What Sort of Problems Does a Camera Inspection Detect?

Leaks and clogs can be common plumbing problems, but not all issues can be solved with tape or a plunger. Your home’s plumbing is intricate, and it connects to a main sewer line that can have its own problems. Issues such as tree root incursion or deep clogs that can’t be reached require professional help. Knowing where the problem is, however, can be work-intensive and expensive, as a plumber will need to access your sewer line. A camera inspection spares you the trouble and cost of digging up your main sewer line to find the problem.

How Does a Camera Inspection Benefit Your Plumbing?

Some damages are impossible to detect without a camera inspection, usually because they’re hidden somewhere deep in the main sewer line. How you maintain your home’s plumbing will affect your main sewer line. If you flush things like grease or garbage down your drains, the result can be a clog too deep to fix yourself. Your home’s plumbing is complicated, and so is your main sewer line. Ensuring your plumbing stays intact and functional sometimes requires professional help. A camera inspection not only detects deeper problems, it helps your plumbing overall, and here’s how.

  • It’s accurate. One of the best perks of a camera inspection is that it’s accurate. It enables plumbers to find exactly where the problem is coming from, and it enables you to see inside your main sewer line.
  • It can identify other potential problems. A thorough camera inspection could prevent other potential problems, such as finding hidden cracks or partial clogs inside your plumbing.
  • It can find lost valuables. Damaged plumbing isn’t the only costly loss as unfortunately precious items can be lost down the drain as well. A camera inspection, however, can find precious items such as jewelry or other valuables that could be lost somewhere in your main sewer line.
  • It helps you save money. A camera inspection spares you the trouble of breaking through your home’s walls or digging underground to access the main sewer line. The earlier you catch a plumbing problem, the better. Costly problems such as a busted pipe that can flood your home or a damaged sewer line can be prevented with a camera inspection.
  • It’s safe. Cutting into your walls and floors, or digging into your main sewer line can be dangerous. Using a camera inspection is completely non-invasive and prevents can incidents that can happen while accessing your plumbing.

What Plumbing Problems Can be Treated with a Camera Inspection

Plumbing problems can happen, but most usually require a plumber gaining access to the pipe to fix it. Since most of your plumbing is hidden between walls or buried underground, a camera inspection is a non-invasive and accurate method for plumbers to detect the problem. If you suspect something is seriously wrong with your plumbing, you can benefit from a thorough camera inspection. Maintaining your plumbing is important, and a camera inspection can prevent and help repair the following problems.

  • Tree roots. If you’re experiencing problems with your plumbing, one common culprit is tree roots. Your main sewer line is full of running water, and since tree roots naturally seek out moisture, some of them end up breaking through the sewer line. When a tree root finds its way through a joint in the sewer line, it starts to absorb water and expand, eventually causing the line to break or collapse.
  • Old pipes. Sometimes the issue may be that your main sewer line or plumbing is old and wearing down. The older the plumbing system, the more susceptible it can be to damages, and a camera inspection can help confirm the age of your plumbing and sewer line.
  • Severe clogs. Some clogs are impossible to reach without professional help, and a camera inspection helps your plumber treat the clog efficiently by finding the direct source.
  • Cracked or misaligned pipes. Some deep clogs can be caused by a crack somewhere in the piping or a poorly aligned pipe. Without having to cut into the walls or dig out an entire section of the sewer line, a camera inspection makes it significantly easier to detect cracks, potential clogs and leaks.

Maintaining your plumbing is hard enough. If you are experiencing drain problems, call Flatley's Plumbing Express to schedule your camera inspection today!

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