If you had gingivitis, a cracked tooth, or a painful cavity, you wouldn’t just assume the problem would go away on its own – you would schedule an appointment with your dentist before things got worse. So why would you ignore obvious signs of pipe issues including slow drains, sewer odors, and water damage?
As the old adage goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This tried-and-true advice is particularly applicable to the plumbing industry. By taking preventive measures to protect their pipes, homeowners vastly reduce the costs associated with sewer problems that plague them when left untreated. A pipe inspection is one excellent example of such a preventive measure.
The Value of Video
Though plumbers are typically associated with wrenches, or maybe even pipe cutters, the most proven modern method is the use of video cameras, which are now priceless tools in the plumbing industry today. The Pipeshark’s expert trenchless contractor look inside the pipes in order to perform diagnosis and identification of plumbing problems no matter where they are.
The video inspection involves a technician steering the tiny, waterproof camera through the pipes, transmitting a video feed to a monitor that displays the conditions of the insides of the pipes. The plumbers can then review the video footage to identify irregularities or problems that threaten the health of the system. The feed can be sent in high definition so that even the smallest problems can be easily identifiable in order to prevent a larger crisis down the road.
A Non-Invasive Way To Diagnose Problems
Rather than dig up your yard to get to your pipes, a video inspection is an easy and convenient way to diagnose issues. This method provides higher precision and accuracy when it comes to finding every problem that might be affecting your water flow. When the plumbing technician knows where the issue lies, he can then recommend an effective solution that tackles the problem at its source.
Even if you do not think that your sewer system has a problem, it is recommended that you schedule a video inspection if the building was built twenty years or more ago. Over time, mineral deposits, debris buildup, and small leaks or cracks can develop in a sewer line, reducing water flow and making the entire sewer system much less efficient.
A home built more recently can still benefit from video inspections of the sewer system, especially if there are plans in place to remodel the kitchen or bathroom. Many homeowners take on a kitchen or bathroom renovation to add value to the home, and the plumbing system is an integral part of the equation. If the bathroom looks great but does not function properly, then the value can drop.
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- Philadelphia, PA suburbs
- Bryn Mawr, PA
- West Chester, PA
- Paoli, PA
- Ardmore, PA
- Berwyn, PA
- Devon, PA
- Harrisburg, PA
- Hershey, PA
- Lancaster, PA
- Lower Merion Township, PA
- Pottstown, PA
- Reading, PA
- Villanova, PA
- Wayne, PA
Regular Plumbing Inspections Will Give You Peace Of Mind
It would be convenient to see into the future and know exactly what situations lie ahead so that you can plan to resolve them. Even without psychic abilities, preventive maintenance, such as a proactive sewer camera inspection in Paoli, PA, is one proven way to better prepare for bumps in the road. Contact Pipeshark today to schedule a thorough analysis and inspection of your Philadelphia-area home or business or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. We also provide:
Give us a call at (610) 993-9300. You’ll be glad you did.