While removing a clog from a drain is something many homeowners can do themselves, a stubborn clog may require the services of a professional plumber. This is especially true if you don’t know where the clog is located or what type of clog you’re dealing with. For those situations, experts recommend getting a drain camera inspection, a task that’s best left to an experienced plumber on the Gold Coast. Here’s why.
Reduce the Cost of a Pipe Repair
Knowing exactly where a clog is located allows a plumber to determine the best way to remove that clog. They might not have to dig up your entire line to fix the problem, which they would likely have to do if they couldn’t pinpoint the clog. Your overall pipe repair costs will be lower if your plumber is able to remove the clog instead of replacing the entire line.
Moreover, it will usually take a plumber less time to inspect a drain with a camera and remove the clog than it does to fully replace a sewer line. As such, if you’re paying the plumber by the hour instead of by the job, you’ll pay a lot less by having the camera inspection done first. Of course, you might still have to replace the line, even with a camera inspection, but at least you’ll know for sure.
Keeps Your Yard Looking Nice
Before camera inspection technology came about, the only way for a plumber to locate a leak or clog was to dig up or “trench” the yard. This meant that your beautiful lawn would have to be torn up so that your pipe could be repaired. So, it’s not just about the added expense of digging up the pipe. It’s also about keeping your yard as nice as possible.
With a camera inspection, a plumber can send a camera down the line without disturbing your yard or house. It’s a completely non-invasive procedure that tells a plumber everything they need to know to diagnose the issue. Even though they might still have to trench your yard to fix the problem, it’s not automatic like it used to be, which means your yard could be spared.
Provides Proof Of a Pipe Problem
If you’re buying a house, it’s always a good idea to have the sewer pipes inspected with a camera to either reveal pipe issues that weren’t disclosed or confirm a diagnosis that was disclosed. Sometimes, a homeowner will tell you the plumbing is fine when it’s not and other times, they might have a report that the pipes need to be replaced when they don’t really need to be.
A camera inspection is an inexpensive way to make sure you know exactly what the condition of the pipes are before you sign on the dotted line to purchase the house. Professional plumbers always recommend getting a camera inspection done as part of the overall house inspection process
Before you spend a fortune getting a clog or leak fixed by having your sewer line completely dug up, get a camera inspection to give you more information and help you make the best decision possible.