One of the unique things about plumbing systems is that they are, for the most part, hidden from view. This makes it rather difficult, at times, to find and fix problems with the plumbing system. Prior to the advent of more modern methods, the only thing to do was either to wait for a very obvious sign that a part of the system was malfunctioning, or to tear up parts of the walls and floor to examine the pipes. Fortunately, that’s no longer the case. Let’s take a look at the benefits of video pipe inspection.
Video pipe inspection is a tool for diagnosing problems in both your plumbing and sewer systems. It involves lowering a long cord into your pipes, with a small camera attached to the end of it. The camera travels through the pipes on a set of motorized wheels, transmitting images back to the plumber controlling it. This allows the plumber to find issues in the plumbing system without having to exhume the pipes to examine them.
Advantages of Pipe Inspection
Most of the issues that occur in a plumbing or sewer system aren’t going to give off any kind of obvious sign right away. Most of the time, homeowners only realize that they have a problem in their plumbing system if a pipe ruptures or they find an area that has obviously been extensively damaged by leaks. Annual video pipe inspection allows your plumber to find problems that you may not have even known you had up to that point. This kind of early detection can save you hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in repair costs over the years.