Video Inspection Services

Video Inspection Services

When homeowners throughout Chicago and its northern suburbs need assistance with plumbing video inspections, they know just who to call – Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer. They know that our team uses the latest high-definition camera technology to provide the clearest picture possible of what’s happening with a residential plumbing system. Better still, our plumbers have the necessary experience to be able to decipher the video feed and explain exactly what’s being shown to the homeowner. That way customers can verify issues for themselves and stop being scammed by unscrupulous plumbing contractors. Contact Vanguard at (773) 633-6139 today to learn more or to schedule a video plumbing inspection at a time that works for you.

Benefits To Video Plumbing Inspections:

  • Reduces overall project timetables by eliminating the need for troubleshooting methods that require additional time and money to complete.
  • Limits the damage to your property by removing the need to dig up large sections of your yard or tear open large sections of wall or flooring.
  • Provides customers with a visual representation of the actual problem – no need to take our word for it when you can see it with your own eyes.
  • Eliminates the stress that always comes from trying to work with contractors around your neighbors’ property. In Chicago, neighbors can be extremely close.

Vanguard’s Most Common Inspection Requests

Whether it’s a simple clogged drain or a sewer line problem, Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer has the skills, the products, and the camera technology to deliver definitive results in minimal time and with zero worry. Customers who choose our video plumbing inspections are usually interested in one or more of the following problems:

  • Help locate water leaks.
  • Pinpoint underground lines.
  • Identify system connections.
  • Find line and pipe blockages.
  • Determine condition of pipes.

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Frequently Asked Inspection Questions

What camera technology does Vanguard use?

To provide the most comprehensive video plumbing inspections possible, Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer uses the latest RIGID® high definition camera technology. This amazing system allows our plumbers to get thorough views of the interior of customers plumbing systems. We can even share the views with our customer so they see exactly what’s causing their problems. No more believing what you’re told by plumbers without evidence when you choose Vanguard for plumbing inspections.

Why is Vanguard the right choice for inspections?

Again, it all comes down to the technology used by the Vanguard team when tasked with video plumbing inspections. Most Chicagoland plumbers use older technology if they use technology at all. That means they’re either planning on tearing up your property to get to pipes and drains or they’re relying on outdated camera views to give them the information they need to diagnose problems correctly. The RIGID® camera technology we use is better all-around with a high definition feed and the length to reach any spaces within your plumbing system.

How does RIGID® camera technology differ?

When compared to the competition, RIGID® camera technology is light years ahead for a variety of reasons. First, RIGID® cameras offer a smoother in-pipe visual experience. This means that, unlike so many other video plumbing inspection cameras, RIGID® cameras provide a clear, clean video feed that remains upright in its perspective the entire time. This makes Vanguard’s video plumbing inspections easier to digest, easier to utilize in diagnostics and capable of showing customers what’s happening in their pipes.

How can I view the feed from my inspection?

This is another reason why Vanguard is so pleased to offer video plumbing inspections using RIGID® camera technology. Unlike handheld video plumbing inspection tools, the spools that RIGID® cameras use offer a viewing station which Vanguard plumbers will have with them when they visit to perform your video plumbing inspection. This system contains a screen which allows our plumber and you to both view the feed simultaneously. This ensures you see what’s happening and have it explained in real-time.

Why does seeing the feed matter to customers?

With complicated systems, like plumbing systems, customers can often feel like they have so little knowledge that it’s easy to be taken advantage of by home service professionals. Vanguard wants to allay that fear in our customers so having a live feed of the video inspection allows us to properly explain an issue and show the customer precisely what we’re talking about. This makes the whole process much smoother and lets us add even more transparency to our plumbing processes. Customers love that and that’s important to us!

How does RIGID® high-def camera technology work?

The RIGID® high definition camera technology that Vanguard’s plumbers employs comes in two parts – the camera and the viewer. Think of the camera as you would a plumbing snake. It’s a thin flexible tubing that can be manipulated through your plumbing system by a seasoned Vanguard pro. The high-definition view is then displayed on the viewer. The camera has lighting elements that provide even clearer views and it all takes place without damaging your pipes. Call (773) 633-6139 and our team will answer your questions and schedule an inspection at your property.

