Building sanitary sewer inspections are conducted for two main reasons: as part of routine maintenance, or to identify and remediate a problem. A sewer problem can quickly develop into an emergency, especially if raw sewage is pumped into areas where it shouldn’t be.
To avoid sewer system failures, inspectors go into wastewater infrastructure to identify the source of a potential problem. These inspections are often conducted using paper forms, cameras, lamping, and visual inspections, and there is a lot of information that needs to be correctly recorded to produce a useful report.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as local and state governments place regulations on building sanitary sewer inspections that dictate the frequency and procedure with which these inspections should be performed. Municipalities around the world conduct proactive inspections and cleaning to ensure a sewer system continues to function properly, as aging systems are at higher risk of blockages, deterioration, and collapse.
Paper forms make the inspection process more complicated as it’s necessary to transcribe the information collected on site into digital form using a computer. A mobile building sanitary sewer inspection app can streamline the inspection process, eliminate the need for paper forms altogether, and package all of the inspection information into a neat digital bundle.
Users can take photos, add notes, and record inspection data all within an easy to use platform with direct cloud upload capability. This means that reports are saved in a central place where they can be accessed by any authorized individual at any time.