Video Sewer Line Inspections in Fort Myers
Fast and Efficient Plumbers for the Southwest Florida Area
With new technological advances hitting the market all the time, we make sure our plumbers stay up to date on the latest technology. That’s why we use video pipe inspections to detect issues in your plumbing system that no other innovation on the market can find.
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*Available for homeowners of single-family residential property only. Must have an accessible cleanout. Not to be combined with any other offers. Expires 3/31/2023.
At Aztec Plumbing & Drains, we have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and have been diligently and proudly serving the people of Fort Myers and Southwest Florida for 15 years running. From drain cleaning to leak detection, our friendly plumbing experts handle issues big and small.
Don’t wait to get your commercial or residential property the care it deserves, call Aztec Plumbing & Drains today for all your plumbing needs.
Call now at (239) 232-2012 to schedule fast and efficient service.
What to Know About Video Plumbing Inspections
To perform video inspections, we use top-of-the-line, waterproof, high-resolution cameras that can burrow deep into pipes and sewer lines.
- To start, our plumbing experts insert the camera with a flexible rod into pipes as narrow as 2 inches.
- Next, we use this rod to guide the camera in deep, turning corners and maneuvering up and down, thereby transmitting a picture of the entire channel. This lets our technicians analyze your pipes in real- time and provide you with an up-to-date picture of your plumbing system.
- Finally, we use the images to compare and contrast your pipes over time, so we can see how they are holding up from year to year.
These cameras are especially helpful when it comes to inspecting pipes that are located underground, buried in cement, or lying within your home’s foundation. And because video inspections are extremely fast and accurate, they save you money by providing solutions for problems before they get out of hand.
What Can I Expect to Find with Video Inspections?
With video pipe inspections, we can locate issues including:
- Grease/acid deterioration
- Clogged drains
- Root intrusion
- Broken, misaligned, and punctured pipes
- Lost valuables or even animals that may be stuck
Plumbing Inspections for Commercial Properties
Commercial video inspections offer additional benefits to your property that you may not even be aware of. Consider restaurants and bars. The soda and alcohol drain lines in these businesses often break down over time because of the acid in carbonated beverages. These channels are also easily damaged by sugar and grease and can eat through the bottom of pipes. Then there are broken sewer and storm drain systems to consider, which may wreak havoc on your property if left unattended.
Luckily, our high-tech equipment at Aztec Plumbing & Drains is capable of identifying a lost list of potential issues with your commercial facility. Using our robotic, remote-controlled camera, we will tunnel deep into virtually any pipe or storm system to prevent you from having to do expensive repairs and installations that can shutter your business for weeks at a time. Remember, as business owners ourselves, we understand the need for efficient and effective maintenance, so employees can feel comfortable and get back to work in a timely manner.
How Can Camera Line Inspections Help Prevent Future Clogged Drains?
We recently had a local business call in complaining “the toilets were gurgling.” Gurgling toilets, or bubbling toilets, are usually a sign that the drain not only needs to be cleared but that the problem causing the drain to clog needs to be fixed. You see it’s easy for a plumber to come and “clear the drain,” but can they fix the problem causing the clogged drain and ensure that it never clogs due to this same issue again?
That’s where a sewer and 24-hour drain expert comes in handy. Aztec Plumbing & Drains is no stranger to clearing and repairing drains properly. So when this commercial client called in with these symptoms, we sent our team of plumbing experts out right away to diagnose the situation.
First step, locate the issue with a sewer camera.
We use our sewer camera to locate the underlying issue. The camera is at the end of the line and it is connected to a video monitor that allows you to watch as it goes through the lines. It is an amazing device that actually allows us to go up to 100 ft into the drain line. This equipment can be a great tool because it allows us to identify the plumbing problem right away and show the customer first hand what is causing the problem.
In this particular case, the drain was clogged due to the pipe being bowed. Water cannot flow upward so this area of the drain was just collecting everything that exited the building and could not drain completely.
Next step, fix the bowed pipe.
We located where the bowed pipe was and had the property flagged for utilities. We then marked out and cut the asphalt to be able to excavate the area. We were very careful of any other utilities in the area, as we did not want to cause any further issues.
Our crew cut and removed the damaged pipe, then tamped the soil so the new section of pipe was bedded properly so this problem would never happen again. Proper bedding and back filling ensures that the pipe will not move or bend.
Lastly, make sure the system is flowing properly.
To do this we need to test every line. With the camera in the line, we flushed each toilet and ran every faucet in the building to visually verify that everything was flowing smoothly through the line. Once this was complete, we cleaned up the work area, repaired the asphalt, and completed the job.
Realistically, 90% of the time there is a reason your drain is clogged; simply clearing the line to get it flowing again is not necessarily going to fix the problem. Identifying why the drain is clogging and repairing the issue is the only way to correctly repair a drain. Be sure your plumber is identifying what is causing your plumbing issue and not just offering a band aide to mask the real issue.
Call us or contact us online to schedule an appointment for a sewer camera inspection.