What Reasons are Sewer Inspection Cameras Used for?
Unless you are a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and spend most of your time fighting crime and eating pizza in your secret layer in the sewers, identifying a plumbing problem can be very challenging and it comes down to a lot of guesswork since most of the plumbing and sewage systems are hidden from view. Luckily, nowadays, instead of guessing and superheroes, we can rely on modern technology to acquire accurate data that will help us pinpoint a certain problem.
One of the latest innovations in plumbing technology is the sewer pipe inspection camera. It is basically a small video camera attached to a long sewer cable usually between 30 and 60 meters. The camera usually contains a radio transmitter and uses infrared or LED lighting to illuminate the inside of the pipe and provide a clear picture. While one technician maneuvers the camera, another one is watching a live feed transmitted from the camera to a monitor. This way you can determine the exact location of a problem or simply get information about the general condition of the sewage.
A quality sewer pipe inspection camera is made from durable and lightweight materials such as aluminum alloys. The lens of the camera is also covered by a an extremely hard glass to ensure a long service life. The control boxes of the newer models are easy to use and have an intuitive layout.
There are many advantages that come from the use of a sewer pipe inspection camera whether you are a home or a business owner.
One of the most obvious uses is to help determine the exact location of damaged or clogged places. And what is even more important is that you can do that with maximum speed and accuracy, without any guesswork and potential safety hazards.
A sewer camera will also help you identify the type of pipes being used which is crucial before any work is done on the sewer system. It is also important to have that information before you make a decision on buying a new home or a building.
Sometimes it is far better to notice a potential problem before it strikes rather than waiting for a flood to indicate that there is a problem. Sewer pipe inspection cameras are as non invasive as it gets. You can get an accurate diagnosis without having to destroy your bathroom or your kitchen.
Another great use of sewer cameras is to locate hidden pipes. Sewer systems are know for having pipes in unexpected places and sometimes it is very hard to locate them without demolishing large chunks of walls to look for pipes.
And finally, before a new sewer system is cleared for use, it needs to go through an inspection to make sure that all is well and the pipes are properly connected to the sewage system.