When it comes to plumbing, some problems are more obvious than others. A simple clog in your toilet or sink can usually be fixed with drain cleaning solutions or by physically unclogging the problem area.
Other problems require more comprehensive solutions. Persistent plumbing problems often go unseen and can become more serious if left neglected. That’s why Endeavour Plumbing in Melbourne provides CCTV sewer inspections.
Using the latest technology, our plumbers can identify and monitor your pipes for problem areas. It could be an accumulation of debris or a leaky pipe, but without the help of CCTV technology, it’s really a guessing game as to what the problem may be.
Here are a few signs that your sewers may need a thorough CCTV inspection.
1. Fluctuating Water Levels
If your toilets are erratically changing their resting water levels, this could be a sign that there is an abnormal blockage somewhere deeper in the pipes. Try to unclog it yourself using a plunger, but if the problem doesn’t go away and the water is constantly fluctuating, this is a sign that the clog is beyond your reach.
2. Slow Draining
Usually a sign of more comprehensive problems, slowly draining toilets, sinks, or showers are a telltale sign that you’ve got a problem deeper within your plumbing. Try to identify if the problem is limited to just your toilet, for instance, or if the drainage is very slow around the house such as with your sinks and shower.
3. Foul Odours
While usually not noticeable whilst directly in the bathroom, foul odours emanating from outside your home or in the basement is a sign that something may be stuck in your pipes and is rotting away. Stagnant water attracts bacteria, mould, and all sorts of insects, but be sure to identify if the smell is coming from elsewhere first. If you’re convinced that you’ve narrowed down the source of the smell to your plumbing, it’s time to call a specialist plumber.
There are many ways for mould and mildew to enter your home. Mould thrives where there is high humidity or condensation, so you should first see if you’re letting mould enter and thrive because of poor air flow or if you aren’t using a dehumidifier when you ought to be.
If mould and mildew are beginning to grow around your home regardless, this should be an immediate sign to contact a licensed plumber to identify the source of the problem. Don’t delay, because mould can cause more serious respiratory problems and has a nasty habit of spreading if left neglected.
4. Cracks in the Foundation or Walls
Especially true for older homes, cracks in the foundation can be a nightmare to fix. Newer homes are not immune either; it may actually be not due to the construction of the foundation, but rather to the plumbing system. Perhaps a pipe is broken or leaking. Water damage is a sign of a very serious issue and you should not delay contacting a plumber if you are experiencing water coming through cracks in the walls or foundations of ns.
If you’re in greater Melbourne and would like a CCTV sewer inspection or need any plumbing work done, get in touch with Endeavour Plumbing if you’d like peace of mind knowing that your plumbing is in good hands.