Many homeowners don't know it, but there is a specific type of camera that has been designed to be pushed through your storm drains, plumbing pipes and sewer pipes. As a general rule, a video camera inspection is used when traditional plumbing methods, such as auguring, plungers and drain cleaners, are not effective in locating or repairing a problem. This type of technology offers a number of benefits for homeowners, including the following three:
1. The Ability to Locate the Exact Location of the Issue.
When a plumber uses a camera to inspect your home's plumbing system, the exact area of the problem can be found. Without this type of technology, the plumber would have to dig into your yard to find the damage or blockage. No digging whatsoever is required to get the data the plumber needs to diagnose the problem and analyze the repairs that are needed.
2. Very Minimal Damage to the Yard and Landscaping.
Since camera pipe inspection does not require digging up of the yard, there is minimal disruption and damage done to your yard and landscaping that you have spent time, money and effort on making beautiful, lush and green. Although digging will be required once the problem has been located with the video camera that was sent into your pipes, the digging will be limited to the exact location where the damage or blockage has occurred. This is guaranteed because there is a transmitter on the camera, and the plumber will use a device while above ground to locate this transmitter. The spot is marked and damage to your yard is drastically minimized.
3. Saves Money as Well as Time.
Most things that require the use of high-tech problem-solving solutions are relatively expensive. However, this is not true with video camera inspection. This is because it takes less time for the plumber to pinpoint the problem and significantly decreases labor that the plumber would spend searching for the issue. Both of these things lower the cost that homeowners pay for this type of high-tech solution while also reducing the amount of time that it takes for the damaged pipe to be restored.
The exact cost of video camera inspection of your home's plumbing system will vary by the exact amount of work required and by area. However, you can expect to pay anywhere from around $100 to $300 for the plumbing and sewer repair inspection. You can get a quote for your specific area by contacting a local professional plumber.