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How Does A CCTV Drain Camera Work?
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How Does A CCTV Drain Camera Work?

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You can find yourself with a blocked drain or pipe quite unexpectedly. Sometimes there are no warning signs in the lead up, leaving you caught off guard and unable to find the cause of the problem. This is where it helps to have blocked drain plumbers on hand with the right equipment to assist. CCTV drain cameras are used to investigate issues, so you can identify and locate the blockage and then put a plan in place to fix it.

What Is A CCTV Drain Camera?

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) drain camera is a new innovation within the plumbing industry. They work as a diagnostic tool that allows plumbers to get into hard-to-see places in order to diagnose the problem and where it is located.

With the advancement of technology, you can get a more accurate view of your plumbing issues, leading to a better solution in the long term.

They can be used in a number of different scenarios to diagnose the problem as quickly as possible and determine the best course of action.

How Does The CCTV Drain Camera Work?

When it comes to a blocked drain, a drain camera is one of the most useful pieces of equipment a plumber can have on hand to help.

So how does it work?

The camera is attached to a cable, which is inserted into the drain. The plumber will have a monitor above ground which provides a visual from the camera. It allows you to see exactly what the camera is seeing in the ground.

All CCTV cameras can be tracked and guided through the pipe or drain to accurately locate a blockage. They have the ability to make recordings of:

  • The condition of the infrastructure: this allows plumbers to determine whether there are any leaks or other issues with the actual pipe or drain.
  • The location of the blockage: with the camera on a cable, the plumber can accurately determine exactly where the blockage is within the pipe and the depth.
  • The location of junctions, bends, etc: this can help when it comes to fixing the blockage and knowing there the best path is to get into the pipe or drain.

A CCTV camera removes the guesswork from the equation. Recordings can be made from these site inspections, allowing for a full consultation to take place at the conclusion of the inspection, which helps to determine the best course of action to fix the problem.

Benefits Of CCTV Cameras

CCTV cameras are one of the most effective ways to diagnose a plumbing problem, and they also save you time and money in the process.

Before this technology was developed, plumbers relied on educated guesswork, or pipes and drains needed to be excavated in order to find the issue. This can be time-consuming, costly and an extremely messy process.

CCTV cameras also provide a more accurate picture of exactly what is occurring within the drains or pipes. The footage can be examined in detail afterwards, allowing for second opinions and more in-depth decision making before determining the best solution moving forward.

The great news is that a simple issue such as a blockage can be fixed on the spot, clearing your pipes and drains so you can use them again straight away. More complex issues, such as misaligned pipes, major damage and so on, will need to be investigated further before a solution is decided on.

Same Day CCTV Drain or Pipe Inspection

Plumbing problems can occur at anytime of the day or night, and sometimes they come completely out of the blue. Here at Zabs Plumbing, we offer a same day plumbing inspection to get to the bottom of your issues as quickly as possible.

Our experienced team uses CCTV drain cameras to detect the problem and where it is located. Once we have completed our inspection, you are provided with a detailed report, so you can see the issue for yourself. We then use our expertise to find a solution that will work best for you and talk you through your options.

Next time you find yourself with a drain or pipe problem that needs a look, get in touch with Zabs Plumbing today on 0448 177 762.

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