The signs of a blocked sewer line are hard to miss: slow drain, constant clogging, and foul-smelling odors. However, when these signs present themselves in a commercial building, it can be hard to know what to do about it. At Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp., we have the answer: call us for a professional sewer camera inspection and get to the root of the problem with ease. Read on to learn everything you need to know about sewer camera inspections.

Sewer Camera Inspection

What is a sewer camera inspection?

A sewer line inspection camera looks like a long, robotic snake with a tiny camera at the end. Professional plumbers use these cameras to get a real-time look a what is going on in your building’s pipes. The camera is able to bend and twist around the curves of your pipes, allowing plumbers to locate and diagnose problems much easier than without the camera.

How does it work?

The process is fairly straightforward: one of our plumbers will insert the flexible rod that holds the camera into the drain or pipe, and the camera will broadcast to a small screen. Even the darkest places are able to be seen thanks to bright LED lights, and the whole process can be recorded so they can go back and pinpoint any issues that need to be repaired.

What issues will it find?

Sewer line cameras can shed light on a number of plumbing problems that are common in commercial builds. Most likely, it will find one of the following:

  • Pipe Issues – Over time, pipes can shift at odd angles, making them vulnerable to cracks or misalignment 
  • Tree Roots – Tree roots can sometimes grow into a sewer line 
  • Corrosion – Modern pipes are made from PVC and are not likely to experience corrosion, but older metal pipes are prone to it.
  • Blockages – There are countless ways that a pipe can become blocked; using a camera can locate exactly where that blockage is to make it easier to remove.
  • Leaks – Cameras also can find leaks in pipes, making repairs faster and easier to undertake.

If you’re experiencing slow drains or constant clogs, schedule a sewer camera inspection with Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp. Our experienced technicians will snake the line with a camera to determine the exact cause of the problem. Once we’ve removed the clog, we’d be happy to schedule you for routine drain maintenance to prevent future clogs from forming. For more information, contact our office in Indianapolis at (317) 269-0000.