29 Apr

What Is A Camera Sewer Inspection?

camera sewerYour daily activities that involve the use of your plumbing system result to the production of waste water. Every time that you clean your pots and pans; wash your dirty dishes; take a bath; water your plants; wash your car or do your laundry, you produce sewage that goes straight to either your septic tank or the public sewer line where your house is connected to. But alongside the gray water, other types of sticky waste materials pass through your drain pipes. When these waste substances stick to the walls of the sewer or drainage pipes, they accumulate over time and result to nasty clogs. To prevent plumbing issues, your drainage pipes are inspected and cleaned.

What is camera sewer inspection?

Camera sewer inspection is an essential plumbing service that should only be provided by trusted and licensed professionals. It involves the use of high-tech equipment that allow plumbers to see inside the pipes and pinpoint the location of buildups and other problems with the pipes such as cracks, holes and tree root intrusions. Because of the valuable gadgets, professional plumbing contractors are able to determine problems and repair the system.

What are the pieces of equipment used for sewer inspection?

The professional plumbers will drive their specially designed service truck to the customer’s business establishment or home that needs an inspection. The truck is equipped with a power supply, usually a small generator, that will make the equipment work. The truck will also be equipped with a professional sewer camera that has a long cable and winch. It will be inserted into the sewer clean-out or the drain pipe that needs to be inspected. It will be pushed further into the system with the use of its cable reel. Now to be able to see through the pitch-black darkness, the camera features some sort of illumination. It will light up the interior of the pipe for the camera to capture clear images. Meanwhile, the camera is hooked to a TV monitor, too. Obviously, the monitor will display the images that are being captured by the sewer camera. In the event of clogs, a professional plumbing snake will be used to get rid of the problem.

How often do you need your sewer or drain pipes inspected?

Unfortunately, most homeowners only require sewer or drain pipe inspection when there’s already a problem at hand such as backflows, blockages, foul odors and leaks. This is actually a bad habit. Sewer and drain pipes should be inspected way before the existence of plumbing issues. It’s not some sort of treatment. In fact, this service should be considered as a preventive measure. Seek the advice of your trusted plumber. Talk to him to find out when’s the best time to have your drain or sewer pipes checked. Surely there are factors to consider when inspections are supposed to be scheduled.

We hope that you enjoyed reading our blog on camera sewer inspection. If you need professional help, just call reliable Blue Springs plumbers for sewer maintenance needs. Plumbers 911 Missouri provides excellent plumbing services in Blue Springs MO including drain cleaning, septic tank maintenance, hydrojetting, sump pump installation, camera inspection and many more! Call us at 816-326-8643 to schedule a service!

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