Digital technology has changed the world in significant ways. For example, tiny digital cameras are now installed in the phones most people carry around with them, allowing them to take pictures almost anywhere to capture any moment.
One place where the digital camera has been helpful is in the world of professional plumbing. Although “plumbing” may not be the first thing that pops to mind when you think about the benefits of digital tech, you’ll be thankful for it the next time you need plumbing in Irvine, CA to help with trouble with hidden leaks, drain cleaning, or sewer line issues. The video pipe inspections that digital technology has made possible have improved the power of your plumber.
What’s So Great About Video Pipe Inspections?
The simple answer is that it allows a professional plumber to inspect your pipes from the inside.
To go into more detail, we’ll have to explain the tools used for this job. It starts with the digital camera, which is mounted on the end of a long fiber optic cable. In most cases, this cable is long enough to reach through the entire length of a home’s sewer line. A powerful LED light is also mounted at the end of the cable. The camera sends a signal back to a monitor, where the plumber can see clear images of the inside of the pipe. The camera cable can be put down any drain or the clean-out for the sewer line.
One of the biggest benefits of this technology is it removes the guesswork involved in finding hidden leaks. It’s particularly helpful for slab leaks. Plumbers will shut off the water to the house and drain out the lines, then send the camera into the pipe to pinpoint where the leaks are happening. They’ll then know exactly where they need to excavate to reach the leak for repairs.
The camera also supplies information to plumbers about leaks and clogs so they know how best to approach them. The plumbers may decide they can fix leaks in the line with lateral repair methods rather than digging. Or they’ll know what type of nozzle and hydro-jetter to use to clean out a pipe. Plumbers simply have more data to provide the right service needed for the plumbing.
Digital pipe inspections also allow a plumber to check on their work after completing a job to ensure it was done right. The plumber can also show you the job was completed by making a digital recording of the images and playing it back for you.
Call Plumbers With the Best Tools
Not all plumbers have access to the same technology. Going with a smaller, unreliable plumber often means a plumber who doesn’t have the advanced digital drain inspection equipment to get the best job done. And amateur plumbers almost certainly won’t do video pipe inspections (they probably don’t have the training to use the equipment correctly).
Saddleback Plumbing is the local Orange County plumber to rely on, no matter what service you need. We have the finest in advanced digital video pipe inspection equipment.