Residential Drain Cleaning in Clearwater
Long ago, when Clearwater homeowners called plumbers to fix their damaged or obstructed pipes, it was mostly guesswork. Even with extensive training and work experience, plumbers had to cross their fingers and hope their diagnosis was correct as they dug out the pipes to confirm what they thought to be true.
Thankfully, a lot has changed for the better since the days of plumbers providing Clearwater homeowners with qualified guesswork. Now, thanks to advancements in camera technology, people in the plumbing trade can provide very accurate diagnoses of your home’s plumbing issues with drain camera inspection services.
At 3 J's Plumbing, we are dedicated to providing homeowners with accurate inspection of their home’s plumbing, which is why we have invested in state of the art drain cameras so that we can know exactly where repairs and cleanings should take place.
If you don’t know what’s wrong with your home’s plumbing, don’t settle for a plumber that doesn’t either. Contact 3 J's Plumbing if you want a plumber who has the technology and assets to make sure you and your home isn’t going through unnecessary work.
Drain Camera Inspection Process
The drain camera inspection process is a rather simple one. It begins with choosing an entry point, which is fairly simple. The camera is attached to the end of a cable that is inserted into the drain or sewer pipe and we watch as the camera sends a continuous live video feed to a monitor that the plumber operating the inspection equipment uses to locate any problems within the pipes.
What might we find? The most common problems the drain camera inspection process reveals include:
- Cracked pipes
- Collapsed sewer or drain pipes
- Root infestations
- Bellied or settled pipes
The camera can also tell us how far it has been deployed, which allows us to quickly assess exactly how far into the pipe the problem may be. If we have to employ a pipe lining, drain snake or use the hydro-jet, we’ll know exactly where the problem is.
Once the drain camera inspection is complete, we’ll know exactly what the problem is and what we need to do next to resolve it with efficiency.
Can I Perform a Drain Camera Inspection Myself?
We get asked this question all the time by ambitious DIY-ers in Clearwater. In theory, it is possible for you to feed a camera down a pipe, but it’s certainly not possible in practice. Professional grade video inspection equipment can cost as much as $15,000. If that sounds overpriced, remember that they need powerful lights and high resolution sensors to make the interior of your home’s pipes visible. They are self-righting so the picture always stays upright and, most importantly, they have transmitters at the end to show the operator the visual in real time.
Trust us when we say, you’re better off calling 3 J's Plumbing and get us to operate our own drain camera inspection equipment rather than investing in your own. Call us today to take advantage of our state-of-the-art inspection equipment.