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Should You Schedule Video Pipe Inspection?

Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 11:00 am

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.One of the biggest issues homeowners face with their plumbing systems is how hard it can be to keep them in good shape. When an AC unit or heating system malfunctions, it can be pretty clear early on that you need to call for repairs. If anything, you can always give your HVAC system a quick lookover if you’re worried about its performance.

Plumbing systems are different, however. They are hidden from sight, mostly. You can’t really inspect it without professional equipment, and chances are you don’t have access to this equipment nor would you know how to use it, if you did. That’s why it’s a good idea to schedule one very important Lakewood, WA plumbing service. And that is video pipe inspection!

Find Plumbing Problems Early

Plumbing issues of any kind tend to start small, and develop and grow slowly over time. Clogs, leaks, and the like are not going to really grab your attention when they first start out, especially if it’s impacting the plumbing behind walls or underneath your home’s foundation.

In fact, you’re not likely to notice a plumbing problem until it has grown big enough to start causing serious problems. Of course, you don’t want it to get to that point, as you can be facing extensive property damage as a result. If you do want to catch problems before they get too far, you’ll need routine video pipe inspections.

How Does This Work?

Video pipe inspections are typically a part of any plumbers’ regular maintenance program. It involves inserting a microscopic camera on the end of a cord into your plumbing system. The camera is then propelled through your pipes, sending a live feed of the interior of the plumbing system back to our team.

This enables our plumbers to find any areas of the system that may be developing problems, without having to dig up your entire pipe network. Once the root of the problem is found, it can be resolved with minor disruption to the rest of the plumbing, in most cases.

Video Pipe Inspection Locates a Number of Problems

Video pipe inspection is not necessarily a solution to your plumbing problems, but rather one of many preventive measures you can take. This service helps us locate things like:

  • Pinhole Leaks: These are tiny leaks that are usually too small to give off any kind of warning sign. They are typically not discovered until they’ve had months to rot out the surrounding area with water damage—that is, unless you’ve invested in video pipe inspection and had the problem caught early on.
  • Blockages/Clogs: Clogs in your plumbing pipes can come in a number of ways. Your water and sewer lines outside your home, for instance, could be susceptible to tree root infiltration. The pipes inside your household might have a lime scale buildup, or you could be dealing with a clog caused by years of waste buildup. The earlier partial blockages are caught, the faster they can be dealt with, before they impact your whole plumbing system.

To schedule your next professional plumbing service, you needn’t look any further than Brooks Plumbing Co.
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