There are plenty of hidden reasons why your drains may be blocked, from foreign objects to invasive tree roots. With so many different variables, wouldn’t it be nice if you could easily figure out what your blockage is, and how to get rid of it.
If your blockage is out of sight and hard to identity, then you need the latest blocked drain technology to help you.
Today, plumbers and drain experts have turned to Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) to help identify blockages in drains and pipes.
What is a Drain CCTV Survey?
We are used to the idea of CCTV security cameras in shops, offices, homes and public places. Nowadays CCTV cameras are small in size, have excellent picture quality and can save hours of pictures to a hard disk or a USB stick. CCTV cameras are perfect for professional drain experts and plumbers to use to identify problems in drains.
A small, powerful CCTV camera is attached to the end of a cable and the cable is fed into a drain. The CCTV camera transmits pictures back along the cable to a TV screen for viewing. The plumber can then see exactly what is blocking a drain or pipe.
Why Use a CCTV Drain Inspection?
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) pictures, when transmitted from specialist camera equipment, will provide you with an accurate picture of a blockage.
This means that once the CCTV survey detects the problem you can estimate the cost of removing the blockage – no guess work is required.
All the CCTV pictures can be recorded to DVD for review later. This can be important if insurance claims, property disputes or expense claims have to be processed. Video evidence rather than guess work is far better proof of what has caused a blocked drain.
What Are the Types of Problems Identified by a CCTV Drain Survey?
In our experience, there are a whole range of problems identified by a CCTV survey. These problems include:
- Drains or pipes that have collapsed
- Cooking oil, fat and grease that has built up over time
- Pipework that is broken or damaged
- Intrusion into pipework by rodents or tree roots
Find out more about the Drain Blasters Auckland CCTV Drain Inspection and call 09 320 3897 today.