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Why CCTV is Key in Drainage Detection

The drain is the scene of a crime. Something has gone badly wrong, systems have failed and the consequences are hideous: foul sewage water has backed up. There’s a lot of mess and the smell really isn’t too pleasant either. You can try putting chemicals down there, you can even poke about using a wire coat-hanger, but in the end, in your heart of hearts, you know it’s time to call in
the experts.

So the drainage detectives pull up at the scene of the crime. You’ve given them the lowdown on what to expect, but the thing is, drains are hidden. Like you, they can see, and smell, the symptoms of the problem, but they’re going to have to do some professional investigating to get to the heart of the matter, the bottom of the problem.

So what are they going to do next? This is where CCTV is of enormous benefit. Now we all know about CCTV generally. It’s pretty much everywhere, on street corners, in buildings, on roads. There’s a lot of talk about the surveillance society and just how watched we’ve become.

But here’s another viewpoint: CCTV can be enormously useful and helpful. Technology has allowed cameras to be employed across a range of situations, from medical to military, from crime prevention to, well, drain investigation.

The CCTV drain survey gives us, your drainage professionals, a vital insight into the state of your drains, without them having to conduct more invasive investigations. CCTV is a major tool when it comes to investigating and diagnosing drainage problems because it allows us to get into otherwise difficult to access areas. Our cameras will accurately record the state of your drains and the footage provides the basis for a comprehensive, diagnostic report.

So back we go to the scene of the crime. It may not quite be an open and shut case, but with CCTV technology, it’s definitely a case we can crack.