Seeing is Believing- Pipe and Sewer Camera Inspection

The busy kitchen at a 400-room hotel in Tampa didn’t have time for drain backups. But when their grease lines began causing problems, they called in SPT for a camera inspection. The video results of the inspection showed such serious buildup and corrosion that the hotel decided immediately to camera other parts of the kitchen pipes, as well as the system of sanitary sewer stacks that serve the guest rooms. The pipe assessment videos made the next steps clear – cracks, corrosion and buildup all indicated trouble down the road, and the issues needed to be addressed before bigger (and more expensive) problems arose.

The first step was a thorough cleaning of the drain system to ensure guests were not troubled with sewer odors or backups. The top 30 feet of the sewer pipes were exposed to outside salt air, and as a result they suffered corrosion damage which was easily resolved with an epoxy brush coating lining process, keeping further corrosion at bay for years to come. Recognizing the potential harm that salt air could do, management also requested that SPT look at the roof drains and rain leaders. They also showed corrosion and would have almost certainly led to serious problems down the road. SPT lined those as well, helping prevent any potential leaks from occurring.

The hotel is now working with SPT to perform routine maintenance with a helpful bacterial solution to keep their drain system clean and healthy. Seeing is believing, and video from a simple camera inspection helped hotel management avoid unhappy guests and adverse impacts to revenue down the road.

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    For over 25 years SPT has provided sewer, water line and storm drain inspection, cleaning and non-invasive pipe lining solutions. We help property owners and managers clean and repair their existing pipes using “no-dig” non-invasive renewal techniques. SPT repairs leaks and cracks with our internal “pipe-within-a-pipe” lining process that uses existing access points and doesn’t require tearing out walls or landscaping. 

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