A broken or clogged up drainage system is one of the most significant inconveniences you can experience in a building. Apart from creating leaks, it can also leave far-reaching and expensive damage in its wake. What happens if you’re not sure of where the drain damage is or if there’s any at all? Sometimes all you can see is a puddle, without being able to point out exactly where it comes from. There’s more to fixing a drain than meets the eye, and it’s common for false beliefs to play a role in troubleshooting these kinds of problems. In this article, we unpack a few myths about drain inspection and we ensure you aren’t letting these myths keep you from seeking professional help.
We’ve all seen this scene on plumbing advertisements and TV shows. A plumber walks into a room with a toolkit around his waist. He knocks on the wall and listens for an echo in the walls to locate the problem. What if the walls don’t respond? There’s more to drain inspection services than randomly tapping services. With CCTV equipment (which we use at Drain Ninjas) we can get a more accurate picture of what’s going on.
Are you tempted to pour chemical cleaner down the drain to dissolve any potential blockages? It could do more harm than good. In addition to corroding your pipes, this method neglects to identify the root cause. Treating the symptoms of the blockage without knowing what has created it is a bad idea. At least with a thorough inspection, you save money because you won’t have to return to do more repairs in the long run.
DIY is a great way to learn new skills. It’s never a good idea to watch a few plumbing videos and then risk fixing your entire drain system yourself! The margin of error is way too high if you’re inexperienced. It could cost you more to fix your mistakes than it would to pay a professional to do it right from the word “go”.
When you’re presented with a quote by a drain inspector, you need to realise that you’re paying for a comprehensive inspection and solution. It’s unlikely that you’ll need to pay for the same problem to be fixed again, as you often would when trying to do it yourself or using an unlicensed service provider. You get what you pay for.
Do you suspect something may be wrong with your drain system? Make the decision today to work with the experts from the get-go. Drain Ninjas provide friendly, affordable drain inspection services, so contact them today.