Plumbing Video Inspection Cameras

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December 7, 2016
Plumbing Video Inspection Cameras

Plumbing Video Inspection Cameras Can Identify Causes of Drain Clogs

If you’ve noticed a slow drain or even a clog in your plumbing, your plumber may recommend a plumbing video camera inspection to help identify the cause. It can be anywhere from the drain to the sewer line.

Plumbing video camera inspections can also be helpful in older homes, to check and see if the plumbing is still free of corrosion and cracks that can cause leaks and other problems.

What Does a Plumbing Video Camera Look Like?

A video camera for your plumbing is just a lens and light on the end of a long, stiff cable. It’s flexible enough to follow the bends and turns in your plumbing system. The cable is normally collected in a coil, similar to the one you have for a garden hose, so that it can be transported around. There is also a small monitor connected to the system so that you can see what’s going on.

Sometimes, your plumber can give you a copy of the plumbing video to keep. This can be useful when selling your home.

They are great tools for finding out what’s really going on inside your plumbing, but they do have their limitations. For example, if your pipes are filled with mucky water, they won’t be able to see the problem.

Types of Problems a Video Camera Can Find

Video cameras a great for identifying problems with your home’s plumbing. These can include:
1. Hair, especially below a shower drain.
2. Fats and oils trapped in the line below the kitchen sink.
3. Unflushables that have gone down the toilet, including paper towels, feminine hygiene products and even toys if there are tiny children in the house.

Plumbing video is also great for finding clogs in the mainline from your home to the city sewer. Typical problems include:

1. Tree roots that have grown into your sewer line.
2. Sewer lines that have become corroded from the inside.
3. Joints that have become disconnected.
4. Sewer lines that have become crushed.

Once your plumber has identified the issue, they can recommend some options to fix them.
Once your plumbing is over 40 years old, we recommend periodic plumbing camera inspections to ensure there are no problems developing. After all, it’s much less expensive to do preventive inspections than to repair damage to your home from leaking pipes.

If you need help with a clog or want to book a video camera inspection to be sure your plumbing is in good shape, give us a call! We’re open 24 hours a day and provide full price quotes up front!


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