Our plumbing systems are necessarily closed off and, as a result, can be a bit of a mystery. What happens inside usually doesn’t effect us, it can clunk every one in awhile, but often we don’t know what’s going on unless something drastic happens, like a clog or a burst pipe. But just like everything else in your home, your pipes and drains can suffer wear and tear that you may not be able to even see.
Luckily, your local plumbing experts have a solution. It’s called a drain camera inspection and it can end up saving you from both surprises and expensive damage to your home and plumbing system. Basically, it works by inserting a specially-designed camera into your drains. With that inside, a plumber can look for cracks and clogs in your pipes that could become bigger issues, and then get right on fixing them before something happens. Besides offering you peace of mind knowing that your plumbing system, especially your drains, are in good working condition, an annual drain camera inspection has many other benefits. Today, we wanted to share a couple of the advantages of a drain camera inspection, and how getting one every year can end up saving you money.
First, unlike many other kinds of home inspections, a drain camera is non-invasive and leaves no discernible marks on your home or property. Instead, it’s simply inserted into the pipe and removed when the inspection is finished. No digging, no drilling, the plumber will just drop it in and look around.
Second, the drain inspection can spot things no one can spot just by looking at a pipe. Things like corrosion or crushing from outside forces can sometimes be seen from the outside, but corrosion especially happens inside more often that outside, and that can lead to issues with both water quality and pipes being compromised. A camera can see all these things from the inside and removes the guesswork on where any current problems are happening by pinpointing the problem with incredible accuracy. With a drain camera inspection, the cause, source, and location of problems can be discovered all at once, without disrupting your plumbing system.
While many people either don’t think to get their pipes inspected, or simply hope that they can hold on for as long as possible without spending the extra money, and both of these are poor decisions. Pipes that aren’t inspected regularly can leak thousands of gallons of water per year, increasing monthly water, leak dangerous materials into your water, or burst and break with little to no warning, drenching your home in water and leaving you with expensive cleanup and repair bills. Rather than wait and hope nothing happens, put your mind at ease with an annual drain camera inspection. It can catch problems before they happen to save you money and keep those worry lines away just a little longer.