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The Beauty of Video Pipe Inspections

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The plumbing and drainage system in your house requires regular maintenance and inspections to keep it working properly. Scheduling inspection services can ensure that the plumbing experts can find and repair any potential issues before they become full-blown problems.

The difficulty with inspecting the system is that plumbing and drainage systems are extensive, and there are often pipes that are running through the walls, ceiling, or under the floor, making them difficult to access for inspection. If any problems develop in these locations, it can be very expensive and time-consuming to simply find the source, let alone repair it.

Fortunately, video inspection services can help technicians take care of any problems with your home’s plumbing in Montgomery County, PA, without taking too much time and costing you a fortune.

How Video Pipe Inspections Work

Video pipe inspections involve the plumbing professional inserting a small camera into your home’s plumbing, drain, or sewer system. The camera is usually mounted to a sturdy wheeled base that can be controlled much like an RC car. The plumber “drives” the camera into your plumbing system and sends a live feed to the plumber, showing them visuals of everything inside your plumbing. 

Using the camera, the technician can visually inspect the deepest and most inaccessible parts of your plumbing system from the inside. It can help them locate areas where the pipes have been damaged, have cracks, are clogged, or are broken, all without the need to dig up large sections of the plumbing system.

When the plumber knows exactly where the problem is, they can make a focused effort on that area without the need for extensive and costly excavations to locate the problem.

Benefits of a Video Pipe Inspection

Let’s look at some of the benefits of scheduling video pipe inspection services to help you understand why it is better than regular inspection services.

Precision

Video pipe inspections completely eliminate the guesswork involved with trying to find the source of the problem. Before video inspection technology was available, plumbers would have to dig into a wide area around your pipe just to understand what’s wrong. It would create a big mess, make the process longer, and burn a hole in your pocket. Video pipe inspections are far more precise.

Speed

Video pipe inspections are far quicker at determining the source of the problem than regular inspections. The precision of video pipe inspections also means that the professionals can find the problem quickly and begin working on fixing it much faster.

Reduced costs

The precision and speed that comes with video inspections ultimately lead to substantial saving for you. Instead of the plumbers having to carry out extensive excavations, they can simply excavate only where the problem exists, reducing the mess and eliminating the costs associated with excavation and repairs.,

Do You Need to Schedule Video Pipe Inspection?

If your home’s plumbing and sewer lines are over a decade old, we suggest that you schedule video pipe inspections once a year. The older your system gets, the more room there is for trouble. Getting a professional to visit and conduct a thorough inspection of your plumbing and sewer once a year can help you identify potential issues before they become major problems and avoid expensive repairs down the road.

Contact Platinum Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our team.

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