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Video Pipe Inspections in Cincinnati, OH, and Nearby Areas


Pipeline video inspection in Cincinnati, OH, and nearby areas by SWS Environmental is a practical way to analyze the condition of a sewer system and make informed and cost-effective maintenance plans. We offer this service in the following areas:

We also serve:

  • Hebron, KY
  • Sharonville, OH
  • Norwood, OH
  • West Chester, OH
  • Loveland, OH
  • Lebanon, OH

Video pipe inspections in Cincinnati, OH, and nearby areas clearly indicate the true condition of a pipeline and allow service technicians to pinpoint cracks, deposits, or roots. Take a look at our range of solutions to find out the best option for your project’s needs.

Mainline Inspections

Closed-circuit television is a useful and cost-effective method for analyzing your sewer’s condition. Our mainline cameras are transported through the pipe on a remote-controlled tractor carriage.  A CCTV pipe inspection in Cincinnati, OH, and nearby areas works by steering a 360-degree-rotating color camera with zoom capability through a pipe by remote and receiving live video on a monitor. This type of camera allows us to view lateral connections as well as verify joint integrity. The pipe is displayed on the monitor as the camera tractors through the pipe and allows us to see and record the exact location and type of any visible defect.

Lateral Launch System

The ability to inspect lateral connections within a mainline has proven to save time and money for our customers.  Reducing the multiple setups required to transfer from one pipe size to the next, our cameras are equipped with smaller cameras that piggyback the larger mainline camera and “launch” into sidelines of 4” to 8” diameter.  These lateral cameras can inspect up to 80 feet from the mainline.  This eliminates the inconvenience of having to access the line from a private residence or business.

SWS Environmental uses lateral launch inspection in Cincinnati, OH, and nearby areas as a time- and cost-saving method, which can make inspections in small-diameter sidelines up to 80 feet off the main.

Inspection Reporting

We provide clear and concise, computer-generated reports of the pipe’s condition along with a DVD recording for your permanent records. Our detailed reports flag maintenance issues and structural defects allowing you to plan for and to make informed maintenance decisions.  Our operators have completed the pipeline assessment and certification program to be fully PACP certified. A camera inspection is a useful way to ascertain relevant project information, such as inflow and infiltration analysis and progress data, which can produce informative reports and video recordings.

Large Diameter Pipe Inspection

Standard push cameras are impractical in large diameter pipes. Instead, technicians at SWS Environmental can use a lateral launching robot with adequate lighting and camera to carry out proper pipe inspection in Cincinnati, OH, and nearby areas.

Thirty-six-inch large diameter pipes require large scale efforts with high water-volumes to deal with debris, flow capacity, and pipe lengths, making a CCTV camera a useful planning tool.

PACP Certified Inspection

The Pipeline Assessment Certification Program provides consistency and standardization for inspections in North America. SWS operators have completed the program and are PACP certified.


  • Reveals the condition of the pipeline to assure  correct maintenance decisions
  • Locates laterals, cracks, cave-ins, grease build-ups, calcium deposits, root intrusion, solids deposition, broken pipe, and more
  • Inspects lateral connections from within the mainline
  • Provides information for infiltration and inflow analysis
  • Verifies the results of a rehabilitation operation
  • Identifies potential trouble spots before they become costly
  • Produces a permanent record for future reference

A small camera is “launched” into a lateral connection directly from the mainline setup.


Our pan and tilt cameras catch deformities within the pipe and record them at the exact location.


Our TV trucks are equipped with specialized cameras, video recording equipment, monitors and computers that allow us to digitally record our inspections, create reports and produce DVDs while on site.

Contact SWS Environmental for Video Pipe Inspections

As a division of CME, SWS Environmental is a specialist in pipeline televising and maintenance, particularly for such large-diameter locations as commercial storm drains and catch basins. Since 1977, we’ve completed thousands of projects for municipalities, commercial and private projects, and other operators and owners while using innovative and efficient methods and practical solutions to keep costs low. Contact SWS Environmental by calling us or filling out the online form. Schedule an appointment today for: