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Preventing Drain and Pipe Problems with Camera Inspection

Salt Lake City Drain

Blog Highlights

  • When a pipe or drain has a serious clog, plumbers may opt to do a camera inspection
  • It’s important to know the symptoms and signs of a drain or pipe problem
  • When you can’t identify the problem, it’s probably best to call in a professional

Leaks and clogs are a common plumbing problem. In most cases, cleaning the drain or using a plunger will have your drain and pipes up and running in no time. However, sometimes you may encounter a leak or clog that’s a little more stubborn. That’s why it’s always a good idea to keep the number of your local Salt Lake City or Park City plumber on hand. A professional plumber has the proper tools to deal with any and all leaks and clogs.

Camera Inspection

When a pipe or drain has a serious clog, plumbers may opt to do a camera inspection. A camera inspection involves using a waterproof camera attached to a sewer cable. The plumber will use the camera to get a better look at the inside of the pipes. With a better view, the plumber can easily determine any potential problems or issues.

Camera inspections are very reliable and accurate. The camera allows plumbers to diagnose the problem area quickly. Once the problem is identified, the plumber can begin to fix the issue. Camera inspections are also useful for detecting future problems. With a camera inspection, plumbers can spot cracks and pests that might eventually lead to more serious issues.

The camera inspection is one of the least intrusive ways to determine the problem with your pipes. You don’t have to dig up your yard to get to the sewer line or cut through walls to access your pipes. Inspection cameras are adaptable and can usually fit in large pipes as well as the tiniest drains.

When You Might Need a Camera Inspection

It’s important to know the symptoms and signs of a drain or pipe problem. While some leaks and issues occur towards the surface, some happen further down the pipes. A slow drain could indicate that you have a clog somewhere in your home’s plumbing. If most of your water fixtures are running slowly, this may be the result of a clog in your sewer line. In order to determine the exact cause of the problem a camera inspection may be needed.

If you start to notice an unusually large number of rats, bugs, or other pests in your home, this may be an indication that you have a crack in the sewer line. Another common indicator of a leak in your sewer line is a greener, lusher lawn. If your yard starts to look suspiciously greener, you may have a  leak in the sewer line or septic tank. A camera inspection can determine where the crack is and your plumber can start on the repairs.

Other indications of a broken or cracked sewer line include the smell of sewage around or in your home or a musty or moldy smell. Leaking sewage and mold growth can both be dangerous for your health. Fortunately, a camera inspection can quickly uncover the problem area. Additionally, a higher than usual water bill can also indicate a crack or leak somewhere within your pipes. A plumber can usually identify the issue with a camera inspection.

It’s important to keep your pipes clean and clear. When you can’t identify the problem, it’s probably best to call in a professional. The camera inspection is the best way for early detection and quick identification of problem areas in your pipes.

Do you suspect you have a leak or problem with your plumbing? Call us today!