Using Cameras For Plumbing Inspections

A technician fixing a bathroom sink

Because the majority of your home’s plumbing is located underground it can be difficult to get an accurate condition assessment. This can be problematic for a few different reasons, but especially when you’re experiencing a plumbing problem. Fortunately, there’s a solution. Video inspections are an easy, cost effective and non-invasive way to help problem solve plumbing issues. Here is how to utilize plumbing video inspection services:

Help Determine the Cause of Unknown Plumbing Issues

There are many potential causes of plumbing problems, but not being able to see the entirety of your plumbing system is problematic. Conducting a video inspection can help diagnose the exact cause of problems because it allows you to see every inch of your plumbing system.

Help Prevent Future Plumbing Issues

Video inspections can help identify future potential issues and prevent them from occurring. Tree roots growing through pipes is a common dilemma for homeowners, and unfortunately most people aren’t aware of this until a pipe bursts. Being able to see small cracks and small roots starting to break through pipes can result in a minor repair before you need to dig up your yard and replace a whole section of pipe.

Find Lost Items

If you’ve ever dropped a small valuable or sentimental item down a sink drain you’ll know how important this service can be. If you accidentally drop your wedding ring down the drain that might be an excellent time to use a video inspection in order to locate it.

Home Inspections

Buying a new home can be stressful enough on its own, but not knowing the full condition of your future home’s plumbing can be especially worrisome. Rather than unknowingly inheriting plumbing problems, you might want to schedule a video inspection to get thorough information about the house before you submit an offer. If you’re aware a problem exists you can usually negotiate repairs before closing – at the seller’s expense.