Clogged Sink or Mystery Leak? Why You Need a Drain Camera Inspection

Posted by on 10-05-2021

Clogged Sink or Mystery Leak? Why You Need a Drain Camera Inspection

Plumbing issues can happen to anyone. Sometimes the best solution is to take a detailed look at what exactly is happening in your drains, to correct the problem at the source.

Today we will discuss the importance of having your drains inspected with cameras.

Fix It Right – the First Time

Nothing’s worse than thinking you’ve fixed a problem, just to realize 3 weeks later that the problem is still there. During these moments, we say to ourselves, “What didn’t I do?”

Well, one of those things is often the lack of professionals. We’re a society of doers and movers that “Google” answers. And we mean “Google” as a verb – society has officially immortalized it to mean more than just a search engine – it’s a lifestyle.

But with anyone being able to post anything online, providing their two-bit advice, how do you know what’s legit? The simple answer: turn to a professional that can get it right the first time. And that includes clogged drains and leaks. That’s one of our specialties.

So how do we guarantee the advice that we’re giving will solve your problem? We do something called a Drain Camera Inspection.

What’s a drain camera inspection?

Using a telescopic camera that measures up to 120 meters long, we inspect your plumbing and see exactly where leaks and clogs are coming from. Like a colonoscopy for your home.

Drain inspections are great at pinpointing where the problem really is. So whether it’s a rancid sink smell or rising water levels in your bathtub, we can find it.

And here’s the kicker. An inspection from a reputable plumbing service can save you money and time.

4 Reasons to Use a Drain Camera

1. Saves you money

Instead of spending money on the 101 solutions at Home Depot, we help to determine exactly what the problem is before starting any sort of repair.

This type of accuracy not only saves money but also saves materials. At Drain King, we do our best to conduct practices in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner. So not only are you relieving yourself from unnecessary headaches but you’re reducing stress on the environment.

At one time, it was believed that trips from the plumber meant massive excavations of basements or front lawns to solve the problem. But using the latest technology, we can be in and out of your house in a couple of hours.

2. One-time fix and recommendations

So you’ve tried a drain snake, aka drain auger or drum, and liquid drain solutions to clear your blockage but nothing seems to work. Your frustration is mounting and Google is running out of ideas.

That situation is called a guessing game, hoping that one of these methods will work. Do you know the expression ‘throwing spaghetti against the wall’? This is more like throwing a piece of toast.

A simple camera inspection could have saved you a lot of time and hassle.

Sometimes unpredictable things, like plant roots or dropping temperatures, can damage your plumbing, creating blockages and leaks. We’re no stranger to drastic temperature changes in the Greater Toronto Area.

It’s always best to prevent damages before they happen but if you do need a professional, we’ve got your back.

3. Safer for the Environment

In a generation where global warming and ecological catastrophe feel like daily news, we take a responsible stance on plumbing. Many household wastes get into our environment, putting wildlife, such as fish and birds, in danger.

One of those household wastes is liquid drain clearing solutions. These “cleaners” use highly corrosive chemicals to degrade and destroy organic matter. This means that every time it’s used, toxic chemicals enter our waterways.

Aside from the hazard they place on life, they also put a burden on our municipal filtration systems. Journalist Kate Peterson wrote, “If you don’t want to drink it, don’t put it down the drain.”

4. Home Buyers and Insurance

Aside from the practical reasons to get a drain camera inspection done, it can also be useful from a contractual standpoint.

If you’re on the market for a new home, you can use drain cameras as a part of the home inspection process. Our services can also be used for insurance purposes if there are any infrastructure-related claims, such as flooding.

So the next time you hear a drip or find yourself swimming in a sink full of dirty water, give us a call. We’re here to help you 24/7.

For more information about drain camera inspection services, call Drain King Plumbing at 833-983-5663 or contact us here.