Diagnostic Tools

Sewer and Water Fiber Optic Line Tracing

Sewer and water fiber optic line tracing involves using specialized equipment to send a signal down the pipeline, which a receiver detects above ground. This process allows us to map the pipeline's exact location and identify any potential issues or blockages, including the depth.

One of the main benefits of fiber optic line tracing is that it is a non-invasive method of inspection, unlike traditional methods that require excavation and disruption to the surrounding area, fiber optic line tracing allows us to pinpoint the location of the problem without causing any damage. Therefore, there are several benefits to using fiber optic line tracing for sewer and water systems: .

  • Accurate location identification: Fiber optic line tracing accurately identifies the location of sewer and water lines. This is particularly important in areas where pipes are close together or multiple lines run parallel.
  • Reduced excavation: By accurately identifying the location of sewer and water lines, fiber optic line tracing minimizes the need for excavation. This means less disruption to the surrounding area and less time and money spent on repairs.
  • Improved safety: Fiber optic line tracing can help improve safety by providing real-time information on the location of sewer and water lines. This reduces the risk of accidental damage to these lines during construction or excavation.
  • Increased efficiency: By accurately identifying the location of sewer and water lines, fiber optic line tracing can help improve the efficiency of maintenance and repair activities. This means that repairs can be completed more quickly and with less disruption to the surrounding area.
  • Cost savings: By reducing the need for excavation and improving the efficiency of maintenance and repair activities, fiber optic line tracing can help save money in the long run. This is particularly important for municipalities and other organizations maintaining large sewer and water line networks.

Camera Location of Sewer Line Blockage

Using a camera to locate sewer line blockages is a valuable tool that can save time and money and minimize disruption while providing accurate diagnoses and solutions. The benefits of using a camera to locate a sewer line blockage include:

  • Accurate location: A camera can accurately locate the exact location of the blockage, allowing for targeted repairs and minimizing excavation and disruption.
  • Time-saving: The camera can quickly identify the cause of the blockage, which helps determine the most effective repair method, saving time in the overall repair process.
  • Cost-effective: Camera location can help avoid unnecessary digging, which can be costly, especially if the location of the blockage needs to be accurately determined.
  • Better diagnosis: The camera can provide a clear view of the inside of the sewer line, allowing for a more accurate diagnosis of the problem and ensuring that the right solution is applied.
  • Preventative maintenance: By using a camera to identify potential blockages, preventive maintenance can be performed, reducing the likelihood of future blockages and avoiding potentially costly repairs.

Snaking and Clearing Sewer Lines

Snaking uses a long, flexible metal cable to remove blockages in the sewer line. It is an effective method of clearing clogs caused by debris, tree roots, and other obstructions. The process involves inserting the cable into the sewer line and rotating it to break the blockage. The debris washes away with running water. Snaking and clearing sewer lines have several benefits, including:

  • Preventing backups: Snaking and clearing sewer lines can prevent sewage backups in your home or business, which can be costly and unpleasant.
  • Removing blockages: Snaking and clearing sewer lines can remove blockages caused by tree roots, grease, paper products, and other debris that can accumulate in the pipes over time.
  • Improving flow: By removing blockages, snaking, and clearing sewer lines can improve the flow of wastewater through the pipes, which can prevent future backups and reduce the risk of damage to your plumbing system.
  • Identifying problems: During the snaking and clearing process, a plumber can identify potential problems with your sewer line, such as cracks, leaks, or corrosion, that may require further attention to prevent more significant issues down the line.
  • Saving money: Regular snaking and clearing of your sewer lines can prevent costly repairs or replacements of your plumbing system in the future. It is generally more cost-effective to address minor issues early rather than wait until they become more significant and require more extensive repairs.

Water jetting sewer lines

Water jetting, also known as hydro jetting, uses high-pressure streams of water to break up and remove blockages in sewer pipes.

The process involves a specialized machine that pumps water through a hose and nozzle at up to 4,000 psi pressure. This high-pressure stream of water can dislodge even the most stubborn debris, including grease and mineral buildup. The water also acts as a natural disinfectant, killing bacteria or other harmful microorganisms in the pipes.

Water jetting is a safe and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional methods of sewer line cleaning. Unlike harsh chemicals or mechanical methods like drilling or snaking, water jetting doesn't damage the pipes or the environment. Additionally, water jetting can is safe on various pipe materials, including PVC, cast iron, and clay.

Here are some benefits of water-jetting sewer lines:

  • Effective cleaning: Water jetting is one of the most effective methods for cleaning sewer lines. The high-pressure water stream can break up and remove tough blockages such as grease, roots, and other debris that can accumulate over time.

  • Safe and Environmentally Friendly: Water jetting is a safe and environmentally friendly method of cleaning sewer lines. Unlike chemical cleaners, water jetting does not use harmful chemicals or toxins, which can harm the environment and create health hazards.
  • Cost-effective: Water jetting is a cost-effective method of cleaning sewer lines. It can prevent blockages from forming and reduce the frequency of expensive repairs, saving you money in the long run.
  • Non-invasive: Water jetting is a non-invasive method of cleaning sewer lines. It does not require digging or excavation, which can be disruptive and time-consuming. This means that water jetting can be performed quickly and with minimal disruption to your property.

  • Improves Drainage: Water jetting can improve water flow in your sewer lines by removing blockages and debris that can slow the water flow. This can help prevent backups and ensure that wastewater is properly disposed of.

Pipe Moling - Water lines only

Moling is a trenchless method used in plumbing to install pipes underground without excavating a large trench. The process involves using a specialized machine called a mole, which drills horizontally through the ground to create a small tunnel for the pipe. The pipe is then inserted into the tunnel and connected to the existing plumbing system.

There are several benefits to using moling in plumbing:

  • Minimal Disruption: Moling is a non-invasive pipe installation method requiring minimal excavation. It eliminates the need for large trenches, which means less disruption to the surrounding environment, such as gardens or driveways.

  • Faster Installation: Moling is a more rapid pipe installation than traditional excavation methods. The process can be completed in hours rather than days, which means less disruption to your daily routine.
  • Cost-effective: Moling can be more cost-effective than traditional excavation methods, requiring less labor and machinery.
  • Safer: Moling is a safer pipe installation method, as there is less risk of injury to workers and damage to underground utilities and structures.