A plumbing camera is one of the most important and useful advances in plumbing repair technology. It is commonly called the snake camera, or sewer camera. It can see clogs, branches, cracks, and major damage in your residence or place of business.
Plumbing Snake Camera
The snake camera travels down and up the winds and turns of pipes with the ease of a clearing plumbing snake. Not only does it view in live time, it can also record so your professional plumber can go back and review to make sure nothing has been missed.
When the camera reaches the obstruction or damage, the transmitter within the machine is activated so as to determine the depth or distance of the problem. This aids the plumber in narrowing down the location, thereby avoiding extra digging or removal of plumbing appliances. Having the exact or very close approximate location saves money because the work location has been pinpointed or diagnosed within a close enough range.
It is possible to rent a plumbing snake camera yourself, but unless you have some plumbing experience, it is not recommended. As with anything being sent into plumbing pipes, if it gets stuck, a professional plumber will have to reverse any home owner mistakes and may end up costing more than the original call. An inexperienced person can also cause damage to a potentially fragile plumbing system.
This particular piece of technology can be a troubleshooting miracle and a major money-saver! When you hire a plumber make sure he has one in his truck.