Sometimes, using a camera can help better identify the blockage in your sewer.
It's usually not very difficult to figure out when there's a problem with your sewage system, like if there's a gurgling sound coming from the toilet or one of your drains. But it may be so bad (and horribly obvious) that there is raw, disgusting sewage coming back up the drains. While identifying that there is a problem in general can be fairly simple, figuring out the specific cause of the problem can be a much more painstaking process. Luckily, your Roto-Rooter professional is trained in all of the latest, most efficient ways to get your problem under control, as soon as possible.
Next time you have a sewer blockage, be sure you ask about available options in video camera sewer line inspections. These waterproof cameras are attached at the end of a flexible rod and fed through the area that you need inspected. It provides information in real time since the camera is streaming a live feed that your plumber will be looking at on a video monitor. If this plumbing problem occurs at your business, you can keep a permanent video file of the inspection for your records, too (for insurance purposes).
When is a camera inspection necessary?
Your plumbing professional or sewer solutions specialist will most likely recommend a camera sewer line inspection if you've experienced repeated backups in your sewer line or if he “feels” something odd while cleaning the line with a cable machine. But regardless if this is your first sewer problem or not, camera inspections can go a long way in identifying all types of pipe problems commonly found in your home or business. One of the more common issues is that a root mass has obstructed flow in your sewer system. But if a sewer pipe is damaged, a section is misaligned or it has begun to collapse due to old age, a camera sewer line inspection will reveal the issue.
Why use a camera?
"Your plumber will be able to pinpoint the exact location of the issue."
The main two arguments for utilizing this advanced form of technology in plumbing both benefit the customer. The first reason is to save time in fixing a plumbing problem. When you have a problem in your pipes, especially in the sewage system, the last thing you want is to drag out the repair process. Not only can delays be inconvenient, but prolonged problems in plumbing can cause further damage to your house or to your business's building. The second major argument for using a camera is to save you money on sewer line repair. Correctly identifying the problem will help your plumber come up with the most efficient (and cheapest) way to fix your sewer blockage and get your plumbing flowing properly again. Plus, by running a camera through your pipes, your professional plumber will be able to pinpoint the exact location of the issue, which prevents unnecessary excavation. If you're about to purchase a new home, it's a good idea to have a video sewer line inspection done by your Roto-Rooter plumber to check out the plumbing before you close on the property. Why stick yourself with someone else’s expensive sewer fix?
How do we use cameras to identify the problem?
Think of having a remote control snake with a camera on its head and lots of bright LED lights. That's how we go about a camera line inspection. Our skilled technicians can get into pipes from 2 inches to 36 inches in diameter without a problem, all while having control of a camera attached to a snake-like rod. The material that the camera is attached to is very flexible, so bending around sharp corners or tricky bends is never a problem. Don't worry, if you dropped a precious piece of jewelry or other valuable item down your drain, we may be able to successfully locate it and get it back to you if it hasn’t already washed into the municipal sewer system.
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