Technology has come a long way. In the past, if you had a problem with your sewer or septic line, the cause was identified and corrected through a lot of expensive, messy, guesswork and large-scale yard excavation. There was no way to tell with any certainty where the system failure occurred so technicians would have to start cutting away sections of sewer pipe to pinpoint the trouble spots. Sometimes they guessed right and the problem was easily fixed, and other times the yard became a maze of trenches unearthed at various intervals. This approach was inefficient and costly.
A Quick Diagnosis
With today’s technology the guess work has been removed. Our Drain King technicians utilize state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to locate and inspect sewer and drain lines without having to dig. We use tiny cameras to give detailed information about the condition of sewer pipes and where an obstacle is located. We can also map the location and depth of your sewer line to prevent accidental damage when digging for landscape or construction purposes.
Televising services: Our high-tech miniature cameras are mounted to the end of a fiber-optic cable, which is then pushed into a sewer pipe. The camera is controlled by a certified Drain King employee, who can change its speed, direction, and angle of inspection. A digital recording is made of the cameras progression through the sewer pipes which shows our expert what sort of impediment is interfering with the sewer line. We can detect roots or a buildup of food or kitchen grease, a foreign object that has been flushed down the toilet, and check for natural deterioration of the sewer and water lines. The obstacle can be removed or the sewer line can be repaired at the exact spot it is impaired, without having to dig up large areas of your lawn.
Locating services: A transmitter and a hand-held receiver will be pushed through a sewer line as narrow as 1 1/2 inches, and located with an above-ground receiver. This gives our Drain King technician an exact depth and location of your sewer pipes, as well as the direction they run. Having this information is critical in the early planning stages of landscaping or remodeling. Without knowing exactly where your sewer pipes are located, you run the risk of unintentionally damaging them or unnecessarily tunneling through your yard to find them.