What goes on in your sewer isn’t something you’d willingly choose to look at, right? Yet there are times when a sewer camera inspection is the best thing for your plumbing. Being able to see exactly what’s going on in your sewer line will give you an advantage when it comes to dealing with common plumbing problems. But how do you know when it’s necessary? We’re going to take a look at some of the reasons to consider a sewer camera inspection.
If you’ve got a slow-running drain or a backed-up kitchen sink, it may seem like overkill to get a sewer camera inspection done on your plumbing lines. After all, it’s just a small issue. Regardless of the size of the plumbing problem, there are times when a camera inspection is the wisest thing that you can do.
Here are some of the top reasons to book a plumber with a camera.
Before the invention of sewer camera technology, plumbers would use all the knowledge and experience to try and narrow down the cause of your flooded house, your leak, or slow running drain. Plumbers with enough savvy might get close to the problem area, but at times it would still require digging up portions of the yard, or breaking through walls of a house to find the problem and fix it.
A sewer camera does away with that uncertainty and can lead a plumber straight to the cause of the issue. This makes sorting out plumbing issues much quicker for the plumber and reduces the customer’s bill too.
Most big plumbing issues start out as small, insignificant problems. Tiny problems can get out of hand quickly in the high-demand environment of your plumbing. Constant use can cause the issues to exacerbate, whether it’s a blockage or a leak.
Pipe corrosion is another issue that escalates over time. The seepage caused in the early stages can cause damp-related problems that lead to property damage. A camera inspection will pick up on problems early, which makes it possible to nip big problems in the bud before they grow.
Knowing about a problem ahead of time gives you time to prepare for your sewer line cleaning.
Many strange things get washed down drains: diamond earrings, coins, and even small toys. These things often lodge in a pipe and get stuck there, they seldom wash all the way down to the sewer line. A camera inspection finds lost treasures and helps the plumber to retrieve them.
Buying a home based only on what you can see, can put you in line for a number of plumbing issues that you weren’t expecting. This is especially true when buying an older home. Without a proper inspection, you may be inheriting headaches and expensive bills further down the line. A camera sewer inspection can check that the sewer system is up to code. It can also highlight any brewing plumbing problems.
Knowing ahead of time gives you the information you need to do the calculations. You can negotiate for the sewer lines to be repaired, or a lower purchase price. In the worst-case scenario, you can decide if going ahead with the purchase is worth it or not.
A drain camera is a tiny, waterproof, full color camera that is attached to the end of a flexible rod. It sends a live video feed to a screen or mobile device to give the plumber a live, real-time video feed of what’s going on down there. Because the rod is flexible, it can accommodate all the curves and twists in the sewer line, and give you a full view of what’s really going on down there.
Whether you’re buying a new home, have lost a diamond, or have slow draining drains, a camera sewer inspection will give you plumbing peace of mind. Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning’s plumbers have the latest camera equipment and expertise to see and fix whatever is going down in your drain. Give us a call to book your sewer inspection at 1-888-773-1524.