A video camera inspection is recommended if you are experiencing sewer or drain clogs over and over again. The sewer inspection will easily find any obstructions, clogs, leaks, offset joints, inadequate-grade pipes, or breakages.
Plumbing Connection uses state-of-the-art video cameras for a visual inspection of drains and sewer lines that transmit a high-resolution image to the control monitor. Each camera is attached to a flexible rod that can reach anywhere, bending around corners. It provides information in real time since the camera is streaming a live feed that your plumber sees on a video monitor. After it reaches the blockage point, a Plumbing Connection technician will use the locating device to determine the exact place where the repair or replacement should be done. With a diagnosis that accurate, we can solve your sewer problem quickly and cost effectively. This technique also helps identify the source of hidden problems which makes it our preferred maintenance tool.
HOW PIPE CAMERA INSPECTIONS WORK
First, we look for a point of access to the sewer line, such as an accessible clean out. If no clean out is present, we will inform you of other options for the video inspection. Note that the sewer pipe must be draining to get a good image on the DVD recording. If there is a blockage in the sewer line, we may power snake or hydro jet the line first to remove the built-up debris.
Next, Plumbing Connection plumbers push the camera through the sewer pipe from the clean out to the sanitary main, while they closely inspect and comment about any breaks or blockages in the sewer pipe line. The entire inspection is digitally recorded with the technician’s comments and sent to you via email.
WHEN IS A CAMERA INSPECTION NECESSARY?
Your Plumbing Connection professional will most likely recommend a camera sewer line inspection if you’ve experienced repeated backups in your sewer line. Even if this is your first sewer problem, camera inspections are excellent for identifying all kinds of pipe problems commonly found in your home or business. One of the more frequent findings is a root mass that has obstructed flow in your sewer system. If a sewer pipe is damaged, a section is misaligned, or it has begun to collapse due to old age, a camera sewer line inspection will reveal the problem.
WHY USE A CAMERA?
Camera inspections save time when solving a plumbing issue. When you have a problem in your pipes, especially in the sewage system, enduring a long repair process can be extremely inconvenient! Not only can delays be inopportune, but prolonged problems in plumbing can cause further damage to your house or to your business’s building. Additionally, using a camera inspection can save you money on sewer line repair. Correctly identifying the problem will help your plumber recommend the most efficient and cost-effective way to repair your sewer blockage and get your plumbing flowing properly again. Pipe cameras allow your plumber to pinpoint the exact location of the issue, which prevents unnecessary excavation.
A SEWER LINE VIDEO CAMERA INSPECTION CAN BE BENEFICIAL WHEN:
- Diagnosing what kind of sewer or drain problem you are facing
- Precisely locating the issue instead of guessing and digging
- Preventing potential sewer line or drain problems
- Avoiding needless repairs and saving money
- Proving the problem is solved after the technician is done with the repairs
- Buying a new property: If you’re planning to purchase a new home, or commercial property, it’s advantageous to have a video sewer line inspection done by a Plumbing Connection plumber to check out the plumbing before you close on the property.
- Finding lost objects like jewelry before they reach the city sewers
- Locating sewer lines
- Drainage or blockage issues
- Determining if you have PVC, Cast Iron, Clay, or Orangeburg Pipe
- Assessing sewer system connections: with a sewer camera, we can see fittings, tees, and other kinds of connections. We can also use it at the connections to run water. We’re able to see where the water flows to or from and/or comes from one line to another.
Sewer pipes work using the power of gravity. The pipes flow downhill so when something goes into the pipe—waste, debris, water—it flows or drains down through your piping system and ultimately ends up at your city’s waste treatment center or septic tank, depending on your particular situation. However, if something is causing your system to not work properly, in most cases we can use a sewer camera to determine what is causing it. Call a Plumbing Connection professional today for a pipe camera inspection at your Greater Charlotte, Gaston County, or Kings Mountain, NC property!