It can be very frustrating for a Clayton homeowner to have constant problems with backups in their home. No matter how much Drain-O, Bio-Clean, or other forms of drain cleaners they seem to use, chronic drain problems can restrict water and waste flow.
Luckily, homeowners no longer have to struggle with re-occuring drainage problems. Modern day technology has revolutionized drain cleaning – from high-tech snakes and hydro-jetters, to fiber optic cameras which are inserted into you drain line to pin point the root of your drain problem. This article is going to focus on the latter; how video line inspections, also called sewer camera inspections, of your drain pipes can help resolve chronic drain problems.
Fiber optic drain cameras are small cameras which are inserted into household drainage or sewer pipes to visually inspect the interior of the pipes. Prior to their invention, plumbers simply guessed at the cause of drainage problems were. Nowadays technology savvy plumbers are able to actually see whats going on in your pipes. This allows them to pinpoint the exact location of the problem and make the best suggestions as to how to resolve the situation.
There are many problems which a Clayton video-inspection of your drain lines can reveal. Video inspections of your drain lines can expose cracked or broken pipes and expose root infiltration from trees or shrubs. Video inspections can also reveal pipe bellies where part of your drain line has sunk. They can also reveal corroded or partially collapsed pipes. Finally, sewer camera inspections can reveal offset pipes, or blockages caused by foreign objects which are restricting water and waste flow.
Once the Clayton plumber knows what the cause of the problem is, and the exact location where the problem is happening it is easier for them to resolve the drain problem once and for all.