Video Camera Plumbing Inspections

by | Aug 29, 2016 | Bathroom

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Video cameras are helping to take the guesswork out of the scenario for plumbers. In the past plumbers had to use a variety of inspection techniques that often led to misdiagnosis before locating the real problem. It wasn’t the fault of the plumber it was just part of the job. Today, video cameras are saving plumbers, homeowners and business owner’s time and money.

How do video inspections work?                       

Most pipes and sewer lines are underground making it difficult for plumbers to inspect. Sometimes they are under layers of cement underneath your home’s foundation. When a plumber conducts a video inspection they use a flexible rod that is capable of going into pipes from 2” to 36” in diameter. The flexible rod has a video camera secured to it that allows plumbers to see the pipes in the high-resolution footage. The plumber is capable of determining the condition of the pipes and recommending the exact solution to the problem.

Common Issues Video Inspections Reveal    

  • Rusted pipes
  • Broken pipes
  • Leaks
  • Punctured pipes
  • Corroded pipes
  • Grease buildup
  • Misaligned pipes
  • Tree roots interfering with piping
  • Rocks in Pipes

Almost every homeowner has experienced the moment when something valuable has fallen into the sink into an unreachable place. Often this valuable item is a ring or other type of jewelry. Panic immediately sets in and action is taken. Sometimes the surprise of the situation causes homeowners to take a negative action such as turning on the faucet. This only flushes the jewelry further into the pipes. Using a flashlight to locate the item is not even going to help at this point.

Some homeowners who are familiar with plumbing will remove the piping under the sink to try to locate the ring. However, most times it’s too late and the jewelry has already passed this point and entered further into the pipes. This is the perfect time to call the plumber for a video inspection. The rod with a camera installed to it will help locate the jewelry and assist the plumber in retrieving the item.

In addition to this scenario, video inspections are also capable of locating a variety of different issues that might have been overlooked in the past. If your home is experiencing frequent clogs, backups or slow drains contact a plumber today to pinpoint the problem and get it fixed immediately.

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