What Can I Expect from a Plumbing Camera Inspection?

Before there were cameras, plumbers didn’t have a lot of options when it came to checking your pipes for leaks, cracks, or clogs. They had almost no choice but to tear up your yard to reach your pipes for an inspection. We’re happy to say that times have changed. Technological advancements have given us the plumbing camera inspection.

Why Should You Schedule a Plumbing Camera Inspection?

The best thing about plumbing camera inspections is that they’re efficient and inconspicuous. Because of modern technology, we can look into the depths of your pipes without causing any harm to your yard or home. All our plumbers need to do is snake a camera-tipped cable through your plumbing system to see if there are any clogs, damages, or missing items like some jewelry. Your plumber looks at everything on a small computer screen and can even save the drain footage for you.

What to Expect During a Plumbing Camera Inspection?

When you make an inspection to have your drain checked, you can expect the same level of respect and professionalism you’re accustom to from Moore Home Services. Our plumbing experts will take the time to talk to you, listen to your concerns, then they will ask where your sewer line cleanout is. This is where they can insert the camera into your system. At the cleanout, they’ll remove the cap and insert the camera into the cleanout. The cameras used in these inspections are incredibly small. They’re located at the tip of a cable. This cable is long, flexible, and had wires running through it that transmit any images from the camera to a small video screen. This enables you, and the plumber, to see get a firsthand account of what’s really going on down there.

Signs it’s Time for a Plumbing Camera Inspection

Your plumbing system can’t speak to you. Instead, you need to listen to it to know if or when anything is going wrong. You can’t pop the hood of your plumbing system and see what’s inside. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some signs to watch for:
  • Multiple drains are backed up – It’s fairly easy to know what’s going on when only one drain is backed up. But when it’s 2 or more drains, you’ve got a much bigger problem. Multiple backups could show that your main sewer line is clogged or broken.
  • A sewage smell is wafting from your drainsA sewage smell coming from only one drain is not a big problem. It’s usually something that can be quickly fixed. However, it’s a much bigger problem with that smell comes from more than one drain, or you smell it in your yard. This smell could be a sign that your pipes are broken or leaking.
  • Suddenly, there’s a patch of bright, green grass – Are you suddenly seeing bright green patches of grass in your yard? It could be from a leaking pipe. When pipes leak, they only disperse water in a small area, making it so only a patch of grass will grow big and bright, not the whole lawn.
  • There’s a sudden drop in water pressure – A broken pipe or line can make your water pressure go way down. An abrupt change in water pressure could signal that a pipe is broken or leaking in your system. No matter what, it’s best to call a plumber.

Looking for the Best Plumbing Camera Inspection in Santa Rosa?

We pride ourselves on the best home care at Moore Home Services. We walk into every home and treat it with the care and respect we would treat our own. Our plumbers are expertly trained and ready to handle any situation they may come across. If you’re in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, the North Bay, or surrounding communities, schedule an appointment today. Simply call the number at the top of the screen or click here to request an appointment online.