"As sewer system networks age, the risk of deterioration, blockages, and collapses becomes a major concern. As a result, municipalities worldwide are taking proactive measures to improve performance levels of their sewer systems. Cleaning and inspecting sewer lines are essential to maintaining a properly functioning system; these activities further a community’s reinvestment into its
waste water infrastructure."
Fiber optic sewer line cameras allow a visual inspection of underground sewer and water lines enabling them to inspect the pipe condition from the inside. A flexible rod with a high-resolution video camera on its tip is inserted into the pipe for inspection. You will receive a DVD for you permanent record.
Understanding the condition of the underground sewer drain line and knowing the extent and location of a particular problem will be a key part of your decision in purchasing a home. Sewer video cameras can also be used to locate lost jewelry, other valuables, or even pets that have got lost in sewer or water lines.
It's a process where you call in a plumbing company or a specialist to run a video line down your branch lines (the pipes that lead from bathtubs and faucets to the house's sewer line) or down the house's sewer line (the larger pipe that leads from the house to the municipal sewer line on the street). At the end of the line is a camera that lets you see the line in close-up detail.
The camera unit has a transmitter. The video technician/plumber will stop the camera at the blockage point. Then he will go up to ground level and wave a locating device until the device picks up the transmission signal. This allows him to spray a paint spot at the exact point of blockage. You will dig the sewer trench here.