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Five reasons to book a CCTV drain inspection today

Jason Bonanno
Five reasons to book a CCTV drain inspection today

Do you know what’s going on inside your underground drains? Most people give little thought to theirplumbing system. However, there are a number of benefits to knowing what’s happening inside your pipes. Here are five reasons to book a CCTV drain inspection today.

1. Repair minor blocked drain issues before they become a major problem

Problems with pipes and blocked drains only get worse with time. Take the example of a hairline crack in the sewer pipes. At first a tiny crack may not seem like a big problem. However, tree roots are attracted to moisture and they can enter even the smallest crack. Once inside, tree roots will continue to grow down the line, eventually forming an impenetrable mass within the pipes. Early intervention by an experienced drainage plumber can reduce the cost of repairs and catch the issue early before it turns into a plumbing emergency

2. Large trees exist near the sewer or stormwater pipes

As mentioned above, tree roots are attracted to the moisture in plumbing pipes and can cause irreparable damage once inside. If you have trees and shrubs anywhere near your sewer line, it’s a smart idea to organise regular camera inspections.

3. CCTV drain camera inspections are affordable and effective

Drain inspections are a relatively cheap service when compared to major blocked drain` repairs, which may result from if an issue remains undetected and untreated for too long. In addition to the cost of repairs, a major blocked drain in the sewer line can cause flooding in your home and release toxic gases. A drain inspection is a cheap way to identify any problems in the sewer line before it causes extensive damage to your home and poses a health risk to your loved ones.

4. You're in the process of purchasing a new home

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. Many older homes have old ceramic and metal pipes which are prone to collapse or corrosion over time. 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.

5. You're renovating your home

Before any renovations commence it’s important to get a comprehensive CCTV drain inspection. The inspection can provide a clear outline of where all the pipes and drains are located on your property. This information is essential to the design of your project and construction plans. The last thing you want is for an excavator to hit a main sewer line on your property.

How does a CCTV drain inspection work?

CCTV drain inspection cameras have revolutionised the plumbing industry, taking the guesswork out of blocked drains and pipe repairs. These high-tech cameras are attached to a flexible rod designed to go deep inside underground sewer and stormwater pipes. By analysing the video, an expert drainage plumber can identify any problem areas and recommend specific drain repairs. Many blocked drains can be recitifed quickly and cheaply using high-pressure drain cleaning, which is alos referred to as hydro jetting or jet blasting.

Jason Bonanno
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