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Effective Pipe Inspection Methods
13
Dec
2019

Do you have a pipe leak in your home? Is it difficult to diagnose the exact location from where the leak is coming from?

If so, please continue reading for more information.

The latest technologically advanced pipe inspection methods will let you find the exact location of the pipe leak and immediately fix it.

Keeping your plumbing pipes in good condition isn’t always easy because of the inherent difficulty in diagnosing the location of leaks and cracks.

When there is a leak, it’s difficult to tell the exact location of the leak by just looking at the pipe system.

You may need to dig up the pipes to find the actual leak or crack – which isn’t an easy task for an inexperienced homeowner.

Most homeowners don’t realise the extent of the damage to their pipes until the problem has begun to spread to the surrounding areas.

That’s why you need to schedule a pipeline inspection every year. You should always rely on a water leak detection specialist in your local area for such an inspection.

This article provides information on some of the most popular and trusted pipe inspection methods used today.

  • Pushcam
  • Solo Cam
  • Lateral Launch Cam
  • Sonde Location

Pushcam

A push cam is a camera at the end of a long cord. This cord will be inserted into the pipeline manually by the plumbing specialist.

This is one of the simplest forms of video pipe inspections out there. The camera will record a live feed of the inside of the pipe.

The live feed will be transmitted back to the plumbing specialist who is searching. The push cam will be retrieved manually by the plumbing specialist once the inspection is over.

However, the push cam method can become difficult to manoeuvre in certain parts of the piping system.

Solo Cam

Solo cams are remote-controlled units that are free to move back and forth within the piping system. They are completely independent and not attached to a cord similar to the push cam method.

However, this method cannot be used to detect deep issues in the pipe system because it’s not as far-reaching as the push cam method.

The solo cam method is growing in popularity because plumbers are realising the importance of a more autonomous camera system.

Lateral Launch Cam

The lateral launch cam is used to inspect piping systems besides the mainline. This is a robot with a secondary camera on it. The robot will move down the mainline and reach the brach line of the pipe.

At this point, the unit will send a secondary camera to inspect the problem with the pipe.

This is one of the best methods of getting a complete understanding of the piping system that serves your home or commercial establishment.

No problem will go unnoticed when you use this method correctly to diagnose piping issues in your home.

Sonde Location

This is a battery-powered pod attached to a cord that’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

When the sonde is inserted into the problematic piping system, it will give off an electromagnetic field while operating.

There is a separate device above the ground to monitor this electromagnetic field. This will be used to trace the path of the pipe. Clogs and leaks can be easily diagnosed with this type of device.

If you are looking for a trustworthy and reliable plumbing service in Melbourne, then look no further than Austest Pipeline Solutions.

We have more than 20 years’ experience in domestic, commercial, and industrial plumbing with water leak detection our speciality.

Please call us today for all your plumbing needs on 0410 609 961 or contact us here.

Detect Leak In Pool Liner
06
Dec
2019

Inground pools naturally lose water due to evaporation, but an excessive drop in the water level may be indicative of a leak.

Unfortunately, every swimming pool will probably start leaking at some time during their useful life and a small hole the size of a pencil tip can result in the loss of hundreds of litres of water per day.

Small leaks in swimming pools develop slowly over time and an unrepaired leak can be more than just an inconvenience.

In addition to the increased cost of replacing the water and increased chemical demands, it may lead to more serious mechanical and structural problems that will cost a fortune to repair.

Loss of more than ½ to 1 inches of water in a day will require investigation as to the cause and swift action will need to be taken to repair the damage.

The following outlines the process for leak detection in your swimming pool.

Confirming there is a Leak

This can easily be done by marking the water level in the pool with a strip of painter’s tape. Fill a 5-gallon bucket with water and mark the level with the painter’s tape.

After 24 hours, measure the difference in water level between the pool and the bucket. If the water loss in the pool is significantly greater than that in the bucket, the pool has a leak.

Before deciding to repair a leak, however, the location and severity of the leak must first be identified.

When done systematically, the endeavour of finding a leak follows a procedure that progresses from a clear indication of water loss to the exact location of the leak.

