Have you ever cleaned your sewer line only to find it is plugged again a few months later? At Pro Flow Plumbing, we want our customers to see the ‘root‘ of the problem. Instead of relying on traditional drain line troubleshooting methods, video sewer camera inspection pinpoints the trouble spot and helps visually confirm the cause of the problem.
There could be several reasons for continually slow draining pipes and repetitive clogs. The process is simple: Our professionally trained technicians insert the video sewer camera into your sewer line through your ground level cleanout while you watch on our video monitor. During the video sewer camera inspection, we enable you to see any existing problems in your sewer line; root intrusions, broken lines, foreign objects, low spots, cracked or misaligned pipes and other visible defects.
So What is a Sewer Camera?
A Sewer Camera is a video lens on the end of a strong cable. It is generally sent down a drain that is 2″ in diameter or more, but can sometimes work on lines as small as 1.5″ in diameter. They still require clear water to be able to see anything so if your line is plugged, that plug may need to be taken care of prior to seeing what could have caused it.
Depending on what we see we can then diagnosed the problem. From here we can then discuss your options.
Common Sewer Camera Inspection Issues
This often looks like string inside the pipe. Thirsty tree roots work there way into your pipes, usually through the joint of the pipes. Sometimes we may pull 1 – 4 feet of roots out of the pipe.
Corrosion on the inner surface of the pipe
Offsets in the joints between pipes
Your sewer line is made of sections of pipe joined together. Over time, the ground outside your home can shift and settle, and push the pipes in different directions, causing breaks in the joints. This can create a ridge that traps debris and leads to a problem area.
Areas of pipes that have low spots
This can be caused by inadequate support under the pipe during construction and/or settling and compression of the ground above the pipe. This can often happen when after extensive landscaping is added above the pipe. We can tell that this is the problem if the camera hits pockets of water that end further on. This means that water has collected in a low point in the pipe.
Our video sewer camera inspection service is the most effective method available to locate suspected problem areas within your drain lines, so you can determine the best solutions.
Don’t just clean your sewer line, see it!
Using a state of the art pressure unit, we are able to pressurize ordinary water, controlling and propelling it under high pressure into your drain or sewer line. Since we use ordinary water under pressure, water jetting is environmentally safe and economical and because we can use different nozzles and attachments, we not only control the cleaning process, we can also direct the powerful streams of water to cut through the toughest blockages.
Sometimes augering out those lines just won’t cut it. The auger can cut a hole through the gunk in the pipes but it doesn’t always get all the grease and buildup left behind. The pipes can close in 1 to 3 inches with buildup caused by grease and garburator residue. That is when we need to look at other alternatives.
The water used in powering the jetter washes away all the contaminants in the pipe, leaving you with a clean pipe which we then inspect using our high tech video camera. You’ll be able to see the jetting results for yourself.
For all those problem kitchen sink lines in those condo units out there we have a great solution for your drains as well. Talk to us about water jetting out those lines and SAVE MONEY! A strong jet of water through those closed in pipes will clean out those problem lines and save you on service calls and after hour calls. No damage is done to the pipes – but it’s a messy job. Let us get messy and when we leave the pipes will be running great and the mess will be gone.
Why dig it up if you don’t need to. Jetting out your drain lines is the best way to restore them to their best possible working condition while leaving no damage to the pipes.