Camera Inspection Austin

Video Inspections Help Determine Source and Severity of Drain Clog


When a toilet won’t flush, or the kitchen sink won’t drain, it’s normally pretty obvious as to why: a clog has formed. What’s not so easy to determine, however, is what’s causing it. To fully understand why and how a clog can stop up a whole drain line, it’s helpful to know what the source is.

At Radiant Plumbing, we can help you figure that out with a video camera drain inspection. Using a cable with a camera at the tip, our plumbers can see into your drain and determine the exact location and source of the clog. While the process differs in every home and every situation depending on the location of the drain and how far down the clog is, with a camera inspection the process is pretty hassle-free. In most cases, we won’t have to dig up a yard or move any fixtures to find the problem area.

Benefits of a Video Camera Inspection

While they are pretty standard when we come out for a drain clearing job, we figured you still might want to know what you will gain when you have one of our technicians perform a camera inspection:

  1. We usually find a number of different things down there that need to be removed. They range from children’s toys, to toilet paper, to tree roots that have penetrated the line.
  2. It’s an easy way to know how severe your problem is. If it’s just too much toilet paper that was flushed, the repair will be quick and you can get back to your life as normal. Tree roots or other more serious problems, on the other hand, will require more repair work. It’s best to know upfront!
  3. We are able to take pictures and video of the drain line.
  4. We can use those images to review what we saw with you and determine the best course of action for repair.


When you call Radiant Plumbing to go out and perform a camera inspection, know that if you would like to fix the problem that day our team is ready to do so. We always come prepared. Don’t live with a drain clog – call Radiant Plumbing today!