Look Beneath the Surface with Maryland Plumber’s Mainline Video
Know the Condition of your Pipes with High-tech Services from Plumbers 911
At Plumbers 911 Maryland, we’re committed to utilizing the best, most up-to-date technologies available to help you keep your home plumbing in top working order. In the past, an inspection of a mainline would have to be conducted by digging. Nowadays, high-tech video equipment can diagnose problems, such as clogs and blockages
, and inspect the current status of your mainline, no digging required. The process is fast, easy, non-invasive, and cost-effective.
If you think our mainline video services are right for you, don’t delay calling a licensed Maryland plumber
to make an appointment. If you’re curious to learn more about what mainline video entails and whether or not it’s a service you require, keep reading!
How Does Mainline Video Work?
To conduct a mainline video inspection, one of our trained professionals will run a special high-resolution video camera that is fitted at the end of a long, flexible rod. This equipment is able to travel long distances within your plumbing system, and the images it captures give our professionals a thorough idea of the condition of your pipes. Additionally, radio transmitters are able to detect any possible blockages or weak pipes needing replacement or repair.
Although the mainline video is great for diagnosing where clogs are located in your pipe, it’s also a tool for detecting other issues. Some of the things that a mainline video inspection can detect are the presence of grease buildup
, the growth of roots, rust, and other problems that can affect the health of your home plumbing, allowing our technicians to quickly move on from locating the problem to fixing it.
Benefits of Mainline Video
There are many benefits of mainline video, including:
- Because it’s minimally invasive, there’s no damage to your home or yard to fix following the procedure.
- It’s capable of both diagnosing current problems and anticipating problems that may arise in the near future.
- It takes the guesswork out of knowing the condition of your plumbing, making fixes easier and giving you peace of mind.
- It can save you money by eliminating unnecessary work on your plumbing and allowing you to perform necessary preventative measures to avoid plumbing disasters.
While this video equipment is excellent at detecting problems in your plumbing’s mainline, it can also be used to detect issues inside your home. If you are having problems with a troublesome, persistent clog in your kitchen or bathroom, a video inspection may be the first step to diagnosing the problem.
Mainline video can be a useful tool to use even when there aren’t current problems with your plumbing. For instance, if you are looking into buying a new home, having a mainline video inspection conducted on your potential purchase can confirm that the pipes are in good shape and don’t need replacing. Or, if they do, this knowledge could be valuable leverage during the negotiating process.
Additionally, this kind of inspection can be extremely useful to conduct when preparing to do renovation on your kitchen or bathroom. This may be particularly important if you’re planning on adding an additional kitchen or bathroom to your home since the additional wastewater will put an extra strain on your mainline. Knowing the condition of your pipes can help give you peace of mind – and control over your budget – before you start a major remodel.
Some instances when you might want to consider having a mainline video examination done of your pipes include:
- If your home is older than twenty years old, it’s a good idea to check on the condition of your pipes periodically.
- If your backyard has many trees and/or trees with large roots, which can cause clogs and breakages to your pipes.
- If you are considering buying a home that is currently vacant, as unused pipes can cause significant problems quickly.
- Any other instance when knowing the condition of your pipes will allow you to proceed with confidence.
When should I do a routine inspection of my pipes?
Knowing the age of your home and the kind of piping you have can give you a basic idea of the condition of your pipes. Most pipes made of copper, brass, steel, or lead, have a lifespan of upwards of 80 years. PVC piping
also has a shorter lifespan but still lasts for decades, about 25-40 years. However, all of these pipes can require replacing sooner if not properly maintained. A routine mainline video inspection can let you know the current condition of your pipes, and give you an idea of what the remainder of their lifespan is.
Especially if you live in an older home, you should make it a habit to inspect visible pipes for anything unusual, like discoloration or odd textures on your pipes. Tiny leaks can also be a signal that your pipes are aging. If your water ever runs brown, such as after being gone for a few days, this is a sign that there is rust inside your pipes, which could indicate further problems. These small details likely indicate problems in your pipes underground, so doing a thorough inspection can help you catch problems before they get any bigger.
Why Choose Plumbers 911 Maryland?
Mainline inspections are just one of the many high-tech services that we are proud to provide. All of our technicians are trained to the highest standard on all new plumbing services, and we’re proud to provide the Maryland area with high quality work at a competitive price.
In addition to mainline video services, we offer a wide variety of plumbing services, so if mainline video is the first step in the process of plumbing repairs or renovations you’re considering, you need look no further for the right person for the job. Call us to ask about the additional installation and repair services we offer that may be right for your home.
Plumbers 911 Maryland also offers 24/7 emergency availability. If you have urgent plumbing problems, don’t hesitate to call us immediately.