Video cameras have become a priceless tool in the plumbing industry. Special-made fiber optic cameras allow for a visual inspection of underground sewer lines and other piping to determine the internal condition of the pipe. A flexible rod with a high-resolution video camera on its tip is inserted into the pipe for inspection. Video images are transmitted to the camera operator and can be saved onto a videotape for a permanent record.
With video camera inspection, our professional team can locate and mark precisely where pipe damage is in a line. Radio transmitters on the camera record the depth and physical location from the surface so that defects and obstructions can be corrected cost effectively.
NASSCO Pipeline Assessment & Certification Program sets forth a Code of Professional Ethics to guide the professional and personal conduct of its certification holders.
- Damaged Pipes – broken, cracked or collapsed pipe
- Offset Pipe – misalignment due to shifting soil, frozen ground, settling, etc.
- Corrosion – deteriorated and/or broken, causing sections to collapse and restrict water flow
- Leaking Joints – seals between pipes have broken, allowing water to escape
- Bellied Pipe – section of the pipe has sunk due to ground or soil conditions, creating a valley that collects paper and waste
- Root Infiltration – tree or shrub roots have invaded the sewer line, preventing normal cleaning and/or roots have damaged the pipe
- Off-grade pipe – existing pipes are constructed of substandard or outdated material that may have deteriorated or corroded