Sewer pipes inside of your property are typically buried within the walls, floors, and ceilings because they are not something that is visually pleasing. The same thing holds true about the sewer pipes that are located outside of your property. They are typically buried in the ground, which means they are out of sight and out of mind. Yet that can pose a problem if there are any issues with the sewer pipes. Think about it like this for a moment or two. If the sewer pipes are located in the walls, floors, ceilings, or underground, how is anyone supposed to see what the problem is, and exactly where the problem is located?
Does that mean you need to rip out the walls, floors and ceilings, or have your yard or grounds dug up in order to find the problem?
Thankfully the answer is a resounding no, but if it were the old days, the answer would have been an unfortunate yes. You can thank video technology for this, which brings us to the question, what is a sewer video inspection, and how does it work? First and foremost, a sewer video inspection takes place for two (2) reasons. The first reasons to have a video inspection is if you are having any issues with your sewer system.
The second reason to have a sewer video inspection is to make sure that the sewer system is working properly. In essence it can be used as preventative maintenance measure. So how does sewer video inspection work? A highly trained and experienced technician will enter a tiny waterproof video camera into the sewer system through an access point that was already built into the system. The video camera is attached to a flexible cable. The technician will snake the cable with the video camera on the end through the sewer pipes. The camera records the footage and also broadcasts the footage back to the technician in real time.
The technician can view the footage in real time on a laptop computer, tablet, or even a smartphone. As the camera is making its way through the sewer system the technician is looking for any problems and potential issues. If any problems or potential issues are discovered, the technician will pinpoint exactly where the anomaly is occurring within the sewer system. That way only minimal demolition or digging needs to occur in order to fix the problem. I many cases, the sewer video inspection will discover small issues that only need to be tracked instead of repaired immediately. If the technician discovers that the potential problem has become worse in future inspections, it can be dealt with at that time.
If you have any questions about sewer video inspection, would like to learn more about the topic, or need 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. 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.