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TV LINE INSPECTION

Sewer pipe, water mains, drain lines, water wells, and electrical and TV conduit can easily be inspected with our camera systems. Air conditioning ducts, chimneys, hood vents, and crawl spaces under homes can be viewed. A video picture is transmitted to the control module, where a VCR makes a permanent record.

"A Rat Tail"

 A Rat Tail 

Actual Video Capture!

 

 

The small cameras can fit into ducts 1.5 inches or greater. They are pushed in on a stiff cable. The large camera (pictured to the left) is mounted on a crawler tractor. It has cleats like a dozer, and is adjustable to view pipes from 8 inches to 36 inches in diameter.

 

 

 

For TV line inspection VIP has a van equipped with an onboard computer that stores and creates DVD videos of the inspected lines. The results are available instantly for convenient review. Our technician prepares a report on the camera's findings which is submitted with the DVD.

 

Maui County sewer code now requires that all new sewer line be video inspected before it is accepted by the sewer division. Inspection insures there are no breaks, defective pipe, or "ponds" in the line, which would cause maintenance problems later.

VIP is excited by the fact that we can attach a small transmitter to the camera that allows us to pinpoint from above, exactly where the camera is. This is useful where there is a break in a line that needs to be repaired. Instead of digging randomly, chasing a break, the transmitter allows precision excavation exactly where the problem is. This can save a lot of money in a roadway or parking lot.

We have found that the camera is a great tool in removing grease and garbage from large pipes. We have a truck mounted water jetter that cleans large sewer lines. In theory, high pressure water cuts grease off the pipe and the velocity...100 gallons per minute...flushes the cuttings out. Well, we are putting the camera in one end of the pipe and the jetter in the other. By doing that we can focus the cleaning energy on the section of pipe that is plugged up. Without a camera, a jetter operator would run the nozzle in and out of a line several times and assume it is clean. Realistically, half of the energy is spent trying to clean pipe that is already clean, while some other pipe section requires extra attention and can create a problem even though the line has just been cleaned.

Valley Isle Pumping can clean your pipes to restore flow. And, we can prove it with a camera. We recently videoed sewer lines in a private subdivision. A sewer overflow nearby with potential five figure fines motivated the owners to video the lines to determine the condition. Some lines needed cleaning. Some manholes were buried and had no access. The problems were corrected and a video tape record proves these owners could not be a part of a problem in the near future.

 

VIP will be happy to provide client references!