Many homeowner’s provide annual and even biannual maintenance to their property. Unfortunately, the inspection and maintenance of the homes drainage and sewer system is seldom part of it. Typically, drains and the sewer line isn’t considered until a problem occurs affecting its drainage. These problems can be avoided with preventative maintenance and a periodic video pipe inspection. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber in Arlington can provide this and many other plumbing services for you.
A video pipe inspection, also called a sewer camera inspection, uses a tiny video camera attached to a flexible fiber optic cable pushed through the drain or sewer pipe. The image is displayed on a monitor for the plumber in Arlington to view, and identifies the location and depth of the camera below ground. It eliminates the guesswork from identifying the problem, its location and the repair.
After the video pipe inspection, with the problem identified, the plumber will be able to provide the most efficient solution. The inspection eliminates unnecessary work, such as trenching an entire lawn to find an issue and identify it.
The benefits of a video pipe inspection, include:
- Provides a visual image for proper identification of the problem type, its depth and location.
- Once your Ben Franklin plumber in Arlington has removed a drain or sewer clog, a video pipe inspection is once more provided to ensure all traces of the clog have been removed.
- The inspection enables the plumber in Arlington to determine what type of pipe is in use and its condition. When this service is provided on a prospective home, it can identify worn or obsolete piping in the home, potentially affecting your decision to purchase the home.
- Identifies sewer pipe problems such as tree roots, bellied or cracked pipe and other issues without trenching your lawn.
Reasons to Schedule Periodic Inspections
Even if you are very careful with your home’s drains, use drain screens and wipe plates and pots and pans of as much food and grease as possible, eventually a grease clog will occur. Fat, oils and grease (FOG) coat the pipe walls and thicken over time.
Stubborn grease is difficult to remove, and until the development of the hydro jet, complete removal was almost impossible without replacing the pipe. The hydro jet uses highly pressurized water to clean the pipe thoroughly of grease, tree roots and other clogs. In addition, hydro jetting should only be provided by a qualified, licensed plumber in Arlington, due to the amount of high pressure involved.
Periodic professional cleaning of drains and the sewer pipe assists to make clogs a thing of the past. Hydro jetting is the most effective form of drain cleaning, and the only type that will effectively remove grease buildup.
The frequency your drains and sewer pipe will require professional cleaning for maintenance will vary, depending on your household’s habits and care. However, the average home could benefit with service about every 2-3 years.
In the commercial industry, restaurants, cafeterias and lunchrooms typically schedule service every month, to ensure operations are not interrupted by a blockage or backup. When you schedule service, prior to hydro jetting, a Ben Franklin plumber in Arlington will provide a video pipe inspection to determine the cause of the issue and the pipe condition.
In addition, a video pipe inspection is recommended for aging sewer pipes 30 years old or older. The inspection reveals the condition of the pipe. Deteriorating sewer pipe should be replaced before a hazardous sewer leak occurs, which can contaminate ground water and surface water. Sewer leaks is often the cause behind people becoming ill from drinking contaminated water.
Furthermore, older homes often have steel galvanized pipes, including the sewer pipe. Unfortunately, metal pipe will corrode and eventually leak, allowing sewer effluent to leak. A leaking sewer pipe is an emergency and requires immediate repair by a qualified licensed plumber.
The replacement of sewer pipe is also a service our licensed plumbers offer, in addition to installation for new home builds. Ben Franklin plumbers utilize the latest technology for efficient and effective plumbing repair. When you need sewer pipe repair or replacement, we offer trenchless pipe repair. As the name suggests, this technology provides the replacement of sewer pipe without the destructive trenching of your lawn. This provides the ability to preserve your lawn, landscaping, and any structures the pipe runs under, including a slab foundation.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers the solutions and the latest technology available for your plumbing needs. Contact a Ben Franklin plumber in Arlington to schedule a video pipe inspection, or any other of our wide range of plumbing services. You can rely on our plumbers expertise for quality plumbing. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.