When your drain makes a gurgling sound, you know there is trouble coming. All you really want is for the ‘trouble’ to go down the drain. Sometimes, if you are lucky, a little push down the draining pipe with a snake could help the draining cleaning. But if the clog is unreachable, you have two problems.
First, you don’t know where the clog is, and secondly, you might not be able to reach it easily. The second part still has solutions, but you have to find the clog first. It is time you choose the convenient and efficient way of inspecting blocked drains – CCTV Drain Inspection.
Why is CCTV drain survey becoming the obvious choice for drain inspection? Here are few reasons why:
- Gurgling Drains Have Clogs Hard To Detect
While some clogs form just underneath the drain plate and are easy to clear with a small tool, most of the clogs are created at the U-turns of the drainage pipelines. These clogs could be anywhere under the ground or in the walls. Detection of such clogs could take a lot of time and energy, and you can’t get the job done without getting your hands dirty (pun intended).
CCTV inspection is the wise solution to find these clogs with systems that use a cable reel and a connected TV to scan the pipelines easily to save both energy, time, and cost. Products like Maxprobe from Scanprobe are becoming the first choice of professionals for detecting clogs in the hardest-to-reach clogs in blocked pipelines.
- Possible Harm To Your Drainage System
Clearing a clogged pipeline without adequate tools and knowledge could create more problems, causing even more damage to the home’s drainage system. What is worse is that it can even render your new-home warranty void and make your house ineligible for insurance coverage. Furthermore, the damage done to the pipelines during an inspection will carry an additional cost of repairs that will surely exceed the cost of hiring a professional with a CCTV pipeline inspection tool.
Whenever you hear the gurgling sound, it is recommended that you call up a professional and make sure the plumber uses a CCTV inspection system to scan the pipelines. Suppose you believe the clog is somewhere deep in the underground drainage. In that case, you should ask the plumbing company if they have a CCTV inspection probe longer than 100 m, like Maxprobe 120 that reaches 120 m into pipelines to inspect and detect blockages.
- Venting Problems
Gurgling sounds are not always an indication of a clog; sometimes, the pipelines are not properly vented, creating a vacuum in the pipelines, hence making the gurgling sound.
The indicators of badly-vented pipelines are foul smells from the sewerage lines, empty toilet bowls, bubbling toilet bowls, and slow drainage in the sink. The problem is that the pipelines need air to push out the drainage water and waste. If the pipeline is not vented, that lack of air would ‘suffocate’ the drainage system, behaving like a block in the pipeline.
The best way to detect a clog or venting problem is to use a CCTV Inspection Probe to look around the pipelines before trying to use drain snakes and other tools to remove a clog that might not even be there.
- Unprofessional Plumber Services
All plumbers with a website and phone number are not professionals. Some plumbers might leave you with bigger problems than you started with. An unprofessional plumber with an electric sewer snake or a hand snake auger may cause damage to the pipeline that is not immediately visible but shows up after the plumber has left.
Always call up professional plumbers who have the right equipment to do the job. These days all professional plumbers use CCTV pipeline inspection to carefully detect the cause of the blockage before using any tools.
Suppose you have pipeline blockage problems in your building all the time. In that case, it might be a good idea to buy the CCTV pipeline inspection system and search for the problem yourself before deciding if you need a professional to clear the blockage or you can do it yourself.