CAMERA INSPECTIONS: an effective service

An efficient, practical technique


The team of plumbers at Roland Bourbonnais has the necessary knowledge and expertise to unclog your pipes quickly and effectively. We have the best tools to precisely identify the problem, and we offer camera inspections to analyze the condition of sewer lines and French drains and more easily detect any possible broken pipes.

Your home’s wastewater discharge system is buried underneath the foundation on the inside and under the ground on the outside (like the French drain), so accessing it requires major work. Therefore, if you observe any problems with drainage, leakage or sewage backflow that you believe may stem from clogged pipes, having a camera inspection performed is your best option. In fact, this method provides precise knowledge of the condition of the drains and other pipes without damaging them, enabling our experts to determine the necessary steps to take.

Thanks to precise, detailed images, this inspection makes it possible to check the condition of the pipes in your home and identify various problems with the main drain and exterior drain, including the following:

  • One or more obstructions because of accumulated sediment, waste, sand, dirt, mud, grease, tree roots, etc.
  • Cracked or broken pipes
  • Warping and other deformations
  • Poorly aligned connections
  • Excessive buildup of minerals, lime or iron ochre
  • Excessive buildup of minerals, lime or iron ochre

During this inspection, our professional plumbers can also locate your home’s plumbing system, detect the presence or absence of a backflow valve, check the general condition of the pipes and confirm whether the drains are functioning properly. It’s a safe, efficient operation when performed by specialists. The camera used to inspect the pipes is a lens system placed at the end of a semi-rigid tube. Our specialized plumber will insert the camera into one end of the pipeline and slowly advance it while meticulously scrutinizing the images it provides of the inside of the pipes. As a result, our professional can record the images and analyze them in detail in order to detect any possible problems the inspection may reveal. Afterwards, you’ll receive a full, detailed report.

Following the camera inspection of your drains, you will have a choice of several different cleaning solutions, such as an electric snake, a Roto Master or a pressure-jet drain cleaner. A pressure-jet drain cleaner is state-of-the-art equipment that produces a highly concentrated stream of water, giving it the unique ability to dislodge grease and sediment much more effectively than other tools.

We offer this service in the Greater Montreal, West Island, South Shore and Vaudreuil-Soulanges areas, including the cities of Beaconsfield, Coteau-du-Lac, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Dorval, Hudson, Kirkland, Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, Pincourt, Pointe-Claire, Rigaud, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Vaudreuil-Dorion and more.


  • Inspection of the main drain, sewer line and French drain
  • Location of the entire plumbing system
  • Detection of cracks, breaks and malformations
  • Determination of the causes and locations of blockage
  • Submission of a detailed report