Video Pipe Inspection Keeps Your Plumbing Clean, Clear and Functional
Through video pipe inspection, a plumber sends a waterproof camera down the sewer line. While the camera travels through your plumbing, the plumber can look inside your pipes to detect potential plumbing problems. Your home’s plumbing system is very complicated, early detection is crucial to preventing a plumbing disaster. Nobody wants to deal with a busted pipe or backed up sewage, and luckily with a camera inspection, you don’t have to.
Here’s how a camera inspection can help you.
- It’s accurate. The best perk of a video pipe inspection is how precise it is. Since a plumber can now visually inspect the plumbing system, they can spot exactly what and where the plumbing problem is. It’s a quick way to accurately diagnose the plumbing problem without the money-wasting trial and error, or temporary fixes.
- It can prevent future plumbing problems. A camera inspection can catch much more than a stubborn plumbing clog or leak. Plumbers, like Cass Plumbing, can catch other sewer and drain issues such as cracks in the piping, pests, and other damages.
- It involves less labor. Plumbers used to have to dig to get at the sewer line or cut into the walls to access your pipes. Most sewer inspection cameras are fit to travel through large pipes or the smallest of drains.
When You Need Video Pipe Inspection
Your plumbing can be very complicated. Some issues happen on the surface, but everything is connected to your main sewer line, and the deeper clogs or leaks will need professional help. The trick is to know when you’ll need to call in a plumber, like Cass Plumbing. There are plenty of warning signs to watch out for, including the following:
- Slow drains. If you’re having trouble with a sink, the issue may be a clog in your home’s plumbing. If several water fixtures won’t drain properly, then you most likely have a clog somewhere in your plumbing system. A thorough drain cleaning with hot water and a mild detergent, or vinegar and baking soda may work, but if flushing each drain does nothing, then it’s time to call Cass Plumbing.
- Pests. Rats and other rodents are never a good thing, but if your home is visited by these unwelcome pests, they may be coming from a crack somewhere in the sewer line. Rats can squeeze through even the smallest of gaps. If you suspect there’s a crack somewhere, it’s crucial to seal it immediately.
- Higher water bills. If it seems like your utility bills are higher than usual, the culprit could be a hidden plumbing leak. Because leaks can be small, a camera inspection will be able to accurately and quickly detect the source of the leak.
- Sewage backup. Sewage should go down your pipes, but if it winds up going the opposite direction, you’ll want to call a plumber immediately. If the sewage only backs up out of one drain, then it’s most likely isolated to that drain. If sewage backs up every time you flush a toilet or use a sink, then the problem may be much deeper in your sewer line.
- Foul odors. You shouldn’t smell sewage in or around your home. If you do, there’s probably a crack somewhere in the sewer line. A camera inspection will be quick to find where foul odors are coming from.
- Mold. If you smell something foul and musty, call a plumber immediately. Not only is mold toxic to your health, it needs excessive moisture to grow. If there’s mold growing in your home, there’s usually a plumbing leak that’s causing it.
- Greener, lusher grass. While your lawn may be looking good, it may be due to a leak in your sewer line. Vegetation thrives off of raw sewage. Watch for pools of water that can form in your yard from a leaking sewer line.
Be Proactive with Your Plumbing, Call Cass!
Keeping your plumbing clean, clear, and functional can be a challenge, but video pipe inspection can help make it easier. Detecting problems early, will ensure that your plumbing stays well-maintained and spares you the cost and trouble of much worse plumbing problems. Don’t wait until your pipes burst, call a Cass Plumbing today and schedule a video inspection of your plumbing lines.