Sometimes it can be difficult to diagnose a plumbing problem if the trouble lies within a hard-to-reach area. Specially made waterproof cameras have become a valuable tool contractors use to inspect pipes that are underground, encased in cement or underneath your home’s foundation. A flexible rod with one of these cameras at its tip can travel through a sewer pipe, even around corners, to see exactly what’s wrong.
The technicians at Superior Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning, Inc have the right tools and training for sewer line camera inspections to homes in the Waterford, MI area. We’ll be able to find out what’s wrong with your plumbing, even if we can’t access the area by hand.
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Sewer Line Camera Inspection Explained
Professionals trained to handle this equipment can insert the camera into a pipe believed to be the source of a plumbing problem. The flexible rod allows the camera to travel around corners. A live video feed of what the rod sees is sent back to the professional so they can assess the condition of the pipe and investigate the nature of the problem. Transmitters in the camera record its depth and location, so you know exactly where to conduct repairs. In the end, these devices eliminate any guesswork and allow technicians to take care of the situation quickly and efficiently. It’s also a way to save from any mess or unnecessary damage while trying to figure out what’s wrong with your plumbing.
Problems That Can Be Identified
This technology allows the handler to accurately identify what’s wrong with your sewer line and how best to solve the problem. Here are some of the most common issues that can be found:
- Severed, punctured or corroded pipes
- Buildup of residue or debris obstruction
- Any leaks or bursts
- Tree roots inside the sewer line
Sewer inspection cameras can also be used to inspect drains and clogs in other areas. They’ve even been known to spot jewellery and other valuables that may have been lost. If you experience any backups with your sewer line or otherwise, pick up the phone and give us a call. We’re ready to help when you need it most.
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