Drain Inspection

Drain Inspection

A drain inspection is a systematic process of evaluating drainage systems to ensure it is operating at its full potential. Performing a drain inspection aims to prevent drainage problems such as pipe cracks, corrosions, and major clogs such as tree roots. Rain Pros performs drain inspection services for customers prior to ProCare enrollment or subsuquent annual Drain Maintenace services to ensure that we understand the current condition of your drainage system. 

What is a Drain inspection? 

A Drain Inspection is thorough drainage service. Intended to locate the path of the drains and confirm it is in good working condition.  We will insert a high-definition camera into your drain and move the camera through the pipes, revealing all imperfections within your pipes like breaks, blockages, debris, and buildup.  The camera is traceable so any blockages can be marked on the landscape surface for excavation in the event that the mechanical snakes and high pressure jetter cannot clear the obstruction. 

Why should I get a Drain Inspection? 

The most common cause of drainage problems is inadequate system maintenance. Therefore, it is crucial to have all drainage structures around your home inspected regularly and remove any debris. Tree roots, shrubs, dirt, and leaves can cause issues to water drains depending on weather conditions. Tree roots can grow inside water pipes which cause obstruction to water flow and pipeline damage. Furthermore, this may also lead to extensive and costly repairs or replacement 

How often should I have a Drain Inspection? 

Our recommendation is that after a thorough and complete drain inspection, a simple annual drain maintenance will be sufficient to ensure a very long life for your drainage system.  As we always say, we have never replaced a well-maintained drain. 

Why should I get a Drain Inspection by Rain Pros? 

Our equipment is equivalent to most plumbers but our rates are generally ½ the price.  More importantly, our staff is trained to excavate and replace/repair drain lines as part of the process rather than sub-contracting the work or suggesting you call a company like us to do the excavation and repair.  After the inspection and repairs are complete our staff also carefully and properly cleans up your landscape rather than suggesting you hire someone qualified. Its not uncommon for other companies to need to come back out to finish their inspection once the 1st excavated obstruction is resolved wasting time and money.  We can stay on the job through the entire process speeding the repair and stopping the backups that likely tipped you off that you have a drainage problem in the first place. Not that given time constraints it doesn’t occasionally require a couple visits but you will be first priority once started with a single point of contact throughout. 

What if I don't have my Drains regularly inspected and maintained? 

What we know is majority drainage problems are caused by too much water or by water that’s misdirected. Left uncorrected, these problems can cause significant damage to both your home and property. 

Downspout & Foundation Drains unmaintained can cause Damp or wet basements and crawl spaces invite silverfish, rodents and other pests into your home. Dampness also rots wood. It promotes the growth of mold and mildew. And standing water can freeze and thaw, cracking and weakening the concrete foundation of your home.