While leak detection experts have the professional equipment and expertise to perform this process in a few hours or less, diligent pool owners may be able to detect a leak by following a few simple steps.

Eliminate Other Causes

Check for leaks in the filtration and electrical systems by looking for moisture on the conduit lines that come from the pool’s lights and check the plumbing systems for signs of leakage.

If there is water or moisture present on wires or pipes, call a professional to repair the leak.

Other symptoms of a leak may be actual evidence of escaped water such as wet, mushy spots on the lawn or unusually vigorous growth of vegetation around underground plumbing areas.

Visible cracks or settling on the deck or pool surrounds may also indicate underground leaks.

How to Detect a Leak in the Pool Liner

If there are no signs of a leak in the electrical or filtration systems, it is most likely that there is a hole in the liner of the pool.

There is a simple method to detect the location of a leak in the pool liner by simply using food colouring or dye.

Dye testing will require complete inspection by donning a dive mask and inspecting the liner for leaks.

– Fill the pool to ensure that the leak is not above the water level.

– Investigate the walls around the pool for signs of squishiness that indicates a leak. Wherever there is a suspected leak, place a drop of dye within 5mm of the suspected area.

– Feel around the bottom of the pool for squishy areas and apply more dye.

The coloured dye will allow you to observe the flow of water. As soon as the dye is placed near a leak it will flow out at the exact spot where the leak is.

Once the location of the leak has been detected it will be easy to determine how it should be fixed.

Ideally, the leak should be professionally repaired but in some cases, a very small hole can be fixed with a DIY patch. If the hole is too big you may need a replacement liner.

If a leak in the vinyl liner of a pool is not repaired as quickly as possible it will not only result in increased water bills but will also weaken the subsoil and cause structural damage.

If you are looking for a trustworthy and reliable plumbing service in Melbourne, then look no further than Austest Pipeline Solutions.

We have more than 20 years’ experience in domestic, commercial, and industrial plumbing with water leak detection our speciality.

Please call us today for all your plumbing needs on 0410 609 961 or contact us here.

Trenchless Pipe Lining Technology
26
Nov
2019

Imagine being able to repair leaks in underground pipes without the need to dig a trench? Well, the good news is that it can be done. Please read below for more.

Trenchless pipe lining is part of the broader trenchless technology.

In a nutshell, trenchless pipe lining is a type of subsurface construction and civil engineering technology that uses little to no continuous trenching in the installation of new and repairing and replacement of existing underground pipes, thereby reducing disturbance and the overall cost.

To understand this relatively new but increasingly popular technology, you need to delve into the following:

  • How trenchless pipe lining works (the steps),
  • It’s application,
  • The benefits of trenchless pipe lining, and
  • The reliability of the resulting pipe

How Trenchless Pipe Lining Technology Works

The trenchless pipe lining process consists of three phases.

The first phase is the preparation phase whereby the pipeline in question is removed from service, with a diversion or tanking feature installed in the meantime.

After that, the pipe that needs repair is thoroughly cleaned, typically using a combination of high-pressure jets and manual cleaning to get rid of debris and corrosion.

This ensures the lining will fit as close to the original pipe as possible, ensuring the lining pipe has ample capacity.

The specialists may also remove defective parts of the original pipe, especially when the pipe diameter has been negatively impacted.

The second phase is the lining process. During this phase, the Cured In Place Pipe Lining, saturated with resin, is winched or pulled in and installed in place.

The liner is inflated using compressed air or water under high-pressure.

Once in place, the liner is cured using hot water, steam, ultraviolet light, and in some rare cases, the liner is cured using ambient temperature.

The final phase is the post-curing stage. This stage comes after the liner has cooled and hardened in place. The end cuts are cut off and removed, leaving the pipe end flush and ready for sealing, if required.

The water used to cure the pipes is removed and disposed of safely. The final bit is to inspect and test the new pipe to ensure it meets the pre-determined specs.

The Application Of Trenchless Pipe Lining

Trenchless pipe lining is used to repair leaking, broken, and rusted pipes that are installed underground.

