CCTV Camera Drain Inspections Newcastle
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CCTV camera drain inspections
Drain inspection cameras (aka pipe inspection cameras or sewer cameras) have revolutionised the plumbing industry, allowing plumbers to see exactly what’s happening inside of underground drains and pipes without the need to physically inspect them.
Why Wait For A CCTV Camera Survey?
Drain cameras are capable of recording video footage and taking photographs of the inside of pipes. This information is then transmitted back to a display monitor where the we can observe the inside of the pipes in real-time.
These high-tech cameras are very small and are attached to a flexible cable designed to go deep inside underground sewer and stormwater pipes. Using a flexible cable permits for more improved mobility inside pipes and sewer lines. We will be able to see all the parts of the pipes and lines, even the corners. This is the most basic and traditional way of sewer line camera inspection.
When can CCTV Drain Inspection Help?
Sewer and stormwater diagrams are easy to misplace and they’re not always up-to-date. In this situations, a CCTV drain inspection can provide a clear outline of where pipes and drains are located on a client’s property. This information is particularly important if the client is planning to renovate. The location of pipes and drainage significantly impacts the design and layout of renovations.
Video inspections are useful in detecting all different types of sewer and stormwater line problems. Whether there are tree roots in the line or broken and deteriorating pipes, these inspections give real-time analysis on whatever problem is affecting your drainage system. Common causes of blocked drains that a camera inspection will uncover include:
> Tree roots
> Sediment and sludge
> Congealed grease
> Collapsed and cracked pipes,
> Corrosion or deterioration of pipes over time
> Poor installation or previous repair efforts
Once the blockage had been flushed out of the pipes using a high-pressured jetting machine, a drain inspection camera can be sent back down the line to make sure the blockage is completely removed. This is also a good time for the operator to check whether there are any other problems in the line that may have been obscured by the blockage when the camera was sent down initially.
During construction of large developments such as hotels and apartments, it is quite common for building debris, cement or other sediment to find it’s way into the pipes. Some of the new pipes might have been incorrectly installed or have minor defects. Developers often employ a CCTV drain inspector to survey the pipes and drains to make sure everything is working correctly, before the project is handed over to the client.
If you have ever accidentally washed a ring down the sink or lost something valuable in your sewer lines, a video inspection can easily and efficiently locate the item if it’s still within your property’s boundary.
Most home buyers pay for a pest and building inspection before they purchase the property. Drain inspections, however, are not part of this inspection process and are often overlooked by buyers. Drain repairs can be costly, particularly if the whole system needs to be replaced. Buying a home is a big investment so it makes sense to know exactly what condition the pipes are in before you sign any contracts.
Benefits of CCTV Drain Camera Inspections
The major benefit of drain inspections is that it’s non-invasive. Before drain cameras were invented, a plumber would either need to take an educated guess as to the cause of a blocked drain or dig up the pipes to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem, which often involved a lot of trial and error. Plumbers now have the option to inspect pipes and sewer lines without any digging at all. It saves time on troubleshooting and these savings are passed on to the customer.
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