Video Inspection and Sewer Locating

Precision Locating provides our customers with unbiased diagnostic information as to the condition of sewer and drain lines. Our technicians perform hundreds of video inspections a year, giving Precision Locating unparalleled experience in the diagnosis of sewer and drain conditions. By sending our color video camera into the line, Precision Locating can detect root intrusion, broken lines, foreign objects, low spots (a.k.a. sag or belly), and visible defects. The camera is introduced into a line (1¼-inch and larger) by accessing a wall or ground level cleanout or from the roof through the sewer vent. We provide diagnostic information only. The true condition of cast iron lines cannot be determined from viewing the inside only. We provide further information as to the condition of cast iron lines by sending a non-metallic transmitter into the line with the camera. This type of transmitter cannot radiate a signal through cast iron pipe that is in good condition. However, the signal will radiate from breaks, cracks and through very thin pipe, allowing for the accurate location of problem areas.

Precision Locating sewer video inspections include a USB Thumb Drive of the inspection and the aboveground electronic location of the line, including the depth and location of any problem areas. Video inspection is not limited to sewers and drains; we perform inspections on A/C vents, underground returns, electrical conduits, piping systems, flood irrigation lines, fireplace chimneys, vents and flues.  

Precision Locating can accurately locate sewer and drain lines by using a small radio transmitter on a pushrod inserted into lines as small as 1½ inches.The transmitter is then located by using a hand-held receiver, allowing the line and any problem areas to be located.

Precision Locating is not in the business of plumbing repairs or drain cleaning, and therefore provides you, the customer, with a professional unbiased diagnosis as to the true condition of your sewer and drain system. 

HOMEOWNERS AND CONTRACTORS: Are you planning to purchase or remodel an older home or building that has cast iron drain lines? As these structures age, the condition of cast iron lines deteriorates. Far too often thousands of dollars are spent on remodeling, without consideration as to the condition of the sewer and drain system that lies below newly installed and very expensive flooring and/or cabinetry. Let Precision Locating perform a video and transmitter inspection to determine the condition of lines before the remodel begins. It could save you time, money, and a lot of aggravation.