that is no longer the case. Instead of destroying the walls, floors, ceilings, and digging giant holes in the ground we now rely on high tech cameras to do all of the work that is necessary to located the problems that occur within sewer systems.
So how does sewer system video inspections actually work? A highly experienced technician who was trained in sewer system video inspections will arrive at your property at the day and time that you scheduled. The technician will begin the process by inserting a tiny, waterproof video camera that’s attached to a flexible cable into the sewer pipes through an established access point. The technician then feeds the flexible cable through the entire sewer system. As the camera is traveling through the sewer pipes it is recording the footage for later use.
The camera is also broadcasting the footage back to the technician in real time. The technician views the footage in real time on a laptop computer or handheld electronic device such as a tablet or even a smartphone. Although the sewer system video inspections camera is small it is also mighty. The high-definition camera can broadcast and record even the hardest to see details. That means the technician can see exactly what is going on inside the sewer system including the smallest cracks or breaks within the pipes.
The camera will also detect things such as blocks or clogs within the sewer pipes, and the buildup of materials that are forming inside the pipe walls that will eventually turn into blocks or clogs. If there are any issues the camera pinpoints and records the exact location of the problem. That way the repair company knows exactly where the work needs to be performed. Often times sewer system video inspections will uncover minor issues that can be fixed before they turn into major issues that are far more expensive to have repaired.
Sometimes the inspection will discover very minor issues that do not need to be dealt with immediately. You can track the issue with future sewer system video inspections. For example, if you schedule another inspection in six (6) months the technician will compare the two videos. If the damage has not gotten any worse you can go another 6-12 months before the next inspection.
If you have any questions about our sewer system video inspections services in New England, or would like to schedule service we are happy to help. Please contact us today! 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. Environmental related issues occur all of the time, and can strike at any time. That is exactly why you need to have a local and reliable environmental services company at the helm and ready to go whenever you actually need them.