Video Drain Inspection

Video Drain Inspection: Is It Worth it?

Do you value your plumbing system?

You may generally not give this question much thought. However, when something goes wrong with your plumbing, the answer is you value it a ton!

You depend on your plumbing system to heat water for your showers, to supply that water and to drain the used wastewater away. Plumbing is what allows you to simply flush your toilet and walk away, as well as to do your laundry without hauling around pails of water. Any problem with your plumbing system is a big problem. If you find that your drains are clogged or that you hear running water without an identifiable source, a professional plumber can help find the root of the problem.

Some consumers complain that companies offering low cost sewer inspections may charge relatively high rates for needed repairs discovered during the video process.

Video Drain Inspection

Before hiring a contractor to just do a video inspection, ask about its fees for standard repairs.

What the video inspection should be include:

Running a video camera through the household sewer pipes; typically from the house to its connection to the public sewer system can be used to evaluate the type and condition of underground pipes, and to identify problems like leaking or broken joints, intruding roots, blockages, corrosion or collapsed pipes.

Homeowners might have a video inspection done to find the cause of periodic sewer backups or other ongoing problems, or when selling or buying an older house.

A camera on the end of a long cable is fed through the sewer line and sends back images that can be viewed on a monitor and may be recorded for later viewing. A stream of water from the house may be run through the pipes during the inspection to make it easier to move the camera and to provide a visual reference. Video Drain Inspection

Video drain inspection is not typically included in a standard home inspection, and are usually ordered separately, if needed. Many experts recommend doing a video sewer inspection on a house built more than 25 years ago.

Prior to 1984, many homes were constructed with clay sewer pipes, which are easily broken or crushed. A video sewer inspection may also be helpful if water is backing up inside the house or crawlspace, if there are large trees in the yard near the sewer or if the ground has moved or settled near the sewer line.

Shopping for the right video drain specialist

In the Cleveland Ohio area a good choice to call is Reliable Contractor Services.


Reliable Contractor Services is your one stop shop.  We do plumbing drain cleaning and repair/installation, basement waterproofing, excavation, and Pipe video inspection/recording.

Residential and Commercial services are available 24/7!

Why is important to know your contractor?

  • There are weekend warriors and the other hand there are licensed, bonded, insured and accredited contractors. If you want it done twice, hire the weekend warrior!
  • Most all of the licensed, bonded and insured contractors are good, but some are better than others. We recommend that you the customer ask a lot of detailed questions.
  • When hiring a licensed contractor, they are held to higher standards (especially ones state licensed).
  • Lower cost contractors are usually the worst decision. Please be sure to ask why they are lower than other quotes and check their references. Check with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) and local authorities to see to determine the contractor’s reputation.

We utilize the latest technology and tools to find and locate problems within your plumbing lines.

From slow moving wastewater to issues in fresh water systems, our technicians can locate the problems so your plumbing can be repaired or your drains cleaned.

When one of our expert Reliable Contractor Services licensed plumbers knows where the underlying cause is in your system, you’ll be ensured the repair is made properly.

If the plumbing company you call can’t locate the problem then you’ll continue to have reoccurring issues that can add up to cost a lot.

You’ll want instead a professional who can diagnose and solve your plumbing issues quickly and efficiently, and that’s the service we strive to give each and every one of our customers.

This is why we invest in top notch video inspection and location equipment to serve you. It’s also why we spend so much effort on properly ensuring that your technician is up to date on their training and certifications necessary to handle your plumbing problems with expertise.

With our modern equipment, the interior of your pipes can be inspected without damaging your plumbing system. Pipes are made of more than hard plastic, and the connections are the most vulnerable areas. Which is why the proper equipment is needed to inspect your pipes.

Roots from trees and vegetation can grow into your joints or connections and force their way in, causing a larger opening. Once they infiltrate, they tend to form a root ball that will cut off or greatly slow down the water flow.

This can happen in your fresh water or wastewater plumbing system and is only one possible cause of slow moving water or clogs.

With the Reliable Contractor Services video inspection and location service, the problem will be found quickly so our repair technicians can deal with the issues.

When you have a slow draining pipe, you’re likely to have pipes that need a good cleaning out. And if determined by the video inspection that this is what you need, our drain cleaning services are available to you.

In fact, it is one of our most in demand services that residents and commercial property owners take advantage of.

Not only is this important service good for helping to clear out your clogs or problems, it’s a great preventative service as well.

No matter the cause of your slow moving drains, we’ll find the issue with our Video Inspection and Location service. Once the problem is located, we’ll work with you to repair it. You can trust our expert plumbers at Reliable Contractor Services to give you professional advice that is honest and up front.

Serving the greater Cleveland, Ohio area, give us a call today at 440-324-2380.

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