What is CCTV & Why We Recommend It
What Does CCTV Stand For?
CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television and is an investigation process where by camera technology makes an assessment of a properties sewer and stormwater drains, to enable you to be able to identify the exact problem within the drain and identify the exact location of the problem.
Why is CCTV Recommended?
CCTV investigation is highly recommended as it takes the guesswork out of identifying what your problem is. You are able to see exactly where and what the problem in the drain is, so the best plan of attack can be executed. It is the most cost-effective way to investigate drain issues at your property, as other options such as excavations are far more invasive, costly and simply a time-wasting exercise if the core of the problem and exact location is unknown.
In What Situations Is CCTV Recommended?
CCTV is often recommended when there are recurring sewer or stormwater drain blockages, persistent, slowly draining water that is backing up and bad odours or gurgling noises coming from your pipes. These can occur as a result of many things such as tree root penetration into your drain, cracked, displaced or collapsed pipework and debris or foreign objects built up within the drain.
If the Problem is Already Identified, is CCTV still necessary?
Even if the location of the problem has been identified and excavation works are required, CCTV of the continuation of the drain is still extremely useful to help identify any other areas along the drain that may be causing issues. A dig up can be a big exercise and more often than not, issues can be happening in more than one place. Therefore if all issues are identified at the one time, they can be addressed all at once, saving you time and money in the long run!