Pasadena, Texas Water Main Investigation
If you own an older property than chances are far greater than not that your water main is a ticking time bomb that can explode at any time. A majority of the water mains in the Pasadena, Texas area were installed well over fifty years ago. The continuous flow of high-pressure water over the years tends to corrode these pipes, and once they are compromised the real trouble begins. Picture it like a mini version of a compromised dam. At first tiny holes will appear and an insignificant amount of water will escape.
As the river keeps pounding away at the weak spots the holes become larger and larger. Eventually the river will completely destroy the dam and flood everything in its path, including any towns that are located down river. Although this example may sound a little extreme it is exactly what is happening under the ground when your water main is compromised. Eventually the water main will completely blow out if the problem is left undetected.
Not only will that situation completely disrupt water service to your home or building it can actually flood your yard and even reach the interior of the property. As we all know floods often times result in serious damage, and can ruin your possessions. Not to mention the extensive mold and mildew problems they cause. Unfortunately it is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner to make the necessary repairs or replacement of the water main, which happens to be an extremely extensive and expensive plumbing job.
The good news is that all of the problems listed above can be easily avoided by hiring a company that specializes in water main investigation in Pasadena, Texas. That way you will be able to discover and fix any small problems before they become major issues. In order to properly inspect the water main a qualified plumbing contractor will incorporate the use of high-tech equipment. In essence a specially designed robotic video camera is attached to a nylon control cable.
In order to access the water main the camera is installed into the closest fire hydrant where it can than works its way to the water main. The video camera records real time images of the interior condition of the pipe. The operator is able to see these real time images on their laptop computer, tablet, or even a smartphone. The next step is to analyze the imagery, and determine the proper course of action. The operator is also able to record the images for future use such as comparing the condition of the main from one year to the next. A video based water main investigation is by far the best way to properly identify any and all issues with the system.
It is a completely non-invasive procedure, meaning absolutely zero excavation work is required. This worthwhile investment will save you both time and money in the long run, which is exactly why plumbing experts highly suggest that all property owners schedule an annual inspection. Anyone that is purchasing a property should include a water main investigation as part of the standard property inspection process. Discovering the potential for major problems prior to them occurring just makes good sense for any property owner.
SPT Plumbing has perfected the art of video camera water main investigation in Pasadena, Texas and surrounding areas. Our experienced team of licensed technicians is properly trained in all of the latest plumbing technologies in order better serve our valued customers. We have been in business since 1994 and take great pride in the fact that our company is one of the most recognized plumbing contractors in the entire country. Please contact us for a free initial consultation. We look forward to working with you.