Pipeline problems can come from a multitude of different problems, each needing their own procedures before they can be fixed. New technology has made finding and fixing this problem much easier then past procedures thanks to the invention of small crawler cameras.
Past Versus Present Methods Of Inspection Work
Before, the only other way to ensure pipes do indeed have a specific problem is to dig up the pipe to find out. This method was extremely expensive and would have cost your yard, floorboards, or walls of your home or business. Luckily none of these issues apply with crawler cameras. At The Plumbing Doc, our crawler cameras can be inserted into virtually any pipe or drain to diagnose any problems.
How Inspections Work With Our Crawler Cameras
Crawler inspection equipment has made leaps and bounds in terms of improvement since its invention several years ago. Several different systems have the ability to squeeze to small or large pipe size by changing the tires or parts of the camera body. The ability to become compact to large depending on situational need allows the same camera to inspect pipes from 4 inches all the way up to 48 inches diameter or more. The invention of power elevators that allow the camera to re-center in a pipe even after a size change also has been big improvement to past techniques.
The crawler systems are also more mobile than they have ever been before. During a sewer camera inspection, the cameras used to only be seen mounted in large trucks or vans, but some systems are completely mobile and allow for much easier access in remote access situations. With all the advancements in CCTV systems, it is easier and more cost-efficient to maintain and monitor the conditions of the gravity utility pipe systems.
Another feature in a lot of newer crawler camera systems is the ability to take measurements of features using lasers. The camera is able to measure not only the diameter of the pipe, but also the length or width of a crack or fracture. This is crucial for restoration or repair jobs that need those measurements to ensure the right length of liner for repair. The camera’s lasers are positioned on the camera body so they are completely parallel with the pipe, and our technicians operating the cameras are able to adjust the lasers and record the measurements of cracks, fissures, and the pipeline diameter prior to installing a new pipe.
In order to receive proper measurements, it is important that the two lasers are not angled at all and are positioned perfectly perpendicular to the side of the pipe. Because of this, we train our technicians and make sure they have an extensive background in maneuvering and operating crawler cameras.
Call The Plumbing Doc For Your Repair Needs
Avoid costly repairs and have regularly scheduled underground pipe inspections performed by our experts at The Plumbing Doc. With 14 years and counting of incredible service and an extremely well trained team, the only number you need to call in California is 661-836-1620. Give us a call today!