All homeowners will experience a blocked drain from time to time. If you call out a plumber to help, the chances are they’ll use a camera to locate the blockage and figure out exactly what is causing it. If you’d like to know more about drain cameras, their benefits, and their costs, carry on reading.
Drain camera inspections are a very necessary service to ensure the integrity of your pipes after they have been cleared which is why we offer free drain camera inspections with every high-pressure jetting job.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A FREE DRAIN CAMERA INSPECTION?
Thanks to advancements in technology, cameras are an effective way to determine what’s causing a blocked drain. Whether there is debris stuck in your drain or the blockage is being caused by a broken part, a camera will help identify the cause.
THE BENEFITS OF USING A CAMERA INCLUDE:
- Speed: Drain cameras are the quickest way to assess the condition of your pipelines and drains. Not only will this get to the bottom of what’s causing your blockage fast, but it can speed up the repair process too.
- Accuracy: Thanks to the camera, the repair and replacement process is much more accurate. Plumbing professionals will be able to see exactly what the problem is instead of making an assumption and potentially carrying out repair work that causes even more damage.
- Cost: Attempting to clear a blocked drain yourself requires a lot of guesswork and may only be a temporary fix. With a camera, you get to the bottom of the issue straight away, preventing blockages from reoccurring and costing you more money in repair work down the line.
Factors to consider
There are several factors that influence a drain camera inspection. Some factors that should be taken into consideration include:
Ease of access
If your drain is difficult to access, it’s worth bearing in mind that ground excavation may be necessary to access the pipework. Also, in some instances, a toilet may need to be removed to access the drain.
Size of your drains
If you’ve got a bigger house, chances are your drainage system is larger too which can increase the time it takes to complete the inspection.
REASONS YOU MAY NEED A DRAIN CAMERA INSPECTION:
If you notice any of the following in your drains, we strongly recommend you book a drain camera inspection:
- Water coming back up
- Unpleasant odours
- Water draining away slowly
- Gurgling sounds
- Frequent blockages
If you’d like to know more about unblocking your drains and the process of having a drain camera inspection after your drains have been unblocked, don’t hesitate to contact our team at DCM Plumbing and Drainage Pty Ltd by giving us a call on (07) 5576 5305.