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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.
For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.