How Are Sewer Camera Inspections So Accurate?
If you hear water dripping or see your drains are plugging up, your first instinct might be to throw your hands up in exasperation. You haven’t the first clue where to start in fixing this problem! We as humans have a basic instinct to fix what is broken and, if we’re lucky, to not break anything in the first place. We develop a routine and get comfortable in our daily lives so when something goes awry, it can really be stressful.
You might have some doubts on how a plumber can pinpoint so accurately where the problem is in your pipe. That pipe is leaking water and how can you really guarantee where that leak is coming from? Here at NuFlow St. Louis we can assure you that a sewer camera to detect a leak can be accurate and here’s the why and how!
How Are Sewer Camera Inspections So Accurate
Digging up the sewer line is not the most accurate—or necessary—way to detect a problem. This creates a mess, more work, more time, and unnecessary digging. The advantage to the camera is that no digging has to be done to figure out the problem. Once the location is zeroed in on from the camera then the plumber can give you an estimate on what has to be done. Trenchless sewer repair is another way to avoid digging and have an overall more pleasant plumbing experience.
The camera works better than the naked eye. They can zoom in on issues that the plumber might not see with just a manual inspection. You can even think of the camera as an added component to the plumber and it just helps them do their job better.
The camera systems used in these situations are highly advanced and you can get a live picture of what is going on in that leaky sewer system of yours. A sewer camera inspection typically uses a high-definition camera to get as accurate a picture of your sewer line as possible.
Some of the problems that can be diagnosed with a sewer inspection camera include:
Bulges in the pipe itself
Going in with a camera to identify these problems allows much more accuracy than guessing where the problem is and digging a hole. A camera inspection allows a plumber to avoid unnecessary digging and hone in on where the real problem lies.
Benefits of a Sewer Camera Inspection
A sewer camera inspection is typically less expensive, which might not be what a homeowner would first guess. It saves you money in the long run because it is more accurate and therefore does not take as much time because there isn’t unnecessary digging going on. A camera will find the problem area, the plumber can show you exactly where it is, and they can go in and fix it correctly the first time.
Sewer camera inspections create a map of the entire sewer system as opposed to a lot of guess work. A plumber can view everything and assess exactly what needs to be done to get your sewer system in working order. They can measure the diameter of the pipe, allowing the client to see the exact amount of work that needs to be done. This means less time and less money involved in taking care of pesky pipe problems.
A bird’s eye view will allow your plumber to quickly find out what is going on. The analysis of the condition of the pipe from the sewer camera inspection is more accurate because the camera shows you exactly what is going on in the pipe. No more second guessing where the leak is coming from. When the time comes to plan the remedy for the problem, you won’t have to worry about an unnecessary fix or a mistake and can rest assured the work will be done correctly the first time.
Good Diagnosis, Better Solution
The one thing a sewer camera inspection cannot do is fix the problem. They are used for diagnosis; fixing the actual problem involves another appointment with a plumber. Contact the sewer repair experts at NuFlow if your home is showing signs of trouble. Using a high-definition sewer inspection camera, our team can quickly identify the cause of the problem, helping you come up with affordable solutions to keep your home’s sewer system running smoothly.