We don’t expect our customers to have x-ray vision and know what’s going on with the plumbing system behind their walls and beneath their floors. Our plumbers don’t have that either! What we do have are the right tools and methods to handle a variety of plumbing problems and to inspect your plumbing to make sure it’s healthy.
Do you have a clog forming? What’s the source of that clog? Is corrosion occurring, or do you already have a leak—maybe multiple leaks? Read on as we uncover how we can answer these questions and help you achieve a healthy plumbing system in 2 simple steps.
Step 1: Video Pipe Inspection
Video pipe inspection as part of your overall routine plumbing maintenance is a vital step toward achieving a healthy plumbing system, but not the only step! Read on as we uncover a little bit more about the benefits of this service, and what steps you can take between inspections.
Our plumbers feed a tiny camera which is affixed to a long, flexible cable right into your drains, sewer line, and throughout the remaining plumbing system. This allows us to see and address a number of potential plumbing problems, including:
- Frequent clogs
- Sewer odors or backup
- Leaks with no obvious source
- Puddles and wet spots in or around your property
- Loss of water pressure/water flow throughout the home
Video pipe inspection allows you to be safe, rather than sorry. We’re able to alert you to a problem right away so you can get plumbing repairs on your schedule and remedy the situation quickly—before you find yourself facing high water bills and emergency plumbing needs.
Step 2: Perform DIY Plumbing Checks
Before we go any further, we never recommend “do it yourself” plumbing repair jobs! That should be left to the pros. But we will share some plumbing checks you can do on your own so you know when it’s time to call in a pro.
Check for signs of corrosion. This includes greenish or yellowish stains around brass or copper pipes and valves.
Beware signs of leakage. This can include hearing water rushing when no fixtures are on, seeing cracked or broken flooring indicating a slab leak, and the presence of mold growth near plumbing or drain openings.
Check the water flow from your fixtures. Have you noticed a decrease? A slow decline in water flow is indicative of a growing clog. A sudden drop could mean a pipe rupture, which needs professional attention right away!
Check your drainage. Are the drains in your home draining as they should? One or two clogged drains may be isolated events requiring a plunger or a drain snake. Widespread drain clogs throughout the home can be the sign of something more sinister—like a sewer line blockage.
Check your water meter when no plumbing fixtures or appliances are on. Does it indicate you’re using water when you aren’t? This means you have a leak somewhere within your plumbing system, which requires professional attention.