Drain Inspection

At S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting, we have extensive Drain Inspection experience.

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Drain Inspection Services in Brisbane

When dealing with a clog, leak, or other plumbing troubles, it’s essential to understand the true cause of the issue so a proper solution can be chosen. We leave nothing up to chance. At S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting we offer video drain inspection services, giving you the peace of mind that your problem will be addressed and resolved effectively, the first time. We use advanced CCTV cameras to provide clear visuals and pinpoint the exact issue from the start. 

If you have a plumbing problem and aren’t sure what the cause is, call us today! 

Why You Should Get Regular Drain Inspections

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t give your plumbing a second thought as long as it seems to be running smoothly. But at some point, you’ll likely face the inconvenience of a blocked or slow-draining sink, shower, or tub. 

Regular drain inspections can detect burgeoning issues before there are even any signs something is wrong. Periodic inspections by a local residential plumber can identify small problems before they become a massive headache. Prevention is the best way to ensure you don’t have to deal with unexpected plumbing emergencies, costly repairs, or the disruption of your daily routine.

Common issues identified during a camera pipe inspection:

  • Intrusion of tree roots: Tree roots seeking moisture often infiltrate pipes, leading to blockages and potential damage.
  • Drain cracks: Pipes can develop cracks over time with age. If undetected, these cracks can lead to further damage.
  • Debris: Accumulated debris like food scraps, grease, and other waste can lead to blockages and slow-draining pipes.
  • Drain joint misalignment: Ground movements or poor installation can cause drain joints to misalign, disrupting smooth flow and possibly causing leaks.
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How CCTV Pipe Inspections Work

Our plumbing experts are trained to use advanced cameras to inspect your pipes. Through a simple 4 step process, we’re able to resolve the underlying issue and get your plumbing system flowing once again.

1. Find the problem area

We’ll first gather as much information as possible about the history of the problem area or issue you’re having. For example, if you had tree roots cleared several years ago, that information can be very helpful. 

2. Access the pipes

Once we’ve determined where we need to take a look, we’ll insert our CCTV camera through the proper access points or drains. 

3. Identify the issue

Our high-end equipment gives us a very clear picture of your pipes. We’ll be able to assess the condition and visualise any cracks, breaks, or blockages. We’re able to record the footage and create a detailed report of our findings. 

4. Remediation

Once the problem is diagnosed, we’ll recommend a solution that resolves your plumbing issue with with minimal disruption. 

Drain Inspection FAQs

How often should I have my drains inspected?

We recommend having your drains inspected every 18-24 months, or sooner if you notice issues like slow drainage, recurring blockages, or foul odours.

What can a CCTV camera inspection detect?

Our specialised camera can detect blockages, tree root intrusions, cracks, pipe misalignments, debris accumulation, and other structural issues within the pipe.

How long does a typical drain inspection take?

You can plan on the inspection taking between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the size of the area being inspected and complexity of the system.

What if a problem is identified during the inspection?

If an issue is detected, our technician will provide recommendations for repairs or maintenance. This can range from simple drain cleaning to more involved repairs like pipe relining or replacement.

Can I see the camera footage of my drain inspection?

Absolutely. We’ll provide images from your inspection along with a report of our findings.

Is the drain inspection process disruptive to my home or business?

No, CCTV drain inspections are non-invasive and don't require any digging or major disruptions to your property.

How do you fix the blockages so my pipe is clear?

Depending on what we uncover, we may use solutions like an electric eel, drain snake, or high-pressure water jetting to clear the line.

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