Yup, you read it right! Sounds ridiculous, right? Ha ha! It actually isn’t – it may be just what you need.


Oh, and the proper name for this procedure isn’t “pushing a camera down your drain”. It’s called a video pipe inspection and it basically involves your plumber inserting a specialized camera, attached to a sewer cable down your pipes in order to have a look at the status of your plumbing system.


Most times, the procedure is done by prospective home owners to double check the sewage condition of the home they are interested in. They want to safeguard against any major sewage problems in the future. All sorts of people can have this done and should choose to have this done, not just homeowners. The video footage will help plumbers be able to accurately determine the condition of the sewer pipe. They’ll then know if you have a properly working sewer connection, or one which needs maintenance, repair or replacement.


Video pipe inspections are usually done when there are problems in your sewer – your drains may need maintenance, spot repair or replacement. You may also need a video pipe inspection if your city serves you a notice that your connection to the city mainline has been broken. They usually require you to repair it in 45 days. Home warranty expiration is another reason you may need a video pipe installation. Schedule an inspection for your sewer pipe before your warranty expires.


Do not try to do this by yourself and don’t wait too long before you get your video inspection done! The best way to deal with these or any other type of plumbing problem is to contact your local plumbing company – like us! We’ve got experienced and affordable plumbers in Ottawa. With just one call, we can help you solve your plumbing needs and offer you emergency plumbing services.