Back in the day, plumbing was performed with a lot of listening, intuition, and even guesswork. The tools we have today simply didn’t exist back then, forcing plumbers to work with what they had. While they certainly did a great job of it and helped make the industry what it is today, there’s no turning back from today’s plumbing technology. In particular, we’re thinking of the video pipe inspection camera. Thanks to this tool, plumbers have been able to use this technology to save you from various plumbing issues.
What Is It?
Video pipe inspection is loved by both plumber and customer alike. It’s non-invasive, cost-effective, and accurate. Best of all, it’s simple: it’s a camera at the end of a fiber optic cable that is fed into your pipes and drains. The image from the camera is then displayed on a screen. Being able to see inside of the pipes is crucial for pinpointing and resolving various emergency plumbing issues in Glendale, AZ.
Solve Plumbing Mysteries
Got a leak? Or a clog? Or, you’re just not sure? Video pipe inspection can give you a high-definition view of the inside of your pipes so you can find out exactly what’s going on. Some things it might turn up include:
- An infiltration of roots.
- Build up of grime and other substances that contribute to clogs.
- Cracks in your drain or sewer line.
Finding Lost Objects
Another convenient use for this technology is for that classic scenario: dropping a ring or other valuable object down the drain. Instead of having to fish around for it—and possibly push it down further—the location can easily be pinpointed with the camera.
Inspect Before You Buy
If you’re buying an older home, you know that you need to inspect the property—inside and out—for any signs of damage. The same is true for the sewer lines. Sewer lines will need to be cleaned out and replaced at some point, and if it hasn’t already been done, it could fall on you after moving into the house. Even if there are no obvious signs of damage, video pipe inspection can help you find potential problems before you move in.
Save Your Yard From Abuse
If there’s a leak in your sewer line, the easiest way to find it is by looking for the part of your yard that is saturated with sewage water. But some leaks aren’t so obvious as to reveal themselves like that. Plus, if what you have is a clog instead of a leak, then you won’t have any kind of sign on the surface. The usual solution? Digging around your yard trying to find the source of the issue.
But, as you probably guessed, video pipe inspection makes pinpointing these issues much easier. As the camera is fed into the pipe, the monitor can display just how many feet of line has been inserted. Using that measurement, it’s incredibly simple to find the source of the issue.
Curious to see what’s inside your drains? Contact The Trusted Plumber to schedule a service.