It’s hard to know what’s going on with your plumbing system. Unlike a car, you can’t open the hood and inspect what’s inside. For the average homeowner, it’s a big guessing game. That’s why we’re so thankful for the technology that gave us the plumbing camera inspection.
Why do Plumbers Choose Camera Inspection?
Before the development of these cameras, it would take days to inspect your pipes. Plumbers would have to tear up your yard to get to the pipes, then tear up your pipes to see what’s going on inside. Now, plumbers just need to snake a cable through your plumbing system to see what’s going on.
What once took days now just takes mere minutes. The plumbers at ASI can use a camera and locate any issues, clogs, or lost items within minutes.
What to Expect During a Plumbing Camera Inspection?
The best thing about a modern sewer and pipe inspection is that it’s efficient. We no longer tear up your yard or take days to find the problem. We can figure that out now in minutes.
When you schedule an appointment with us, we’ll send one of our best plumbers to your home. The first thing they will ask is where to find your sewer line cleanout. This is where they can insert the camera and see everything in your system.
Once the cleanout is located, they’ll take off the cap and insert the camera into the pipes. The cameras we use are very small. They’re at the tip of a long, flexible cable. Inside the cable are wires that transmit the image of your sewer onto a small screen at the base of the device. Through this small screen your plumber can check everything in real time and even show you what’s going on inside your pipes.
Signs it’s Time for a Plumbing Camera Inspection
It’s nearly impossible to check your own plumbing without the proper equipment. That’s why you oftentimes need to call in the professionals. Since it’s hard to know exactly what’s going on down there, here are some signs to look out for that something may be wrong:
- Multiple drains are moving slowly – It’s easy to isolate a problem when only one sink is backed up. However, the problem is larger when 2 or more sinks are backed up at one time. This could be an indicator that something in your main sewer line is clogged or broken.
- A sewage smell is wafting from your drains – The same rule we mentioned above applies here as well. The smell of sewage from one drain is usually a problem with that specific area. It becomes a system-wide problem when you smell sewage from multiple drains or in your yard.
- There’s a bright green patch on your lawn – While this may not be an issue for some, a sudden patch of green grass can be a warning sign of broken pipes. When water is flowing to a specific place, the pipe could be cracked or broken.
- Your water pressure is all over the place – A sudden drop in water pressure could indicate there’s something leaking in your pipes. It could be a broken or cracked pipe, or it could be a clog in the main sewer line. Either way, it’s time to call the plumber.
Want the Best Plumbing Camera Inspection in San Diego?
At ASI, we’re more than the white glove guys. We pride ourselves on being the best in the business. When you schedule an appointment with one of our plumbers, you can expect someone who is polite, respectful, and expertly trained. We go above and beyond to make sure our plumbers can handle any clog or branch that may be in your plumbing system. To schedule your own appointment, call the number at the top of the screen or click here to book an appointment online.