Sewer Camera Inspection

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Camera Sewer Inspections Reach Tough Places

  • How Do We Use Cameras to Identify the Problem?

Think of having a remote control snake with a camera on it's head and lots of bright LED lights. That's how we go about a camera line inspection. Our skilled technicians can get into pipes from 2 inches to 36 inches in diameter without a problem, all while having control of a camera attached to a snake-like rod. The material that the camera is attached to is very flexible, so bending around sharp corners or tricky bends is never a problem. Don't worry, if you dropped a precious piece of jewelry or other valuable item down your drain, we may be able to successfully locate it and get it back to you if it hasn't already washed into the municipal sewer system.

It's not very difficult to figure out when there's a problem with your sewage system, like if there's a gurgling sound coming from the toilet or one of your drain, however the problem could be bad enough that there is raw, disgusting sewage coming back up the drains. While identifying that there is a problem in general can be fairly simple, figuring out the specific cause of the problem can be a much more painstaking process. Luckily, your Great American Plumbing Co, Inc professional is trained in all of the latest, most efficient ways to get your problem under control as soon as possible.

Next time you have a sewer blockage, be sure you ask about available options in video camera sewer line inspections. These waterproof cameras are attached to the end of a flexible rod and fed through the area that you need inspected. It provides information in real time, since the camera is streaming a live feed that your plumber will be looking at on a video monitor. If this plumbing problem occurs at your business, you can keep a permanent video file of the inspection for your records too, for insurance purposes.

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        • Video cameras are one of the most valuable tools in the plumbing business. Specially designed waterproof plumbing cameras allow plumbing technicians to conduct a visual inspection of sewer lines and other underground pipes, including pipes under cement and under your home’s foundation.

          To begin your sewer camera inspection, a professionally trained and skilled technician inserts a rod with a high-resolution video camera on its tip into your sewer lines. These high-tech drain cameras are flexible, allowing them to travel through twists and turns in sewer lines and thoroughly examine pipes and pipe walls in drain lines from 2 inches to 36 inches in diameter.

          The video footage is transmitted to the technician in real-time, so the condition inside your sewer and drain lines can be assessed immediately. You’ll be able to view any problems right on a monitor, and footage is saved for future reference. Plumbing cameras are just one part of our sewer line inspection process.

          For a sewer line video inspection and other Great American Plumbing Co. plumbing services, contact a plumber in your area today. Call Great American Plumbing Co. at 408-995-6400

          Sewer line video inspections take the guesswork out of solving your plumbing problems. During a sewer camera inspection, radio transmitters on the drain camera record depth and physical location of any defects or obstructions it encounters in the drain line. In addition to the visual evidence transmitted by the drain camera, this data allows plumbing technicians to accurately diagnose problems and recommend solutions.

          After the problem has been addressed, a follow-up sewer line video inspection can confirm that the problem is solved and give you peace of mind.

          Sewer line camera services can identify the most common drain problems, including:

          DAMAGED PIPES

          Sewer leaks and drain backups can be caused by pipes that are physically damaged—broken, collapsed, or cracks. In heavily trafficked areas, shifts in the ground or the weight of the soil can offset drain lines and cause misalignment around pipe joints, break seals between pipes, or cause sewer lines to collapse in on themselves. Plumbing cameras can help in identifying the damage and provide a plumbing expert with the information they need to solve the issue.

          CLOGGED OR OBSTRUCTED SEWER LINES

          Bulky waste or debris, including materials that should not have been flushed down the drain, can cause significant clogs to sewer and drain lines. Grease buildup is also a common culprit for commercial plumbing problems. Depending on location, homes and businesses can also experience tree roots breaking through drain lines causing sewer problems. The Great American Plumbing Co. Sewer line inspection process identifies these type of sewer line issues

          NATURAL WEAR AND TEAR

          How familiar are you with the construction of your home or building? In older buildings, wear and tear on plumbing systems can be significant. Antiquated materials can corrode and deteriorate. A sewer line video inspection can help you assess the age and condition of your pipes so you can determine if parts need to be replaced before problems occur.

          WHEN IS A CAMERA INSPECTION NECESSARY?

          Your plumbing professional or sewer solutions specialist will most likely recommend a camera sewer line inspection if you’ve experienced repeated backups in your sewer line or if he “feels” something odd while cleaning the line with a cable machine. But regardless if this is your first sewer problem or not, camera inspections can go a long way in identifying all types of pipe problems commonly found in your home or business. One of the more common issues is that a root mass has obstructed flow in your sewer system. But 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 issue.

          WHY USE A CAMERA?

          “Your plumber will be able to pinpoint the exact location of the issue.”

          The main two arguments for utilizing this advanced form of technology in plumbing both benefit the customer. The first reason is to save time in fixing a plumbing problem. When you have a problem in your pipes, especially in the sewage system, the last thing you want is to drag out the repair process. Not only can delays be inconvenient, but prolonged problems in plumbing can cause further damage to your house or to your business’s building. The second major argument for using a camera is to save you money on sewer line repair. Correctly identifying the problem will help your plumber come up with the most efficient (and cheapest) way to fix your sewer blockage and get your plumbing flowing properly again. Plus, by running a camera through your pipes, your professional plumber will be able to pinpoint the exact location of the issue, which prevents unnecessary excavation. If you’re about to purchase a new home, it’s a good idea to have a video sewer line inspection done by your plumber to check out the plumbing before you close on the property. Why stick yourself with someone else’s expensive sewer fix?

          HOW DO WE USE CAMERAS TO IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM?

          Think of having a remote control snake with a camera on its head and lots of bright LED lights. That’s how we go about a camera line inspection. Our skilled technicians can get into pipes from 2 inches to 36 inches in diameter without a problem, all while having control of a camera attached to a snake-like rod. The material that the camera is attached to is very flexible, so bending around sharp corners or tricky bends is never a problem. Don’t worry, if you dropped a precious piece of jewelry or other valuable item down your drain, we may be able to successfully locate it and get it back to you if it hasn’t already washed into the municipal sewer system.

          With slow drains and recurring clogs, immense frustration often ensues. Not only can a clogged drain introduce inconveniences to your lifestyle such as showering in standing water, but also safety concerns in the case of a sewer backup.

          If you experience recurrent tough clogs that don’t seem to get resolved, chances are, you’ve taken to the internet in search of a viable solution. If your main sewer or drain line is where the plumbing problem is located, high pressure water jetting is likely your best option. So what is hydro jetting?

          Being informed about your plumbing system and the relevant service options to fix your problem is the best advantage you have when it comes time to talk to a professional plumber.

          Many people are unfamiliar with the name “hydro jet”, so our goal is to bring you up to speed. Buckle up as we delve into everything you need to know about sewer jetting, which is also called hydro jet cleaning. After all, knowledge is power when it comes to your plumbing issue.\

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