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    Four Benefits of Getting a Camera Inspection for Your Plumbing

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    Chances are you don't spend a lot of time thinking about the plumbing in your home, but you should think about getting your plumbing inspected at least once a year. Doing this will ensure that your pipes aren't leaking or corroded.

    It can also alleviate a whole host of problems such as water pressure that suddenly becomes too low, running toilets, and blockages in the pipes, all of which can cause a lot of damage and frustration. One way to get your plumbing thoroughly evaluated is with a camera inspection.

    Here are four benefits of getting a camera inspection for your plumbing.

    1. A Camera Inspection Takes Out the Guesswork

    There are times when a professional plumber can only make the best guess as to why there is a problem. A plumbing camera offers a way to see inside the pipes so that a plumber knows exactly what is going on. This alleviates any guesswork and helps the plumber to determine what needs to be done in order to fix the problem.

    Besides providing a way to spot any problems with the plumbing, a camera inspection can also be beneficial to give homeowners an overall assessment of the condition of their plumbing.

    2. A Camera Inspection Can Help You Save Money

    Getting a camera inspection can help plumbers find little problems before they turn into enormous ones, and more often than not, the bigger the problem, the more it costs to fix. For example, if you have a leaky pipe and you don't know about it, the following kinds of problems can occur:

    • Damage to your walls, including staining and warping
    • Growth of black mold
    • Flooding and water damage

    These are big problems that are most likely going to cost you a lot of money to resolve. For instance, if you have an invasion of black mold due to leaky pipes, you will not only have to pay for the drywall to get replaced but you must also pay for mold remediation services, which can cost anywhere from $500 to $3,000.

    The bottom line is that by doing a camera inspection on a regular basis, it can save you money in the long run.

    3. A Camera Inspection Can You Teach Ways to Take Care of Your Pipes

    If a camera inspection of your plumbing reveals that your drains are clogged due to a buildup of grease, then you might want to stop pouring grease down your drains. You might be surprised to find there are other things in your pipes that shouldn't be there that are causing damage to your pipes.

    If you want to take proper care of your plumbing system, you should refrain from flushing the following items down the toilet or pouring them down the drain:

    • Coffee grounds
    • Pasta, rice, and other types of expandable foods
    • Cat litter
    • Eggshells
    • Medications
    • Fats and oils
    • Flushable wipes
    • Paint
    • Paper towels
    • Cotton balls

    If you avoid putting these things down the toilet or the drain, your plumbing will have a much less chance of clogging up.

    4. A Camera Inspection Is Much Safer Than Other Methods

    When it comes to plumbing, sometimes the only way to see what is going on inside the pipes is by taking things apart. By doing a camera inspection, however, all of your walls and plumbing fixtures can stay intact.

    When a plumber doesn't have to take things apart, it reduces the chance of an accident or damage to your home. Besides being much safer, it is also a much quicker way to find the problem.

    If you are due for a camera inspection of your plumbing system, contact King Trenchless today.