There are two times to use video camera inspection for your home or business. The first is to make sure there aren’t any problems. The second is to pinpoint where a problem exists. There are many benefits to using this newer technology and situations when it is the best option possible.
1. Real Estate Transaction – When you are getting ready to purchase a property, either a home or commercial building, it is helpful to know if there are any drain issues going on. With a video camera inspection as part of your due diligence inspection process, you’ll have all the information you need and potentially avoid a huge expense after closing.
2. Prevention – Almost all big drain and sewer/septic issues begin as smaller problems. These can be prevented with a regular video camera inspection to make sure nothing is getting started and deal with it early if there is a problem developing.
3. Repairs – Before video camera inspections were developed, finding a leak was far more complicated. It would often require excavating a large area in order to locate and repair the damaged pipe. Now the problem can be quickly pinpointed. This means a lower repair bill and less damage to your home, landscaping, and hardscapes. In addition, in the past, a problem often resulted in two service calls – one to clear the clog and a second one to do the repair when it was realized that the clog was as the result of a pipe problem. You couldn’t tell this on the first visit, but with a video camera inspection, you can.
While it is true that a video camera inspection may not be needed on every plumbing call, it is nice to have it available for those situations when it can save you money and frustration. Here at Hall’s Plumbing, we provide inspection services on a preventative or problem resolution basis, including doing an inspection on a property you are buying. We’ll provide you with what you need to know, so you can proceed with peace of mind.