Video Drain Inspection
Residential - Commercial - Industrial
This is our 200 foot long color camera.
Some of the new tools that have come out are absolutely amazing. The ability to put a color camera down
a drain and see exactly what is causing the problem has helped us help many people.
One example is a customer who was told they would need to excavate and replace the house trap and fresh
air inlet (the vent box on the curb). The top piece of the vent pipe was broken and at first I thought the
same. I dug up that top piece of pipe and was able to get a camera in to take a look. I found that only the
top two feet or so of the terracotta vent pipe was broken and there was a wiffle ball and wiffle ball bat
stuck in the trap. I used a 10 foot grapple to remove the ball and bat, replaced the top section of pipe, and
put a new vent cover on the top. We solved the problem for a fraction of the cost of an excavation.
Doing a video inspection is only an option if you can get the camera into the drain and the drain is open
and draining down. If the drain is clogged the camera will not be able to see anything. Sometimes doing a
video inspection is an additional expense rather than a saving as in the case above. More often than not
though, the camera can help.
Below are a video and a still photo taken from another video inspection.
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This is roots in a drain!
40 Years of experiance - Registered Master Plumber
We recommend RootX and Hercules Root Destroyer for keeping roots out of drains.
Guaranteed to stop roots for 1 year, RootX is an
expanding foam that coats the entire pipe and all the roots
in the pipe.
Hercules R-D Root Destroyer is a Copper Sulfate in
the form of Rock Salt. A container of this is added to
the lowest drain or cleanout every three months to the
lowest toilet or cleanout.