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Drain Cleaning Is Better and Faster with This Amazing Device

Monday, June 18th, 2018

tapwater-down-drainDrain cleaning is about more than unclogging drains. It is also a preventive method that keeps away future clogs. We encourage homeowners to arrange for professional drain cleaning once a year to help keep their drainage system working at its best and avoid having to make emergency service calls because of a stopped up bath or kitchen drain.

Plumbers use a number of specialized tools to clean drains, such as motorized drain augers (a.k.a. drain snakes) and powerful hydro-jetters that blast high-pressure water along the inside of the drainpipes to scour them clean.

There’s one device that modern technology has developed that makes drain cleaning faster and more effective than ever before: video pipe inspection equipment.

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Choose a Contractor that Uses Video Camera Pipe Inspection for Drain Cleaning

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

When you have a major drain clog, it can be frustrating to go without one or more of the sinks or showers in your home. Generally, you’ll have to avoid the fixtures you use every day to keep wastewater from filling up in the tub or the bowl of the sink. Sometimes, a simple home plunger can get rid of the blockage fast, but other times, people resort to buying liquid drain cleaners and trying their luck with those. Here at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc., we’d like to warn you that drain cleaning is not a job for most homeowners. Chemical drain cleaners can be damaging, and we recommend choosing a professional who uses video pipe camera inspection before and after drain cleaning.

Drain Cleaning: A Job for Professionals

Store bought drain cleaners are simply not a solution for clogged drains. Experts consider drain cleaning chemicals to be some of the most hazardous substances available for the average consumer to purchase. They can cause injury to the skin or eyes and can even damage the lining of the pipes. Besides, these chemicals are fairly ineffective dissolving a large number of potential blockages.

Professionals instead use professional grade drain snakes (also known as drain augers) to latch onto sources of clogs and completely remove any debris stuck in the pipe. Some plumbers instead use a hose to blast clogs into the sewer. But the best plumbers supplement drain cleaning with video pipe inspection technology.

Why Video Camera pipe Inspection Is Important

Video camera pipe inspection involves the use of a very long cable with a small camera attached to the end. As the camera is fed through the drain pipes, the professional can view a live feed to determine the exact location of a clog. This is vital in helping a professional to choose the right tool to use for the safest, most efficient removal. Using a video camera also helps a plumber to find any leaks in your pipes you may not have known about, which could help save you a lot of trouble in the future.

Call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. for friendly, professional service and drain cleaning with video camera pipe inspection in Ardmore.

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Havertown Plumber’s Guide: When to Consider a Video Camera Pipe Inspection

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Homeowners often do not notice problems with their plumbing systems right away due to the fact that much of their plumbing is simply inaccessible. This delayed reaction to plumbing system problems is a major cause of extensive plumbing damages throughout the country. As with any other system in your home, the sooner a problem with your plumbing in Havertown is resolved, the less likely damage is likely to be. Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating, Inc. wants to help you avoid such issues with your plumbing. Contact us today to schedule video camera pipe inspection service.

There are a few situations in which a video camera pipe inspection can be a great benefit to your home plumbing system. The most common use of this equipment is to unobtrusively confirm just what the problem with your plumbing is. Video camera pipe inspection equipment makes it possible to diagnose plumbing problems with more accuracy than ever before.

If your drain lines, for instance, are giving you trouble, there could be a number of causes. Complicating matters is the fact that these numerous causes may be in numerous locations. By feeding a flexible rod with a video camera attached to the end into the system a professional plumber can look inside your pipes in real time. This allows your plumber to pinpoint the exact location of any blockages, cracks or other problems within your pipes. The video feed from the camera is displayed on a monitor, and a professional plumber can use this information to help resolve your plumbing issues.

Video camera pipe inspection is also a great way to ensure that the plumbing services you receive are successful. No one wants to assume a job is complete only to rediscover the problem a week or two later. By inspecting the finished product from within the plumbing system your plumber can be sure that his or her work is done.

For more information about the equipment used in a video pipe inspection or its application in Havertown, call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Our expert plumbers want to help make your home as comfortable and trouble free as possible. Call today for more information.

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