The Advantages of CCTV Drain Camera Inspections

To maintain and prolong the health of your drains, you need to know the facts about them.


The best way to accomplish this is with a CCTV drain inspection using a drain inspection camera. 


CCTV drain inspections are a cost-effective and quick way to inspect your drains. Your Perth drain plumber will be able to diagnose any drainage issues straight away and provide effective solutions. 


This will save you time and money while also providing you with peace of mind because you will know exactly what is going on in your drainage system and in what condition it is in.  


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What is a CCTV drain inspection?


A CCTV drain inspection is a detailed inspection of your drainage system. It is done using a high-tech waterproof camera that is inserted in your drains. Your Perth drain plumber will be able to see the camera’s live feed and identify any problems. 


Are all drain inspection cameras identical?


There are many drain inspection camera options in the marketplace. There are three main differences between them: their image quality, how large/wide they can inspect pipes, and how far they can travel. This depends on the length of the cable to which they are attached. The best camera equipment will give you more precise information. 


Is it necessary to inspect the drains of my home with CCTV? 


CCTV drain inspections can be used in many ways, from diagnosing and locating damaged pipes to deciding whether to buy a new home. 


Locating pipelines


When renovating, landscaping, or installing a swimming pool, it’s important to know where your pipes and drainage are located. CCTV drain inspections will give you an accurate picture of where your pipes and drainage are located, so you won’t have any unexpected surprises. 


Find the root cause of blocked drains in Perth.


CCTV drain inspections can identify any problem with your drains and the best method to correct it. A colour CCTV drain camera of high quality will reveal tree root obstructions and concrete, fat or cracked pipes. 


Your Perth drain plumber will inspect the pipe before and after the drain cleaning procedure if there is a blockage. The first inspection will help determine the cause and the best way to solve it. If the CCTV pipe inspection shows a clog made of grease and wet wipes, for example, then the plumber can use a jet blaster to clean the drain. Once the drains have been cleared, the plumber will send a second camera down to verify if there are any damages such as cracks or dislodged pipes. 


Check the condition and prevent future issues 


Once your drains are cleared using a high–pressure water jet, it is a good idea for your technician to perform a CCTV drain inspection. This will show not only if there are no obstructions but also the condition of the drain. Regular drain inspections will allow you to spot and fix minor problems before they become serious. A hairline crack can seem minor until you realise that your sewer is not functioning properly after tree roots have caused a significant blockage. 


Building and home inspections


While homes and buildings are being built, it is possible for construction debris, cement, and other foreign items to find their way into the new drainage. Some of the drainage may have been installed incorrectly, have defects, or have been damaged by machinery. To ensure the safety of their clients, builders and developers often inspect CCTV drains before giving them keys. 


A CCTV pipe inspection can help determine who is responsible for a blocked drain in Perth. You might have seen previous tenants regularly flushing wet wipes down the drain or washing large quantities of oil down your sink. As a tenant, it would be helpful to have an inspection. 


It can be difficult for landlords to assign fault to negligent tenants without video footage. It is possible that the tenant is regularly flushing toilet paper, nappies, and other sanitary items down the toilet. You could find them putting large amounts of grease down your kitchen sink. An inspection before tenants move in is the best way to protect yourself from costly repairs to your drains due to a negligent tenant. This inspection can then be used as evidence to show the pipes in the event of a problem. 


Pre-purchase drainage inspections


Many people have a building and bug inspection done before buying a house. However, did they know that a drainage inspection is not part of this process? This is a huge oversight, as costly drain repairs and replacements can cost a lot. A home purchase is a major investment. It makes sense to be fully informed before signing any contracts. 


Get a CCTV drain inspection.


Although it sounds complicated, a CCTV drain inspection is an easy and straightforward way to inspect your drain system without having to dig it up. This is important because plumbing can often run through difficult-to-reach places, such as under concrete slabs, driveways, and pools. 



Let us fix your issues with CCTV


Our drain plumbers in Myaree and across Perth are more likely to use this technology due to the high incidence of sewage overflows. By conducting a CCTV inspection, they will be able to give you a quick diagnosis and have the power to unclog blocked drains in Perth in no time. You’ll know right away whether the culprit is a broken pipe, a tree root, residue build-up, or rust. 


Don’t wait until it’s too late! Blocked pipes in your drain system can result in costly repairs if left unattended. If you notice bad odours, slow draining water, or unusual noises coming from your pipes, request a drain inspection from a qualified plumber in Myaree and surrounding suburbs today or get in touch with us right away.