Understanding the Benefits of a Drain Pipe Camera Inspection
Homeowners schedule yearly inspections of their AC units, furnaces, air ducts and other appliances. However, they often neglect to schedule inspections of their drain pipes. Scheduling a drain inspection is like scheduling a blood test. We can’t see what’s going on inside of our bodies, but knowing what’s going on can help us take care of them better. Think about how often you use water in your home. Washing dishes, doing laundry, bathing and cooking are only a few of the daily tasks in which homeowners use water. Because we all rely so heavily on our drain pipes, it’s important that we schedule yearly inspections. To schedule a drain pipe camera inspection with a reliable and qualified plumber Desoto, call Dial One Johnson at (972) 291-0740.
Drain Pipe Camera Inspection Equipment and ProcessPlumbers complete drain camera pipe inspections by using a camera attached to a long, flexible cable. The cable is inserted into the pipe. The plumber then follows along on the screen as he slowly pushes the cable through the pipe. As he does this he keeps an eye out for corrosion, cracks, clogs, vermin and more. Pipe cameras allow plumbers to identify the exact cause of a problem and the location. Using this technology, plumbers no longer have to dig up whole yards to find the problem spot. Now, they can dig one hole straight to the problem and replace, reseal or unclog the pipe. While these inspections can take a long time, they are well worth it.
Benefits of a Pipe Camera InspectionHomeowners choose to get pipe camera inspections for a variety of reasons. Some request inspections to find the source of a problem they may be having, such as low water pressure or frequent clogs. Others may choose to get a pipe camera inspection solely for preventative maintenance or informational purposes. Pipe camera inspections are the best way to get a close look at your piping and determine its condition. Even if your plumber finds that your piping is in excellent shape, you’ll feel better knowing than being in the dark. Whether you suspect a plumbing problem or not, pipe camera inspections have many benefits.
Non-InvasiveIn the past when homeowners have requested inspections of their drain pipes, the entire pipe had to be dug up just to find the source of the problem. With camera inspections and other trenchless technology, the entire length of the pipe can be internally viewed and repaired with no hassle. If the plumber does detect a problem, then the repair or replacement may require access through the backyard. Even then, with a camera inspection the plumber will be able to pinpoint almost exactly where the problem is. This minimizes the mess and the area that needs to be dug up.
Diagnostic TechnologyMany homeowners request camera inspections for diagnostic purposes. If you have been experiencing issues with your plumbing then scheduling a camera inspection is a great way to diagnose. Through trenchless technology plumbers can diagnose:
- Hidden pipe and slab leaks that may be causing water pooling
- Clogs and other debris buildup
- Corrosion and rust formation
- Tree root infiltration
- And more!