Using State-of-the-Art Video Camera Technology to Assess Drain & Sewer Lines
Plumbing camera inspections are the first things performed before a sewer line repair or replacement. This inspection allows your plumbing to locate the source of the problem and determine the best course of action. A video camera inspection can save you time and money on repair or replacement errors.
Leave your sewer line inspections to the experts. Knight Plumbing, Inc. is your local Milwaukee plumbing video camera inspection team. We use the latest technology to ensure accuracy.
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What Kinds of Problems Can a Sewer Camera Inspection Detect?
- Blockages: Sewer cameras can identify blockages caused by foreign objects, tree roots, grease buildup, sediment, or other obstructions. These blockages can impede the flow of wastewater and lead to backups.
- Cracks and Fractures: The camera can reveal cracks, fractures, or breaks in the sewer lines. These defects can occur due to age, shifting soil, ground settling, or heavy traffic.
- Corrosion: Over time, sewer lines can corrode due to chemical reactions with the soil or water they are in contact with. Corrosion weakens the structure of the pipes and can lead to leaks.
- Leaking Joints: Joints between sections of pipe can deteriorate or become loose, allowing water to escape. This can lead to soil erosion and sinkholes.
- Bellied Pipes: A sag or "belly" in the sewer line can create a low point where waste and debris can accumulate. This can lead to blockages and backups.
- Off-Set Pipes: If sections of the sewer line have shifted, creating misaligned connections, it can lead to leaks or blockages.
- Infiltration and Exfiltration: This occurs when groundwater seeps into the sewer system (infiltration) or when wastewater leaks out (exfiltration) due to damaged pipes. This can overburden the system and lead to environmental problems.
- Root Intrusion: Tree roots are a common cause of sewer line damage. They can infiltrate the pipes through joints or cracks, causing blockages and structural damage.
- Pipe Material and Condition: The camera can help identify the type of material used in the sewer lines (such as clay, PVC, cast iron, etc.) and evaluate its current condition.
- Pipe Scale and Buildup: Mineral deposits and scale buildup on the inside of pipes can restrict flow and lead to blockages.
- Poor Installation: A camera inspection can reveal if the sewer lines were not installed properly, which can lead to various problems over time.
- Missing or Displaced Cleanouts: Cleanouts provide access points for maintenance and cleaning. A camera inspection can determine if they are missing or not in their proper place.
- Detecting Illegal Connections: In some cases, illicit connections like sump pumps or other drainage sources may be improperly connected to the sewer system.
When Is a Video Camera Plumbing Inspection Recommended?
A sewer camera inspection provides a clear visual assessment of the condition of drain and sewer lines, enabling our professionals and our customers to make informed decisions about repairs or replacements. It's a crucial diagnostic tool for maintaining a properly functioning sewage and drainage system.
We recommend a plumbing camera inspection in the following situations:
- BEFORE SEWER LINE REPAIR/REPLACEMENT: Before repairing or replacing your sewer line, we will first need to inspect the line. This lets us know the exact location of the problem and if we need to clear out any blockages beforehand.
- BEFORE HYDRO JETTING: Since hydro jetting involves extremely high-pressure blasts of water, we need to make sure there are no existing damages or tree roots in your line. If your pipes are old or have pre-existing damage, hydro jetting may do further harm to your pipes.
- BEFORE BUYING A NEW HOME: While it may be tempting to immediately sign the papers to that amazing home, we urge potential home buyers to request a full plumbing inspection that includes video camera inspection. This quick service can potentially save you thousands of dollars on faulty plumbing and provide you with added peace of mind.
No matter your needs, plumbing camera inspection helps to inform you of the best solution for your sewer line. Contact Knight Plumbing, Inc. to schedule a professional video camera inspection in Milwaukee.
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