As such, the technology is used to repair pipes that are part of the sewer system, residential sewer plumb lines, and commercial sewer plumb lines.

The Benefits Of Trenchless Pipe Lining

Trenchless pipe lining technology yields a lot of benefits for everyone involved. For instance, homeowners get access to less expensive pipe repair and replacement services.

Pipelining costs as much as 50% to 70 % cheaper when compared to the excavation process.

Homeowners also do not have to incur the hassle and the costs associated with excavating concrete installations such as walls and floors.

Trenchless pipe lining is also a clean pipe repair process as specialists do not have to excavate the leaking pipe.

It is also a faster way of repairing and replacing leaking old pipes – after all, there is no trenching needed.

Given that it is a fast and safe solution, property owners or occupants need not move out for the pipe renovations to take place.

On the other hand, other people in the vicinity of the project benefit from an environmentally friendly process of repairing plumbing lines.

They do not have to worry about grey and black water leaks affecting their environment.

Trenchless pipe lining technology allows service providers to render cost-efficient services. They can, therefore, attract more clients and retain most of the clients they get.

The Reliability Of Installed Pipes

Depending on the environment, the pipe lining can last as long as 50 years. After the inner lining cures, the resulting pipe is solid.

In fact, the pipe can stand alone and function as a pipe without suffering from structural integrity deficiencies.

Moreover, the lined pipe can withstand load bearing from the soil covering it, foot traffic, and even vehicles.

Conclusion

Trenchless pipe lining technology has revolutionised how underground pipe installations are maintained, repaired, and replaced.

The technology reduces the amount of time it takes to repair underground installation while yielding high-quality pipes that last long and are fit for purpose.

If you are looking for a trustworthy and reliable plumbing service in Melbourne, then look no further than Austest Pipeline Solutions.

We have more than 20 years’ experience in domestic, commercial, and industrial plumbing with water leak detection our speciality.

Please call us today for all your plumbing needs on 0410 609 961 or contact us here.

CCTV Camera Surveys And Inspections
19
Nov
2019

Are your sinks, washing machine drain line, or shower drain lines blocking up more frequently than before? Do your toilet and sinks emit a foul stench that seemingly does not seem to go away? You might need a CCTV inspection for your drainage system.

CCTV drain inspections and surveys are a means through which professional plumbers can insect the health and state of the drainage system.

This non-intrusive inspection method is invaluable for drainage system repairs, maintenance, extensions, and upgrades.

Using the latest technology in drainage inspections, experienced technicians can identify blockages, rusting, damages and other issues in the drainage lines.

This method of drainage inspection is the standard inspection method in today’s plumbing industry.

It allows plumbers and property owners to glimpse inside their drainage system in a fast, cheap, and convenient manner.

To understand the intricacies of CCTV drainage inspection, we will look at:

  • How drainage inspections and surveys are done
  • Why you might need a CCTV drainage inspection and survey
  • What insight can a CCTV drainage inspection reveal

How Drainage Inspections And Surveys Are Done: The Step And Equipment

As the name suggests, the CCTV camera survey involves using a camera and monitor to inspect and survey the drainage system.

As such, every CCTV drainage survey and inspection begins with having the right tools. When you contract professional plumbers, they should come with all the tools required for the job.

These will include waterproof cameras that can function even when submerged into black and grey water that flows in the drainage system.

They will also need crawlers, which are remote-operated and controlled mobility vehicles that increase the mobility and access of the camera to all parts of the drainage system.

Other tools the technician might come with may include access rods, crawlers, monitors, and sonar units.

While sonar systems do not give a live video feed, they are useful in getting an insight into the state of the pipe where getting a live video feed is impossible to get.

With these tools in hand, the technician will develop an action plan for efficient drainage surveying.

The plan will enable them to inspect and survey the entire drainage system in a fast and efficient manner, while also being thorough.

Then using the best tool available, they will probe the whole drainage system, getting a live feed of the state and health of the drainage system.

At the end of the process, the technician will write up a report on their findings and recommendations and submit the report to the property owner.

