Even professional plumbers with decades of experience are not always able to diagnose an issue with the naked eye. It can be challenging, if not at times impossible to know exactly what is going on below ground and out of sight. This is where a drain line camera inspection comes in handy, which is why you need a company who has the knowledge and expertise to properly use this technology.
Let’s explore what exactly what a drain camera inspection is, as well as why it can be a valuable tool to homeowners and their plumbing systems.
What is a Drain Pipe Inspection Camera?
To conduct the inspection, a certified technician will insert a rod, equipped with a high-resolution video camera on the tip, into your drain or sewer lines. These rods and cameras are flexible, allowing them to travel along the curves and turns in the sewer lines to thoroughly inspect the pipes and pipe walls for any issues, damage or debris.
A video camera drain inspection can be performed on drain lines ranging in diameter from 2 inches to 36 inches. The video footage captured by the camera is transmitted in real time to the technician. That way, your sewer and drain lines can be assessed and diagnosed on the spot.
Common Problems a Drain Camera Inspection Can Detect:
- Damaged Pipes
The condition of your pipes is crucial when it comes to the overall performance of your plumbing system, as it can save you a lot of stress and expense to diagnose issues before they become larger problems. Drain camera inspections can detect deformed pipes, misaligned joints, crushed pipes and cracks. Once these issues are determined, your plumber can efficiently and effectively repair them.
- Buildup & Blockages
Several factors can cause your pipes to become blocked, including compacted paper, hair or grease. This is definitely something you’ll want to resolve as soon as possible, as blockages can quickly turn into serious problems.
- Tree Roots
A video camera drain inspection is an excellent way to determine if any tree roots have or are close to coming in contact with your drainage system (or already have). Once your plumber is aware of an existing or potential issue, they can focus their digging and repairs on that exact location. This results in less mess, expense and time for the procedure.
Why Homeowners Should Have a Drain Camera Inspection Conducted
Having a complete understanding of what is going on in your home plumbing system is the best way to identify existing issues, locate potential problems and ultimately save you money down the road. Whether you are experiencing current problems and are looking for a solution or buying a new home and want to educate yourself on the current state of your drainage system, a drain camera inspection is highly recommended. The damages and issues that this inspection often reveals can be some of the costliest ones you will encounter as a homeowner.
If you find yourself dealing with a current plumbing problem, are in the process of purchasing a new home or just haven’t checked in with your drainage system lately, contact Santos Water Service & Drain today! We have decades of experience, along with the right manpower and equipment to handle the demands of the busy and beautiful GTA.
Our licensed technicians are qualified to conduct not only a drain camera inspection, but all other plumbing related services. We ensure you will experience first class customer service, courteous technicians, quality workmanship, all at an affordable and competitive rate. Don’t hesitate — contact us today!