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April 20, 2024
advantages of using cctv for stormwater inspections

Have you noticed slowly draining water at your home or near your storm drains? Do you smell bad odours coming from the pipes? If so, then it’s most likely you will need a stormwater drainage inspection using CCTV technology.

CCTV cameras can be used to inspect those pipes and determine the severity of the blockage. From there, a plan for correcting the issue can be created. Here are some of the advantages of using CCTV for inspecting home drains and stormwater drainage pipes.

1. Cost-effectiveness

2. Minimal damage

3. Real-time reports

4. Fast results

These advantages combine to make CCTV cameras a powerful tool for inspecting drainage pipes. It’s a mystery why some plumbing companies refuse to upgrade and step into the modern era. Here’s a closer look at the many benefits of CCTV camera inspections and why it matters to homeowners.

1. Cost Effectiveness

Simply put, a CCTV camera is the most cost-effective way to explore the inside of a drainage pipe. The most common alternative aside from this requires digging and excavation. That means expensive equipment and long hours just to see the inside of the drain pipe.

In contrast, a CCTV inspection only requires the camera, the equipment used to move it through the pipe, and the screen needed to play the video. That’s considerably more affordable and more convenient than the alternative. This doesn’t only benefit the company handling the inspection.

When the job is expensive it’s the homeowner who ends up paying the bill. By relying on a company that uses CCTV technology to inspect storm drains you are reducing your out-of-pocket expenses significantly.

2. Minimal Damage

In most cases, “no damage” would be a better example of what to expect. A CCTV camera does not require any sort of digging, excavation, or damage to your property.

Whether the company is inspecting a drain pipe from the home or an outside stormwater drain pipe; the use of a camera makes reaching that point very easy. There are a variety of cameras and rigs available that make it possible to inspect just about any drain pipe.

Some rigs are designed for pipes between 50 and 90mm while others are designed for much larger pipes. CCTV technology is becoming commonplace for inspecting stormwater drain pipes, conduits, manholes, water mains, wet wells, and underground storage tanks.

3. Real Time Reports

CCTV technology is capable of displaying the inside of the pipe in real time because it is wired directly to a display screen. The technicians can identify any forms of damage or blockage as they control the camera and navigate through the pipe system.

At the same time, all of this footage is recorded on a flash drive or DVD so that future playback can be utilised to identify additional problems.

4. Fast Results

All of the benefits mentioned above help speed up the overall process. The end result is an inspection and repair process that is completed much quicker than any alternative method. A severely damaged pipe system can be repaired or replaced in the time it takes older methods to just identify the problem.

Once again, a faster job means fewer man hours wasted and more money saved. That alone is a good enough reason to stick with CCTV drain inspections.

Call the CCTV drain experts

Don’t make the mistake of working with a plumbing service that hasn’t upgraded to CCTV technology. Some companies still believe that older techniques are more efficient.

In reality, they just want more money for a job that could be completed in a fraction of the time. When it comes to inspecting stormwater drainage systems, no method is more efficient and cost-effective than CCTV cameras.

If you suspect a stormwater drainage leak contact the experts at Austest Pipeline Solutions for more details. We can find and pinpoint a leak and prevent further damage to your property.