What Does CCTV Stand For?
CCTV, which stands for Closed Circuit Television, is an investigation process where camera technology assesses sewer and stormwater drains on a property, so that you are able to identify the exact problem within the drain and identify the exact location of the problem.
Why is CCTV Recommended?
CCTV investigation 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 a plan of attack can be developed. It is the most cost-effective way to investigate drain issues at your property, as other options such as excavations can be much more destructive, costly and simply a time-wasting exercise if the core problem and location is unknown. This is why we highly recommend the use of CCTV investigations at your property.
In What Situations Is CCTV Recommended?
CCTV is often recommended for recurring sewer or stormwater drain blockages, slowly draining water that is backing up and bad odours or gurgling noises 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 is already identified and excavation works are necessary, CCTV of the continuation of the drain can still be extremely useful to help identify any other areas that may be causing issues. A dig up can be a big exercise and sometimes 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!