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Using a Sewer Camera for Clogged Pipes

One of the newest and most effective methods of pinpointing an issue with a clogged drain, blocked pipe or backed up sewer system is a sewer camera. This innovative technology allows the technician to get a close up and personal look into your piping system and find out exactly what and where the problem is before digging up your yard or your driveway.

The latest in technology offers a sewer camera that is in full color. Having a crystal clear view of what is happening inside your pipe and sewer system can help the technician to quicker identify the problem and get it resolved with minimal intrusion to your property. The earlier cameras were designed to only display in black and white and with the dark areas they had to explore the lighting that was used gave very little definition to the clogs. Today, a sewer camera can light up the piping system and quickly identify and display the objects that are causing your blockages. The camera will display the cracks in your pipes; deposits build up, tree roots, bad installation processes and anything else that could possibly be leading to your backups.

The traditional method for diagnosing a backed up sewer system or clogged pipe usually led to destruction of your property and was often times unnecessary. With the small flexible wire using a sewer camera at the end of it you are now able to see what and where the problem is and have no doubt about the repairs that are being recommended to you by your plumber or sewer technician.

Once the problem has been located you are able to begin the repair. If it is a cracked pipe or faulty installation the area that needs to be dug up is pinpointed to a specific location allowing for minimal intrusion to your property. You can also opt for a trenchless sewer repair where the new pipes are guided into place and the old broken pipes removed using cables that do not require any digging on your property. The process usually calls for a skilled technician to ensure the new polyethylene pipe is placed properly for a seamless fit. This process can help to save you thousands of dollars on repairs to driveways or sidewalks that had to be dug up in previous repair methods. So, if you are planning on contacting a specialist for your sewer backups or clogged drains, be sure you call one with a full-color sewer camera and a trenchless sewer repair system in place.

About Green Plumbing Solutions

Green Plumbing Solutions provides sewer repair and plumbing services to Denver, Highlands Ranch, Aurora and the surrounding areas. Green Plumbing Solutions is a licensed contractor and a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

With Green Plumbing Solutions, the estimate is always free and there is no travel charge. And you approve the estimate before any work is started.

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Sewers are an important part of everyday life, but one that we often don’t think of. These critical pipelines wash away our waste products without us having to give them a second thought, leading to a cleaner environment and better sanitation for everyone in the area. But what happens when they get dirty and clogged up? That is when sewer cleaning is needed, and over the years several types of sewer cleaning technology has been invented to help with this task. While in the past they used techniques such as rolling large rocks through the lines, or having people clean the obstructions with hand tools, today we have much better ways of dealing with sewer blockage than we did in the past.

There are four major types of sewer cleaning technologies that are currently used in major cities in the U.S. The most common of these is the simplest of the techniques currently is use. High pressure water is forced through the system, flushing away all the debris and sediment down the line. While this is sufficient for most sewer cleaning tasks, sometimes other techniques are needed.

Another common method of cleaning is the use of vacuum trucks. These trucks use powerful suction to clear away debris from sewer lines and storm drains. This is often used in connection with the water jet systems, to help clear out any pieces of debris that have become stuck and are unable to be flushed away.

Bucket machines are used in some areas with long straight sewer lines. This method involves two bucket trucks positioned over sewer access points on opposite ends of the line. A large bucket is then dragged by wench through the sewer line from one truck to the other, scooping up any debris along the way.

Sometimes plant roots are the cause of backups in sewer lines, and traditional cleaning techniques are unable to clear these from the lines. When this is the case special hydraulic saws are used to cut the roots away from the tops and sides of the lines. These special blades also use the flushing method to wash away the roots and other debris away once they are cut.

Sewer cleaning is an essential part of modern living, and one that is often overlooked by most people. It is a key element in the chain of systems that keeps our cities and neighborhoods clean and sanitary.

About Green Plumbing Solutions

Green Plumbing Solutions provides sewer repair and plumbing services to Denver, Highlands Ranch, Aurora and the surrounding areas. Green Plumbing Solutions is a licensed contractor and a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

With Green Plumbing Solutions, the estimate is always free and there is no travel charge. And you approve the estimate before any work is started.

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Trenchless sewer repair is a service that is performed by a plumber or a sewer repair professional. Keep in mind that a trenchless sewer repair company is not necessarily a plumbing company. Sewer cleaning and repair equipment is much different than that of plumbing equipment and requires a different level of training. So, if you are suffering from clogged drains or pipes in your home or office don’t just call on a plumber, call on a trenchless sewer repair company.

You may be familiar with the plunger in your home or office; this can be considered equipment that falls into the trenchless sewer repair. A plunger is an instrument that often times has a wooden handle that offers a rubber plunger at the end. When this rubber plunger is placed over the drain and pushed inward it creates suction, so when pulling back on the plunger you release the pressure as well as the clog in many cases.

There are many times where a plunger can solve your clogging issues, but there are just as many instances where a simple plunger does not have enough power to do the trick. A trenchless sewer repair company will be able to bring in more powerful tools and equipment to handle the clogs found in your drains and your pipes.

Many times a blast of air is all it takes to push the clog on through the drain or pipe. By using a long hose that feeds through your pipes and pushes air powerfully through the pipes as it goes your pipes are often freed of any debris that were once blocking the passage of water.

Other equipment used in trenchless sewer repair includes snakes and augers. A snake feeds through the pipes pushing out any debris that are in the way. If the debris or the clogs are loose enough the snake will usually suffice. For tougher and more stubborn clogs the auger is brought in. this tool will be similar to a snake but have a auger bit on the end that will tear through any debris found in your pipes without damaging the pipes themselves.

When you call on a trenchless sewer repair company be sure to ask what type of equipment they use and find out if they are equipped to handle your job. Your local plumbing company may be able to do the job, but if they do not employ sewer cleaning specialists you may end up making a second call to get the job done.

About Green Plumbing Solutions

Green Plumbing Solutions provides sewer repair and plumbing services to Denver, Highlands Ranch, Aurora and the surrounding areas. Green Plumbing Solutions is a licensed contractor and a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

With Green Plumbing Solutions, the estimate is always free and there is no travel charge. And you approve the estimate before any work is started.

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