If you’re responsible for keeping a commercial property up and running, you probably are even less happy to see plumbing problems than the average homeowner is. A leak or clog in the wrong place can disable large sections of a commercial property for an extended period of time, which can mean quite a bit of lost money and productivity. Most plumbing issues that you’re likely to deal with on your commercial property probably aren’t going to have obvious warning signs to indicate their presence. That’s why it’s a good idea to schedule video pipe inspection services for your system.
What Video Pipe Inspection Involves
A common part of commercial plumbing maintenance, video pipe inspection involves inserting a camera on a long cord into the plumbing system. The camera is pushed through the pipes, or propels itself on motorized wheels, sending back live footage of the inside of the plumbing system to the plumber controlling it. Various kinds of camera inspection vehicles can be deployed, in order to meet the demands of any configuration of plumbing system. Once the inspection is complete, the camera is simply withdrawn.
Why You Should Have It Done
You should have pipe inspection done for a number of reasons, not least of those being that it’s better to be safe than sorry. As we mentioned above, the odds of someone randomly noticing a plumbing problem are quite low, unless that problem has become very obvious. Obvious plumbing problems tend to be problems that have had the opportunity to stick around for a while, becoming larger and more damaging over time. You don’t want to let it get to that point. Pipe inspections give your plumber the chance to find and fix issues with the plumbing system before they start to cause serious damage. You can save many thousands of dollars in repair costs by making sure to schedule these kinds of appointments at least once a year.
Because a plumbing system doesn’t have seasons where it sees more strain than any other season, it’s not so much when you schedule pipe inspection as that you schedule it. You may not need to have it done every year, though you should ask your plumber how often your system merits this kind of inspection. The important thing is that you not let enough time lapse between appointments that a problem can take root and develop in the system without you knowing about it. Evenly spaced appointments every year or two mean that you’re far less likely to have an issue slip by without being picked up on the inspection. That dramatically lowers the chances of more serious problems developing, as well. So, make sure that you talk to your professional about when, and how often, to schedule your video pipe inspection appointments.
EMI Mechanical provides comprehensive commercial video pipe inspection services throughout Jackson, MS. If you haven’t had your commercial building’s pipes inspected in a while, contact us today for an appointment. We’ll make sure that your building’s plumbing system is in the best possible condition.