Video camera inspections are one of the most helpful advancements to come to the plumbing industry in past years. The technology allows plumbing professionals to receive real-time information about the state of your drains and the sewer lines they service. Using a high-definition camera with a cable attached, technicians can feed these devices directly into drains and sewer systems. Being allowed to view the health of a client’s plumbing system ensures better diagnostic services and more reliable solutions. Sometimes, looking at a plumbing system and readily identifying its problems is difficult. The more serious problem can require peeling back a layer and looking inside the system to gather more information before making repair suggestions. Video camera inspections have made it easier to identify challenging plumbing problems with fewer complications. So, whether you are dealing with persistent clogging or drainage issues, a video camera inspection can provide the information you need before moving forward with repairs. Below, we will highlight five reasons you should schedule a video camera inspection before moving forward with any plumbing repairs.
5 Reasons Why Customers Prefer Video Camera Inspections
Affordable and Non-Invasive: Video camera inspections allow technicians to inspect your pipes and drains without excavating areas of your property. If a suspected plumbing line is considered damaged or loose, a plumbing professional can feed a video camera line directly into the pipe and confirm their diagnosis without harming your pipes or digging into your foundation or walls. Comparatively speaking, a video camera inspection costs far less than excavation.
Accurate Diagnostic Services: By using a video camera to inspect your plumbing and sewer lines, technicians can provide more accurate system diagnosis and provide inspection and prognosis on a range of issues in a single visit. From pipe collapse to sewer blockages, video camera inspection allows technicians to use a single tool to inspect multiple areas of your plumbing system.
Deep Level Inspections: Tree roots present a serious problem for plumbing systems. Did you know that tree roots can grow as far as 30 feet below ground level? While the average tree root will only grow down six feet, it can be difficult to accurately diagnose root intrusion even at that level without accurate confirmation. Roots are attracted to the moisture from drains; if you have a leak, they can grow toward water seeping from those broken lines. Sometimes, roots can be the cause of plumbing problems. When trees and shrubs grow uncontrollably, their roots can invade your plumbing network and grow into your pipes. It can be easier to avoid root intrusion with professional landscaping and strategic tree placement.
Ensure the Health of Your Pipes: Because pipes are buried underground, behind walls, and beneath floors, it can be difficult to know the condition of your pipes until there’s a problem. A video camera inspection can be used to inspect the condition of your pipes and check for the type of grimy buildup that can cause blockages and backups.