Since very first days Absolute Draining and Plumbing has been utilizing modern methods and diagnostic tools to fix main drain and sewer line problems. Drain video inspection started to be a norm for the instances when underground pipe restoration was needed.
In order to carry out a standard video pipe inspection Toronto plumbers work with a special waterproof CCTV (closed circuit television) camera and locator. Any present day camera consists of a camera head attached to TV monitor by a long spool of rigid Kevlar cable. This drain camera is crafted specifically to be able to slide through drain pipes, resisting the severe drain environment to provide a quality image, even inside pipes flooded with waste water. To locate a problem, your Toronto plumber will use an access point to insert the camera into main drain or sewer line, typically via a sewer cleanout, by unreeling the cable as the camera travels further down or up the pipe. While the camera passes thorough drain, the plumber will use the monitor to see and show you what happens inside your pipes.
A camera inspection can accurately identify all kind of drain problems, including:
- Roots infiltration
- Blockages and solid buildup
- Broken/collapsed pipes
- Sags and pipe shifts
- Cross boring done by utility companies
Correctly diagnosed problem is the first step to fix it. As soon as the plumber has uncovered what is wrong with the pipe, he will be able to offer one or more solution to the issue. In many instances it does not mean digging up your yard or tearing up your floor. In many cases of light root intrusion, blockages, or buildup a drain snaking or drain flushing technique will help to get rid of the problem.
But correctly located problem using help of drain camera doesn’t necessary mean that the issue can be fixed without the need of excavation. The good example would be the case when a sewer drain pipe has collapsed and the damaged section of drain system must be replaced. A sewer line camera along with a locator can pinpoint the place of excavation and your Toronto plumber can dig up the exact spot, rather than trenching the entire line to find the issue. Here drain camera helps to reduce costs of the drain repair and minimizes the damage to your landscaping.
You may also need a drain camera inspection in cases you planning to add a washroom in the basement or to put an addition to your house. In this situation Toronto plumbing contractor will be able to trace the drain lines and to determine their depth. This information is vital for proper layout of new drain lines. In some cases the depth of the existing drain line does not allow to lay new underground drain and the plumber will be forced to install a sewer pump.
Therefore if the next time you have got a drain problem or you need help in putting new drain lines, ask your plumber if a video pipe inspection might be right thing to do. In many instances having drain inspection done before fixing old drain or installing new one will help to carry out the job quicker, easier and with less damage to your property.