One of our long time customers recently asked a great question. They wanted to know what exactly is a sewer video inspection, and how does it work? They were particularly curious because they’ve seen the service listed on our website for years but have never taken part in it. The customer also wanted to know how the process works because they thought it was impossible to take a video of the sewer pipes since they are buried underground under the exterior of their property, and are also buried inside of the walls, floors and ceilings when running through the interior of their property.
That gave us the idea that you may want to know how a sewer video inspection works as well. So, here goes. First and foremost, one of our trained and experienced sewer video inspection technicians will insert a flexible cable with a tiny high-definition video camera on the end into a pre-existing access point. For example, a drain cleanout is a pre-existing access point into your sewer pipeline. The technician will then feed the cable slowly through the sewer pipes. As the cable is being slowly fed through the pipes, the video camera is recording the footage, and also broadcasting the footage back to the technician in real time.
The technician is able to see the video, in real time, on their laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone. The sewer video inspection camera is so precise that it can pick up even the smallest issues within the sewer pipeline such as tiny cracks or breaks. The sewer video inspection camera is also equipped with a GPS system that pinpoints and tracks exactly where any issues or potential issues are located within the sewer pipeline. That comes in incredibly handy when repairing the sewer pipe. In essence, the repair person already has the exact location of the problem within the pipe.
That means they don’t need to do nearly as much excavation or demolition in order to find and repair the problem. That alone can save you a significant amount of time and money. Smart property owners and property managers also schedule a sewer video inspection on a yearly basis as part of their preventative maintenance plan. Since the sewer pipes are buried underground and in the walls, ceilings and floors, you can’t see what’s going on inside of your sewer pipes. It’s always better to discover small issues that can easily be fixed before they turn into major sewer related problems that will cost far more money to repair.
If you have any questions about our sewer video inspection services, or would like to schedule an appointment 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.
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