CCTV ? What Homeowners Should Know About This Type Of Sewer Inspection


In the past, home and property owners dealing with clogged sewer lines and slow running drains were often faced with the need to do massive amounts of excavation work just to diagnose the problem. Treating the problem, once it was found, often required even more invasive digging. 

Now, advancements in modern technology have made it possible to use closed-circuit television video (CCTV), a non-invasive diagnostic tool, to locate clogs and specific areas of damage so that repairs can be made with less need for digging and excavation.

In some cases, the combination of CCTV technology and advancements in the way sewer pipes are installed, cleaned, and repaired, can mean that the entire installation or repair process may be done with no excavation or disturbance of the soil at all.

Homeowners who are curious about the use of CCTV sewer inspections and the benefits they can offer can use this information to answer some of their questions.

Provides a safer work environment 

Working in excavated trenches and pits means that workers are subjected to the dangers of sewer gas explosions, cave-ins, and exposure to raw sewage. CCTV sewer inspections do much to eliminate these dangers.

In fact, CCTV sewer camera technicians can usually work comfortably from an above-ground work area, using a control panel to remotely move the camera through the sewer line and record the images and data it collects. A view screen makes it possible for the technician to easily monitor progress and view the interior of the sewer pipe in real-time.

Repairs may be made without any digging

CCTV cameras are waterproof and can be used in conjunction with high-pressure water jetting equipment. This type of utilization can allow experienced technicians to locate and remove clogs with directional jets of high-pressure water. If the clog is significant, the water can flush the material away so that the camera is able to continue moving forward in the pipe to complete the inspection.

Some of the clogs that can be removed in this way include silt deposits, oil and grease buildup, and small tree roots. In addition to removing the materials that are forming the clog, the inclusion of the CCTV camera allows the technician to carefully examine the interior walls of the pipe for cracks and other types of damage.

To learn more about CCTV sewer inspections and the benefits they can offer homeowners, contact a reputable CCTV sewer inspection service in your area.


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