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Why is video line inspection so important for drain cleaning and troubleshooting?

Clogged drains are a common problem for residential and commercial properties. They can be caused by broken pipes, tree roots, grease and more. If you have drain line problems, video line inspection can help you save time, money and trouble. Here’s an overview of this plumbing technology.

The Drain Doctor™ video equipment for drain inspections

How video line inspection works

Video line inspection, or sewer camera inspection, is a modern plumbing technique using specialized cameras to inspect pipes and drain lines. The camera is attached to flexible cables and inserted into the drain or sewer line, providing real-time footage to facilitate targeted repairs. This non-invasive method can detect blockages, leaks, cracks, deteriorated piping and other plumbing issues without costly excavation.

Advantages of video line inspection

Video line inspection can save time and money. It eliminates the guesswork and minimizes unnecessary digging or pipe replacement. Cameras provide real-time footage so plumbers can efficiently identify the location and nature of the problem. Additionally, the reduced labour and materials result in savings for home and business owners.

Early plumbing leak detection

Video line inspection enables plumbers to detect and prevent minor problems from escalating into major, costly repairs. For instance, it can reveal tree root intrusion, corrosion, pipe misalignment and clogs. This technology also plays a crucial role in identifying the root causes of recurring blockages, allowing for long-term solutions.

When to consider video line inspection

For a homeowner or property manager, a video line inspection is beneficial in certain situations. Such scenarios include slow-draining water in several drains simultaneously and persistent drain clogs. Mould growth and foul odour emanating from your plumbing are also warning signs.

Experts often recommend investing in video line inspection before purchasing a home to inspect the plumbing system for potential issues. Additionally, conducting a plumbing system assessment before starting a renovation project can help prevent unexpected problems.

The importance of hiring a professional plumber

Hiring a qualified plumbing company like The Drain Doctor™ with experience in video line inspection is essential to the effectiveness and longevity of your plumbing system. A skilled professional can use the equipment correctly, interpret the results accurately and offer the best solution. Don't settle for anything less than proven expertise when it comes to your property’s drainage system.

At The Drain Doctor™, we use the latest technology, including self-levelling cameras and laser profiling devices. Our service vans bring the video equipment to find your drain’s problems. We then use USB and Dropbox to provide you a video of the site.

Commercial building plumbing and sewer drain cleaning services in Calgary

The Drain Doctor™ provides residential and commercial customers with video line and sewer line camera inspection services for plumbing leak detection and sewer drain cleaning. We’ll deliver videos of your drain lines from three to 48 inches using USB and Dropbox. Power augering is also available upon request. Contact us today and schedule a pipe line inspection in Calgary.


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