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Technicians Like Idea of Identifying Clogs Immediately





By Dave Lubach, Associate Editor   Plumbing & Restrooms

OTHER PARTS OF THIS ARTICLEPt. 1: Video Inspection Technology: Drain Cleaning With a ViewPt. 2: Video Inspection Technology not for Every FacilityPt. 3: This Page

Some manufacturers find that technicians like the idea of immediately knowing the source of a problem.

“The ability to stream what you’re seeing inside the pipe to a secondary device and use that as a means of sharing with the customer what you’re seeing inside the line in real time is important,” McGregor says. “Those are the kinds of things we’re seeing requested from customers.”

Technology improvements have enabled the cameras to go farther into drains to locate blockages. Some models reach 500-1,000 feet for inspections and can adjust to twists, turns and blockages.

“Cable technology has truly advanced as far as stiffness and bends and turns and being able to go around 90 (degree turns),” McGregor says.

Video-inspection cameras can also assist technicians in other applications when needed in a pinch, such as searching for blockages in chimneys, crawl spaces, wells, and other places they need to investigate but cannot see for themselves.

“If you need the camera once a year, it’s not going to pay for itself,” Silverman says. “But it is certainly useful when the time comes.”


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Technicians Like Idea of Identifying Clogs Immediately



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