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The Benefits of CCTV Pipeline Inspections for Sewer Laterals

You wake up in the morning and head to the bathroom for the routine freshening up. However, after number 2, you realize that the toilet is not flushing. What do you do about it

  1. Try to poke inside the toilet and see whether the blockage will go?
  2.  Leave it alone, with time everything will quietly seep down?

Well, we would do neither.

It would be advisable to get a professional NASSCO Certified and Licensed Pipe Inspector to perform a CCTV Sewer Video inspection.

Sure, this may seem like an extreme way to handle a first time blockage. However, the reality is that before the actual blockage manifests, a lot of insoluble items have gone down the drain, and removing the plug is not always simple.

But how then, do CCTV pipeline inspections offer a permanent solution to this seemingly simple problem? Well, keep on reading. This is an explanation of how the process works and the benefits of the pipeline inspection.

The Process of a CCTV Sewer Line Inspection

The first step in the identification and repair of a broken sewer pipe is figuring out the location of the damage. Sewer Video Inspections are performed with High-resolution technologically advanced pipe inspection video equipment.

The expert inserts the equipment through the sewer pipe, and it records the state of the entire inside of the pipe. Knowing the exact location of the pipe damage simplifies the repair process in the following ways.

1. Eliminate Unnecessary Digging and Guessing

Most people think about digging a trench in their yard to locate a blockage as a simple process. The process does seem easy until the simple opening turns into a trench covering three-quarters of the yard, and the plumber still cannot locate the blockage.

A Certified NASSCO Pipeline Inspector with a sewer inspection camera makes the process easy because they insert it in the open end of the sewer pipe and identify the problem .

Using the camera also saves you from having to explain to all the neighbors why there is dug up dirt all over your yard, and everything is an eyesore.

2. Get a Reliable Reference Video with CCTV Pipeline Inspections

Some situations where you will need some form of evidence of the actual damage to get help. For instance, if you have some form of insurance coverage on your property, and you suspect sewer damages which need repair, video evidence will help you make a claim.

The CCTV camera will give a clear and exact picture of your pipe’s condition, as opposed to an estimated guess. Guessing often leads to underestimating the extent of the damage and the cost of repair, which makes the repair process complicated.

NASSCO Certified & Licensed trained professionals should handle the CCTV video inspection because they know how to angle the camera for the best images.

3. Easily Determine the Condition of the Pipes

Think of a situation where you have bought a new home, or you’re thinking about buying one, but you’re not exactly sure about the condition of the sewer system.

It would make very little sense to try and dig up around the home to determine whether the drainage is in perfect condition.

The use of CCTV cameras is the easiest non-intrusive way to determine the condition of your pipes. The inspection will help find problems such as:

  1. Pipes that are about to collapse
  2. Corrosion damaged pipes
  3. Blocked pipes
  4. Intrusions such as tree roots

Knowing that the drainage system to your new home has weaknesses helps you get the necessary repairs before it becomes an emergency.

4. Locate a Leak or Water Break

If you’re observant enough, you will find it easy to identify signs of water leaks in the home. Some of the subtle signs that your plumbing system is leaking water include wet spots on the walls, the floor and in random spots in the yard.

Suspecting that your sewer line is leaking is one thing, but locating the actual leak is more challenging. The video pipeline inspection will help determine whether indeed there is a leak and its location.

The images projected by the cameras are usually so clear that you can tell the extent of the damage and allows the plumber to give you an estimate for repairs.

When you locate and fix the leakages in time, you prevent water damage from destroying your home.

5. Process Is Fast and Simple

The equipment used for pipeline video inspection is simple to use and gives a faster response to the problem than the typical excavation process.

The camera systems have integrated software which records results of the inspection in real time. The CCTV Operator can pinpoint the location of the problem.

Sophisticated camera systems store the data collected in videos that you can use for future reference. When the equipment is in perfect condition, the cameras will locate your problem the first time, and this will save you both money and time.

6. Process Is Environmentally Friendly

Plumbing repairs cause a lot of unnecessary damage to the environment. Sometimes, they save you the cost of digging up dirt altogether. The process helps you figure out whether a blockage is the result of a tree root or artificial items jamming the pipe.

If the source of the blockage is a tree root, the CCTV Operator will use the video to determine the most harmless way to handle the blockage without ruining the environment.

The cameras used to perform 360-degree pipeline inspection systems are effective because they can locate any problem.

They also give you a sense of reassurance because as soon as the experts find out the problem with the pipes, they start looking for solutions, as opposed to making endless guesses.

Hire an Expert for CCTV Pipeline Inspection

It’s crucial to make sure that you involve a professional when trying to locate a problem within your sewer system.

If you suspect sewer problems in your premises, contact us or check out our services page for reliable CCTV pipeline inspections services.

We will set up a visit, inspect your pipes and if there are problems within the system, we will help to get them fixed.

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