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What Is A Drain Camera Inspection?

Drain Inspection Camera

Have you been experiencing slow water pressure, drainage, or sewage blockage? If yes, ask yourself when was the last time you had your pipe drains inspected. Inspecting your drain lines is essential for maintaining the health of your pipes and plumbing. A camera drain inspection can help you tackle problems before it’s too late and help sustain you over a long period.

A drain camera inspection is the process of leading a camera attached to an inspection device through your drains to help maintain and check for any clogs or problems. This process aids technicians in identifying a problem and working towards solving it with the correct diagnosis.

Here are some common problems caused by clogged pipes and how a drain camera inspection can help avoid them.


An empty and clean drain allows you to perform your tasks effortlessly and efficiently without worrying about what you can rinse down your sink. Hair, waste, mineral buildup, and dirt are all factors that can play a role in blocked drains.

Bathroom clogs typically occur when dirt, hair, dead skin, and soap scum stick to the walls of drain pipes. As time passes, those substances build up. The accumulation of this waste can result in your pipes getting blocked, causing future costly problems.

A drain camera inspection can help address these concerns by allowing you to understand what you are dealing with inside your drains and providing you with the solutions to fix it so waste can flow freely. Taking the time to inspect your pipes will prevent you from blockages over time, reducing your chances of an overflowing sink or clogged shower.


Dropping things in our sink is something that many of us are guilty of. Small objects can make their way through your drains and clog up your pipes, restricting water flow and leading to future blockages and problems. When clogs become severe, they can harm your pipes by causing them to break or alter their shape. Drain pipes can also deteriorate and crack over time due to old age or excessive use of chemical drain cleaners. This is also a common plumbing problem found in older homes.

A broken drain can lead to leaks, leaving water damage and stains all over your home. Water damage can also lead to nasty odors and a higher risk of mold problems in the future.

An unattended broken pipe may lead to costly expenses affecting you and your loved ones. Scheduling a drain camera inspection can help you identify a break and work towards repairing it.

Health Risks

Besides the home risks clogged drains can cause, the health risks that come with blocked drains can impact your health in ways your eyes can’t see. Clogged drains are home to contaminated water with disease-carrying bacteria that would be harmful to you and your loved ones if it were to back up into your home.

According to The World Health Organization: “Contaminated water and poor sanitation are linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio. Absent, inadequate, or inappropriately managed water and sanitation services expose individuals to preventable health risks.”

The polluted water can also cause unpleasant odors to roam around your home, in addition to the growth of mold in the walls and other areas of your house.

Morristown Video Camera Inspection

Our team at Quality Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical is here to help you and your family have the comfort you deserve. Our skilled professionals are dedicated to serving you with our quality work at an affordable price. Contact us today at (865) 622-7785 and let us help take care of your home.

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