The plumbing industry as a whole is slow to adopt new technology. Plumbing contractors have been using the same methods, equipment, and tools for multiple generations. Take the standard pipe wrench for example. It has not changed much at all in well over a hundred years. That being said, there are some technologically advanced plumbing contractors, like Restore Pipe Systems that see the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak. They fully realize that the available technology can be used to replace outdated processes and procedures making life a heck of a lot easier for their customers.
These progressive companies also understand that they have a responsibility to save their patrons as much of their hard earned money as possible. Thanks to recent advances in video technology saving money can occur in the form of preventative plumbing maintenance as well. For example, a yearly sewer camera inspection is the perfect way to known exactly what is going on with the sewer pipes that are buried underground. It is an extremely affordable investment that could very well save you thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in avoidable sewer repairs.
The good news is that it is as simple as contacting a qualified plumbing contractor, like Restore Pipe Systems that specializes in sewer camera inspection services in the Bountiful, Utah area to schedule an appointment. A sewer video inspection technician will arrive at your residential, commercial, or industrial property at the designated day and time. He or she will be carrying a bunch of high-tech video gear including a flexible rod with a tiny, waterproof video camera attached to the end. The technician will insert the rod into the sewer system through an established access area such as a drain cleanout.
The rod is flexible enough that the technician can work it through the entire sewer pipeline including any bends, corners, and turns. As the camera is being moved through the sewer pipes it is taking a crystal clear, high-definition video of the existing conditions within the sewer pipeline. The images are broadcast back to the technician in real time. The video is viewable on portable electronic devices such as a laptop computer, handheld tablet, or even a smartphone. If there are any issues, such as chips, cracks, breaks, rotten spots, clogs, or collapses within the sewer pipeline the technician is able to detect them on the spot.
While some of these problems should be dealt with immediately in order to avoid a complete breakdown of the sewer system, others are small enough that they do not require urgent attention. However, even the smallest situations should be tracked on a yearly basis with a sewer camera inspection in order to ensure that they have not turned into a more severe issue. The entire inspection will take approximately an hour. Once it is complete the property owner will be provided with an electronic copy of the inspection for their records.