For the longest time, plumbing repair has been considered to be a manual job where the plumber only works with handheld tools such as plungers and a plumber's snake. However, an increasing number of today's plumbers are resorting to the use of technological devices to make light work of their daily jobs. One such type of technological devices are CCTV cameras. These cameras are used to perform a visual inspection in clogged drains and broken pipes.
Clogged drains are an annoying but common household problem. Unclogging a blocked sink or bathtub usually involves fishing something unappealing out of the pipe, if professional plumber isn't available. The best thing to do is to prevent clogging in the first place. Here are five things that can block up your drains if you're not careful:
Hair is one of the leading causes of clogged drains. It's also one of the most preventable.
If the drain in your shower is starting to become blocked, you will notice that water is beginning to collect in the basin. The most likely cause of the blockade will be a build up of stray hairs, soap and dead skin cells. You could use a chemical drain cleaner to deal with this blockage. However, the chemicals used in these products can be very harsh on the environment. Therefore, you may wish first to attempt to clear the drain using natural methods.
If you a drain in your home becomes blocked, and you cannot clear the blockage using a plunger or a chemical drain cleaner, you will need to ring your local plumber. Below is a guide which will help you to understand the different tools and techniques employed by a plumber to clear a blocked drain:
Most plumbers now carry CCTV cameras in their vans. These compact cameras are attached to the end of a flexible fibre optic cable which transmits the image back to a small monitor.
If a drainage pipe becomes clogged or if your toilet becomes blocked, this can cause a real mess in your home and could lead to you having to call out an emergency plumber. Even though an emergency plumber will be able to fix the problem, you could still be left with costly repairs. For this reason, it is best if you can understand the potential causes of plumbing emergencies so that you can prevent them from occurring: