1. Tree Roots & Sewer Lines
When tree roots grow into a cracked sewer pipe, they will clog the pipe. A sewer plumber that does not have a plumbing camera might try to use a drain snake to unclog the line. When that does not work, he might determine that the line needs to be replaced, which can costs thousands of dollars.
A plumbing camera can quickly identify that you have roots growing in the line and a hydro jetter can be used instead. Hydro jetting service to unclog a sewer line might cost about $1,500 as opposed to replacing the line for $6,000 or more!
2. Hidden Water Leaks
Next, if you hear running water, notice your water bills are increasing for no reason, or feel hot spots on your floor, you could have a hidden water leak beneath your slab foundation. A plumbing camera can help to identify the exact location of the pipe leak, so that you can repair the pipe where it needs repairing. The camera might also tell us that a pipe reroute might be the more economical solution.
Without a plumbing camera inspection, those hidden pipe leaks will costs you thousands of dollars in water bills and water damage over time.