What Insights Can A CCTV Drainage Inspection Reveal

A CCTV survey will obviously reveal the extent, location, and state of all the drains. This is critical when planning for building projects such as house extensions and renovations.

However, the information generated from the survey is also helpful for people looking to purchase a property.

The survey will reveal the extent state and health of the drainage system and whether repairs and replacements are needed.

As for CCTV camera inspection for maintenance and repair purposes, the examination will reveal instances of blockages, tree root ingress, pipe damage, leaks, collapsed drains, animal intrusion, wear, tear, corrosion, and drainage displacement.

Why You Might Need A CCTV Drainage Inspection And Survey

Generally speaking, property owners should seek CCTV camera inspection whenever they need to get insights into the state of their drainage system.

However, these services are frequently sought after by individuals who are facing surface flooding, drainage issues, subsidence, or property owners building new houses or extensions.

Conclusion

CCTV camera surveys and inspections are a cost-effective and non-intrusive means of determining the exact state of a drainage pipe.

In the hand of professionals drainage inspectors, the survey and inspection will help you understand what you need to do to keep your drainage system working in tip-top condition.

If you are looking for a trustworthy and reliable plumbing service in Melbourne, then look no further than Austest Pipeline Solutions.

We have more than 20 years’ experience in domestic, commercial, and industrial plumbing with water leak detection our speciality.

Please call us today for all your plumbing needs on 0410 609 961 or contact us here

Technology Detect Drain Leaks
12
Nov
2019

Do you know how easy technology has made it to detect leaking drains? What used to take a long time to fix is now fixed a lot more quickly. Please continue reading to learn more.

Leaky plumbing can cause a lot of problems; poor water pressure, rising bills, and potential damp problems and damage to your property are all potential hazards from a water leak.

Leaks are bad for your wallet, and bad for the environment too.

Finding Leaks and Fixing Them

The problem with leaks is figuring out where they are and how to fix them.

If it isn’t obvious where a leak is coming from, you may not even know that you have one until you get a water bill that is much higher than normal.

Leaks in your home are the easiest to detect as you might be able to hear the hiss of water or smell a musty odour that suggests you have a small leak in a pipe between your walls.

The big problems come when the leaks are in harder to detect places.

How Technology is Used in Leak Detection

If one of your underground pipes is leaking then finding the leak can be much harder.

Firstly, the plumber will have to determine whether there is actually a leak. This is done using a pressure test. The plumber will shut off the supply and measure the pressure at one end of the pipe.

Modern equipment is more sensitive than the pressure measurements that the average meter can give so this will tell you with more certainty whether you actually have a leak or not.

However, it won’t actually tell you where the leak is. For that, there are several options, including:

  • Acoustic leak detection
  • Pipe tracing with RF transmitters
  • Thermal imaging
  • Slab leak detection
  • Video inspections

Most modern leak detection methods work using similar principles. They rely on using sight or sound to detect the leaks.

A skilled plumber may be able to find a large leak just by using their ears alone and tapping the pipes in various places.

Digital leak detection uses similar methods but with much more sensitive computer technology doing the detection work.

RF transmitters can help to detect leaks in metal pipes, while thermal imaging and video inspections can help with plastic pipes or smaller pipes.

One of the latest technologies which is being used by major water boards is a ‘smartball’, which is a bowling ball-shaped device with an acoustic sensor in it.

The bowling ball is pushed through the pipe by the water pressure and records its readings as it goes.

It can take up to 12 hours for the ball to travel through the pipe but this is a good way to get precise readings from hard to reach pipes.

Running a cable through the pipe with a small camera is another option for detecting leaks in difficult to reach areas.

Get Leak Diagnostics For Your Home

If you think that you have a leak in your property it is important that you get it fixed as soon as possible.

If you are looking for a trustworthy and reliable plumbing service in Melbourne, then look no further than Austest Pipeline Solutions.

We offer high tech leak detection services for both homeowners and commercial properties.

Our services could save you thousands of dollars by helping you to detect a difficult leak before it does damage to your home.

We can locate and fix leaks in a timely manner, preventing damage to your home. We can find faults that other plumbers have missed using our camera inspection services.

