The plumbing industry has truly evolved over the last few decades, especially when it comes to some of the newer innovations such as sewer camera inspections. When you think about it, do we truly know what’s beneath the surface of our gutters? Without the technology of sewer cameras, there would be a host of problems that we would be unaware of that would eventually lead to costly problems down the line. The process of these inspections is quite simple. It involves snaking a tiny camera down the drains to search for any possible damage allowing professionals such as the ones at All County Sewer and Drain to perform their job more effectively.
What Do Sewer Camera Inspections Do?
There are a couple of versions of these sewer line inspection cameras (All County Sewer and Drain have both versions), but the most common is a long and skinny robotic snake with a camera at the end that gives plumbers a real-time look at what is going on in your pipes. The twisty and bendy nature of the technology allows the camera to work its way through any curves and contours of the pipe or drain. So, this helps plumbers locate and diagnose the exact problems that they previously would have only been able to guess.
How Do Sewer Inspection Cameras Work?
Looking further into how these inspections work, you will find that the flexible rod which holds the camera is inserted into the drain or pipe. The high-definition video camera at the end is then able to broadcast everything into a screen that the plumber will use for the inspection. There are also bright LED lights attached to the rod so that they can see in the darkest areas and even record everything in the event that they need to go back and locate an issue later.
There are a plethora of problems that these cameras can spot such as:
As a home begins to settle, pipes tend to shift at very odd angles which makes them susceptible to cracks, collapse, or even misalignment.
You may notice that tree roots can grow into a sewer line, and can typically be cleaned. However, if it is too great of an impact, it can cause major damage repair and it would be critical to get the right diagnosis as that would be the difference between thousands of dollars.
While modern pipes are made from PVC and unlikely to see corrosion if you have an older metal pipe, then it may be prone to such damage.
One of the most common sewer problems is a blockage and there are a million ways that a pipe can get blocked with something. Sewer cameras are capable of pinpointing exactly where the blockage is making it easier to remove.
These cameras can also spot leaks in pipes and drains and help make the repairs much easier and faster to take on.
So, if you are looking to schedule a sewer line inspection using one of our cameras, feel free to give us a call at 1 (800) 834-3102 today!