Understanding the Benefits of a Drain Pipe Camera Inspection

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Homeowners schedule yearly inspections of their AC units, furnaces, air ducts and other appliances. However, they often neglect to schedule inspections of their drain pipes. Scheduling a drain inspection is like scheduling a blood test. We can’t see what’s going on inside of our bodies, but knowing what’s going on can help us take care of them better. 


Think about how often you use water in your home. Washing dishes, doing laundry, bathing and cooking are only a few of the daily tasks in which homeowners use water. Because we all rely so heavily on our drain pipes, it’s important that we schedule yearly inspections. 


To schedule a drain pipe camera inspection with a reliable and qualified plumber Desoto, call Dial One Johnson at (972) 291-0740. 

Drain Pipe Camera Inspection Equipment and Process

Plumbers complete drain camera pipe inspections by using a camera attached to a long, flexible cable. The cable is inserted into the pipe. The plumber then follows along on the screen as he slowly pushes the cable through the pipe. As he does this he keeps an eye out for corrosion, cracks, clogs, vermin and more.


Pipe cameras allow plumbers to identify the exact cause of a problem and the location. Using this technology, plumbers no longer have to dig up whole yards to find the problem spot. Now, they can dig one hole straight to the problem and replace, reseal or unclog the pipe. While these inspections can take a long time, they are well worth it. 

Benefits of a Pipe Camera Inspection

Homeowners choose to get pipe camera inspections for a variety of reasons. Some request inspections to find the source of a problem they may be having, such as low water pressure or frequent clogs. Others may choose to get a pipe camera inspection solely for preventative maintenance or informational purposes. 


Pipe camera inspections are the best way to get a close look at your piping and determine its condition. Even if your plumber finds that your piping is in excellent shape, you’ll feel better knowing than being in the dark. Whether you suspect a plumbing problem or not, pipe camera inspections have many benefits. 


In the past when homeowners have requested inspections of their drain pipes, the entire pipe had to be dug up just to find the source of the problem. With camera inspections and other trenchless technology, the entire length of the pipe can be internally viewed and repaired with no hassle. 


If the plumber does detect a problem, then the repair or replacement may require access through the backyard. Even then, with a camera inspection the plumber will be able to pinpoint almost exactly where the problem is. This minimizes the mess and the area that needs to be dug up.

Diagnostic Technology

Many homeowners request camera inspections for diagnostic purposes. If you have been experiencing issues with your plumbing then scheduling a camera inspection is a great way to diagnose. Through trenchless technology plumbers can diagnose:


  • Hidden pipe and slab leaks that may be causing water pooling
  • Clogs and other debris buildup
  • Corrosion and rust formation
  • Tree root infiltration
  • And more!


Pipe camera inspections are excellent for diagnosing problems throughout the entirety of your drain pipe, even the hard to reach areas. If your plumber does detect an issue, be sure to get it repaired right away. Neglected plumbing issues, especially leaks, can quickly turn into expensive nightmares.

Preventative Maintenance

Some homeowners choose to schedule a drain pipe camera inspection even if they don’t have any issues with their plumbing. This is a great way to detect issues early or to learn more about how to care for your drains and plumbing. Even the most minor issue, such as a small clog, can eventually turn into a larger and more expensive one. 


The last thing that you want to deal with is an unexpected pipe leak in your backyard or a flooding, clogged sink. This is why when you schedule pipe camera inspections, you are protecting your plumbing system and yourself. 

Evidence for Insurance Purposes or Purchasing a Home

Many homeowners choose to get a video of their camera pipe inspection for their insurance. A video of the interior of your piping is evidence of the condition of your plumbing system. This is a great way to lower your insurance rates or to provide evidence for an insurance claim. 


Not all insurance companies cover plumbing repair and services, but most of them do cover clean-up. That way, if a plumber needs to tear out some landscaping and grass, you can file a claim to cover the cost of replacing that.


Those who are looking to buy a home may also be interested in requesting a pipe camera inspection. You can inspect an air conditioner and furnace yourself when purchasing a home, but you can’t inspect the plumbing. Scheduling a camera inspection will let you know exactly what you’re getting into if you decide to purchase the home.

Schedule a Desoto Plumbing Appointment Today

If you are looking for a reliable plumber Desoto, TX to complete a camera pipe inspection for you, look no further than Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling and Heating. Our team has the skill, expertise and qualifications to provide excellent plumbing services. From camera inspections and pipe replacements to water heater repair and clogged toilets, we have got your back. 


Dial One Johnson is a family-owned and operated company with over 50 years serving Desoto and the surrounding area. Our team is dedicated to providing dependable and high quality workmanship. We know how difficult it can be to trust a stranger with expensive equipment in your home. That is why our technicians will walk you through everything that they do and are happy to answer any questions you may have.


For an experienced and trustworthy Desoto plumbing company, contact Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling and Heating. Schedule service here or call us anytime at (972) 291-0740.

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