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How Does Video Pipe Inspection Work with Drain Cleaning?

Drain cleaning may sound like a simple process, which is why many homeowners make the mistake of using store-bought bottles of chemicals to do the job. But no professional plumber uses these “cleaners” in his or her work: they are caustic and can severely damage the interior of drainpipes. Instead, dedicated professionals use an array of other tools to take care of cleansing drains to reduce the risk of clogs and high water pressure.

One of the important modern devices used in drain cleaning is the miniaturized camera. When you contact Larry & Sons, Inc. for drain cleaning service in Williamsport, MD, we will use special video pipe inspection equipment to provide you with targeted and effective cleaning that will leave your home’s pipes pristine and undamaged.

How Does the Video Pipe Inspection Method Work?

The basic set-up of video pipe inspection is a miniaturized camera, LED light, fiber optic cable, and video monitor. The camera is mounted, along with the LED light, at the end of the long and flexible fiber optic cable. The plumber snakes the cable down a drain or other access point deep into the plumbing. The camera sends a video feed back to the monitor, giving a clear image of the interior of the pipe.

Using this visual information, a plumber can discover exactly what needs cleaning, how best to clean it. This takes away the guesswork of drain cleaning: the plumber will know which method to try, and also where to apply it. This is especially helpful with problems in sewer lines, since it allows the plumber to see if roots have entered the pipe and if they can be dealt with using non-invasive procedure that will not require any digging. Video pipe inspection helps prevent unnecessary work that takes up time and money… and could lead to damage to your house.

Trust to Drain Cleaning Professionals

Although you can find video pipe inspection equipment for sale at some specialty websites (almost any professional-grade equipment is now available this way), it is both prohibitively expensive and too difficult to use. Unless you are a trained plumber, you will not be able to analyze the images on your own and come up with solutions to your drain cleaning problems. Save yourself time and money when you’re in need of professional drain cleaning or other plumbing services in Williamsport, MD.

You will have a hard time finding plumbers with more experience at cleaning drains than Larry & Sons, Inc. We are now in our fifth decade of service to the community. Give us a call today to schedule your next service appointment with us.