Water leaks, especially those from sewer pipes, can bring about a host of problems that, unfortunately, can never really be appreciated in the beginning. Only when the problem has caused enough damage for it to be visible can sound the alarm for most individuals. This is why regular maintenance checks is recommended both by professional plumbing and water damage experts and by seasoned homeowners. Unfortunately, in order to ascertain the integrity of the network of pipes in any residence or establishment, you have to make visual inspections of the interior of these pipes. And unless you are Antman, it will be physically impossible.
Good thing technology is on our side. With advances in fiber optics, remote digital videography, and robotics technology, visualization of the interior walls or surfaces of water pipes and sewer lines is now possible.
Sewer line camera inspection is a technology that is now a mainstay in the maintenance inspection activities of major plumbing service providers such as New Flow Plumbing Inc. The technology requires the insertion of a videography device into the plumbing fixture to record the internal surfaces of the pipeline. There are a variety of technologies that employ such principles. Depending on the size or diameter of the sewer line, either fully mechanized robots with videography equipment attached or a full length of fiber optic cable with high-resolution video camera at the tip can be used.
For larger diameter sewer pipes, fully mechanized tractor robots are used to obtain a visual recording of the interior of the pipe. For smaller diameter sewer lines where miniature tracked robots might not fit, camera-tipped fiber optic cables are used instead. Either way, both technologies record a video of the current state of the sewer pipe’s interior. Cracks and other signs of wear and tear can be identified as well as any signs of corrosion in iron cast pipes or even breaks in pipes made of PVC or clay. Debris, foreign materials, and even dead rodents and other pests can be accurately identified in real time video.
Video analysis occurs real time. However, since the video is recorded, it can be played many times over to make sure that nothing is overlooked. In some companies, the digital video recording is run on several applications to provide a more detailed analysis. This gives them invaluable information as to how best to approach or manage the problem that is identified.
While sewer camera line inspections are proving to be indispensable tools in the identification of sewer line problems otherwise undetectable with the naked eye, the task of mitigating or solving the identified problem remains a job for the professional plumbing company like New Flow Plumbing Inc. With years of experience serving households, offices, and commercial establishments, New Flow Plumbing Inc. is simply using modern technology to further enhance the quality of its service offerings with the most affordable prices. While technology may facilitate the accurate identification of the problem, only trusted and well-skilled hands can guarantee high quality maintenance and repair.
At New Flow Plumbing Inc., the heart of the sewer line problem can be seen by technology but only the skilled hands of their well-experienced plumbers can apply the correct and high quality remedy.
With more questions to the benefits of Sewer Line Inspections and how it should be done yearly to prevent damages, give New Flow Plumbing Inc. a call today!
Distributed by New Flow Plumbing Inc.
Company Name: New Flow Plumbing Inc.
Contact Person: Arman Grigoryan
Address:6718 Katherine Ave.
City: Van Nuys
Country: United States