In the current day and age technology has advanced to the point that it has been adopted for use in industries that relied on standard tools for years. For example, when most property owners picture an image of a plumber it is of a person holding a wrench, a standard plumbing tool for over one hundred years. That being said video cameras have recently become all the rage in the field of plumbing. Although that image may be hard to picture for some people it certainly is the new reality. Video cameras provide plumbing contractors with the ability to view things within the plumbing system that could never be seen before the use of high technology came into play.
Perhaps the best use of video technology currently being used in the plumbing industry is visual inspections of drainpipes, along with other piping systems such as sewer lines. Home and commercial builders tend to bury these pipe systems in interior walls, foundations, and under the ground due to the fact that pipes present an unsightly appearance. Without the use of video cameras it becomes an extremely difficult task for plumbing contractors to inspect these pipes. Of course without a regular drainpipe inspection property owners are taking the risk of severe problems occurring within the system.
The heavy damage can certainly be avoided if it is discovered when the problem is smaller. That is exactly why it is so important to schedule a drainpipe inspection with a reputable plumbing contractor on a regular basis. Smart property owners typically have them performed once per year in order to stay on top of any arising issues. At this point you may be wondering how a drain and sewer pipe inspection actually works. A plumbing technician will arrive at your property with a bunch of high tech gadgets. He or she will insert a flexible snake like rod with a tiny, waterproof, high-resolution video camera on the end into the drainpipe system.
The flexible rod is long enough to literally snake through the entire length of the drainpipe. That includes through bends in the pipe and even around the corners. The attached video camera records real time images of the interior of the drainpipe. The technician is watching all of this happen on a video monitor. That way he or she can see an accurate condition of the pipe in question. At this point if there are any small or large issues they are easily discovered, and can be fixed by the plumbing contractor. In addition, the images can be saved for future reference.
For example, if the property owner does schedule a yearly drainpipe inspection in Birmingham, Alabama the plumbing contractor will be able to easily compare the pipe’s condition from one year to the next. If there are any minor issues that do not need immediate attention they can be tracked in order to avoid them becoming major repair problems. On the other hand small repairs that do need immediate attention can be taken care of before they cause major damage to the system. By performing a drainpipe inspection the plumbing contractor is able to discover all types of wear and tear on the system, make needed repairs in a timely manner, and save the property owner from costly major repairs. It certainly is well worth the investment.
Cole Plumbing specializes in performing high tech drainpipe inspection in Birmingham and surrounding areas. Our team of experienced technicians is constantly trained in the latest plumbing methods and technology. Now in our third generation, we are family owned and operated company that has been in business since 1977. Please contact us today for all of your plumbing needs. We are there for you each and every step of the way.
Please note that we do charge a mileage fee for any job more than 30 miles from our office in Montgomery