Before video inspection, accurately locating and identifying plumbing problems involved a combination of educated guesswork and physical detection methods, such as excavation and even dismantling walls and floors. Today, your plumber has higher technology at his disposal to go right to the source of the problem and view it directly. Now the plumber can see exactly what’s going on inside your pipes. Even better, he can show you, too, so there’s no doubt about the diagnosis of a plumbing problem.
Video inspection facilitates the process of pinpointing and identifying the source of a wide range of plumbing dysfunctions and expedites effective repair.
A video inspection system consists of a flexible fiber optic cable that can be threaded deep into your home’s plumbing. This cable carries low voltage power to a waterproof micro-video camera mounted on the end of the cable. An infrared light incorporated in the camera head illuminates the inside of the pipe. The cable transmits images from the camera back to a monitor where the plumber can observe what the camera sees. The plumber can also record the camera images to make a permanent record of problems inside the pipes.
Video technology is useful for these common plumbing problems:
- Blockages due to food particles, grease or hair
- Accumulating sludge or other conditions that may cause clogs in the future
- Broken or collapsed pipes
- Infiltration by tree roots or other vegetation
- Leaking or disconnected pipe joints
- Corroded pipes that are leaking or about to fail
- Offset sewer pipe segments that have shifted out of alignment due to ground movement
- Pipes that have sunk or settled into the soil, creating low points that accumulate blockages
- Unapproved or substandard plumbing buried underground or installed out of sight
To detect leaky pipes and other plumbing problems with advanced video inspection technology in the Bradenton area, contact us at Aqua Plumbing & Air.