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Drain Camera Inspection Service

Have you ever wished you could just open up your pipes and see what’s going on down there directly? That may not be feasible, but a drain camera can accomplish nearly the same thing without causing any damage. No1PHD’s staff of trained professionals can use this equipment to find out exactly what is going on in the pipes inside and underneath your home.

What is a Drain Camera?

A drain camera is just what it sounds like – a small video camera that can be inserted into a pipe using a drain as an entry point. Doing this allows the operator to record a pipe inspection video of what is in front of the camera as the device is pushed further and further into the plumbing system. Once enough footage has been recorded, the CCTV drain inspection camera can be reeled up again and taken out of the drain without any lasting effects on the plumbing whatsoever.

These devices can record and store several hours of video feed data, and some of them also have additional features like zoom functions or the ability to record notes that can be displayed alongside the video feed for further information. They can be used in residential, municipal and commercial settings alike; whenever you need a vantage point to see what’s going on inside a pipe, this piece of equipment can provide it.

Situations a Drain Camera Can Help With

So what specific situations should lead you to consider putting a drain camera down your pipes? Here are a few common instances where they are frequently used.

  • Tree root ingress: Some older pipes are vulnerable to being damaged by the roots of large trees growing in the area. If this has happened, you will usually need to replace large sections of your pipes, so it makes sense to use a camera for confirmation.
  • General blockages: Pipe blockages are frequent and can occur at any point along a plumbing line. To clear them out, you need to know exactly where they are and what caused them. A drain camera makes it easy to find them.
  • Inspections before a new home purchase: Having to get a home’s plumbing system redone can be a huge expense. Using a drain camera to survey a new home’s pipes before you purchase the property can give you some protection from this unexpected addition to the final cost of your new home.
  • Insurance assessments: Insurance companies like to get a feel for what condition your property’s plumbing is in before they commit to offering you any particular rates or coverage. A drain camera not only makes it easy to do this with minimal disruption to your life, but also allows the video to be saved by the company for future reference in the event of a claim.
  • Problems with no known cause: Sometimes even plumbers are mystified as to why certain pipe problems are occurring. When that happens, it helps to look directly into the pipework itself and see if there are any anomalies to be found. From hidden leaks to rats taking up residence where they shouldn’t be, you never know what a camera might find. With our Pipe & Wall Inspections, we’ll solve your issues quickly and effectively.

Expert Use Makes All the Difference

As useful as a drain camera can be, it’s important to remember that it is only a tool. Many hardware stores will rent one to any customer who asks for one, but that doesn’t mean that you will be able to achieve the same results with one that a professional could.

For a drain camera inspection to be effective, the user must be able to identify what type of problem the video feed indicates, decide on the best course of action to resolve it, and then put that solution into action. It won’t do you any good if you don’t know what you’re looking at. You need this tool to be used by a plumbing and drainage professional you can trust. We have many such individuals working at No1PHD. Our staff can make sure that your plumbing survey is conducted quickly, safely and thoroughly. If a problem is found, they can inform you what your options are for dealing with it. Sometimes they may even be able to fix it on the spot, allowing you to get the whole ordeal over with immediately.

Take the Mystery Out of Your Plumbing System with No1PHD

Using a drain camera is unquestionably the best way to survey your drainage pipes, but you don’t want to undertake this task alone. Whether you’re trying to figure out why your toilet keeps backing up or submitting the required documentation for an insurance claim, No1PHD is here to help you get all the video and images you need. Contact us today on 08006906777 to get the job done at your earliest convenience, and receive a professional drain camera inspection at your premises.

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