How will a drain engineer find out the quality of my drains?
One of the most important things you can do for your drains is to make sure they are regularly maintained. That way you can avoid being faced with an issue like a blockage or even a collapsed drain, so you won’t have to worry about your property becoming flooded. CCTV drain surveys are a great way to find out the exact quality of your drains, and are a very popular choice for many drain technicians.
Using the latest technology and software, a professional drain technician can perform a CCTV drain survey to thoroughly inspect your drainage systems. CCTV drain surveys can locate and identify any problems in your drains that you might not have spotted before, even the smallest of issues. Whether it’s a small crack, or an obstruction that is starting to build up and cause a blockage, the state of the art camera equipment will be able to find it before it can cause you any trouble.
Should anything be found during the survey it will be taken care of by the drain engineer there and then, so you can rest assured knowing your drains are in the best condition. It may be that your drains are very old and haven’t been taken care of in years.
In this scenario, the drains are far more vulnerable and weak, meaning that you are likely to find many problems during the survey. You may want to get a CCTV drain survey completed to find out exactly how old your drains are, because this way you can avoid have to regularly call out a drain engineer every time something goes wrong with your drains, which will happen very often if your drains are very old.
A problem with your drains will never go away on its own, which is why it is important to get it checked out as soon as possible. Cracks in your drains, which can be located using a drain survey, can be a particularly nasty problem to have and if they are left ignored they will only get bigger. The bigger the crack gets, the more pressure is put on the drain, from both the inside and the outside. This can eventually lead to a complete collapse of the drain, which will result in flooding.
Flooding is a very dangerous problem to have, as it can cause a great deal of damage to your property. Flooding is also a major health risk as the bacteria from the wastewater will easily contaminate the surfaces of your home and you can become very ill if you come into contact with this wastewater.
There can be many reasons behind a crack in the drains, but old drains that are weak and worn out are far more susceptible to cracks. These cracks can become worsened from tree root invasion. Drains are the perfect habitat for tree roots, as it provides them with all the water and nutrients that they need to grow. As these roots grow, so will the crack that they have entered through. The best way to find out whether your drains have become victims to tree root invasion is to call out a professional drain engineer to conduct a CCTV drain survey. Once the survey is completed, the drain technician will provide you with a fully comprehensible and useful report of the findings, as well as some friendly advice on how best to proceed.
It is very important to take proper care of your drains by ensuring that you are properly disposing of all waste. Food waste can quickly block up your kitchen sinks, especially if the waste is fatty, greasy or oily. These substances will stick to the walls of the drains, and can cause an obstruction that will quickly build up if you are regularly washing away waste such as this.