Protect the Integrity of Your Home with a Drain Camera Inspection
Many homeowners take the integrity of their home’s drain and sewer system for granted. As a result, when there’s a clog or the think is slow to drain or the toilets take a couple of flushes to go down, the homeowner heads out and buys some Drain-O. No big deal, right? Well, for one in every five homeowners, it ends up being a major problem. It doesn’t have to be if you have a drain camera inspection done when your plumbing problems aren’t cleared up with a simple drain cleaner.
No matter how long you have lived in your home, whether it’s a few months or many years, problems in the sewer line or drain line system can build over time. Too many homeowners buy their house, have the inspection, sign the papers, and never think to have this aspect of the home checked and they pay dearly for their oversight sometime in the future. A drain camera inspection can offer a number of benefits to the existing homeowner, the future homeowner, and even construction companies and real estate agencies.
You get to see the full picture
When you have a drain camera inspection, you may uncover potentially serious issues, such as cracks in the pipe, clogs that won’t be eroded with chemicals, or even open lines (yes, it’s happened) that run throughout your house and all the way to the main sewer line connection in the street. Just because you can’t see a problem in the plumbing system of your house doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.
Think of your home as a living, breathing entity. Whenever there is a problem, such as a clogged drain, your house is trying to tell you something. If you notice an odd smell coming from a portion of the house, but you don’t know what it is, only that you know it’s new, your house is telling you something. It’s easier to ignore what it’s trying to tell you, but that often ends up being more costly in the long run.
Even if you have no current problems with your plumbing, even if the home is brand new, that doesn’t mean that something wasn’t missed during construction or that one of the crew members didn’t damage a piece of pipe and not report it. Give yourself the peace of mind that you deserve knowing that everything truly is fine by using a drain camera inspection.
If it does uncover something that needs repair, you’ll be grateful that it was caught and addressed before it became a much more costly problem.