The method of inspecting your pipes using a specially made, waterproof, high definition camera affixed to the top of a flexible rod is a video pipe inspection. The camera is fed through the sewer or pipe system while the video footage is transmitted to the technician in real time. At the homeowner’s request, the inspection can be recorded and stored on a DVD for further review. Here at Budget Rooter, our equipment can be used to inspect pipes with a diameter of 3” or larger, and our skilled technicians will use this data to pinpoint the root cause of your problem and provide you with the solution that addresses your individual problem.
How Do You Know if You Need a Video Pipe Inspection?
Budget Rooter recommends a video pipe inspection if you experience frequent drain backups, if you have slow drains or prior to the purchase of a new home.
There are several factors that could contribute to issues in your drainage system, such as root intrusion, misaligned pipe, pipe collapse, foreign objects in the pipe, a “belly” in the line, or corrosion. Because pipes are located behind walls, under the flooring, or underground, determining the exact location and cause of a persistent problem can be guesswork without the aid of a video inspection.
Obtaining a video inspection of these hidden pipes prior to an investment in a new home allows you to ensure that the sewer line is free from defects or problems that could potentially be expensive, messy, and stressful.
What Are the Advantages to Having a Video Pipe Inspection?
Utilizing a video pipe inspection saves money by accurately pinpointing the exact cause of the problem, and allowing the technician to identify only that service which is needed to effectively and efficiently address your individual plumbing issue. In this way, costly and repeated service calls are prevented. In addition, a video pipe inspection helps to identify a developing issue before it becomes an expensive repair, or worse: a major sewer backup into your house.
It is also possible to use radio transmitters so that pipe depth and location can be estimated, which is useful for older pipe systems. If you’re planting a new tree or planning for landscaping and not sure where your sewer lateral is located, video-inspecting and locating your line is a good idea to avoid future tree root incursions into your line.
I Need A Video Pipe Inspection!
Contact our team at Budget Rooter at (302) 421-9000! Our courteous office staff is on hand to answer your questions, and to work with you to schedule a video pipe inspection or a free estimate. We will call you when one of our experienced technicians is on the way to provide you with the best possible solution for you, without selling you extra services that you don’t need. Family-owned and operated, Budget Rooter is known for providing honest and reliable service to the New Castle County and surrounding areas since 1992. We look forward to hearing from you.