Quick Sidekick is serving the Greater Vancouver area with professional perimeter drain inspection that is done with top of the market camera system. We are serving residential homes, business and large town homes and complexes for perimeter drain camera inspection and hydro flushing drain cleaning. When you are looking to have your drains inspected and cleaned you want to make sure you are working with a reputable company that will give you honest results and price. Quick Sidekick has professionals that will walk you through the processes in what they saw during your camera inspection service. Experienced techs that know how to solve all perimeter drains problems. While providing a drain camera inspection service there are several problems that the can be discovered during the process.
Issues that can be discovered during a drain camera inspection
- There could be a build up of debris that would cause clogging that can be easily fixed with a hydro flush cleaning service.
- If you have plants, trees, or bushes their roots can grow into your drainage system and cause breakage, or clogging in this scenario we will dig to where the clog drain is located and cut the roots and build a system to help prevent that from happening again.
- If you have older tile perimeter drainage system it is common that there could be cracking or a broken tile drain. Our professional drainage techs are experienced in replacing tile drains to pvc drains.
Why you should have a camera inspection of the perimeter drains every 2 years and hydro flush cleaning.
Your drainage system protects your residential property or commercial property from being flooded every time it rains or snows. Your perimeter drain system allows rain water to flow through your property into an underground pipe that collects the water and release it to the City’s main drain system. Unfortunately if your drainage system breaks or clogs anywhere, all of the rain water on your yard will end up in your basements, inside your walls and flood your property.
Get your preventative maintenance service with Quick Sidekick to help protect your property from expensive damages. You want to make sure you have your system checked or cleaned before any of these symptoms may occur. A flood could cause irreparable damage and could cost thousands of dollars that will be coming out of your own pocket. Generally, we suggest having your system cleaned every 2-4 years depending on the kind of perimeter drainage system you have.
Quick Sidekick Recommendations
Quick Sidekick recommends doing an inspection every 2 years with our Fiber Optic Camera system. Inspecting your drainage system will help to prevent water damages to your home and property. Some homeowners go years without properly inspecting their drainage system, which is extremely risky. Within one phone call away, one of Quick Sidekick trained techs will take their time determining what type of maintenance needs to be performed on your current drainage system by running our Fiber Optic Cameras through your entire system. Whether you need to clean your drains, or doing a small repair on the drains, we can assure you that we will solve any issues related to your drainage systems and will provide you with a final report at the end of the inspection.
How we identify and resolve the problem
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Signs for drainage issues
One of the things you don’t want to do when maintaining your property is to wait until you have noticeable drainage issues such as a flood or a leak in your basement. When you first start getting perimeter problems you don’t know that you have a drainage problem or other issues until you have your drain system inspected with a camera. It is imperative to be up to date with how your drainage system maintenance and functioning as you would with any other system in your house. Some signs that you may have a drainage problem could be the following;
Identifying drainage problem:
- you may see a small leak in the basement or crawlspace
- You may smell the moldy odor in your basement
- the subfloor or basement walls might be damp
- puddling can occur around your property
- an exterior drain might be blocked and/or not draining properly
- you might have a problem with your sewer line draining slowly, this may indicate that roots have infiltrated the main sewer line and is preventing water and debris from flowing freely
- There may be large cracks forming on the exterior of the foundation wall, these cracks will eventually allow water inside of the basement.
- you may notice that these symptoms occur more often in the winter than the summer
How we identify and resolve your perimeter drain issues
The only way to find and identify the actual drainage blockage will be using a camera inspection
We use a Fiber Optic camera to view the inside of your pipes, Think of it as an endoscope passing through the inside of the drainage system. With this method, we can clearly pinpoint any blockages or simply determine where the blockage have occurred and caused the flood in your basement.
Correcting the issues:
Hydro Jetting Different Pipes
The first step in clearing blocked drain pipes would be Hydrojetting your perimeter drainage system, which is the quickest way in making sure the system runs smoothly and helps prevent any blockages. We insert a super high-pressure jet into your drainage together with the Fiber Optic camera, we will identify the area that needs to be washed and we will shoot super high water pressure to clear the blockage. In many cases, this will resolve the issue.
In other cases, roots may have penetrated your drain system and started growing inside your drain pipes, in this case, hydro jetting may not be able to resolve the issue and we will need to bring our heavy duty auger to come in and cut the roots.
Auger or Roots in your drainage system
Roots growing in your drainage or sewer system in Vancouver area, seems to be a very common issue, as we have an abundance of trees and bushes that can easily penetrate deep into the ground and into your drainage system. This is because most of the time the drainage system will have some sort of standing water inside of the pipes due to it’s design, although this is normal, the roots start growing into the pipe for this reason.
Heavy Duty Machinery
In the majority of cases in which roots growing inside your pipes, we would use a machine called an Auger. This is a heavy duty reel with a cutting edge at the tip of the reel with enough power to travel hundreds of feet through a pipe. The auger will cut through the roots, and the water will wash them out all the way to the sump and out of your system. This machine works best with PVC systems and most Clay or Cement tile systems, as the pipes are rigid enough to handle this type of machine.
Excavation and surgical repair
In some rare cases, mainly after the negligence of years without maintaining the drainage system, some issues may occur which will we cannot resolve just by water jetting or using the auger, a few cases might be:
- Large roots cannot be cut with the Auger
- Pipes broke, can happen if a large tree is near the house and its roots broke the drain pipes
- Old system deteriorated and cannot be washed or cleaned
In these cases, we will need to excavate and surgically correct the issue and replace the part of the system that broke.
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