At Jim Dandy Sewer and Plumbing, we pride ourselves in solving all of your plumbing issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. One of the ways we achieve this is by using the best technology available to pinpoint your problem. More specifically, our Seattle plumbers use video drain inspection and sewer locating. We believe that by better diagnosing drain issues, we can go in knowing exactly what equipment is needed and what techniques to use, saving our customers both time and money.
How is a video camera used?
Attached to the very end of a sewer cable is a small video camera. The camera itself contains a radio transmitter and uses infrared lighting to illuminate the inside of the pipe. Our Seattle plumbers locate the origin of the problem and push the camera down the drain or sewer line. While one technician is maneuvering the camera, the other is receiving the live feed transmitted from the camera onto a monitor. By watching the video coming in, the exact location of the break in the plumbing can be determined. Other information that the video camera provides includes:
- The location of a break in the drain
- The location of a drain line
- Visually identifies a break
- Confirms the present condition of the line
- Provides video of progression of the sewer line
Benefits of using a camera
Along with finding the exact location of the break, the camera provides us with a number of other aspects that are vital to solving your issue. We can find out what material the drain is made of, the condition of the material, and whether or not the break is in one specific location, or if the whole line needs to be replaced; more importantly, how significant the break is. Although the camera is more commonly used once a problem has already occurred, it can used to help pre-screen homes before they are sold, in order to confirm that a sewer is in good condition.
Using this kind of technology allows our Seattle plumbers to perform their jobs to the best of their abilities, providing our customers with clear-cut answers to their plumbing problems. Give us a call at (206) 633-1141 or use our on-line chat feature to get in touch with us today if you have a drain block or need your new home’s sewer looked at!
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