Camera Inspection & Line Locates

Residential & Commercial Service in the Okanagan Valley

Using state of the art equipment, our team can conduct video inspection and line locations for a variety of purposes. We can inspect your sewer line and make informed recommendations regarding its care. Video inspections also allow us to visually identify what could be clogging your pipes and how to best remove it.

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Camera Inspection for Clogged Drains

You want that drain unclogged as soon as possible performing a camera inspection is the best way to get started. At A1 Choice Plumbing & Drain we utilize a variety of tools and procedures to fix all of your plumbing problems. One such procedure we use with great results is video camera inspection, where we use our state of the art camera equipment and extensive up-to-date knowledge to visually identify what is clogging your household pipes or sewer line and discover how best to remove it quickly and effectively. Using this procedure we can also make informed recommendations regarding the care of the pipe or line in order to avoid recurring problems.




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How we unclog your drain

Video cameras have become one of the most effective tools in the plumbing industry. They eliminate guesswork and run their way right to the heart of the problem. With camera inspection, one of our highly skilled and friendly plumbers inserts a flexible rod with a high resolution waterproof video camera on its tip through the house’s pipes into the sewer line, or directly into the sewer line as far as the municipal sewer line on the street. The flexible rod allows the camera to travel even around corners to see the pipe in its entirety. The camera transmits the images onto a screen where the obstruction is identified. We remove the blockage through the use of metal rods, flushing or, in serious cases, by locating the spot and digging a trench to manually remove the blockage and unclog your pipe.




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The Benefits of Camera Inspection to unclog the drain

Proactive is better than reactive, and it may save you money in the long run. Proactive means finding the problem before it becomes a problem; reactive is fixing the problem after it’s occurred. Camera inspections detect tree root penetration, cracked or broken sections of pipe, grease or debris build-up, and other obstructions or blockages. If you have a drainage block, we recommend using our camera inspection service to check not only the blocked drain but the other drains and lines in your house to forestall any further blockages in the future. We also strongly recommend this service if you are experiencing repeated slow drains or repeated blockages, or have just purchased a new home.

Checking your new home’s pipes and sewer line now will give you peace of mind knowing your lines are free of obstruction. It also allows us to be proactive on any problems that may incur costs (and unnecessary headaches) in the future. A beneficial alternative use for camera inspection is to locate jewelry, keys, or any other valuable items that may have been dropped or washed down a drain.


This is also a way for us to clear your pipes. This process removes all grease, tree roots, and everyday materials by using high speed and pressure water. This method destroys all blockages, leaving your pipes clear and working like new. Hydro Jetting is also a great preventative measure for blockages in your piping, in fact, most commercial businesses schedule routine hydro jetting maintenance.

These are some of the many sewer services that can occur frequently and we are the specialists that have the knowledge and expertise to help you resolve these problems.

Installing water line for new developments

This is something that we get requests for often when a new development is in planning stages. We have the expertise to help you with the entire process from arranging for permits of the new line, installing it and completing it with a full inspection. If this is something you are planning for contact us soon.

Root removal

Almost necessary since nature has a way of invading the sewer line and potentially damaging it. We can take care of that and have the root removed and fix the damage to your pipe. Take care of your root problem today and book us. Learn more about tree intrusions.

Broken, cracked or bellied pipes

Are common problems. They can happen as the ground sinks and settles with climate changes.

Blocked pipes

This can be caused from a variety of reasons such as build up from food, grease and other elements or objects that get stuck in the line and requires removal. We’ll need to inspect before we can determine what the reason is for the blocked pipe. We often recommend a camera inspect to identify the location of the clog before attempting to fix it. Give us a call at 250.768.0202 or email us and we’ll take a look at your blocked pipe.

Corroded pipes

This can happen either with age and can cause your pipeline to restrict water flow. We can remove your old pipe and install a new one for you.

A1 Choice Plumbing continues to provide professional sewer services for residential homes and commercial properties throughout the Okanagan which includes, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Big White.