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What is a Camera Inspection?

April 6, 2020 | Blog

Are you experiencing clogged drains no matter how much you use a plunger? A quick and easy way to find out the problem is to do a camera inspection. This can be done to a sink, shower or toilet. Here are a few things to know about a camera inspection.

What is it?

The inspection involves a waterproof, snake-like video camera that you push through your pipes to inspect hard to see places. It helps you see problems that could otherwise be unknown. They are used to see locations, including pipes, that are underground, behind walls, ones that reach under your house and even those encased in concrete.

How Does the Camera Inspection Work?

First, the camera rod is inserted into the opening of the pipe. While it slowly makes its way through, the camera displays a video in real time. There is a light that illuminates the pipes to show any physical or structural problems that need to be dealt with.

What Can a Camera Inspection Identify?

There are quite a few things a camera inspection can find. Most of the time, when toilets clog, people think it is because of waste. However, that can be one of multiple different reasons. It could also be due to buildup, mud, roots or even a broken pipe. Luckily, when the rod is submerged in the pipe, it has a location device that can send a signal from exactly where the problem is located.

What are the Signs you Need an Inspection?

There are quite a few signs that you should get an inspection. One sign is that your drains are not draining properly. Hair is the most common reason for clogged sinks and showers. It can also be from low water pressure from blocked pipes or mineral build up. One sign that is hard to discover is leaks that are under the foundation or behind walls. This sign would be best for professionals to look at because it could lead to bigger issues.

Whether you suspect a bigger problem in your pipes, or you know you have one, you can rely on us for camera inspections! Contact Mission AC and Plumbing today!

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