Top Things to Know Before Getting a Video Drain Inspection
One of the most commonly reported residential plumbing issues, or problem in general, is a slow or clogged drain. Wenatchee Valley residents are not alone, this is a problem homeowners face all across the country.
Savvy homeowners also know that simply pouring store-bought liquid drain cleaner down the pipes is not the answer. At best, this approach offers a quick and temporary fix as opposed to a long-term solution and can do more harm than good to your pipes.
When you have a repeated issue with your drain or notice the issue has gone from bad to worse, you need to call in a professional. And they, in turn, need to be able to rely on a video drain inspection in order to get a visual inside your pipes and determine what’s going on.
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If you have an issue, especially an ongoing one, you need more than your plumber’s best guess. Using a video drain inspection helps your plumbing pro get to the real source of the issue without wasting valuable time and money playing a guessing game.
For one thing, this type of inspection helps identify the source of a problem. You can keep pouring liquid drain cleaner into your pipes and hope it breaks up a clog. However, if the cause of the issue is something more serious, like tree root intrusion, this approach is not going to help.
Video inspections also help to track down the location of the problem. Your plumbing system is a long and intricate one. A clog may not even be near the drain. So locking down the precise location is critical for addressing the problem.
This process uses a tiny video camera on the end of a sewer cable. This camera uses both a radio transmitter and infrared light to provide insight about what’s going on in your plumbing. It is a good idea to watch the live feed with your plumbing technician and avoid scams where old video footage is used of plumbing with a serious problem in order to extract more money from the homeowners for “repairs” they don’t actually need.
The good news is that if you make the wise choice to work with Patriot Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. for your service needs, you won’t have to worry about dishonest practices. We go above and beyond to provide our customers with the best possible service, and your service is guaranteed.