The only way to truly know what’s going on with your pipes, is to look. Video inspections allow us to actually see what’s going on inside your pipe. Whether your pipe is one inch in diameter or one hundred inches in diameter, video inspection will show us the complete picture.
How we visually inspect your pipes
Visually inspecting pipes isn’t as complicated as it sounds. A thin camera on the end of a long, flexible cable is inserted into the pipe. This can be used on pipes are narrow as half an inch in diameter! The flexible cord allows us to push it through the entirety of your pipe. Afterwards, the pipe’s journey is reviewed using closed circuit television.
When to use video inspections
Pipes are typically inspected through video three times. The first time is during the estimate process. Diagnosing and treating problems with your pipes is much more difficult without video inspections. Before you can choose the right method of pipe rehabilitation we have to know what we have to work with. Then we can give you estimates, advice, and recommendations.
Video inspections are also done during the preparation phase. If you’re going to use CIPP, the host pipe has to be clean. Unevenness in the host pipe caused by grime, dirt, and various buildups will make the final cured-in-place pipe lopsided and uneven. Video inspections are used to guide the cleaning process. When your host pipe’s walls are as clean as they’re going to get, we can move forward with the CIPP process.
Lastly, video inspections are used to confirm that everything went according to plan. When your cured-in-place pipe has hardened, a visual inspection is necessary. Video inspections allow us to ensure that every inch of your new CIPP installation is in top condition. Any flaws or imperfections that may have occurred during the curing process must be fixed before the pipe is declared back open for business.