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Video Pipe Inspection Saves the Day

pipe-flowThere are a lot of reasons why you should always hire a professional plumber in Washington Township, NJ. Professional plumbers have the tools and training that they need to get the job done right the first time, and in a timely fashion. They also have the diagnostic skills to recognize and define problems accurately in order to resolve them promptly. And, they understand that certain issues may not seem like an emergency, but they may require more advanced solutions than homeowners realize.

One of the greatest tools that modern plumbers have at their disposal is video pipe inspection equipment. While a clogged drain may not sound all that complex, the information gathered through a video pipe inspection is invaluable in many instances. If you’re having trouble with your drains or suspect an issue with your sewer line, you want a member of our team equipped with video pipe inspection equipment at your home ASAP! Contact us when trouble is brewing.

What Is Video Pipe Inspection?

Pretty much exactly what it sounds like, really. We inspect the interior spaces of your pipe with video recording equipment.

Well, how the heck do you fit a video camera into a pipe?

Stop and think about that for a second, and take a look at your smartphone if necessary. Modern video recording equipment doesn’t take up a lot of real estate, as the high-quality videos and images stored on your phone will prove.

But even so, how do you get it through the pipes?

Therein lies the true beauty of video pipe inspection equipment. If you’re at all familiar with how a drain auger works, you’ve already got an idea about how video pipe inspection equipment does.  Basically, a tiny video camera is affixed to the end of a flexible cable. That cable is fed into your pipe/drain/sewer system through a drain opening itself or an access point along the system. The camera feeds live video back to a monitor that our plumbers, well, monitor, and that video feed can be saved for further review later on.

Why Is This Necessary?

It’s not in every case. There are plenty of instances in which a clogged drain, or even a backed up sewer line, can be resolved through standard techniques without the need for video pipe inspection. However, for very serious clogs that prove to be quite stubborn, or for instances in which we have reason to believe that pipes or the sewer line are damaged, video pipe inspection is the ideal tool.

Not only does it help us to pinpoint and diagnose problem areas, but it also helps us to give homeowners evidence of why certain services may be necessary. Our customers know that they can trust us to do the right thing for their plumbing systems, but we love being able to provide concrete evidence to back up our suggestions. That way, we’re all on the same page about how best to move forward in resolving issues with their plumbing.

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