stormwater drainage inspection
31
May
2019

Have you noticed slowly draining water at your home or near your storm drains? Do you smell bad odours coming from the pipes? Or are there persistent gurgling noises in the area?

If so, then it’s likely you have some form of serious blockage in your pipes.

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 technology for inspecting home drainage and stormwater drainage pipes.

1. Cost-effectiveness

2. Minimal damage

3. Real-time reports

4. Fast results

These benefits 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 benefits mentioned above.

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 pipe.

In contrast, 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 pipe.

Some rigs are designed for pipes between 50 and 90 mm 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 inspections.

Stepping Into The Future

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 for efficient and cost-effective than CCTV cameras.

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 through our website https://www.aus-test.com.au/contact-us/.

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