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Reliable Sewer and Storm Drain Video Inspection Services in Orlando, FL, and the Surrounding Areas

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Sewer and Storm Drain video inspections can be necessary for a myriad of reasons. The most common request for video inspections derives from new construction, maintenance programs, and repair investigations. No matter the reason for the request, the most important part of a video inspection is the quality and accuracy of the final product. Atlantic Pipe Services takes great pride in delivering a final product that we can be proud of and that is accurate for the end-user. We operate the newest and most cutting edge technology available on the market to ensure that customer is receiving the best report and video available on the market today. Using the latest and greatest technology is not a failsafe method of creating great video inspections. Having knowledgeable and experienced TV operators is also a key to success. Atlantic Pipe Services recognizes the importance of providing our team members with as much training as possible. We ensure that our team of TV operators is NASSCO certified in PACP (Pipeline Assessment Certification Program), MACP (Manhole Assessment Certification Program), and LACP (Lateral Assessment Certification Program). Additionally, APS holds Monthly Meetings internally to ensure that our processes and procedures are being executed properly in the field. The results are viewable on a monitor and recorded so you can view them yourself. Once a pipe is inspected by APS, we provide our videos and reports to our client and they become that client’s property. Our services are available to clients in:

Common Reasons for Sewer and Storm Drain Inspections

  • New Construction Inspections: Often times it is a requirement that the contractor or site developer that installs the pipe has a video inspection performed before the pipe is put into service. No matter the specifications or requirements of the video inspection, Atlantic Pipe Services can meet and exceed those requirements. We provide the following services in addition to the video:
    • Laser Profiling: Checks the ovality of the pipe to make sure it has the proper capacity that was designed by the engineer. Usually, this service is performed on flexible pipe types and not rigid pipes.
    • Joint Measurements: Common to Flexible Pipe Types and Rigid Pipe Types. Joint Measurements are exactly what they sound like. APS Camera Equipment uses state-of-the-art technology to measure the gap at the joint of the connecting pipes to ensure proper pipe installation.
    • Mandrel Testing: This is the act of pulling a deflection gauge through the pipeline to ensure that the pipe is free from deflections and ovality. This is common in flexible sewer pipes.
    • Lateral Inspection: This is a common request from cities, counties, and local water authorities. A lateral inspection is commonly done using a flexible push camera starting at the clean-out and pushing the camera down to the mainline to ensure that the service is free from defects. If access cannot be achieved from the clean-out, inspections can also be performed using Lateral Launch Technology.
    • Quality Control/Quality Assurance: At APS, our commitment is to quality. All videos performed in the field are brought back to the office and reviewed by NASSCO Certified PACP / LACP / MACP quality control analysts within our office. We keep enough Quality Control Analyst on Staff so that we can provide the quality that we expect without sacrificing time for our clients. Once we are satisfied that all videos and reports are up to our standards and meet all local specs, videos will be sent out to our clients. This process all takes place within 48 hours of the initial field inspection services.
  • Maintenance Programs: Maintenance Programs are oftentimes installed by private communities, commercial properties, mobile home parks, vacation resorts, RV Parks, and any other privately owned sewer or storm drain system. As systems get older they start to deteriorate and become more vulnerable to infiltration. When groundwater infiltrates sanitary sewer pipes it can significantly raise the cost of operating a private treatment facility. Infiltration in the form of dirt or debris surrounding sewer or storm drains can cause depressions at the surface level. Even the slightest amount of infiltration can lead to large holes in parking roadways and parking lots over the course of time. A typical maintenance program for a private system would encompass the following:
    • Locating and Exposing all Manholes and/or Structures: Whether it is a sanitary sewer system or a storm drain system, there must be access to the structures or manholes in order to clean and inspect the entire system. There are also many instances where the structure or manhole has infiltration or deficiencies. These will be noted in an APS report.
    • Dewatering and or Bypassing a System: A key factor in the assessment of an existing sanitary sewer or storm drain system is eliminating flow from upstream or dewatering a surcharged system. APS will deploy a team to determine the best method of eliminating flow from sanitary sewer systems and storm drains. APS will use one or all of the following methods:
      • Certified Dive Team to install pneumatic plugs
      • Pumping water from storm systems into local ponds or other nearby storm systems.
      • Set Up a bypass pumping operation to direct the flow around the pipelines that are being performed at that time.
    • The Cleaning Process: A key factor to any assessment of a sanitary sewer system or a storm drain system is to have a thorough cleaning performed before the video inspection. Any time that a sewer system is inspected without a prior cleaning, you run the risk of missing a crucial deficiency within the pipeline that could have otherwise been noted had the system been cleaned. Missing one deficiency can lead to costly surface damage and roadway repairs that could have otherwise been avoided.
    • CCTV Video Inspections: Once the pipelines are dewatered, cleaned and free from debris our crews will begin the inspection and reporting process. Each TV operator within our team is NASSCO certified and trained to perform the inspections and reporting in the proper way. Camera equipment will be driven through the pipeline at a moderate rate of speed to allow for easy viewing and to be certain that no defects are overlooked. Any necessary specs with correlating authorities will be followed (laser profiling, joint measurements, crack measurements, etc).
    • Quality Assurance / Quality Control: At APS, our commitment is to quality. All videos performed in the field are brought back to the office and reviewed by NASSCO Certified PACP / LACP / MACP quality control analysts within our office. We keep enough Quality Control Analyst on Staff so that we can provide the quality that we expect without sacrificing time for our clients. Once we are satisfied that all videos and reports are up to our standards and meet all local specs, videos will be sent out to our clients. This process all takes place within 48 hours of the initial field inspection services.
  • Evidence of Failing Pipe Lines:
    • Depressions forming in Roadways or Grassy Areas
    • Holes Forming Around Manholes or Structures that Connect Pipelines
    • Storm or Sewer Systems Constantly Clogging or Having Back Ups
    • Processing More Water in a Private Sewage Facility than What is Being Bought
    • Standing Water or Flooding

Issues We Look For During an Inspection

With sewer camera inspection, the main thing we look for is anything that may be blocking the affected pipe. Beyond that, our trained local technicians also typically look for accumulated mineral/scale deposits along pipe walls, cracks, or broken or misaligned joints, and if a damaged sewer line is stable enough for pipe lining.

Advantages of Sewer Camera Inspection

Getting results in real-time and quickly are two of the top benefits of a sewer video inspection. Our inspections also typically eliminate the need to excavate for the purpose of diagnosing a problem with a sewer line. Lastly, the results can be used to clearly document the condition of your sewer system.

Why Choose Us for Sewer Camera Inspection Services

Atlantic Pipe Services is a top local pipe lining company that puts client needs first, including in our sewer camera inspection services in Orlando, FL, and surrounding areas. We rely on minimally invasive methods to help our clients make well-informed decisions. Our comprehensive, budget-friendly services address a wide range of residential, commercial, municipal, government, and industrial pipe video inspection, repair, and replacement needs.

Schedule an Inspection Today

Atlantic Pipe Services has been meeting and exceeding customer needs for more than two decades now. When you schedule a drain inspection and pipe camera inspection with us, you'll also have access to related inspection logs and reports. All work we do is based on the standards of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO). Contact us today to get the answers you need. Feel free to call us or fill out the online form to schedule your appointment. You can count on us for:

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Discover the advantages of trenchless pipe repair and other solutions we provide by turning to Atlantic Pipe Services to address any sewer or drain issue. Regardless of the extent of your needs, our team is ready to deliver the top-quality results you need. Contact us today by calling us or filling out the online form to request a quote or to schedule an appointment.