Why Would I Need a CCTV Drain Inspection?
Our Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) drain camera technology is essential if you find yourself with a blocked sewer or stormwater drain. It may be that there is more than one blockage, the blockage may be further along than originally thought or the pipes may be damaged or collapsed. By using the latest CCTV drain camera, your plumber can find what’s creating the blockage. This removes the guesswork from our job so that you get better, longer-lasting results.
Metropolitan Plumbing is able to have a fully qualified, experienced plumber to your door 24/7. Additionally, we’re often able to attend to your emergency within an hour* of you placing a call or booking online.
What Does the Drain Camera Find?
When you have a particularly stubborn blocked drain, and your plumber believes there’s something else going on inside that blocked drain, they’ll be able to quickly, efficiently and precisely locate the problem to ensure a correct repair.
The most common problems we find are:
- The drain has broken
- Roots have grown into the drain and formed a large fibrous mass
- Misaligned drains
- Collapsed drains
- Drains with back fall and pipework that has dropped
- Crushed pipework
- Foreign objects in the drain
Our CCTV video inspection equipment can provide a visual image of the condition of underground pipework (diameter 50-300mm). In simple terms, it is a video camera that can be ‘fed’ into existing pipework. This allows the plumber to inspect and identify areas of interest or concern.
This is used as an efficient, cost-effective way of identifying and/or locating any problems with pipes that cannot be readily exposed or assessed. The advantage of utilising this technology is that timely, accurate information can be provided to the customer. Thus, if necessary, specific problem areas can be identified for repair or replacement.
We find a stubborn blockage to usually be caused by any of four things. These are:
- Pipes broken or cracked – compacted earth can sometimes cause severe damage to your drains
- Pipes collapsed – age or incorrect installation can often lead to drains collapsing
- Pipes invaded by tree roots – the most common cause of a blocked drain, tree roots will take advantage of any existing crack or opening
- Pipes sagged– earth eroding away underneath the pipe makes it sag
Do I Need a CCTV Drain Inspection?
All of these blocked drains issues can lead to further problems, such as flooding in your outdoor areas and underneath your house. Additionally, they’re all extremely difficult and costly to locate without the aid of a CCTV drain camera inspection. The next easiest way is for your plumber to excavate the entire the length of the affected drain and check every centimetre manually. This costs lots of money, lots of time and is a lot of trouble. Especially when all of our blocked drain professionals have easy access to a CCTV drain camera.
It doesn’t take long for an invading tree root or a sagging pipe to become a serious problem. Upon first signs of a blocked drain such as:
- Strong odours emitting from your drains
- Overflowing drains
- Gurgling noises
- Slow to no drainage in your sinks, showers, or tubs
- Your toilet water level is too high to too low (or your toilet overflows)
- Pooling water on your property
- Cracked or shifted pavers or bricks
Call Metropolitan Plumbing, and we’ll be at your door within the hour* to solve your blocked drain issue in no time.
Interest Free CCTV Drain Inspection
If you’ve got a drain that’s blocked and you prefer the convenience of flexible payment plans, Metropolitan Plumbing can help. Our $0 deposit, interest free payment plans** give you the freedom to repay the costs at your own pace, no matter how big or small the job. Ask your plumber on site for more information, and they can sign you up in a matter of minutes. We can then begin your service without you paying anything upfront. Contact us.