If your drains are giving off unpleasant odors or you are regularly experiencing drain pipe clogs you should consider inspecting the pipes as they have a problem.
Drain pipe inspection with camera
When you inspect your sewer pipes you know the exact problem that they are suffering from which helps you to fix it fast and correctly. One of the most effective ways of inspecting the problems is using drain pipe inspection with camera. Here you use a flexible rod with an attached camera at the tip to inspect the insides of your drain pipe. As you move the camera inside the drain pipes, it records and transmits the information to you so that you can see the nature of your drain pipes. Once you have identified a problem, you should place a flag at the problematic area so that you can fix it later.
Benefits of camera inspection
As mentioned, the camera inspection allows you and the drain contractor to accurately fix a problem within your drain pipes. This is because you can tell the exact problem and its location. You can use the technology to inspect almost all types of sewer pipes regardless of their sizes. The technology also saves you time as you don’t have to dig up your yard to identify a problem. With proper use of the technology, you can identify a wide range of problems with your drains. Some of these problems include:
- Collapsed pipes
- Grease accumulation
- Cracks in the sewer pipes
- Soil shifting
- Drain pipe corrosion due to exposure to chemicals
- Root intrusion
What to do after identifying a drain pipe problem
After you have identified a problem in your drains you should hire a sewer line repair professional to fix it. The repair process depends on the nature of the problem. If there is a clog, the contractor should simply get rid of the clog. If there are cracks, the professional should seal them. The professional can also use the trenchless pipe repair technology to replace the damaged pipes. In some cases, you might find that the damage is in the municipal drain pipes. In such a scenario you should contact the municipal authorities and ask them to look into the problem.
When done properly, sewer pipe inspection is highly efficient at identifying problems and preventing larger problems from coming up in the future. To ensure that the inspection is done properly, work with an experienced sewer and drain cleaning professional.