Restore’s comprehensive sewer camera inspection service allows us to accurately diagnose sewer related issues. Using the most up to date camera systems available, equipped with high definition digital color and large screens, allows us and you to see exactly what is happening in your pipes.
We have the ability to camera pipes as small as 1” up to 8” with our push camera systems. Our cameras have the brightest lights available on the market, as well as self leveling heads, so the bottom of the pipe always shows at the bottom of the screen. If necessary, we are able to accurately measure the inside diameter of the pipe utilizing laser technology.
Our camera inspections are performed by trained technicians who have years of diagnostic experience and understand the issues and failures inherent in a sewer system. Some sewer issues are easy to pinpoint and the solution is obvious. Other issues require detailed investigation. Our technicians have the skills, equipment and commitment to accurately diagnose the problem and find the best and most cost effective solution.
It is Restore’s standard procedure to record the camera inspection to a USB drive. We can then upload the video directly to your computer or tablet or provide the footage via YouTube or a cloud form such as Drive or Dropbox.
Push cameras have color, self-leveling heads and reach up to 325’. The camera is very flexible, enabling us to go into 1” pipe and navigate 90 degree bends. These systems have a 10”-12” screen so during the inspection you can watch comfortably. The camera head is energized, allowing us to detect the exact location and depth of both the sewer line and specific problems areas..
Pan and Tilt Camera
Our pan and tilt camera system has the ability to turn from side to side, rotate 360 degrees and perform laser measurements of pipe diameter. These functions allow for a more effective and detailed inspection of the pipe and connections coming into the sewer main. This aids in accurate diagnosis and problem resolution.
Specific benefits of the laser feature:
- It allows for exact pipe size measurement to confirm your system meets capacity needs.
- It allows us to identify the depth of scale build up inside the pipe and the need/benefit of cleaning.
- It lets us identify transitions between smaller and larger pipes, which helps in accurate estimates and identifying the most cost effective solution for your project.
When, where and why should I have a camera inspection?
- Sewer and drain lines. If you have problems with your system draining it usually means there is a problem and should be looked at.
- Septic drain fields. We can use sewer cameras to make sure the pipe is installed correctly, is clean and draining properly.
- Buy/sell agreements. Looking at buying a home, business or investment property? Unless brand new, never buy without a sewer inspection, even if the pipes are plastic. Never trust in a full disclosure of problems by the property seller. Not everyone is honest about the issues they have had and sometimes they are not aware of the problem lurking below! We see way too many new owners hit with the trauma and expense of a flooded home or business because they didn’t protect themselves with a simple and inexpensive sewer line inspection. Don’t let it happen to you!
- Duct work. If you notice a weird smell or sand/dirt coming out of your vents, we can inspect the system, locating holes or other problems in the pipe.
- Pool lines
- Compressed air lines
- Water lines
- Irrigation lines
- We even found and rescued a stuck missing kitten under a shed.
Call us if you have a weird or strange thing you think we might be able to utilize our camera system to help you out with! We love a challenge.
A sewer camera inspection is a cost effective way for homeowners, real estate investors, and potential buyers to know the exact condition of the sewer system at the property in question. Although most people enjoy being surprised on their birthday, holidays, and other special occasions it is the exact opposite when it comes to expensive and time-consuming repairs. In particular the sewer system, as it can be one of the most expensive items to have replaced. Much like anything else, minor issues can quickly turn into major problems if left unattended.
When you are aware of exactly what is going on underground in the sewer pipes, it significantly reduces the chances that there will be an extremely unpleasant surprise in store. Restore Pipe Systems specializes in providing property owners and buyers with comprehensive sewer camera inspection services in order to accurately diagnose all sewer related issues. We realize how critical it is to discover these situations before they turn into a major breakdown of the entire sewer system.
Our team of dedicated plumbing technicians each have years of experience in the field, and have also been trained in the latest sewer camera inspection techniques and cutting edge equipment. This combination provides us with the ability to uncover even the smallest potential problems that other plumbing companies may not notice.
Most modern sewer systems contain a drain cleanout or other access point. If one does not exist at the property, the technician will inform you of the situation and devise an alternate route into the sewer pipeline. They will then install a waterproof video camera into the sewer system. The camera is attached to a flexible rod that allows the technician to work it through the pipeline.
The camera records a high-definition video of the interior conditions of the sewer pipes. Next it relays the video back to the technician in real time in order to be analyzed. Last but certainly not least; the camera is marking the location of the sewer pipes. This enables the technician to accurately map out all areas within the pipeline that require repairs. If we need to fix anything, we know exactly where the problem is located within the network of pipes. Our video equipment is so advanced and our technicians are so highly trained that we have the ability to locate problems that other camera inspections simply can not.
Many of the smaller problems don’t require an immediate repair. In that situation, we highly suggest that you schedule a yearly sewer camera inspection so that we can keep an eye on the situation for you. As soon as it grows to the point where a repair is required, we will be able to inform you that it is time to take care of it. We can also use our video camera equipment to inspect conduits, duct work, interior vent and drain lines, as well as sprinkler lines and storm drains. Our inspection also allows us to determine depth of line, piping material, accurate locations and GPS mark utility locations.
Please contact Restore Pipe Systems at your earliest convenience to set up a sewer camera inspection at your home, investment property, or real estate that you plan to purchase. We are also here to answer any questions you may have related to sewer camera inspection or other plumbing related topics.