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How New Homeowners Can Benefit From Plumbers Who Use Video Cameras

by Harry Martin

As you are settling into your new home, you probably aren't thinking much about your plumbing. Most people don't think about it until they have a problem. But when you do have to call the plumber, they can look for other problems that you might not be aware of by using a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera. Below are three benefits of CCTV cameras for plumbing.

Finding Clogged Drains

Finding clogged drains in your home is a lot easier with a CCTV camera. Expect the plumber to bring in a plumbing snake with a digital camera and bright LED lights attached.

As the plumber puts the snake down the drain, they will be able to see what the camera sees on a monitor they bring into your home, or leave outdoors. Once the clog is located, the plumber will know exactly what to do to remove it.

Locating Holes and Cracks

If you are experiencing high water bills with no explanation, the plumber can use this camera to find out why. Sometimes when water bills rise unexpectedly, there can be a leak somewhere in the system.

The snake tool with the CCTV camera on the end can look for water pipe holes and cracks. This can save you a lot of money and headaches because without the camera, the only way to find a leaking water pipe underground is to dig them up.

The plumber from a place like Phil Ballam Plumbing & Heating Ltd. can confirm that the pipe is leaking or rule it out as the cause of your high water bills, without having to go through all the hassle and expense of digging up all the water pipes.

Predicting the Future

While the plumber is at your home looking for the cause of clogged drains or water bills, ask them to inspect all the pipes with the camera. They can actually predict the future. Some of the things that CCTV cameras can locate include:

  • Slime and grease buildup
  • Mineral deposit overgrowth
  • Hairline sewer cracks
  • Tree root growth through the pipes

Once you have an overall report of how well your plumbing is holding up, you can begin to make plans for repairs. Or you can rest easy knowing that all is good.

Ask your plumber if they have the CCTV technology when you call to make the appointment. If they do, they'll provide you with the big picture as far as where the problem is located, how it needs to be fixed, what the cost will be, and what you can expect in the future. Share this with someone who is experiencing plumbing issues in their home so that they can experience this money-saving technology.