There are many plumbing issues that can be quickly remedied with a few common tools. But sometimes, even after going through all the basic tests and fixes, a drain is still clogged or a leak is still springing up for an unknown reason. In a variety of situations, a professional plumber can utilize special video cameras to get an up-close view of the problem.
These tools are essentially a small camera connected to a long, flexible rod, and are designed to be fed into pipes to allow for inspection without damaging the pipe itself. Special sensors and transmitters on the camera allow footage to be broadcast above in real time, and also indicate the precise depth and location.
These cameras come in handy for a number of scenarios including:
Tree root intrusion
Obstruction from grease, debris or soil
Leaks and punctures
If you have a drain that keeps getting backed up, or is otherwise slow to drain or clogged, you might need a video line inspection. These tools and techniques aren't available to the casual homeowner, however. If you think you might need a video line inspection, be sure to give your local Sparks Roto-Rooter professional a call to schedule a visit. With their help, you'll know exactly what needs to be done to ensure your plumbing system is working perfectly.