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Long gone are the days when drain inspection meant digging up the entire length of a pipe to diagnose the problem and fix it. Video camera inspection has changed drain line repair a great deal, helping plumbers inspect and fix damaged drain lines without digging. With a specially designed waterproof camera, a plumber can visually inspect drain pipes running underground or behind walls to accurately diagnose issues such as clogs, leaks, and cracks. But how does video camera inspection work?
At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we specialize in video camera inspection and drain line repair, so we know a thing or two about the process. In this article, we will walk you through the video camera inspection process to help you understand what to expect.
A plumber sends a waterproof camera attached to a flexible cable down the drain via a cleanout. The flexible cable allows the camera to maneuver around even sharp corners in the pipe. A powerful LED light at the end of the cable illuminates the interior of the pipe, allowing the plumber to see every detail inside the pipe in real time.
The camera transmits a live feed to a monitor as it travels the length of the pipe. The plumber can see every detail inside the pipe in real time on the monitor. At the same time, the video is recorded and stored as an MP4 file so that it can be reviewed carefully to determine the condition of the pipes. This footage can be used to identify the location of clogs, corrosion, leaks, and cracks and figure out the best course of action for drain line repair or replacement.
Are you experiencing frequent sewage backups? Are there noticeable wet spots on your landscape? Is there a sewage smell lingering around your home? These are warning signs that you need to call a professional plumber to inspect your drain lines and make the necessary repairs. If you’re in need of professional drain line repair, call the experienced plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing to get the job done. Our plumbers are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose a wide range of drain line problems and make efficient repairs.