What is a Sewer Line Camera Inspection
A sewer line camera inspection is a process used to assess the condition of a sewer line or drain pipe without digging up the ground. The process involves inserting a high-resolution camera attached to a flexible cable into the sewer line, which then sends a live video feed to a monitor on the surface. The video feed provides a clear view of the inside of the pipe, allowing plumbers or inspectors to identify any problems such as clogs, cracks, corrosion, or other issues that can cause blockages or backups.
How is a Sewer Line Camera Inspection Conducted
The camera used in a sewer line camera inspection is equipped with advanced features, such as LED lighting, that enable it to capture clear and detailed images even in dark or low-light conditions. The cable used to carry the camera can be up to several hundred feet long, allowing it to reach even the most remote sections of a sewer line.
To conduct a sewer line camera inspection, the camera is inserted into a sewer line or drainpipe through an accessible clean-out or vent stack. The plumber or inspector then guides the camera through the pipe, viewing the live video feed on a monitor to identify any problems. The entire process usually takes about 15 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the length and complexity of the sewer line.
Advantages of a Sewer Line Camera Inspection
One of the key advantages of a sewer line camera inspection is that it is non-invasive and minimally disruptive. Unlike traditional methods of sewer line inspection that involve digging up the ground, a sewer line camera inspection can be performed with minimal disruption to the property. This makes it an ideal solution for residential and commercial properties, as well as public utilities.
Common Diagnoses from a Sewer Line Camera Inspection
Sewer line camera inspections are often used as a diagnostic tool to determine the cause of a problem with a sewer line or drain pipe. Some of the most common diagnoses from a sewer line camera inspection include:
- Clogs caused by foreign objects, grease buildup, or tree roots
- Cracks or broken pipes caused by aging, corrosion, or shifting ground
- Bellied pipes, where the sewer line sinks in the middle, causing blockages
- Roots growing into the sewer line, causing blockages and damage
- Offset pipes, where two sections of the sewer line are not correctly connected, causing blockages
Why Choose Chen Plumbing for Your Sewer Line Camera Inspection
At Chen Plumbing, we are proud to offer sewer line camera inspections as part of our comprehensive plumbing services. Our skilled and experienced plumbers use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to provide accurate and reliable sewer line camera inspections. We take the time to understand your needs and provide personalized solutions to keep your sewer lines and drain pipes in good working order.