Over the last few decades, video inspections have completely changed the way that plumbers approach sewer issues. Rather than digging up your yard to access underground pipes, they can use specialized cameras to get an in-depth image of your system. Since most sewer problems are difficult to properly diagnose without a clear view of the pipes, video sewer inspections can save you a lot of time and money.
WHAT DO VIDEO SEWER INSPECTIONS INVOLVE?
To conduct a video sewer inspection, a plumber will feed a small camera attached to a flexible cable through your pipes. As the camera goes through your pipes, it will transmit live images to a screen above the ground. Your technician will look at these images to identify issues such as clogs, root invasions, and cracks in the pipes. A radio transmitter on the camera will also record the exact location of the image, which allows the plumber to accurately determine where repairs are necessary.
Most inspections take less than an hour to complete, though the time may vary depending on how large your sewer system is. Particularly when compared with traditional excavation, which can take days to complete, these inspections are a very fast and non-invasive way to diagnose issues with underground plumbing. Video inspections offer a number of huge advantages and can save you money by:
When dealing with underground plumbing, it’s almost impossible to accurately pinpoint the root cause of the problem before seeing exactly what’s going on. Video inspections allow plumbers to get an accurate picture of the situation before digging up the pipes, which helps them determine which repairs are necessary before beginning work. By eliminating guesswork, they will be able to provide you with a detailed repair plan and more accurate price estimate.
Excavation is highly labor intensive and requires specialized equipment, which can make it an expensive task to complete. From digging trenches to backfilling to repairing landscaping, excavation can also take a lot of time and may have a significant impact on your property. By using video cameras, you plumber will be able to limit the amount of digging to affected pipes only.
CATCHING PROBLEMS EARLY
It’s difficult to keep an eye on the condition of your underground pipes, especially if your sewer system seems to be working properly. That’s why professionals recommend performing a video sewer inspection annually, which will help you identify potential problems early on. Identifying issues before they can cause major breakdowns could help you avoid major messes, extensive property damage, costly repairs, and serious health hazards.
YOUR LOCAL VIDEO SEWER INSPECTION EXPERTS
Whether you’re experiencing problems with your sewer or just want to make sure your system is in great shape, the experts at Pacific Plumbing & Drain are here to help! Our team of journeyman plumbers have years of experience serving homes and businesses throughout the Vancouver WA and Portland OR areas, and we’re committed to providing you with reliable and cost-effective solutions. With our top-of-the-line equipment and highly trained technicians, you can count on exceptional service and long-lasting results. Just contact us today to get a quote!