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The Benefit of a Pipeline Inspection

hydro-jetting-technicianThe drain clog and the slow drain are, unfortunately, basic problems for plumbing systems that can never be completely banished. Whether you’re a local homeowner or business owner, you may need to schedule drain cleaning in Hamilton, OH or other major drain and sewer line repairs to deal with clogs.

But a clogged drain shouldn’t be a regular occurrence. And you shouldn’t see water backing up through drains when you run the washing machine, or water come up through a shower drain the nearby toilet is flushed. These indicate bigger clogging issues in the sewer line—and that’s when a pipeline inspection is the best option.

Pipeline Inspections: The Modern Plumber’s Best Friend

In the bad ol’ days of plumbing, trying to figure out what was going wrong in a residential or commercial sewer line took plenty of guesswork.  Even the best plumbers could guess wrong, making it necessary to try a few times to discover the best way to fix the problem. This often involved digging.

Thanks to modern pipeline inspection equipment, a plumber can rapidly discover what’s gone wrong by looking at the pipeline from the inside.  There are many benefits to using this technology:

Pipeline Inspections Are Fast!

Trying to diagnose the trouble with a sewer line can mean a lot of trial-and-error. Pipeline inspection equipment cuts down on how long it takes to discover what repairs or cleaning needs to be done to fix the sewer line. All the plumber must do is insert a fiber optic cable with a digital camera and LED light at its end down into the clean-out for the sewer line. The plumber can then see the pipe from the inside on monitors and have answers in only minutes.

Pipeline Inspections Are Accurate!

There are many different potential problems with sewer lines: tree root infiltration, extreme corrosion, the build-up of solid debris, sagging pipes, and FOG (grease, fats, and oils). Each requires a different repair solution. A pipeline inspection gives a plumber an exact diagnosis of the trouble and the best way to deal with it. (And this helps make the process go even faster.)

Pipeline Inspections Are Clean!

Before video pipe inspection services became common, the brute force method of finding out what was wrong with a sewer line was to dig down to the pipe itself. Not only did this take up time, it made a mess across the property as well, and it meant extra work to re-landscape the area after the work was done. Pipeline inspection equipment goes in laterally—no need to dig at all.

Only Allow a Professional to Inspect the Pipeline

No matter the size of your home or business, it’s vital that you only permit a licensed plumber to handle inspection of your property’s sewer line. The equipment is not only too expensive for you to purchase just for this one job, it also requires extensive training to operate correctly—not to mention be able to do the repair work necessary afterward. Rely on our team for great pipeline inspections.

Schedule pipeline inspection for your home or business. Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. has served Greater Cincinnati and the surrounding Tri State area since 1972.

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