Reasons to Schedule a Drain Inspection

A drain inspection can solve the question of what could be causing backup water or slow drains in a home or business. So, when a problem is apparent yet unknown, it's time to schedule one.

Potentially a serious problem

If there are drains with clogs, stinky odors or gurgling toilets present, there could be an issue at hand that is more serious than initially realized. Scheduling an inspection will determine what is causing the problem and provide the answers about how to take care of the problem for good.

A drain inspection can get to the bottom of the issue

Most modern-day drain and pipe inspections occur through the use of video equipment. A tiny camera attached to a long line threads through the pipes and sewer lines in the home to expose via monitor any concerning issues like clogs, build up, cracks, breaks or root intrusion. Once the camera identifies the culprit, a repair or residue removal plan can be made to reverse the issue.

Use hydrojetting to clean the drain

Hydrojetting is a method of drain and sewer line cleaning that complements the use of camera inspections. First, a camera inserts into the pipes to determine the problem. If the problem is a clog, residue build up or root intrusion, a hydrojetter works to rid the pipes of the issue.

A hydrojetter is a machine that pumps high-pressure water through a long tube into the interiors of plumbing to remove clogs, grease and debris permanently. A hydrojetter does the same job as a plumbing snake, except it does the job better. While snakes can only break apart and push or pull debris out of the way, hydrojetters remove debris permanently by pushing it through and out of the system. Hydrojetters are also more effective on larger lodged objects.

In some cases, such as with older sewer systems, the plumbing is too delicate to receive a hydrojetting cleaning service. If this is the cases, more traditional and less powerful cleaning methods are necessary. A video inspection before the jetting process will help us determine the strength of the pipes.

A second drain inspection could be necessary

When combined these techniques can eliminate drain clogs, keep the home safe from waterwaste contaminants and restore the plumbing system back to working order. After a hydrojetting takes place, an additional drain inspection will take place to ensure no debris or buildup has been left behind.

Detecting pipe leaks

If a camera inspection finds is a cracked or broken pipe, performing repairs before any other cleaning and maintenance takes place is necessary. We can replace any broken plumbing to reduce the risk of further damage and to minimize the likelihood of higher water bills. After the repair takes place, cleaning the pipes can occur, and the home's plumbing should be back in full working order.

Get to the bottom of plumbing problems

To avoid cracks, breaks, clogs or root intrusion, schedule regular maintenance. Having your sewer or septic tank looked at and repaired routinely can assist you in avoiding higher repair and replacement costs later on. Receiving a drain inspection can help you keep your entire septic or sewer system in perfect working order.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with us, call (562) 457-4206. Our office is located in Cerritos. Call Prodigy Plumbing Inc today.

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