Video Pipe Inspection Services in St. Louis and Surrounding Areas
Once upon a time, proper plumbing required only a set of wrenches and a little hard work, and to a large extent it still does. But technology has advanced, and while plain old-fashioned elbow grease still has its place, new devices can make a plumber’s job faster, easier and more accurate.
Consider the use of video pipe inspection, for instance: allowing plumbers unprecedented looks inside your pipes and letting them do their jobs faster and with more accuracy as a result. Here in St. Louis and surrounding areas, the friendly professionals at Performance Plumbing use video camera inspection in a wide number of plumbing applications. It’s just part and parcel when delivering the best plumbing service in the area, with trained technicians and stocked vans containing advanced devices like miniature video cameras. Call us today and let us show you what we can do!
How Does It Work?
If you own a cell phone, chances are you’ve marveled at how small the camera is: smaller than your fingernail in most cases and yet able to deliver high quality images and videos with just the touch of a button. Video camera inspection simply takes advantage of that tiny size. A camera is run down on a line, along with a light able to fit into the inside of even the smallest pipe. The technician uses a tablet device to examine your plumbing from the outside in. Our technicians have years of experience with this technology, using it on calls throughout the St. Louis, MO area. It’s one tool, but it makes a huge difference in getting you the quality service you need. Call us today to find out more!
Why Do It?
Knowledge is power in the plumbing industry. It’s important to know what precisely caused a given clog, for example, or how far the corrosion in a length of pipe extends. Up until recently, it was difficult to pinpoint those details. Plumbers had to make educated guesses or go on fishing expeditions, which meant lost time and higher expenses.
Video pipe inspection changes that. By literally going inside the pipe, it lets the plumber look at the exact nature of the problem and formulate the right solution. To take the example of the clog again, a video camera inspection will reveal the source of the clog and allow the plumber to select the right tool to clear it, instead of having to depend on a more generic, less effective tool.
Big Jobs and Small
Video camera inspection also works so well because it’s so versatile. It’s used in small jobs like unclogging drains and large ones like repairing breaches in the sewer line. In every case, the goal is the same: deliver accurate information quickly and use it to cut down on the time and expense of the plumbing repair in question.
On that point, it comes back to the more old fashioned parts of plumbing. While video inspection is a great way of getting information, it takes a trained technician to turn that information into action and deliver the quality plumbing work that the customer expects. We’re proud to serve our neighbors in the St. Louis, MO area, and use our video pipe inspection technology to give them the best value for their dollar!