CCTV Drain Inspection Camera – How Does It Work?
The CCTV drain inspection camera (also known as a sewer camera or pipe inspection camera) has changed the plumbing industry forever. They help plumbers to know everything that is happening inside underground pipes and drains, without having to inspect them physically. At NLK, they allow us to determine the cause of any blocked drains Footscray wide, so we can recommend an affordable and accurate repair solution.
Several CCTV drain inspection cameras are available. The most significant difference between each model is the size of the pipes they can inspect and the distance they can travel within the drain pipe.
Drain cameras are capable of taking photos and recording videos inside of the pipes. This information is displayed on a monitor where we can observe the condition of the pipe in real-time.
These advanced cameras are relatively small and get attached to a flexible cable which is designed to travel deep underground into stormwater pipes and sewer drains. The plumber can inspect every part of the sewer pipe and stormwater pipe, including the corners due to the improved manoeuvrability and technology. This is the standard and most basic method for sewer pipe inspections.
Blocked Drains Footscray – Our Inspection Process
The step by step process for a CCTV drain inspection is outlined below:
Step 1 – After arriving at your property, the operator of the CCTV drain camera inspection equipment will determine which entry point of your home would provide the best and most effective access to the problematic pipe or drain. Then they will find the entry point by using stormwater or sewer plans that are provided by the homeowner, or by physically examining the property.
Step 2 – Next, the operator will put the camera in the opening of the drain or pipe and feed it slowly as the camera records and displays on a screen. Since the operator will be able to see in real-time, they can use the camera to fully view the pipe as it travels down the pipeline.
Step 3 – By carefully analysing the recorded footage through the monitor, the operator can identify all of the problems within the drain. They can also determine the source of the blocked drain, then diagnose any faults in the pipes and see if any previous attempts at fixing the blocked drain have worked.
Step 4 – After analysing the video, the CCTV drain camera operator can recommend a targeted and affordable solution that will fix the root of the problem. By using drain cameras, it removes any guesswork out of blocked drains, which in return lets the plumber offer a complete repair solution.
Step 5 – After the inspection, many plumbers follow up with a handwritten report. It outlines everything found from the camera and any recommendations needed to repair the issue.
Emergency Plumbing Footscray Wide & Beyond
If you’re looking for a fast and affordable solution to your blocked drains in Footscray, call NLK Plumbing. We’ll send a CCTV operator to your property and deliver a reliable solution. We can also assist you with general plumbing issues and hot water in Footscray. Call or email us today!