Do you actually know what is going on inside the sewer pipes that are located in the ceilings, floors, and walls and buried underground at your property? Is everything fine, or are problems lurking? Will you be able to simply flush the toilets, use the sinks and showers, and go about your daily business, or are you facing the potential for problems such as nasty sewage leaks and backups? The good news is that a video sewer pipe inspection will take all of the guesswork out of the situation.

It will also pinpoint the problem and where the problem is located if you are having issues with your plumbing system. So how does a video sewer pipe inspection actually work? In essence, a cable with a tiny waterproof camera attached to the end is fed into the sewer and or plumbing system through a previously established access point such as a drain cleanout. As the cable is fed through the inside of the pipes it is both recording the footage and broadcasting it back to the technician in real time.

The technician or camera operator is able to immediately view the footage on a laptop computer or handheld electronic device such as a tablet or even a smartphone. Radio transmitters on the camera record both the depth and physical location of any and all deficiencies and blockages it encounters within the pipes. The bottom line is that if there is an issue, the camera will discover it and pinpoint the exact location so the problem can be repaired properly.

It goes without saying that the video sewer pipe inspection provides service professionals with incredibly valuable information that enables them to make the best recommendations and provide you with solutions. Once the plumbing related problem has been fixed, a follow up video sewer pipe inspection should be performed in order to ensure that the proper repairs were made. Video sewer pipe inspections help to identify the following problems within your sewer and water distribution systems.

Blocked Or Clogged Sewer Pipes

Did you know that heavy waste and other debris could cause considerable clogs within your sewer pipes? Some people even flush items down the drain that should never be put in a toilet, sink, or shower. In addition, the build up of grease causes a significant amount of plumbing related issues, particularly in commercial buildings such as restaurants. A great deal of properties unfortunately experience the invasion of tree roots directly into the sewer pipes that are buried underground. Basically, the roots penetrate through microscopic cracks and larger breaks within the pipes. The roots can cause a great deal of damage and of course create blocks in the sewer pipes that lead to sewage backups. The good news is that a video sewer pipe inspection will both diagnose and located the blocks and clogs so they can be fixed in a timely manner.

Damaged Sewer Pipes

Sewer leaks and backups are also caused by sewer pipes that are cracked, broken, and damaged. These problems typically occur due to shifts in the ground. They also happen when soil offsets the pipeline, which in turn misaligns the pipes. When sewer pipes shift for any reason, the pipe joints and seals tend to break. This often leads to the sewer line collapsing in certain areas, or even a complete collapse. The good news is that a video sewer pipe inspection will both diagnose and located any damages to the sewer pipes so they can be fixed right away.

Wear And Tear On The System

Unless your property is relatively new, there is bound to be some wear and tear on the sewer and plumbing system. In fact, on older buildings that wear and tear can be sizeable. Old piping materials tend to deteriorate, corrode, and break easily. That means there may very well be a major issue happening and you do not even know it. The good news is that a video sewer pipe inspection will literally provide you with a clear picture of exactly what is going on in with the sewer pipes that are located within the ceilings, floors, and walls and buried underground at your property?

If you have any questions about video sewer pipe inspections, 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.

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