Friday, April 12th, 2013

Allied’s sewer pipe camera videos get to the root of it

It’s not the most glamorous movie you’ve ever watched, but it is one of the most informational, when it comes to maintaining your home. Allied Reddi-Rooter can videotape external drains for blockage due to waste, objects accidentally placed in the plumbing and tree roots, to name a few of the culprits. Other issues can involve cracks in your pipes due to degrading material, soil movement, or bad connections. Because the pipes are underground, it’s impossible for homeowners to diagnose or even locate the problem on their own. Our Allied Reddi-Rooter team specializes in these situations. We can literally view the interior of your pipes and find the exact areas of blockage or damage. Once we’ve identified the problem, we can determine the best, and least intrusive method to fix it.

Video inspection is a cost-effective method for uncovering problems within your main sewer line. Allied Reddi-Rooter equipment can search up to 400 feet of pipe, working within pipe diameters as small as 2 inches. To locate underground pipes, we use a transmitter that sends a signal from the camera head to a device above ground that reads the signal and tells us where the line is, what direction it lies, and what depth it is. The benefit of using this service is we can determine exactly where your pipe is, and minimize the digging in your yard to get to the problem and repair it.

If you notice signs of abnormal flow in your sewer or drain line, call Allied Reddi-Rooter at 513-396-5300. For an urgent need, call our Emergency Service at 513-821-1141. We’ll act fast to prevent further damage, such as leaks or full blockage, that could cause waste to travel back up in the pipes into your home.