It can be challenging to go through the process of needing pipe repair, replacement, or other maintenance on your mainline. However, with camera inspections, this process becomes less of a hassle and easier on your wallet, your time, and your energy.
Why camera inspections?
A camera inspection is a process involving an HD camera. It’s oftentimes waterproof and is attached to either a cable or a fiber-optic line that can then be inserted into any pipe, drain, or line within your walls, underground, or otherwise connected to your home or business’s plumbing.
Camera inspections are oftentimes relatively easy to complete, since they don’t rely upon digging or trench-building. They use pre-existing entry-points within your home or business’s plumbing, which means it doesn’t require any extra effort. All data is copied down onto a disk or some other recording device and can be sent remotely or given as a hard-copy to you, the customer. This ensures that you understand the situation the same way that the plumbing technician does- this ensures integrity on both sides of the table.
Camera inspections also leave no room for misinterpretation or misunderstandings with what exactly the problem is. A plumbing technician can come in and guess what a problem is, but guessing and knowing are two different things- and with a camera inspection, you will always know. They give you crystal-clear images and video of issues inside your pipes, including clogs, tree root invasions, leaks, and other damages or issues.
What can camera inspections help me understand?
Camera inspections can help you understand:
- What the problem inside your pipes is
- What the problem is composed of
- If you have a clog, is it made of grease, fats, foods, hair, or something else?
- If you have a leak, what caused it? Will it happen on a different part of your pipe?
- If you have some other damage, like a tree root or shrub invasion, can it be removed without damaging the tree or shrub, or is that not avoidable?
- What the plumbing technician can do to solve your plumbing issue
- Since different clogs are made of different things, they all require different methods of cleaning, clearing, repair, and replacement. This is especially true in the case of mainline camera inspections, which affect the functionality of your entire plumbing system.
- What the solution will wind up costing
- What it will cost in money, time, and energy.