What is a Plumbing Camera Inspection? Do I really need it?
WHAT IS A CAMERA INSPECTION?
If you have a sewer problem but you are not exactly sure what the issue or blockage is, you can use a camera inspection to isolate the trouble and locate where the problem is. A plumbing professional will be able to run a camera line into the sewer or drain and see if the pipe is damaged or clogged.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
With modern video equipment, the camera line can be run down the pipes that lead bathtubs and faucets to the house’s sewer or down the house’s sewer line or the larger pipe that leads from the house to the city sewer line on the street. At the end of the line is a camera that lets you see the drain or sewer line in close-up and detail. These inspections can be used to locate lost items that went down the drain. It can allow you to locate broken pipe or determine where the tree roots are growing into the sewer or storm drain.
- No guesswork with video.
- Saves possible time and money.
- Avoid possible disaster.
- Locate valuable items.
- Determine the location for digging.
Any professional plumbing contractor should perform a camera inspection before doing any rooter or hydro jet services.
The video camera inspection process is shown below in a video. The procedure is safe for the environment and an effective way to eliminate the guess work and actually see whats in your drain. Many types of blockages occur in a home or business sewer line. No chemicals are used in the process. The camera inspection takes a short period of time and it can ensure that a sewer line is in tact and running very quickly.
The video below compares shows actual footage of a real camera inspection.