We have more than 20 years’ experience in domestic, commercial, and industrial plumbing with water leak detection our speciality.

Please call us today for all your plumbing needs on 0410 609 961 or contact us here

How Detect Roof Leak
05
Nov
2019

Do you have a leak in your roof but aren’t exactly sure where it is coming from? If so, then please continue reading to learn how to detect the source of the leak.

Roof leaks can be caused by a number of things including gaps in the metal flashing around vent pipes and chimneys, missing shingles, or even small holes in the roof.

The source of a leak is usually not obvious on the actual roof and can be hard to isolate because the water may run down the rafters and roof decking before it drips onto the ceiling below.

Here are the general steps that a professional plumber will follow when it comes to detecting roof leaks:

Step 1: Visual Inspection

The sight and sound of dripping water are usually the first signs of a roof leak. However, there are other signs to also check for, such as:

  • Warped or missing shingles
  • Bulging patches on the interior walls
  • Spots on the exterior walls
  • Water stains on the ceiling
  • Musty odours in some rooms

All these signs could be indicative of a potential leak somewhere in the roof. The first place that you notice the leak might not necessarily indicate the exact location of the leak.

For that, some further investigation will be required. Sometimes a visual inspection isn’t complete without checking the attic.

This means that the technician will need to climb up into the attic to check for the roof leak.

Once in the attic, they will look for water stains, mould, or black marks along the roof sheathing and rafters.

If you don’t have an attic, then they will need to check the roof for any signs of damage as described in step 1 above and move straight to step 2 as described below.

Step 2: Water Test

If the technician is unable to isolate the source of the leak with a visual inspection, they will then perform a water test.

To do this they will need someone else to assist them. Someone will need to stay inside the house close to the spot where you first noticed the leak.

The technician will need to go up the roof with a garden hose and wet the roof one section at a time. The person inside the house will shout out once they see any water dripping.

This can be a lengthy process as they will need to spend several minutes in each area.

However, it is an important step as it helps to narrow down the area where the leak most likely originates from.

If the person inside the house sees the water dripping, but cannot find the exact spot where it is coming from, then the shingles may need to be removed in the suspected area to try and narrow down the source of the leak.

Step 3: Repairs

Depending on the location of the leak, there are several potential fixes that can be used.

This is where you will need to call in the experts as they will have all the necessary tools and knowledge to fix the problem.

Some of these repairs may include the following:

Replacing Damaged Shingles: If damaged shingles are the source of the leak, they may need to be removed and replaced with new shingles.

Reapplying Caulk Along Window Edges, Vents, and Chimneys: If there is a leak around any of these areas, the caulk will need to be replaced around the flashing.

Fixing the Roof Penetration Flashing: Damaged roof vent flashing can let water in where it shouldn’t be.

If the existing flashing is in good shape, it might just be a matter of simply replace the screws with better ones. If not, new flashing will need to be installed.

Final Thoughts

Identifying the source of a roof leak can be very difficult to do on your own. If you suspect that you have a leak in your roof, then it really is best to call in the professionals.

They will identify the extent of the leak and recommend a suitable solution in the form of roof repair or replacement.

If you are looking for a trustworthy and reliable plumbing service in Melbourne, then look no further than Austest Pipeline Solutions.

We have more than 20 years’ experience in domestic, commercial, and industrial plumbing with water leak detection our speciality.

Please call us today for all your plumbing needs on 0410 609 961 or contact us here

26
Oct
2019

Do you have trouble with tree roots growing into your sewer pipes? This is a very common problem that most people face, so let’s take a look now at what you can do when this happens to you.

Trees not only beautify for our surroundings, but they also serve as windbreakers and provide shade.

On the other hand, trees and specifically their roots can wreak havoc on your plumbing by clogging your sewer line and causing blocked drains.

You might think that all the wastewater that evacuates from your home via the sewer line is toxic to plants.

When faced by such a situation, many property owners will settle on DIY methods of removing the roots and unclogging the sewer line.

If you find yourself with a tree root clogged sewer line, you might ask yourself whether tree root killer the answer for roots in sewer pipes.

