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About Jim Locksley

One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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4 Things A Sewer Camera Can Do

by Mike Brewer

If you are having your sewer inspected, your inspector may use a sewer camera. A sewer camera is a special video camera head that is directly attached to a flexible cable. The flexible cable is sent through your vent stacks or cleanout line and is used to get an idea of what is happening with your sewer pipes. A sewer inspection camera can be helpful in a variety of different ways.

A Sewer Camera Can Locate Lines

One of the most important things a sewer camera can do is help your plumber figure out where your sewer lines are buried. A sewer camera doesn't just take pictures, it also emits a signal that can be picked up on a receiving device above ground. This can help your plumber determine where your sewer lines are located if you are not sure about how your lines run from your home to the sewer. Knowing the location of the lines is helpful with repairs and can be helpful information for you if you have to do any digging.

A Sewer Camera Can Determine What Types of Pipes You Have

If you were not the person who installed the sewer system, you may not know what type of pipes compromise your sewer system. Maybe they are copper pipes, or maybe they are cast iron pipes or perhaps they are PVC pipes.

Knowing the types of pipes that make up your system is important. The types of pipes in your system determine how you care for the system. If your system needs repairs, the plumber needs to know what your system is made from in order to make proper repairs.

A Sewer Camera Can Check Your Sewer System Connections

Next, a sewer camera will allow your plumber to check out your sewer system connections. With the sewer camera, you will be able to see the fitting and tees inside of the connection. You will be able to see how the water flows within the system. Your plumber will be able to see how your system works. This will help the plumber figure out where to send the water.

A Sewer Camera Will Identify Drainage Issues

Finally, a sewer camera will also identify drainage issues within your system. A sewer camera will go through all your pipes, and your plumber will be able to identify spaces where your pipes have drainage issues. This can be really helpful, as sewer lines are often extensive, and being able to identify where the issue is at can be really helpful.

When it comes to having a sewer inspection, you should ask your plumber to use a sewer camera. A sewer inspection will help identify what is happening with your sewer system in more detail.