Drain Line Camera Inspections

Drain obstructions can be very difficult to locate and repair. In times gone by, plumbers would have to dig out your earthworks and approach pipes from the outside when diagnosing clogs and other drainage problems. Thankfully, we now have access to a far superior technology: the infrared drain line camera. 

At Dean’s Plumbing in Beavercreek, OH, video pipe inspection allows for real-time assessment of your underground sewage system and other types of piping. Its purpose is to give our technicians a better view of the lines’ internal condition. 

Here is how our process works: First, we insert a digital optical cable with a high-resolution waterproof video camera into the pipeline for inspection. As the cable gets pushed through the pipe, the camera uses powerful lights to record its journey and observations. 

As the video gets transmitted to our expert technicians, they can provide a detailed diagnosis of any issues occurring inside the pipes. The video inspection can be recorded and saved for future review.

Drain line camera inspections can be used to identify damage or obstructions in your drains that prevent regular flow or even create occasional or repeated backflow. 

Also, our cameras allow us to verify that all obstructions have been removed and that the piping is cleared up following our intervention. Your drain’s condition usually cannot be determined without conducting a drain line camera inspection.

The Problems Drain Line Camera Inspections Help Identify

Some plumbing issues may not be visible to you right away, at least not until they get to a bad enough point to require high-cost repairs. This potential is why we understand the importance of a well-conducted inspection at Dean’s Plumbing in Beavercreek, OH. Issues that a camera inspection can identify include:

Broken, Cracked, or Collapsed Pipes

Any damaged pipe requiring repair or replacement can be located and diagnosed/

Misaligned Pipes

Drain pipes that are no longer aligned due to unstable soil, freeze & thaw cycles, or other in-ground disruptions are quickly resolved.

Waterline Blockages

Whether grease has built up in the pipe or an object restricts or prevents the smooth flow of the drain, our cameras can see the blockage.

Pipe Corrosion

As drains deteriorate, parts can collapse and prevent smooth water flow. Our cameras catch corrosion in the act.

Bellied Pipes

When a drain section has sagged due to unstable soil conditions, it creates a hole that collects waste. Cameras make bellied pipes obvious.

Leaking Joints 

When the seals between pipes have broken, it allows water to escape. These leaks are easily identified with a camera inspection.

Tree Root Infiltration

Tree roots often make their way into underground pipes, preventing normal cleaning and damaging the plumbing system. They are hard to detect without a camera inspection.

Poor Quality Piping 

Existing pipes that are made of poor quality or outdated materials may have deteriorated or rusted. A camera inspection will let you know. 

Why You May Need Drain Line Camera Inspections

If you notice a recurring backflow or a plumbing problem without knowing the exact cause, a camera inspection is the best way to diagnose the issue. It will help us pinpoint the root of the problem and take the appropriate actions for repair or replacement.

If you are concerned about the condition of your drains, a camera inspection is a cost-effective solution to determine the maintenance required for years to come. This approach can significantly prevent unexpected expensive repairs or replacements.

Time Needed for Drain Line Camera Inspections

The time required depends on several factors, such as the size of your house and lot. Typically, inspections do not take more than a few hours, but the duration may vary. 

We suggest you contact us directly for a better estimate of the time needed to complete a full inspection at your home.

The Benefits of Having Dean’s Plumbing Inspect Your Drains

A full camera drain line inspection offers homeowners several benefits, including:

  • Peace of mind regarding the condition of your sewer system
  • Fast and reliable solutions to your plumbing problems
  • Prevention of costly repairs
  • Identifying broken or misaligned pipes before further damage occurs
  • Identifying hidden leaks that waste gallons of water every day

You don’t want to wait until it’s too late; better be safe with a Dean’s Plumbing camera inspection.

Why Choose Us?

At Dean’s Plumbing, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality, reliable service and a 5-star experience for our customers. Our certified technicians will explain the whole process in detail and prevent any damage to your pipes and drains during the inspection. 

If you’re in Beavercreek, Xenia, or Dayton, OH, there’s no need to search the web for “plumbers near me.” Just save our contact information on your phone and give us a call any time to get your inspection done as soon as possible!