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Why Video Drain Inspections Are So Beneficial

Video Drain Inspections
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It’s a homeowner’s worst nightmare: blocked drains, with sewage flowing back up into your sinks and bathtubs. Video drain inspections are just the cure you need for clogged pipes, and they’re well suited for getting your drainage system flowing normally again in the shortest amount of time. Here’s how getting a video drain inspection can save you time, money, and prevent future pipe blockages.

What Are Video Drain Inspections?

In a video drain inspection, inspectors send a high definition camera and light attached to a cable into your drainage system at a convenient access point. With up to 330 feet of cable available, plumbers can accurately map out your pipes and check for the problem area without needing to dig up your lawn. The video feed is displayed on a monitor for the inspector to see, so they can quickly spot the cause of the issue.

While often used for locating preexisting problems, video drain inspections are also beneficial for routine maintenance. Even if a section of pipe isn’t causing an immediate problem, the camera can pick up areas that may be structurally unsound or where blockages are building up.

The Benefits Of Video Drain Inspections

Video drain inspections are a very beneficial first step in fixing a drainage problem. They’re also good for keeping you aware of any maintenance work that may need to be completed in the near future. The camera and cable are a one-size-fits-all method, working with any size and type of pipe.

  • Time-Saving

    A clogged drain needs to be fixed immediately. A drain line in suboptimal conditions will interfere with your daily life, making simple tasks like doing the dishes or flushing a toilet difficult. With a video drain inspection, we don’t have to dig up your lawn to find the problem. The camera will show us exactly where the clog is, taking away all of the guesswork and getting your drainage system back up and running.

  • Less Labor, Less Invasive

    You don’t need a full team to operate a drain inspection camera, and you definitely don’t need a full crew to dig down to the pipes. Video drain inspections can fully diagnose a problem without a team needing to inspect the pipes manually.

  • Cost-Effective

    Removing the guesswork means that you end up with a reduced bill when the work is done. If we can find the problem through a video inspection, we can identify the best fix for the first time around. Video drain inspections will also show any additional problems that may be affecting your drains, or tree roots that could damage your sewer line in the future.

  • Preventative Maintenance

    Preventative maintenance saves you from the money, hassle, and time spent dealing with an urgent drainage problem. Here at Art, we check for more than just the prevalent issue when cleaning your drains. Regular drain cleaning gives you insights into what’s going on in your pipes, so problems can be fixed before they arrive.

Sometimes blockages are caused by inefficient waste disposal. Not everything can be flushed down a drain, and finding out what’s causing the clogs can help you make changes going forward to prevent drain blockages. Food waste, such as coffee grounds and grease, are some of the main offenders when it comes to drain clogs, but luckily there are many other ways to use or dispose of these materials safely.

Drain Inspections In Palm Beach, Broward, & Miami-Dade Counties

At Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning, we pride ourselves on fixing the problem correctly the first time, and as quickly as we can. Video drain inspections form just one facet of our toolkit and allow you to see firsthand what’s happening in your main sewer line. Contact us today for your drain plumbing needs at 1-888-773-1542.


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