Wait, what? Like, you’re going to stare down my drains or something? Why would I want you to do that? Why would you want to do that?
Well, we are not just making the offer because we are dying to see what is going on within your plumbing system. We are making the offer because, as a quality plumbing contractor in Corona, CA, we know that our clients require a wide range of services. One of the most beneficial that we have to offer is video camera pipe inspection, which does allow our plumbers to take a look into the pipes that you use in your plumbing system.
The view may not be all that beautiful, but this service does provide us some very valuable insight—literally—into problems and potential issues with your plumbing system at large. As is the case with any plumbing service, it is always best to have a clear idea of what the issue actually is before going in and attempting to resolve it. That’s what makes the information gathered during this service so invaluable.
How Do You Get a Camera Down There?
So are you going to expose my pipes, split them open, and film the interior passage for some reason?
No, not at all. What we’ll do is much more beneficial than that—which, granted, doesn’t seem to be saying that much.
With a video pipe inspection, the whole point is to avoid the need for disrupting your property and your plumbing system any more than is absolutely necessary. To this end, we use a tiny video camera that is affixed to the end of a flexible cable. This cable is fed into your drain or an access point in the pipe, not unlike a drain snake. Rather than being used to remove a clog, though, the setup sends realtime footage of the interior of your pipes back to a monitor.
This allows us to feed the cable through the system and to see everything that the camera sees. We can use this information to show you precisely what types of issues you face with your plumbing system, and we can even save the footage for further review as we consider your different options.
What Is the Benefit, Though?
Chances are that we know there is a problem if we’re going to move forward with this service, right? Right. But we won’t necessarily know precisely what the nature of the problem is. And if we know that, we may not know precisely how much of a pipe is effected, or where.
Simply put, a video camera pipe inspection removes any of the guesswork from the equation. We won’t have to make any assumptions, and we won’t have to return to your home shortly in order to finish a job that we’d thought was already completed. Not only can we pinpoint the source of problems, but we can use this equipment to assess the quality and the completeness of the work that we’ve done, as well.