Does Vanguard’s camera technology cost extra?

While it cost our plumbing company extra to purchase it and train our plumbers on its use, we believe that investment was justified by the outstanding results we deliver to residential and multiunit customers who call us for video plumbing inspections. However, the camera technology doesn’t cost customers extra when they schedule a plumbing inspection. It’s just an added benefit of choosing Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer. Call our team today at (773) 633-6139 to learn more.

Will RIGID® camera technology reach long distances?

Yes, our RIGID® cameras have lengthy cabling which makes it possible for our skilled plumbers to achieve excellent results – no matter how complicated the lines we’re viewing happen to be. Normally, the camera is extended to less than 12’ and it does an incredible job with projects and pipework within that distance from the insertion point. Our plumbing experts will walk you through how our video plumbing inspections work and will identify the necessary camera length during the operation itself. Give us a call at (773) 633-6139 to schedule a visit.

How does view sharing work during an inspection?

While our RIGID® high definition camera technology offers sharing to individual mobile devices, we actually provide a better viewing platform. Our camera is separate from the second element of our video plumbing system. The second part is a viewing case which contains a screen that carries the feed from the camera. Because of this, it’s simple to watch the feed in real-time with our customers standing right next to us. This also provides customers with firsthand experience of what the problem is so there’s no taking our word for it. Contact us right now at (773) 633-6139 and we’ll tell you more.

How long does a video plumbing inspection take?

Thanks to our RIGID® camera technology, our video plumbing inspections take far less time than they used to and produce much better results. Gone are the days when we would have to tear into walls or dig up yards. Now we can use this amazing RIGID® camera technology to show customers precisely what the problems are and gives us an opportunity to explain why our solution is the best course of action. Again, RIGID® camera technology makes it faster but every inspection is different so we’ll give you a better idea when you call (773) 633-6139.

Vanguard Offers All The Plumbing Services You Need

Whatever residential plumbing service you need, Vanguard should be the first call you make for answers and options from our award-winning team. We have more five-star reviews from homeowners than just about anyone in Illinois speaking to our expertise, our efficiency and our willingness to go the extra mile in all the following services:

Chicago’s Best Residential Service Plumber

The services listed above aren’t all we offer at Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer. In fact, we deliver all manner of residential plumbing services to homeowners and multiunit property owners throughout Chicago and its northern suburbs. Our licensed and insured plumbers can help you with everything you see listed below:

Family Owned & Operated Plumbing Company

When you’re deciding which plumbing contractor to call, think of Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer and we’ll never steer you wrong. Our five-star reputation was built on honesty, integrity and commitment to the customer. When you couple all of that with our being a family run company you see why we care more about our good name than any franchise you’ll find in Chicagoland and we stand behind what we do long after they walk away.

Vanguard’s Extended Chicago Service Area

While it’s our goal to one day deliver our brand of plumbing services to customers all across Chicagoland, it’s just not possible for us to properly service customers who live outside our extended service area. That service area extends from the Loop and its neighboring communities to O’Hare and the communities east of there, as well as north to Skokie and Evanston. Look over the cities, communities and neighborhoods we have listed onsite and if you don’t see yours just call us to determine if we can help. Our service area includes:

Call Vanguard For Real Plumbing Peace Of Mind

If you’re having issues with your plumbing or would like to discuss a remodel or custom plumbing project with the team from Vanguard don’t hesitate to reach out. Our only goal is to provide you with straight answers and clear pricing for any and all of the residential plumbing services we offer. Our plumbers are licensed and insured and bring decades of plumbing experience to the task so make the right call for your plumbing system – call Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer at (773) 633-6139.

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Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer is a local, family-owned plumbing company with decades of experience delivering the finest service to Chicago and its northern suburbs.

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Vanguard Plumbing

Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer
Phone: (773) 633-6139
Location: 4352 N. Kenneth Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60641

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

City & State Licensing:
Chicago Sewer: #2422
Illinois Contractor: #055-043043
Chicago Contractor: #SBC196464