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video-drain-inspectionIt happens to everyone sooner or later – the water that you want to disappear doesn’t. You have a blocked line. . . somewhere.

Enter our video drain line inspection service! Thanks to new developments in technology, your plumbing specialist can use video to sniff out the source of the problem.

Equipped with a camera at the end of a long cable, your plumber can not only see exactly what’s causing the problem but can also use the camera’s transmitter to pinpoint the location, eliminating the need for multiple messy dig points.

It’s more efficient, more precise, and often leads to faster resolution. We have been offering plumbing services in Calgary since 1972 and are here to help you.

How Video Drain Inspection Helps the Repair Process

When we are hired to conduct a video inspection, our clients are frequently – though not always – looking for the cause of an existing problem. We send our scope down the line using technology not available to the homeowner on a cable that’s long enough to go from your drain to your home’s municipal water tie-in.

Our cameras are high resolution and self-righting (the picture always appears upright on our monitor no matter which way the camera may be tilted), and as we manually push the camera down the pipe, we can see what the camera sees on our monitor.

For our clients’ convenience and peace of mind, the video can be downloaded onto a USB stick for future reference.

Costs of Video Drain Line Inspection

Without having the particulars of a specific situation, we can’t tell you how long your inspection will take or how much it’ll cost. Still, for a general idea, most inspections can be done in 90 minutes.

We can even give you a digital copy of your video drain line inspection for your home buying or selling purposes.

When Using Video to Inspect Drain Lines

Aside from the obvious, a video drain inspection may be an excellent first step if you’re considering selling your home or have renovations.

For prospective buyers, knowing that the sewer line is clear and in good shape is extra peace of mind. Remember, in Calgary as in most municipalities, homeowners’ responsibility is the water and sewer lines that connect a home to the municipal water system.

You’ll want to ensure your prospective new home has solid infrastructure before buying. Home renovators may benefit from knowing that existing lines can support more significant quantities of wastewater.

But the most common call for a video drain inspection comes when there’s a problem. When this is the situation, the ability to actually see what we’re dealing with is a huge time-saver.

Things like invading tree roots, debris and, particularly in post-flood southern Alberta, silt build up can all cause blockages. The camera lets us see exactly what we’re dealing with rather than using the educated guesswork of just a few years ago. With this information, we can not only go right to the heart of the problem, but we can also get the right solution – right off the bat.

Do you have questions? We have answers!

Video drain inspections are just one of the ways Instant Plumbing is working hard to provide our clients, both commercial and residential, with the best possible service.

Our qualified technicians can quickly diagnose the issue and then recommend a course of action that will be both efficient and effective. Whether you’ve got a block in your line or are looking for some peace of mind before selling your home, give us a call. We’ll walk you through it.

George Pinel
George Pinel

Master Plumber

I have been involved in this family owned business for 33 years now.

It has always been and will continue to be the core focus of Instant Plumbing & Heating to provide a long lasting relationship with our customers based on trust and integrity of our service and products.

This achieved by using the best quality materials. I as a business owner continue to mentor and treat my staff with the highest regard and respect, this interns helps them deliver to the client great quality workmanship and service.

It is our professional goal to leave a situation better than when we arrived both in how we do our work and in how you feel for having chosen us to do your work, we are in the anxiety reduction business using plumbing and heating service work to do it.

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