Frequently Asked Questions about Drain Cameras

Our Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) pipe inspection cameras are essential if you find yourself with a blocked sewer or stormwater drain. It may be that there is more than one blockage, the blockage may be further along than originally thought or the pipes may be damaged or collapsed. By using the latest CCTV drain camera, your plumber can find exactly what’s creating the blockage. This removes the guesswork from our job so that you get better, longer-lasting results.

Mr Emergency is able to have a fully qualified, experienced plumber to your door 24/7. We also promise to attend to your emergency within an hour* of you placing a call or booking online.

We find a stubborn blockage to usually be caused by any of four things. These are:

  • Pipes broken or cracked – compacted earth can sometimes cause severe damage to your drains
  • Pipes collapsed – age or incorrect installation can often lead to drains collapsing
  • Pipes invaded by tree roots – the most common cause of a blocked drain, tree roots will take advantage of any existing crack or opening
  • Pipes sagged– earth eroding away underneath the pipe makes it sag

Blocked drains issues can lead to further problems, such as flooding in your outdoor areas and underneath your house. Additionally, they’re all extremely difficult and costly to locate without the aid of a CCTV drain camera inspection. The next easiest way is for your plumber to excavate the entire the length of the affected drain and check every centimetre manually. This costs lots of money, lots of time and is a lot of trouble. Especially when all of our blocked drain professionals have easy access to a CCTV drain camera.

It doesn’t take long for an invading tree root or a sagging pipe to become a serious problem. Upon first signs of a blocked drain such as:

Strong odours emitting from your drains
Overflowing drains
Gurgling noises
Slow to no drainage in your sinks, showers, or tubs
Your toilet water level is too high to too low (or your toilet overflows)
Pooling water on your property
Cracked or shifted pavers or bricks

Call Mr Emergency, and we’ll be at your door within the hour* to solve your blocked drain issue in no time.