A blocked drain can be a nightmare, causing all sorts of health hazards and affecting the smooth running of your home or business. There are many reasons why your drain may become blocked; unfortunately, those reasons only tend to be revealed when the problem occurs.
Thankfully, there are several things you can do to prevent these costly and time-wasting blockages occurring in the first place. The best place to start is with a drain survey.
Modern technology has advanced significantly over the years and the plumbing industry has gained many new tools to help with the job. Traditional methods result in expensive excavation and long hours of labour, but now the job is more reliable and cost-effective. Here’s why you need a drain survey.
What Is a CCTV Drain Survey?
Most people know CCTV (closed circuit television) to be a security feature. However, it’s now an invaluable tool when used for drain inspections, thanks to its versatility and accuracy.
Plumbers carrying out a drain survey lower the camera into the piping system, so they can see the condition of pipes that aren’t visible from the surface. Those images are sent in a live feed to the plumber on a TV screen, allowing them to identify any problems.
This is great for homeowners who suspect a blockage or property developers wanting to make sure a draining system is in good condition before making an investment.
By carrying out a drain survey, problems can easily be identified and dealt with before more costly issues arise. It allows the plumber to find the root cause of the problem easily and completely remove it, preventing reoccurring blockages from happening. This offers a cost-effective solution for the homeowner, since they won’t have to repeatedly call out a plumber to deal with blockages.
It makes sense to get a drain survey annually on all major drainage systems, whether they’re presenting problems or not, as it saves you from potential big bills in the future.
If you want to obtain a drain survey at your property, contact drain specialists OMDI today.