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Drain line video inspection is one of the most effective drain pipe inspection methods available today. It eliminates the need for guesswork and reduces the repair costs involved. However, this method is sometimes looked upon with suspicion, because many plumbing companies recommend it without cause and can charge exorbitant rates for it. The best way to avoid a shady situation is to understand what a drain line video inspection is and know when you will require one.
What is a Drain Line Video Inspection?
During traditional inspections, plumbers will inspect all the faucets in the household to determine whether a problem exists in the main drain line. They will then carry out an external visual inspection of the line to determine where the problem might be. As mentioned before, there’s a lot of guesswork involved and sometimes plumbers have to dig multiple times to access the area with the problem. This can increase the cost of the repair and may leave your landscape in a not so pretty state.
A drain line video inspection will help you avoid all of these troubles. During this inspection, the plumbers only need to find the nearest access point to the sewer and slide the inspection camera into it. They can then control the direction of the camera and assess the entire drain system from inside via video.
Advantages of a Drain Line Video Inspection
- This type of inspection is very quick and plumbers don’t need to dig too many holes to access the sewer system at the right place.
- The video footage will allow you to see all the imperfections and damage in the system. You can fix these minor flaws before they grow and become a major problem.
- You will spend less money on the overall repair if you choose this type of inspection.
- Your lawn and gardens won’t be harmed so you won’t have to spend money on landscaping and repairs.
Tools Plumbers Use
Plumbers use a very sophisticated camera system to inspect drains because these pipes will be very dark inside. A typical system will include:
- A sewer camera
- Control system
- Flexible head to move the camera around
- Flexible cord to direct the camera and pull it back when needed
- A display to see the footage of the inspection
Expert plumbers at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services will be happy to answer any questions you have about drain lines and video inspections so give them a call at 613 791 5777.