The common phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is certainly true when it comes to plumbing system camera pipe inspections. The plumbing system and components in your home will last for many years, but can sustain damage over time. A camera pipe inspection helps protect your home from preventable plumbing damage and emergency repairs that might be avoided if detected and remediated early enough. Periodically scheduling such inspections can help ensure your pipes and plumbing are running as they should, without blockages or leaks.
What Is a Camera Pipe Inspection?
As the name suggests, camera pipe inspections are a service performed by a licensed plumber who uses a sewer pipe camera to examine the condition of your home’s plumbing and sewer pipes. The plumber feeds the camera, attached to a flexible rod, through your home’s plumbing drain and sewer pipes. The process itself is quick, delivers accurate results, affects neither your home or property and only requires the water to be turned off for the duration of the inspection.
Here are the benefits associated with this process:
Detects Leaks and Other Pipe Issues –
There’s no guesswork needed with camera pipe inspections because you have visible proof indicating the exact type and location of damage to your pipes and pipe joints. It’s much easier to schedule repairs or replacement when you can pinpoint the site of the issue. Camera pipe inspections can detect the location of leaks or water breaks, as well as show if corrosion, tree roots or animals are the cause. It can also show if sewage blockages are obstructing the pipe, or if sediment, rocks or tree roots are blocking the pipe path.
Increases the Life of the Pipes –
Extend the lifespan of your plumbing system and components by identifying damage or any other issues before an emergency occurs. A camera pipe inspection enables you to check the condition of your sewer and drainage pipes and shows the exact location repairs or replacement are needed. Then you can take precautionary measures and schedule repairs quickly.
Helps You Avoid Emergencies –
Damaged pipes means water and potentially, sewage, are leaking. A high water bill, potential structural damage to your home, health issues and more can arise from pipes that burst. A camera pipe inspection completed by a trained professional can correctly diagnose debris accumulation or blockage, corrosion, leaking, cracks, loose joints, misaligned pipes, broken seals and more. Avoid emergencies by taking measures accordingly, and ensuring the plumbing pipes are still in good shape.
Saves Money –
Plumbing emergencies can be costly, whether the emergency in question is a burst pipe or structural damage and mold from water damage buildup. Such unanticipated costs can be avoided with proper prevention and timely repairs as needed. Your plumbing is not designed to last forever without maintenance and repair services, which is why with proper planning and periodic inspection, you can identify issues and plan ahead for related expenses.
It’s highly advisable to ensure the smooth running of your plumbing and pipes by periodically scheduling a camera pipe inspection. For inspection services, plumbing repairs and replacements, contact Atlas Home Services and schedule your appointment today!