Knowing what’s going on in your pipes might not be keeping you awake at night, but when you have a problem, it will.
Plumbing and water in particular is a real worry for property owners when things aren’t right. Flooding or backed-up sewage is certainly on the list of things you’d rather never have to fix.
CCTV pipe inspections can help you see the unseen by gently entering the pipes without causing any damage, giving you a real-time view of the world underground.
For the most part, this gives us (the pipe experts) and you (the property owner) a clear view and an idea of what needs to be done, if anything.
But when should you have a pipe inspection and what are the triggers to get one booked?
You think you have a problem
If you think there’s an issue with your pipes and that something isn’t quite right then a CCTV pipe inspection is a good idea. Pipes are hidden underground and although this is ideal for the majority of their lives, it does mean you can’t truly see what’s going on and what the problem is.
Getting down and into the pipes is the only way.
If you’ve spotted any of these common sewage problems with your plumbing system, then a CCTV inspection is a good idea.
You have a problem
If you know you have a problem then a CCTV pipe inspection is still a good idea, even if you know what the problem is. You probably don’t know exactly where it is. Most of the time an inspection will eliminate unnecessary excavation and work as you’ll know precisely what the issue is rather than working on guesswork.
A CCTV view will give you the right data and then – with expert help – the right solution!
You’d like to know what’s going on
There are times when you might like to know what’s happening in your pipes, what state they’re in, and maybe if you need any work ahead of seeing those early warning signs.
A CCTV pipe survey is only as good as the most recent one you had, as your pipes are subject to change. Bacteria grows, sludge builds up, tree roots grow.
You might simply want some peace of mind and feel that booking a CCTV pipe inspection for your Colorado home is just a sensible thing to do to give you an update and overview of your underground system.
You’re buying or selling your property
Moving in or out? You might benefit from an inspection just to make sure everything is as it should be.
This is especially true if you’re buying the property. Think about your current home. You know it well. You know each and every creaky board, the window that sticks and how to fix it, and you know if you had a tree root grow into your sewage main line a few years ago.
If you’re buying, you rarely know this information.
So why not obtain it? And if you’re selling, why not obtain it and supply it to your buyers, for their peace of mind, satisfaction, and trust.
It’s far better to have a clear view on your plumbing just as you would your electrics and building foundations. At the end of the day, the plumbing needs to work effectively and is an essential part of any property.
When it’s your responsibility
There will come a time when the city or state will ask you to check on your plumbing and sewage works for whatever reason. It’s your responsibility as the homeowner to fix and repair broken sewer lines that travel from your property to the main municipal line.
If you ever get a notification in the mail from the city asking you to inspect and check your pipes then you need to arrange it as soon as possible. A CCTV inspection will ensure you have all the answers and proof you need.
CCTV pipe inspections… the eyes beneath the ground
You might even feel that an annual look into the system is a good idea just for peace of mind or simply use the service when you feel you have a few warning signs starting to show.
CCTV will inspect your pipes without causing any damage or disruption, and give us and you the best idea of what to do next.
If you feel you need a better view of what’s going on in your drainage and sewage system then contact us now and we’ll arrange a visit.