How A Plumber Can Help You Avoid A Costly Problem
One of the best ways to prevent a problem with your plumbing is being proactive. Rather than wait for an issue to arise and have to spend time and money fixing it, you can take certain maintenance measures to help keep an eye on your plumbing. We suggest homeowners to have a video pipeline inspection every year as a beneficial precaution.
Why should you schedule a video pipe inspection once a year?
Take a look below at four reasons why having a video pipe inspection is a wise choice for preventing any future drain and sewer problems.
1. If you have an older home
If your home is 15 years or older, material that was used for the sewer lines weren’t as reliable as they are today. In this case, your drains can become clogged or cracked much easier, resulting in a wide range of problems.
2. Root intrusion
If you find it early you can fix it. Yet, if it’s too late you have to replace it. Investing in this video inspection saves you money in the long run because it catches issues when they are small and haven’t grown into major problems yet.
3. Sign that there’s blockage of your drains
If your drains are blocked, a range of signs will start appearing. A sewer drain clog is a very serious problem. When you have a sewer drain clog the water has nowhere to go and it will come back into your home in one form or another. If this is an issue in your home, you should contact a plumber to fix it as soon as possible.
A few signs that you have drain blockage are:
- Multiple fixtures are clogged
- Strange reactions when using fixtures, such as the toilet or sink gurgling and water that slowly rises rather than draining
- Bad smell from the water being displaced
- The washing machine backs up water into your shower, tub or sinks
4. Your drain is like your arteries
If your arteries are congested there’s less flow. The same goes for your drain. When your drain is clogged it can cause damage to your pipes. An experienced plumber can determine which method is best for clearing your clogged drain.
Benefits of Video Pipe Inspection
A video inspection involves small, modern video equipment that can examine the pipes in a non-destructive way. It captures every angle of your pipes so that your plumber can see if there are any issues that need to be repaired before more damage occurs. \ A video inspection can be very helpful in identifying a wide range of problems including:
- Broken, cracked or collapsed pipes
- Dangerous pipe corrosion
- Leaking joints
- Off-grade pipes
- Bellied pipe
- Root infiltration
If you believe that you have a drain clog it should be cleared as soon as possible to avoid becoming a costly problem. To help avoid any clogs or issues in the future, a video pipe inspection once a year is a wise choice. As always, we will be happy to help answer any questions you may have.