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Pipe video and video sewer inspection allow for a visual
of your underground sewer lines and other piping to help
determine the condition inside the pipe using a video
camera. A flexible rod with a specially designed, high-
resolution video camera on its tip is inserted into the
pipe for inspection. As the rod is pushed through the
pipe, the waterproof camera records its progress and
findings for the technician.
Video images are transmitted to the camera operator
and can be saved onto a videotape for a permanent
record. Pipeline and sewer video inspections may be used
to identify damage and obstructions that limit proper flow or create occasional and/or repeated
backups. The cameras can also verify that obstructions have been removed and that the lines are
clean following service. The condition of a line typically cannot be determined without a visual
inspection using an in-line camera. Video camera inspections can help pinpoint such problems as:
Royale Plumbing repairs clogged drains, blocked sewer lines, fixture traps, main sewer lines,
floor drains, collapsed sewers, and more. Royale Plumbing makes use of the latest technology
in residential & commercial plumbing applications to execute a level of service unmatched in
the plumbing industry. Our company provides comprehensive cabling & jetting solutions that
will clear out even the hardest-to-clean drains.
From the smallest residential sewer & drain problems
to the largest commercial applications, Royale Plumbing
is at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Royale Plumbing takes care of all your unexpected
sewer & drain problems. Not only do we provide 24 hour
emergency sewer and drain repair to residential &
commercial customers, we also provide a warranty on
all of our plumbing repairs & installations.
24 Hour Emergency Service
Royale Plumbing’s pipe-bursting technology
or trenchless sewer repair technology can replace
entire pipes underground. Trenchless repair
technology uses the path of the existing pipe, bursts
it out of the way, and pulls through the new pipe
behind. Trenchless technology allows for the
replacement of underground pipes at the current
size or larger.
At Royale Plumbing we use the most effective method known to restore old drain lines to a like-
new condition, high pressure water jetting. A line choked with years of accumulation of grease,
soap, and sludge can be restored to near original condition with the skill of our plumber. High
pressure water jetting is an efficient, economical, and environmentally safe way to clean drain
and sewer lines. Using state-of-the-art pumps and flexible hoses, water is propelled under
varying amounts of high pressure into the sewer line. A special nozzle mounted on the end of a
heavy-duty hose has an assortment of forward and reverse jets to direct powerful cleansing
streams of water all the way to the pipe walls, cutting through even the toughest blockages.
The water jetting system forces water through small openings located in nozzles. The combination
of the high pressure and water volume provides a cleaning system unattainable by conventional
methods. Unlike the conventional cable methods, our services are designed to help prevent future
problems. While conventional machines are effective in opening a blockage they do not clear the
line of problems like grease, soap, and sludge. The power of the high pressure water jetting
system, and the skill of your technician, can help avoid the expense and inconvenience of future
blockages. High pressure water can emulsify your grease problems and also eliminate blockages
and roots. While high flow can work better in larger lines in removing sand, sludge, and debris.
Avoid the expense of ruined walls and flooring from backed up drain lines. Sewer cable machines
are used to remove tree roots and break through solid obstructions. They are, however, less
effective in removing softer blockages such as grease and other buildup. Sewer cable machines
will bore holes through sludge, but they don't clean and push the debris out of pipes the way that
high pressure water system jetting do.
High Pressure Water Jetting and Cleaning
Inline Video Camera and Pipe Video Inspection
What can be done to fix and prevent roots in your sewer?
1. Why is it important to main laterals?
Roots can damage your lateral and cause it to collapse over time. Properly maintaining your
lateral will increase its useful life, help prevent sewage from backing up into your home and
minimize sewer overflow in your streets. Proper maintenance will help you avoid early and
costly bills to repair or replace your lateral. Tree roots in laterals can block and damage them.
Roots can enter laterals through defective private laterals. The city maintains public sewers
by: (1) routinely removing and clearing roots using mechanical equipment and applying chemical
treatment; (2) systematically inspecting street sewers using Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
technology to identify structural defects; and (3) planning and implementing capital improvement
projects to repair, rehabilitate or replace structurally deficient sewers. It is important that
property owners inspect, maintain, repair, and/or replace private laterals to help reduce sewer
overflow and protect both private and public sewers from further damages.
2. What causes roots to grow in pipes?
Roots are attracted to water vapor that escapes through cracks or loose joints in sewer pipes.
This means roots will move towards and penetrate through cracks, loose joints, or any other
opening in sewers pipes. This happens even in the winter when trees appear to be dormant.
Once inside, roots will continue to grow and fill the pipe to create a root mass that can become
matted with grease, paper, and other solid matter. This eventually causes a clogged sewer as
roots continue to grow within a pipe. They begin to expand and exert pressure at their point of
entry. This can result in a pipe rupture. A ruptured sewer pipe can be costly to fix and/or replace.
Signs that a sewer is blocked include slow flowing drain, gurgling sounds from a toilet bowl, and
wet areas around washing machine floor drains. A pipe that is not cleaned will become completely
blocked and many rupture.
3. Pipes susceptible to root damage
Certain pipe material is more vulnerable to root intrusion than others. Vitrified clay pipes, for
example, are more susceptible to root penetration and damage when compared with Schedule 40
ABS and PVC DWV pipes that have fewer and more tightly fitted joints.
4. What can be done to remove tree roots in sewer pipes?
The most common method to remove roots from sewer pipes is to use augers and saws
augmented with commercial herbicides that kill roots. Do not, however, use copper sulfate and
sodium hydroxide because although these chemicals kill roots, they do not prevent re-growth.
Phone: 323-654-5454 - Fax: 323-650-4451
1045 N. Genesee Ave Suite 10
West Hollywood, CA 90046