The Benefits of CCTV Drain Surveys
Blocked drains are a problem that can often be as confusing as they are frustrating. The incredibly high potential for variety in the root cause of the blockage can and often does make clearing up the issue and restoring the proper flow of waste material through the piping a much more drawn out affair than is really necessary. Fortunately, recent advancements in the commercial plumbing industry have served to alleviate a large portion of the headache-causing stress typically involved with unblocking your drains. The idea is wondrously simple in both theory and execution – CCTV drain unblocking.
CCTV, of course, stands for closed-circuit television, and a plumber employing this approach to deal with a blocked drain will feed a small camera down into the piping network. The images captured by this camera are displayed on a larger television device, which your plumber will be observing whilst he or she manoeuvres the camera towards the source of the blockage. Using this method, it is possible to determine the source of the blockage much faster than using the more traditional approaches, saving time and money on the part of everybody concerned.
This approach is obviously financially beneficial to the customer; in the past there was a genuine likelihood that the problem would be too complex to be solved or even identified on the initial visit, as well as the risk that ineffective or irrelevant solutions would be attempted despite them not helping the situation in any way; using a chemical cleaning agent to deal with a blockage caused by intrusive tree roots, for example.
Using the CCTV-based approach to gain diagnosis allows for quick and easy identification of what it is that is causing the blockage, and as such, the necessary solution will become much clearer much faster, alleviating the need for repeated visits on the part of the plumber.
The benefits of the CCTV approach are, however, not just limited to the solving of existing problems. It can also be a legitimately desirable recourse for someone who has just moved in to a new property and wishes to carry out an assessment of the current state of their drainage pipes. Previously, this would likely require a large-scale excavation of the area surrounding the relevant piping in order to examine what is going on down there, but this is no longer the case. Now it is as simple as calling out a plumber who can bring one of these small cameras with them. All it will take is one brief visit, and you will be immediately aware of any drainage issues in your new property.
The positive aspects of using CCTV drain unblocking are almost infinite, and the continuing advancements in the technology represent the transition to a new era of stress-free plumbing. It is a cost-effective alternative to the traditional approaches due to the fact it is much faster and it allows for the proper diagnosis and subsequent solving of any problems.
Here at Jet Rod, we offer an excellent CCTV survey service that is efficient, professional and safe, allowing us to determine the cause and severity of your problem so we can get to work as quickly as possible. For more information about our drainage services, get in touch with our friendly team today and we’ll be happy to help!