The simplest answer to such a query is no. However, you need to understand the nuances of the entire situation. For instance, you need to know:

  • How tree roots find their way into the sewer line,
  • The different types of root killers and how each kind works, and
  • The effective are root killers.

How Tree Roots Find Their Way Into Sewer Line

The truth of the matter is, trees thrive on sewer water. The water is rich in the dissolved biological matter, which acts as nutrients.

And since the water swirls a lot as it moves in the sewer line, it well oxygenated. Moreover, the sewer effluent has plenty of water.

In a sense, the sewer water has everything the tree needs to thrive. As such, at any opportunity, tree roots will grow through any leaking spaces in the sewer line and clog it.

When the sewer line has a crack or the joints are leaking, the water that escapes the sewer line wet the soil. This will also attract tree roots, which traverses the ground up to moisten the soil.

Eventually, the tree roots find their way into the sewer line through the cracks.

They continue to grow until they form a mesh-like structure that is better capable of trapping moisture and nutrients. At this point, they clog your sewer line entirely.

This is when you will begin to notice that water does not flow efficiently down the drains. Left unchecked, the root structure will crack open the sewer line.

The Different Types Of Root Killers And How Each Type Works

Using Rock Salt – Salts in the form of rock salt, sodium chloride and copper sulphate are poisonous to tree roots.

To use the salt, you need to pour about a half a kilo of salt into a bucket of water and flush down the toilet leading to the blocked were line.

Repeat the process again to flush a total of about one kilo of salt down the drain. The next step is to avoid running water into the sewer line for 8 to 12 hours.

During this time the salts will draw water from the tree roots and poison the roots until they die.

Roaming Root Killer – This type of root killer is a foaming substance that contains herbicide. The herbicide kills the root and prevents their regrowth.

The Effectiveness Of The Of Root Killers

Root killer solutions are not the most effective solution as the roots will still grow after some time.

It might take a couple of years, but if the cracks still exist, tree roots will find their way inside the pipe once again.

Additionally, when using root killers, you run the risk of killing the tree ultimately, which might create other hazards such as falling branches.

In Conclusion

Root killers are only a stop-gap solution to tree roots clogging your sewer line. Eventually, you need to unearth the sewer lines and repair the lines.

You can only use tree root killers for so long until you need to call on a plumbing service to repair or replace your sewer pipes.

If you are looking for a trustworthy and reliable plumbing service in Melbourne, then look no further than Austest Pipeline Solutions.

We have more than 20 years’ experience in domestic, commercial, and industrial plumbing with water leak detection our speciality.

Please call us today for all your plumbing needs on 0410 609 961 or contact us here

Drain Relining Fast Process For Repairing Drain Pipes
19
Oct
2019

What is CCTV Drain Inspection and what is it used for? Most people think CCTV is only used for video surveillance but don’t know it can also be used for plumbing. Please read below for more details.

When most people hear the word ‘CCTV’, the first thing that comes to mind is video surveillance which takes place in most commercial buildings, city streets and other public places.

Well, they are not wrong to think this as CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television or in other words; video surveillance.

Now, you may be wondering, how does video surveillance relate to drain inspection?

Well, video surveillance is a technology that has a wide range of applications besides enhancing public safety and security.

Video surveillance is also used by plumbers to detect leaks and faults in drains and pipes.

What Is CCTV Drain Inspection?

If you have ever been the victim of a blocked drain or pipe, you definitely know how stressful and frustrating it can be to fix this problem.

Sometimes, your drain may keep getting blocked every now and then despite you taking the necessary measures to unblock it.

Blocked drains make the process of expelling wastewater from your home or business very tedious and sometimes impossible.

If you are not quite sure why your drain keeps blocking every few weeks or months, a CCTV drain inspection may be the fix.

A CCTV drain inspection is a plumbing diagnosis technique that makes use of closed-circuit television systems to find blockages, leaks and other faults inside pipes, sewer lines and drains.

Why CCTV Drain Inspection?

