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What is a Video Camera or Sewer Camera Inspection?

What is a Video Camera or Sewer Video Camera Inspection?

A Video Camera Inspection is where a video line is inserted into and through the pipes both inside or outside of your home. Video inspections help to eliminate the guess work of where a blockage is located within the pipes. At the end of the line is an actual camera that displays the line close up and in real-time.  The camera has a transmitter and aids in location finding of the blockage point for the plumber.

When Should I Use a Video Camera Inspection?

During remodels, you may need a video inspection to ensure your main line can handle the new wastewater increases. But most often, a video camera inspection is utilized when there is a blockage within the home's water system and piping. This blockage is one that cannot be removed from basic plumbing solutions such as drain cleaners or drain or sewer augering.

Visuals of the sewer lines and underground pipes, such as the ones located under your home or under cement, can be successfully accessed and recorded for real-time monitoring and evaluation. The problem area is more accurately pinpointed and leading to less down time! 

Windheim Plumbing & Heating has and quality equipment and highly-trained technicians who are ready to perform this type of troubleshooting. Inquire within today! 973-667-6886



What Is Hydrojetting? And When Do You Need It?

If you're noticing recurring clogs in your home's plumbing system, it's time to call a reputable plumber to the scene. In many cases, clogged drains and problems with water pressure indicate more serious problem inside the plumbing pipes. WIndheim Plumbing and Heating will know the best course of action to take, and when to implement hydrojetting as a solution.

What is hydrojetting?

Hydrojetting is the process of using a high-pressured flow of water to scour the interior surfaces of the plumbing pipes, removing scale, grease and other debris that's built up inside the pipe walls over time. As opposed to rodding, where a plumber uses a tool to power a hole through the buildup, hydrojetting achieves a comprehensive cleaning of the pipes.

An inside look at how it works

Accessing a cleanout, an area of the plumbing system that allows a specialist to easily gain access to the pipes, the plumber inserts a hose that's connected to a tank of water. The hose can withstand the high-pressured water that's sent into the pipes, and a specialized machine pressurizes water from the tank.

Windheim Plumbing and Heating will have the expertise to deliver the right water pressure for the problem at hand, which varies depending on the condition of the pipes. In general, a plumber may pressurize the water up to a 5,000 psi, or more, and deliver as many as 20 gallons of water per minute.

The process of removing buildup involves working with gravity. The majority of home plumbing systems use gravity to pull wastewater out of the home and into the local sewer system. The hydrojetting tool works from the bottom up. Inserted into the downstream portion of the system, it moves upstream, working its way up through the system. As the water scours the pipes, the debris that's dislodged then moves down, with gravity, safely flushing the debris out of the system.

Getting the job done

The process of hydrojetting works to resolve a number of common plumbing problems. It successfully removes debris that accumulates in the home's plumbing pipes due to hair, soap residue, grease and more. In addition, it resolves tree root infiltration and mineral and scale buildup in the sewer drains.


In most cases, hydrojetting is a safe way to remove blockages that cause clogging. However, it is possible to cause further problems if a novice plumber employs hydrojetting in the sewer lines when tree-root penetration is significant.

Always work with a plumber who will visually inspect the indoor plumbing system and the sewer lines using video camera equipment to assess the root of the problem before implementing any solution. 

If tree root infiltration has led to pipe damage or compromised the pipe's waterproof coating, hydrojetting will not solve the problem, and can even lead to more problems, such as causing infiltration of rocks and soil through perforated septic lines.

The plumber should also use video inspection after cleaning out plumbing pipes to assess the effectiveness of the hydrojetting, and the general condition of the pipes.

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