A drain camera is a specialist CCTV system that allows us to look into your drains and find a whole range of problems. It is also a core part of a drains survey which is sometimes requested when you are selling a house.
If you have a blockage in your drains, sometimes it can be reached with manual equipment from the house end of things. But other times, the blockage is in a more remote spot or there’s simply no clear indicator of where it is. That’s where the drain camera comes in.
The camera can reveal not only where the blockage or problem is but what kind of blockage it is. The most common are caused by things coming from the house such as food waste or hair. But there are other times where it is something coming into the drains that cause the issue – tree or shrub roots are the top culprits. By using a drain camera, we can see where and what the problem is and decide on the best course of action.
Once we know what the problem is, we can then take the right action to solve it. If there’s a blockage that a high-pressure washing system can remove, we can this into action. Or if there is a break in the drains due to tree roots, we can excavate to repair the drain and remove the roots.