CCTV cameras are now being used in many other fields as well. The latest is the use of them to inspect drainage systems. Drainage systems are connected to sewers, and drain out the waste water away from homes, buildings etc. The drains, over the years, can get badly clogged, so they have to be inspected from time to time. The drains mostly carry waste away, so they can get very smelly. The drains also contain poisonous gases, because of the waste materials. It is unsafe for any human being to enter the drain, or most of the times the drain is very small and cannot be entered. In those scenarios CCTV drain inspection systems are used.
CCTV to the Rescue
To inspect the drain, the cameras have to be small, and one has to be able to move it around through remote control. In the system, the camera is fed through the pipes of the drains, and is controlled throughout by the operator. The footage is seen on the screen, which is kept above the ground with the operator. The footage can also be recorded, so that it can be viewed later.
Reasons to Survey
The drains can get severely clogged over the years, or they may sustain damage due to some reason and need repair work. The drains then have to be surveyed first to find out the problem. The piping systems can be complex, and hence, they require a good survey system to cover all the nooks and corners in them. The system is high-tech, and the camera is small, almost the size of a bullet. The footage provided is also of great quality, despite the poor amount of light in the drains.
This survey system should also be used before purchasing a property. Before buying your dream home, have the drains thoroughly inspected, or your dream home can turn into your worst nightmare. It also makes good sense to have the drains inspected by this system every year. Yearly check will alert you to any small damages in the earliest itself, before it turns into a major expense for you.
There are many other services as well that are provided by survey system. Water collection and laboratory analysis is one of them. The water is collected and taken to a lab, where it is put through many test to check the purity levels. Pollution tracing is also another service provided by them. Sometimes there can be source of leakage into the drainage, the source can be hard to find, but with the help of a drain survey system, it is easily done and the problem can be fixed immediately.
Drain survey systems have become very common, and with the increasing demand, they are available at great prices. You can hire professionals for the service, as the inspection is required once a year or you can do it yourself. A timely inspection will save you a lot of money, and maintain your drainage pipes in the process.