Now that the weather is dropping to freezing temperatures, it’s the most critical time of the year for your plumbing system. Cold temperatures increase the risk of issues for your pipes which may require costly repairs. However, you can ensure that your pipes are in good health and save money by getting a pipe inspection with our pipe inspection cameras.
What Is a Pipe Inspection?
A pipe inspection is necessary for the plumber to evaluate the current state of your pipes and see if there’s any potential threats. A pipe inspection can be carried out in a multitude of ways. In the past, the only way to access and inspect the underground pipes was to dig up the property. As you can imagine, doing this is costly, time-consuming, and very messy. Nowadays, many plumbers utilize pipe inspection cameras. These are special cameras that are attached to a long, flexible tube that are maneuvered down pipes. The camera displays its recordings on an above-ground monitor so that the plumber can see what the pipes look like and identify any issues. This method is less invasive so it’s quicker, easier, and catches more potential problems.
What a Pipe Inspection Can Look For
It’s a good idea to have your pipes inspected before the temperature drops too much so you can find and prevent any issues. Here are a few things that a pipe inspection can reveal:
- Clogged or blocked up pipes: During the warmer months, any cooking oils or fats that you pour down the drain may not seem to cause any issues. However, the colder temperatures can cause these to coagulate and block up your pipes. A pipe inspection can identify where blockages are starting to form so you can schedule a cleaning and prevent any issues down the road.
- Corrosion: It’s especially important to look for any corroded pipes during the winter because corroded pipes are more likely to crack or burst with freezing water. Additionally, water from corroded pipes can decrease the efficiency of your water heater, making it work harder to heat up.
- Leaks: No matter how small a leak is, it can cause serious damage to your pipes, especially during the winter. A leak in your pipe may become even worse during the process of water freezing and thawing out. It’s best to have a pipe inspection and fix any leaks before the water freezes.
- Tree roots: Tree roots growing into pipes is a common problem that can cause leaks or make your pipes collapse. However, this issue is even worse during the winter when tree roots grow further into the ground to search for water. And you may not even know what is happening until it’s too late or you inspect your pipes.
It’s important to perform a pipe inspection before the temperatures get too low in order to prepare your house and identify any issues that may be exacerbated by the dropping temperatures. Check out 2M Technology’s line of pipe inspection cameras and let us know if you need help finding the perfect fit. Call us at 877-708-5401 or email at email@example.com!