Camera Inspections With Video Recording


Thanks to today’s advanced technology, inspecting the plumbing system in your home or business is now more effective than ever. Camera inspections and video recordings of your home’s plumbing is one of the most useful tools at our disposal, it allows us to identify issues and locate them easily for repairs and other services. These services also allow us to visualize and inspect pipes that are normally inaccessible including pipes located under your home’s foundation, driveways, behind walls, and more. At Caldwell Plumbing, we have self-levelling, high-resolution, colour picture cameras that allow us to accurately and efficiently diagnose plumbing issues in your Pickering home. We are also proud to have video recording features that allow us to record the session and provide footage for our customers and technicians to review as needed in the future.
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How Do I Know If I Need A Video Inspection of My Plumbing?

Before video inspections, plumbers would often diagnose issues to the best of their ability purely based on the symptoms and issues you are experiencing with your plumbing. While experienced plumbers have a good chance of correctly identifying issues, there is always a risk that their suggestions may lead to unnecessary repairs to your plumbing systems. With video inspections, it allows plumbers to confirm their suspicions and more accurately diagnose plumbing issues in your home. Some of the most common signs that you may need a video inspection include:

Clogged Drains

If you have persistently clogged drains, sewage back-up, gurgling noises, sewer odours, slow draining or any other type of concerning symptoms happening in your home, a video inspection of your plumbing can help. Plumbers can identify the exact cause (foreign object, sediment build-up, etc) and location of your issue and recommend an appropriate and effective solution to resolve the issue right away.

Pipe Identification

If you are unsure what types of pipes your home has, a video inspection by your plumber can help. They can determine the material of your pipe through video inspection and let you know if you have PVC, cast iron, copper, etc.

Leak Detection

By detecting a leak through video inspection your plumber can pinpoint exactly where the leak is and make a fix accordingly. Homeowners can save money on their utility bills and prevent costly water damage from occurring by detecting leaks before they become worse. While not every single small leak can be detected through the use of a video inspection, the majority of them can be.

Home Purchase

If you are looking to buy a home, it’s important that you get a home inspection done to ensure the overall health of the home. Unfortunately, many home inspections don’t include a detailed inspection of the plumbing system. A video camera inspection can help you inspect the pipes and determine the overall health of your future home’s plumbing system so you can feel confident in your decision to buy.

What Are The Benefits Of A Plumbing Camera Inspection?

There are many different reasons why a homeowner should invest in a video inspection of their plumbing, but let us explain to you the overall benefits of choosing this course of action:

Non-Invasive, Quick Diagnosis

Video inspections of your plumbing ultimately lead to a faster diagnosis for your plumbing issues, saving you time and money. Additionally, plumbers are able to diagnose the issue without having to cut drywall, dig-up yards, etc.

Reduce Unnecessary Plumbing Repairs

As mentioned before, even an experienced plumber can have difficulty determining the exact cause of an issue without having a full picture of your plumbing system and its conditions. Without video inspection, plumbers can make recommendations for repairs that may not be the root cause of the issue. Avoid unnecessary repairs by opting for a video inspection on the first trip around.


Due to the process of video inspections being fast and effective, they often lead to more affordable plumbing calls overall. Plumbers are able to quickly have eyes on the issue, diagnose and troubleshoot the problem as opposed to trial and error treatment. This saves our customers time and money on their plumbing service calls.

Looking For The Best Plumbing Camera Inspections in Pickering?

If you are looking for the best plumbing video inspection services in Pickering and Durham Region, reach out to Caldwell Plumbing today. We take pride in providing fast, effective and affordable plumbing services for our clients. Through the use of plumbing camera inspections, we can save our customers time and money. Reach out today to schedule your free plumbing consultation!


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