CCTV Drain Surveys – What Are They?

Technology is evolving all of the time and it is absolutely no different in the plumbing industry. Whereas a few years ago people would have associated CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) with being a crime prevention device, CCTV now plays a pivotal role in helping to get to the bottom of drainage issues. Why Would I Need A CCTV Drain Survey? CCTV (closed circuit television) is a very useful tool for the drainage engineer as most drains are either concealed within the building or underground. There needs to be a way of diagnosing problems and finding out the condition of drain system components; the most cost effective and efficient way of doing this is via a CCTV survey. A small CCTV camera is mounted on the end of a rubber hose and pushed into the drainage system transmitting a picture of the inside of the drainage pipe-work and sewers. This film can be viewed real time on a screen by the operator; the film is also recorded for re-inspection at a future date. There are many reasons wh


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