Here’s How Video Camera Inspection Can Help You

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Have you ever wondered how plumbers are able to diagnose problems within your plumbing system that might be hidden from view? Do they use their x-ray vision? Or do they use some sort of psychic power? Why, of course not! (Though, that would be pretty cool.)

When you encounter problems with your drains or even your sewer line, you don’t want a plumber coming in and tearing your home and property apart. For this reason, plumbers are equipped with video camera inspection equipment, which allows them to take a good look inside your plumbing system–without having to tear up your floors and walls in the process. Keep reading below to learn more about video camera inspection in Orlando.

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A Closer Look at the Problem of Sewer Line Corrosion

Monday, November 20th, 2017

broken-sewer-pipeThe sewer line that connects the drains of your plumbing system to the municipal sewer line that runs down the center of the street is one of the most important parts of your household plumbing. Of course, it’s not actually inside the house itself and it’s entirely hidden from your sight down in a trench. This pipe is built to endure for decades without trouble, but many sewer lines are over 50 years old and made from out-of-date material such as cast iron and galvanized steel. This puts the pipeline in serious danger of corrosion, leading to leaks and breaks.

A damaged pipeline jeopardizes the sewer system of house and can mean catastrophic problems. You need to have professionals repair, and in most cases, replace the sewer line if it’s suffering from corrosion.

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Plumber FAQ: How Does Video Pipe Inspection Work?

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Ensuring that your drain pipes and sewer lines are in good working condition is important, because accumulations and blockages can cause big problems over time. The technological developments of the last 20 years have allowed plumbers to take advantage of video pipe inspection methods that have offered unprecedented vision into the interior condition of our wastewater disposal systems. This service is available to customers who want to know whether they might benefit from drain cleaning or whether they’re in need of drain cleaning repair. In this post, we’d like to explain how video pipe inspect works so that you can stay informed. For more information, or to schedule an Orlando, FL plumber, call the video pipe inspection experts at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today!

There are several things the video pipe inspection technician looks for: damage pipes or joints, blockages, cracks and holes, and sections that need replacement. Video pipe inspection relies on a small camera and light installed at the end-tip of a video cable. The models range in length and diameter, but they are small enough to enter even small drainpipes. The cable is typically inserted at what’s known as a “clean out,” an access point used for drain service. As this camera travels through your drainpipe, it illuminates the entire surface and uses a camera with a swivel head to allow for comprehensive scanning. The color image is communicated to the inspector through the video cable and hooked up to a monitor. The apparatus is also equipped with a recorder so that the entire inspection can be shown to the homeowner. This allows you to see exactly what the technician sees.

We hope this gives you some idea about how video pipe inspection works. The next step is what you decide to do with your this data. Talk to your local plumber about drain cleaning and repair, and about whether your drainpipes are at risk of damage. For more information, call an Orlando, FL plumber at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) today!

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Plumbing Tip: What You Should Know About Video Pipe Inspection

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Technological advances in video pipe inspection techniques and equipment have allowed Orlando plumbers to detect problems within drain and sewer systems without damaging the customer’s property.  Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) is proud to offer the latest in video inspection technologies, and we want to be the plumbing company you call for your next plumbing inspection in Orlando.

Video Pipe Inspection Basics

When our plumbers come to look at your drain and sewer system, the easiest and least invasive way to determine the cause and find the right solution is with a video pipe inspection.  Many plumbing problems occur in locations where physical access is limited, such as underground or behind walls. These locations would require ripping out walls or digging up huge sections of the yard and landscaping just to find the problem.

With video pipe inspection, our plumbers can pinpoint the issue more accurately and quickly. Not only does this decrease the overall cost of the repair, but it can also help ensure that we get your system working again quickly so that you can get back to your daily routine. We can also make sure there are no other hidden issues and test your system to ensure that everything is working properly.

During video pipe inspection, a tiny camera is placed inside the drain leading to the pipe where you’re having a problem. The video camera is connected to a monitor via a wireless connection so that our plumbers can easily see the condition of the inside of the pipe. More common problems include shifted joints, holes or cracks in the pipe, blockages caused by waste or roots growing into the pipe. Once we locate the issue, then we can determine the best way to resolve it, which will also provide a better approximation of the overall cost of the repair.

Let the Orlando plumbing professionals at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) provide you with a video pipe inspection. Contact us today!

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