The plumbing system is one of the most important systems within a residential property. Without a functional and healthy plumbing system, it would be impossible to eliminate solid and liquid waste from your home. The last thing you want is for your pipes to fail and leave you with a real plumbing emergency on your hands. Camera inspections conducted by experienced plumbers can be a useful tool when it comes to preserving the integrity of your drain pipes over time.
1. Learn About Your Pipes
The pipes that service your home's plumbing system are usually hidden from view. Some pipes are buried beneath your yard, while others are hidden behind walls. If you want to learn more about the condition of your pipes, a camera inspection can offer a viable solution.
A plumber can utilize a drain camera to map out your pipes. You can compare a camera inspection with previous inspections to determine if your pipes are deteriorating. The more you learn about your pipes, the better equipped you will be to maintain your plumbing system in the future.
2. Identify Hidden Leaks
Pipe camera inspections can prove useful when you suspect you have a leak in your plumbing system but you are unable to locate the leak yourself. A plumber can guide the camera through your pipes in order to gain visual contact with the interior pipe walls.
Using the camera as a guide, your plumber can travel the length of your pipe system to pinpoint the exact location of a hidden leak. The ability to locate hidden leaks quickly allows you to make repairs before the leak can cause extensive damage to your home.
3. Avoid a Mess
Perhaps the greatest benefit that camera inspections offer is the ability to diagnose your plumbing problems without creating a mess that could be costly to clean. You won't have to dig a trench to access the main drainage pipe buried beneath your yard.
You won't have to cut out any drywall to see pipes that are behind the walls of your home. Pinpointing the exact location of a leak using a drain inspection camera lets your plumber minimize the amount of damage that must be done to access and repair the leak.
Work with your plumber to establish a viable drain camera inspection schedule. Routine camera inspections can improve the quality of your plumbing system and help you avoid a plumbing disaster in the future.