There are many ways to diagnose a blocked or leaking drain. Drain diagnosis involves getting to know the root cause of the problem so that it can be properly addressed.

Traditional methods of drain diagnosis such as using wires and other materials require a lot of time and effort.

They are also not very effective meaning you may never get to know why your drains keep leaking or get blocked.

However, with CCTV drain inspection, things get a little bit different and more sophisticated.

Drain diagnosis is done using state of the art video surveillance equipment. The tools and equipment used are tailor-made for this kind of job.

For instance, the cameras used to capture images and video are so tiny that they can fit in very narrow pipes and drains.

CCTV drain inspection enables plumbers to see the innermost parts of your drains and pipes, which would otherwise be impossible.

Recurring Leaks and Blockages

Recurring leaks and blockages are probably the most common issues that professional plumbers have to deal with.

When a pipe in your building doesn’t stop leaking or getting clogged no matter what you do, you are left with very few options.

You can choose to carry out a CCTV drain inspection or survey to get to the root cause of the problem. Alternatively, you can choose to get rid of the affected drain and replace it with a new one.

The latter option is definitely more expensive and time-consuming than the former. It’s worth noting that recurring cases of drain leaks and blockages should not be taken for granted.

Such problems are known to cause serious structural damage to buildings and other infrastructures if left unaddressed.

Benefits of CCTV Drain Inspection and Reporting

If you have a leaking or blocked drain or pipe in your home or business, it’s highly recommended that you get a CCTV drain inspection done so that you can rest assured that the problem is solved.

A successful drain inspection that gets to the root cause of your drain problems can give you enormous peace of mind.

CCTV drain inspections can detect a wide range of problems ranging from broken/cracked pipes, blockage/clog build-ups, root damage and even animal infestations.

Take some time today to schedule a CCTV drain inspection with your plumber.

If you are looking for a trustworthy and reliable plumbing service in Melbourne, then look no further than Austest Pipeline Solutions.

We have more than 20 years’ experience in domestic, commercial, and industrial plumbing with water leak detection our speciality.

Please call us today for all your plumbing needs on 0410 609 961 or contact us here

How Camera Inspection Can Help You
12
Oct
2019

Do you have a leaking pipe? Do you know the best way to detect the source of the leak? If not, then you need to keep reading.

One of the reasons why home or business owners avoid addressing drainage problems is based on the complexities.

For starters, it can be near impossible to find the source of the problem inside a drain pipe.

And simply sending a bunch of expensive and dangerous chemicals through the pipe system is not a guaranteed solution.

You will be happy to know those drain problems do not have to be intimidating anymore. And you do not need to dig up the garden to find the source of the trouble.

By using camera inspections by professional plumbers, sorting out drainage problems has never been easier. Therefore, in this article we will cover the following:

  • How Camera Inspection Works
  • The Most Common Benefits
  • Finding The Right Expert For The Job

Using Camera Inspection For Drainage Problem

Cameras that are used to inspect pipe systems have a specific design. Not only are they long and thin like a snake, but they are flexible as well.

This makes them perfect to send into any type of system without too much trouble. Of course, it helps if a professional is in control of the camera.

Once the camera gets into the system, it provides an image to the professional at the other end.

And it does not matter if there are tricky corners or if the problem is deep inside the system, a camera inspection can most likely help to locate the source.

The Most Common Benefits Of Camera Inspection

– It does not require extreme measures

The great thing about going with the camera inspection option for a drainage problem is that it will not involve extreme measures.

In other words, there will not be any digging necessary, unless the solution calls for it. However, even then, you will know exactly where to start digging.

– Finding the problem is quick

Locating the problem has never been quicker thanks to camera inspections. They bend, twist, and turn wherever the user needs it to.

More importantly, it will give you a clear picture of what you are dealing with. So, you can save yourself a lot of effort, frustration, and money.

– The problem can easily be assessed

In addition to finding the drainage problem quickly, it won’t be nearly as complicated as conventional methods of assessment. Not when there is a camera giving you the inside scoop, literally.

This means you do not have to play guessing games in terms of how to get everything flowing freely again.

