CCTV Camera Inspections

CCTV Camera Inspections

Usually, drainage clogs and problems can be easily resolved with the help of an auger. This tool will travel through the drainage system and remove the clog in a short amount of time. The sewage auger has metal moving parts at the tip that can dismantle the stubborn clogs and clear the pipeline instantly. However, sometimes this solution doesn’t work and the clogs are stubborn enough to resist the best augers available in the market. In such situations, we at SPS Plumbers recommend CCTV camera inspections.

What are CCTV Camera Inspections?

CCTV stands for closed circuit television and it’s used quite often in drain plumbing work. When you think of CCTV, you usually get a picture of a security camera in your mind. But, it can be used for other purposes as well. For example, plumbing and gas companies use a CCTV to inspect drains, sewers, and gas lines regularly. This device helps us find stubborn clogs, examine the condition of the pipe lines, and make sure that the system in healthy.

Our CCTV camera system is very easy to use and gets the job done quickly. It’s just a small but efficient camera mounted at the tip of a push rod and a long wire. We can direct the camera through the sewage system and examine it thoroughly. The video generated by the camera is clear and vivid, which allows us to spot even minor flaws in the system.

Advantages of CCTV Camera Inspections

As we mentioned before, we don’t use CCTV inspections until it’s absolutely necessary to address the problem. Unfortunately, some companies convince clients to get inspections done even when they’re not necessary. Because of this, clients have started to distrust plumbers who offer CCTV camera inspections. At SPS, we’re always honest and straightforward with our clients and our plumbers only recommend this service if other options to clear your drains have not worked. This is a very effective solution and offers several advantages, including:

  • A clear picture of the condition of your drainage system and can find problems like cracks, junction damages, cave-ins, tree roots, etc.
  • It requires very little excavation. We just need to dig a small hole at the right place to access the sewer system.
  • We use sound locators to map the exact location of the camera from the surface. There’s no guesswork involved here. If the camera stops in front of the clog, we know exactly where the blockage is and where we need to dig to access it.
  • Without inspection, we don’t know the extent of the damage and can’t accurately predict how much it would cost to resolve it. An inspection allows us to give you an accurate quote and that helps you plan the budget.

If you have any questions about our CCTV camera inspections services or want a free no-obligation quote, just get in touch with us at SPS Plumbers. Our number is 02 9002 7332 and our email is You can also fill in the contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.