How Does Camera Inspection Work?

In strategic areas in your home, there are access ports to your plumbing system. We find these ports and then reach for our trusty drain camera tool. These camera-tipped cables are inserted into your plumbing pipes and maneuvered by a trained technician. The video feed is transmitted back to the plumber via a real-time monitor so we can see the exact location of the problem.

Here at 3 Mountains Plumbing, we perform sewer camera inspections on many of the major drain cleaning jobs that we do. That’s because this state-of-the-art technology allows us to see inside the pipes and find the source of your drain problems quickly and accurately! If your toilet is backed-up, your sewer main line is clogged, or your kitchen sink is overflowing, sewer camera inspection helps us find the precise location of what’s causing your plumbing issues and provide the solution.

But even if you don’t have an explicit drain cleaning problem, your home might benefit from drain cleaning anyway! Here are some reasons that Portland homeowners should consider calling for a sewer camera inspection today:

  • Gradual Build-Up– Over time, residues such as grease, oil, and sediments tend to build up and create problems for your plumbing from the inside. Have you noticed that your drains are clearing slower than normal, that you have standing water in your kitchen and bathroom sink, or even that your toilet tends to back up more than usual? A sewer camera inspection will help you find the weaker areas of your Portland home’s plumbing.
  • Outdated Materials Corrode– Your home may have an impending plumbing disaster that you don’t even know about! That’s because many homes built before 1989 were made with plumbing that doesn’t hold up over time. Orangeburg, cast iron, and clay pipes often corrode or break, causing Portland homeowners serious headaches. If you have an older home that was made with one of these outdated materials, call for a sewer inspection before you have an issue in your home.
  • More Accuracy than Other Methods– If you ever suspect that you have a plumbing problem but just aren’t sure, a sewer camera inspection is a way to go. It’s the one plumbing procedure that allows you to see inside of your sewer mainline!

If you have drain clogs and need drain snaking or sewer camera inspection, call the Portland experts at 3 Mountains Plumbing today!

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