3 Benefits Of Using Camera Inspection To Diagnose Plumbing Problems

Clogged or leaking sewer pipes can lead to frustration, especially when the cause of the problem isn’t obvious.

Whether it’s a simple blockage or a more serious issue such as roots growing through the system, a sewer camera inspection can detect and diagnose the problem before it becomes worse.

The process involves attaching a camera to a wire that is carefully fed through your pipes.  Along the way, the images and video provided by the camera offer the plumber a detailed view of your plumbing system and can help detect the root cause of the problem.

This allows the plumber to determine the best approach for fixing the issue, often saving time and money as well as preventing unnecessary damage to your property.  Here are three benefits of using camera inspection to diagnose your plumbing problems:

1. Identifies the Problem Quickly and Easily

In the past, plumbers faced challenges when trying to identify the cause and location of a blockage or leak.  Without tools to properly diagnose the problem, they were often forced to take a “trial and error” approach, which sometimes led to misdiagnoses and unnecessary damage to the home and property.  Not to mention, the longer it took to identify the problem, the higher the homeowner’s repair bill.

Today, with the technology available, camera inspections provide a 360 degree view of the pipes allowing for a more thorough inspection of the plumbing system.

2. The Process is Minimally Invasive

The cameras used provide valuable images and video that can find the tiniest of fractures as well as the exact source of those fractures.  In addition, they have radio and locators which provide the exact location and depth of the problem area.

Although the plumber may still have to dig up your yard, the damage will be minimal since he will be able to precisely pinpoint the target area.

3. Prevents Future Damage

The images provided by the camera can also help prevent future damage and repair costs.  Corroding pipes, crushed or damaged pipes and tree roots are just some of the issues that can be detected before they lead to serious problems.

Leaks, backups and drain issues may seem minor at first, but if left unchecked they can lead to more serious issues.  The good news is that camera inspections are relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to the repairs that may be needed if problems aren’t properly addressed.

In addition, the camera inspection is safe, easy and quick and it allows you to have peace of mind that your plumbing system is clear and problem free.