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Drain Camera Inspections

Drain Camera Inspections in Dayton, OH

Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling has been operating in the Dayton area since 1969, but don’t assume that means this company follows outdated practices. A lot has changed since the mid-20th century, including the technology used to tackle serious plumbing projects.

The experts at Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling are and always have been committed to keeping up with changing industry best practices, technological innovations, and new techniques. They know that homeowners deserve the best when it comes to comfort and convenience and strive to provide modern, high-quality services at competitive prices. To that end, Summers Plumbing now offers drain camera inspection services in Dayton that allow plumbers to locate damage efficiently and make necessary repairs.

What Are Drain Camera Inspections?

Drain camera inspections (also referred to as sewer line inspections) involve the use of a long, robotic device with a small camera affixed to the end. The device looks a little like a traditional plumbing snake, but it features LED lights in addition to a high-resolution camera so that plumbers can get a clear picture of what’s going on inside of pipes.

To complete a drain inspection, the plumber will start by inserting the camera into the pipe through a drain or another easy access point. The equipment is designed to provide entry to the plumbing network via not just sinks, but also toilets, showers, and even the access points on main sewer lines. The plumber will then guide the flexible snake into the pipe, checking the camera as it goes, until the problem has been located.

Each drain camera comes with a small, handheld screen that allows the plumber to view progress and record the inspection. The ability to record inspections allows plumbers to go back and review the work as they complete the repairs, cutting down on the margin of error and removing all the guesswork from locating plumbing problems.

Common Uses for Drain Cameras

The experts at Summers Plumbing know a good thing when they see it. They now use drain cameras to pinpoint a wide variety of plumbing problems, which can include:

  • Pipe misalignments
  • Cracks or bends
  • Tree roots or plant debris in sewer lines
  • Rust, corrosion, or wear
  • Drain line clogs or blockages
  • All kinds of leaks

Even if the plumbing system was installed perfectly, all of these problems and more can develop over time. As the home’s foundation settles, it can create alignment issues that result in cracks or bends. Tree roots can grow into sewer lines and drain pipes, causing leaks and blockages. Older metal plumbing is susceptible to corrosion, and although PVC pipes are now the norm, most homes still feature at least a few metal pipes.

A drain camera inspection will help plumbers identify and locate all of these problems, and more. Trying to resolve clogs and blockages without finding their underlying source can leave homeowners struggling to keep their drain lines clear. Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling will always start by performing a drain camera inspection to determine the exact location and cause of the blockage so that it can be repaired correctly.

When to Schedule a Drain Camera Inspection in Dayton

Most experts recommend having residential pipes inspected and cleaned every 18 months to prevent issues with mineral buildup, corrosion, and blockages. When homeowners schedule these regular maintenance visits with an expert from Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, they can also expect a full drain camera inspection. Proactive maintenance, including regular drain inspections, is the best way to prevent leaks and protect the home from water damage.

Sometimes, regular inspections performed every 18 months won’t cut it. Those who have recently purchased older homes without first scheduling a full plumbing inspection should call Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling right away. It’s also appropriate to schedule a full drain camera inspection any time a serious clog or leak occurs in the drain or sewer line.

Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling offers quality inspection services at affordable prices. They even offer pricing and satisfaction guarantees. If homeowners can find local plumbing services that offer cheaper drain camera inspections, Summers Plumbing will meet or beat the

competitor’s price.

Schedule a Drain Camera Inspection in Dayton

Whether homeowners are trying to get proactive about their plumbing maintenance or it’s already clear they have a problem with one of the drain lines, Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling can help. Reach out online or by phone to discuss inspection services and pricing or schedule a full drain camera inspection and repairs today. These experts offer a satisfaction guarantee, and they’ll match any estimate offered by a licensed plumber, so homeowners have nothing to lose by reaching out today.

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