Have you ever skipped maintenance for your car? How about your air conditioner? Chances are, even if you don’t do it as often as you’re supposed to, you do take your vehicle in for maintenance, and have at some point had an HVAC professional inspect your air conditioner—because you know without maintenance that these systems are likely to have problems that you won’t be able to fix on your own.
Well, your plumbing and drain system is no exception to this rule. When is the last time you scheduled plumbing maintenance? We’re guessing if you stumbled across this blog post and you’ve made it this far, you want to know why, exactly, you should invest in such a service. The short answer it, it helps prevent major, costly plumbing issues!
Our Plumbers Spot Problems before They Become Emergencies
The most common method we use for plumbing maintenance is video pipe inspection. This is, in theory, a pretty simple process for our plumbers. Essentially, they have a flexible rod setup that’s easily fed into your drain and/or sewer lines. Affixed to the end of this rod is a small video camera. This video camera is able to send a live feed of images back to a monitor that your plumber will review in real time. If necessary, it’s also possible to store this video footage and images for further review.
Just because this process sounds simple, however, doesn’t mean that the job itself is an easy one to handle. After all, you need to know what you’re looking for. Only professional plumbers can use equipment such as this to properly navigate your plumbing system. It’s also not beneficial to be viewing this footage if you don’t know how to fix whatever you find.
The Benefits of Video Pipe Inspection
We wouldn’t offer this plumbing service if it didn’t have significant benefits for our customers. Using video pipe inspection is very helpful, for a few reasons. The first is, it helps us diagnose problems with your plumbing, drain, or sewer system. The second is that if you don’t have an existing problem with your plumbing, this confirms this is the case so you have the peace of mind that your home is in good shape!
Let’s say we do find a plumbing problem. Remember, just because you have a specific problem, such as backed up or even just slow-moving drains, doesn’t mean that there is going to be a clear cut reason behind the problem. Using video pipe inspection equipment enables our pros to peer into your drain and sewer system in order to ascertain exactly what’s going on with your system.
Additionally, we can pinpoint the exact locations of the problem’s source, and use the video pipe inspection equipment after we clean out your clog or reline your pipes (whatever service you end up needing) to ensure we’ve effectively eliminated the problem.