Times When Emergency Plumbers Need To Use CCTV

November 13th, 2009

When you call a plumber in London, it’s a great help if they have a good knowledge of the sewerage system in your area. The London sewerage system is very old in places, and over time drains deteriorate. Damage can be caused by ground movement, tree roots, or drilling activities. In all these cases, the end result may be a drain that appears to be a simple blockage, but isn’t.

Structural damage to drains is a serious matter, and must be dealt with promptly. The worst thing you can do, when a drain is fractured, is to keep on flushing away the silt with a high-pressure hose. The silt has leached in from the surrounding soil; over time, its continued removal will cause the ground above the drain to collapse, causing a massive amount of damage.

This is why, when emergency plumbers suspect a blockage hasn’t been caused by the householder, they employ CCTV cameras to explore the problem. Sometimes, a visual assessment is all that’s needed; other times major structural repairs may be required. In both cases, a CCTV survey will provide a cost effective and accurate way to determine the problem and suggest ways to cure it.

CCTV can also be used in a preventative fashion. If you have just bought an old property, it’s a good idea to call a plumber in London especially drains are prone to sudden collapse. It’s also a good selling point if a seller’s HIP pack includes CCTV drain inspection results.

At IQ Plumbing Services, we offer a number of specialist services, one of which is CCTV drainage checks.

  1. Glen Munk says:

    Nice level of information here. There is so much data around about this matter that from time to time you cannot see the wood for the trees but you have pitched this at completely the correct level so that the lay person can understand – thank you!

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