Unless you have x-ray vision it can be challenging to see what is going on with your plumbing, especially underground pipes. There could be a clog, a leak, any number of things that come with the threat of a bigger, more costly problem. For this reason, it is important to get your sewer pipes checked yearly if your sewer is less than 10 years old and every 6 months if it’s older than 10 years. A knowledgeable plumber can give you more insight into the frequency of these checks for your system.
The reason that camera inspections are so popular is two-fold:
- To save time fixing a plumbing problem.
- To save money on sewer line repair.
Using a camera allows a plumber to see exactly where the issues are so that the treatment plan can be focused only on the problem area saving both time and money.
During these inspections a plumbing technician can not only find and locate any current issues but also determine any potential risks. A small clog needs to be cleared before it impacts the entire pipe just like a root problem needs to be stopped before you have back-up in your home appliances. Similarly, a small crack that grows can lead to costly repairs and clean-up.
How do the cameras work?
Think of a long hose controlled by a remote control with a camera on the end. Add lots of bright LED lights to allow a clear visual path. That’s how we go about a camera line inspection. These cameras and their skilled handlers can get into pipes ranging from 2 inches to 36 inches in diameter, all while having flexibility and control. This process allows us to get an up-close-and-personal look at your pipes.
The plumbing system is one of the most frequently used systems in your home with many of your daily activities relying on its functionality. The good news, a regular system check can save you from costly, time-sensitive repairs.
If you have any concerns about the pipes in your home, please call 800-947-1747 to schedule your camera inspection or to speak to one of our Customer Service Representatives.