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CCTV Drain Surveys: Exploring The Technology That’s Involved

In recent years, the world has seen some major technological advancements in a wide range of sectors, and the drainage industry is no different. In an age when Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is seemingly used everywhere for a host of different purposes, from household security systems to monitoring health and safety in the workplace, drainage companies have used this innovative technology to inspect hard-reach-areas inside drains.

This article will delve deeper into the technology used for CCTV drain surveys, so you know the process involved and what to expect should you have one carried out at your property.

Why Use CCTV Inside Drains?

Whilst the symptoms of a blocked or damaged drain can be obvious, identifying the root cause of the problem can prove to be a difficult task. CCTV drain surveys provide experts with the means to single out the exact problem which, in turn, ensures the correct remedial action is quickly taken.

Not only that, the drainage system is one of the most common ways for rats to gain entry into a property, so a CCTV survey is an efficient way of checking drains for any signs of rodents. Inserting specialist CCTV cameras down your drains will identify their exact entry point, ensuring your rodent problem is rectified as quickly as possible.

Cameras – The Eyes

Remote controlled cameras are one of the latest and most refined CCTV tools available, providing unlimited access to areas inside the drain which may otherwise be unreachable.

Alternatively, a traditional pushrod system with a camera mounted on the end can be used to locate any problems. It’s worth noting that this method must be handled with immense care and patience to avoid kinking or breaking the pushrod.

Computer System – The Brain

Once inside the drain, the camera then relays the images back to a specialist portable computer which it is connected to via a cable, so that the technician can assess the condition of the drain. When carried out by a qualified professional, this procedure will ensure your drains are restored back to top working order as quickly as possible, with minimal disruption to your property.

Leave It In The Hands Of The Professionals

When using CCTV drain surveys, there are a number of problems which the user may encounter, from kinking the push rod inside the drain to damaging the camera itself. As such, the safest solution would be to contact a drainage expert who is fully trained and has the correct skills and equipment to handle the job.

For thorough, professional CCTV drain surveys in Derby and the East Midlands, look no further than the trusted team at Clearfirst. Our fully trained engineers use state-of-the-art cameras to survey your drains via the manholes on your premises. So whether you are a home buyer in need of a drain survey report or you want to identify the cause of your blocked drains, we can help.

To find out more about any of our services or to arrange an appointment, simply give our experts a call on 0800 294 2907 (or your local number) or complete our online contact form today.

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