– It can be used in many situations

It does not really matter what type of pipe system you have trouble with. These cameras are designed to be versatile, as well as durable.

Whether it is a drain that requires unblocking or a leak in the ventilation system, camera inspection will be your best friend.

Tips To Find The Best People For The Job

Now that you know more about how camera inspections work, it is important to focus on the professionals you call. Not every business will offer competitive prices and accurate services.

Even though cameras make it easier, a level of experience and knowledge is still required. So, in light of using the best people for the job, keep the following in mind:

  • How long has the business been offering pipe system solutions?
  • Are they helpful and clear about what they offer?
  • What are the costs?
  • How soon can they be there?

Whatever you do, avoid the potential damage to your garden or pipes with professional camera inspections.

There are a number of objects or items that can get stuck in a drain, so the issue could be much smaller than you think.

If you are looking for a trustworthy and reliable plumbing service in Melbourne, then look no further than Austest Pipeline Solutions.

We have more than 20 years’ experience in domestic, commercial, and industrial plumbing with water leak detection our speciality.

Please call us today for all your plumbing needs on 0410 609 961 or contact us here

05
Oct
2019

Is your home experiencing a slab leak? A slab leak is a term used to describe a water pipe leak under a concrete floor and can cause big problems. Let’s read more about this below.

Slab leaks affect buildings and structures of all ages. A minor water leak under concrete can develop into a costly and inconvenient endeavour over time.

The faster the leak is detected, the lower your repair costs will be.

Having said that, finding a water pipe leak under concrete isn’t an easy task and will more than likely require the services of a trusted plumber.

However, you should be aware of the signs of a slab leak to detect it correctly.

There are many signs of a slab leak. When the faucet is turned off and you hear the sound of water, it’s one of the most common signs of a water pipe leak under concrete.

If you find hot spots on the floor, it may indicate a hot water line leak. Another sign of a slab leak is mould or excessive moisture under your carpets.

A damp carpet with signs of mildew or mould indicates a water pipe leak under concrete. This may also produce a peculiar odour at times.

Wet baseboards is another sign of a slab leak in your home.

This article provides information on water pipe leak detection under concrete. We will take a look at the following:

  • Locate the pipes in your house
  • Check the water meter
  • Perform the initial pressure test of your home
  • Perform a complete electronic leak detection service

Locate The Pipes In Your House

You should know the location of the main water supply to your house to find water pipe leaks under concrete. There should be a main water shut-off valve installed inside your property.

This should be used in the case of an emergency or for repairs. It’s important that you take a tour inside the house and locate the plumbing system and know how it’s structured.

This is the first step you need to take when locating water pipe leaks under concrete.

Check The Water Meter

Both minor and severe pipe leaks can be detected by performing a simple test by yourself. First, you need to turn off all water supply sources in your home and record the reading on the water meter.

Wait for 10 minutes and check the reading once again. If there is a difference in the reading, a water leak is likely. This is the best way to detect whether there is a water leak in your home.

Perform The Initial Pressure Test Of Your Home

Testing the water pressure of your home isn’t a difficult task. It can easily be completed using an inexpensive pressure gauge.

You should adjust the water pressure so that it doesn’t place excess stress on your plumbing system. This will help prevent water pipe leaks in the first place.

You should keep on testing the water pressure regularly to prevent the problem from damaging the plumbing system in your home.

Perform A Complete Electronic Leak Detection Service

There is non-invasive equipment to detect water leaks in your home. Drainage CCTV camera equipment is the best to detect water leaks in your home.

That’s where you need the help of a professional leak detection service.

With hundreds of such service providers in the country, it’s not easy to find the right service provider. Your research plays an important part in this regard.

Make sure you do extensive research before deciding to find the best leak detection service for your needs.

Look for the reputation, experience, credentials, and customer feedback of the leak detection service.

If you are looking for a trustworthy and reliable plumbing service in Melbourne, then look no further than Austest Pipeline Solutions.

We have more than 20 years’ experience in domestic, commercial, and industrial plumbing with water leak detection our speciality.

Please call us today for all your plumbing needs on 0410 609 961 or contact us here