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Blocked Sewer Drain? Here's Why You Should Consider CCTV Drain Inspections

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The sewer drain carries wastewater from your home to the septic tank or the city council's sewerage system. Thus, any blockage in this drainpipe can wreak havoc in your home. A clogged sewer drain can cause multiple drain clogs in your bathroom, toilets and sinks. Thus, there's a need to immediately address the problem once you notice water moving slower than usual in more than one drain.

When it comes to addressing sewer drain blockage, traditional techniques such as digging up the drainpipe are no longer efficient. They are obtrusive and time-consuming. Consider CCTV drain inspections for the following reasons.

Advanced Drain Inspection Technology

CCTV drain inspections involve the use of a push-rod camera that's inserted inside the drain to view the condition of the piping system. The flexible rod allows the camera through the pipe, even in areas with bends and corners. The camera then transmits live footage from inside the drain, allowing the plumber to pinpoint problems in the drainage system.

CCTV drain inspections are fast and unobtrusive. You don't have to worry about the plumber digging up your yard to locate the source of the blockage. They can pinpoint the problem within minutes and come up with measures to fix it and prevent future clogs in your main drain line.

Accuracy in Clog Detection

The sewer drain runs from your home to the outdoor sewerage system; thus, there are many possible sources of clogs. These include the following:

  • Debris that has been dumped down the toilet or sinks
  • Grease blockages in sinks
  • Extensive pipe damage
  • Root invasion from nearby trees
  • Multiple blocked drains in the home

When your drains get clogged, one common assumption is that there is debris in the piping system. However, this isn't always the case with sewer drains. For example, overgrown tree roots can break through the pipe and prevent wastewater from draining. If this is the problem, you may not know unless you use advanced inspection techniques like CCTV drain cameras.

The camera allows the plumber to identify the source of the problem and fix it. If you have overgrown tree roots, they can eliminate the roots. If your drain is blocked due to dumping debris such as hygiene products in the toilet, you will know to avoid this in the future and protect your sewer drain from clogs.

A Cost-Effective Solution

The use of advanced technology in drain detection is more cost-effective than traditional drain inspection techniques. First, there is no excavation work, and this means you won't have to pay workers to dig up your drainpipes and identify the problem. What's more, since the process is fast, you can fix the problem quickly and save money on billable hours.

Do you have a blocked drains? Consider employing the CCTV drain inspection technology for fast inspections and accurate detection. Contact a plumber for drain inspection and unclogging services.