At The Plumbing Doc, we offer a service that will provide proof that your lines are bad. Video inspection and line location is the number one tool in determining the overall condition of your drain lines. It uses an infrared light on a fiber optic cable to reveal a picture of your drains that can be seen on a monitor before your eyes. Once the problem is seen on the screen, our expert plumbing technicians can pinpoint the pipeline and the problem with our cameras.
Sewer Camera Inspection Services
Plumbers are essential to some homes and businesses to keep the water running. It is inevitable that most plumbing systems will get clogged at least one time, especially if it is older plumbing work in the building. There are many techniques used to temporarily eliminate clogs, including store bought chemicals or the typical “snake”, our services are reliant on preliminary inspections instead of speculation.
How Does Sewer Video Camera Equipment Work?
There is a new tool on the market now that gives you visual evidence of what’s inside the plumbing of your building. If you’ve ever wondered if your plumber is telling the truth, video inspection will give you the truth. The secret behind it is fiber optics.
Fiber optic is a series of tightly bound fibers that can actually conduct light and energy through it. This video inspection uses infrared imaging in combination with the fiber optics. As the fiber optic is carefully sent through the drain, the infrared imaging is instantly sent through to a screen where you can see exactly what’s in your drain.
No longer do you have to worry about buying chemicals or the wire “snake” not being long enough. This will allow you to see the problem right before your eyes. Now whenever you have a problem, keep in mind that this tool is available. If you hire a plumber that doesn’t use video inspection, expect to wonder if he is telling the truth.
It might be a good idea to look into finding a plumber that uses video inspection to back up his reporting. Keep in mind that this could also be used outside of the plumbing industry. If you own your own business, it might fit into your work scheme. For example, if you are an electrician and are drilling holes and sending wires through the wall, it might be a good idea to use this video inspection to make sure there is nothing in the wall that the wires may get snagged on. This tool is sure to make lives easier for a lot of different industries and people.
What Are Crawler Cameras?
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.
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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 Professional Sewer Video Camera Inspections Today!
If you need your sewer system to be carefully inspected for problems, call our experts today and we will be happy to assist you.