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What is CCTV Sewer Inspection and Why Do You Need It?

What is CCTV Sewer Inspection and Why Do You Need It?

Clogs and blocked drains can often be resolved with a handy plunger or some cleaning around the drain, but when the problem is deeper down in the pipes, it’s time to bring out the big guns. CCTV sewer inspections can get to the root of the cause to minimise the amount of disruption to your home or business plumbing and to resolve the problem directly at its source.

What is a CCTV Sewer Inspection?

As the name implies, CCTV sewer inspections use Closed Circuit Television Video camera technology encased in a durable, flexible, damage-resistant casing attached to a waterproof cable to inspect sewers and pipes.

Visibility is assisted with high-intensity lights and a transmitter which relays key data back to a monitor so that the plumber can see what’s going on deep in your pipes. The information can also be recorded for future review and to prepare a report with key findings.

In brief, the plumber inserts the camera end of the CCTV into the pipes then pushes it until it cannot go any further, normally where the blockage is found. The plumber can then inspect the scale and scope of the clog or damage and use the appropriate tools to resolve the problem.

Advantages of CCTV Sewer Inspections

Without the aid of CCTV sewer inspections, plumbers often have to make a best guess as to where the blockage or damage is located. While it’s possible, with experience, to somewhat reliably isolate the cause of the blockage, even experienced plumbers often have to remove appliances and dig up concealed pipes in an effort to locate the source of the problem. All of this is time-consuming and necessitates quite a bit of parts and labour just to find the one problem.

CCTV cuts out the guesswork and gets right to the heart of the issue. Furthermore, since CCTV is a non-invasive and non-destructive diagnosis tool for plumbing, it’s highly cost-effective.

Lastly, CCTV sewer inspections can be used for preventative care, as well, since the camera can identify locations within your home or business plumbing system that can potentially cause issues later on. By taking action early, you can save potentially thousands in remediating damage down the road.

What Can You Expect from a Sewer Inspection?

After identifying the precise location of the problem with a CCTV sewer inspection, plumbers can then pinpoint solutions such as pipe replacement or cleaning with a plumber’s snake (a drill tool with an auger to remove blockages), for example.

Endeavour Plumbing provides comprehensive CCTV sewer inspection services both for resolving existing problems in your pipes as well as for preventative care. In both cases, our expert plumbers strive to reduce the amount of repetitive work involved in dealing with the problem and to precisely identify blockages or damage at the source.

We provide a platform to prevent further issues later on and our preventative care program ensures that your pipes will be clean and problem-free for years. All without having to tear up your old pipes or replace appliances.

Endeavour Plumbing

Get the best quality care for your home and business plumbing by engaging the services of Endeavour Plumbing. Our CCTV sewer inspections are an ideal solution for non-destructive problem resolution.

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