A proper drainage system is important in a house. It should be designed in a way that it can take away water from the roof, gutters, and downspouts. A good drainage system will also protect your foundation from getting damaged by excess water pressure during heavy rainfalls.
The drainage system consists of a series of pipes, drains and manholes that carry away rainwater, waste water, ground water or surface runoff. It is also designed to collect and remove harmful substances from the environment such as oil, grease and chemicals found in detergents.
Before doing any drain inspection, remember that the most common cause of a clogged drain is a buildup of hair, soap scum, and grease. These substances form a gooey clump that sticks to the inside of the pipes. This can be prevented by using a drain cover or plunger to clear out the blockage.
If you have tried these methods, you should get your drainage system checked by professionals. They will be able to tell if there are any other problems that need to be addressed.
In this blog, we will go over some techniques for inspecting your drainage system, so you can identify any problems before they become a serious issue.
Drain Flush Testing
Drain flush testing is a technique that can be used to find out the condition of the drain line. It is usually done by pumping water into the drain line and observing how it flows out.
The dye will be added to the water and then when it reaches the suspected leak or break, it will start to flow out of the pipe. The dye then shows up on the surface of where it leaked and can be seen with a naked eye.
Water or Air Pressure Testing
Bag Testing or Water pressure testing is a technique in which the inspector will use a hose to send pressurized water into the drain line. If there is an obstruction, the water will not flow back out of the pipe.
These techniques are the common methods used in Australia.
There are lots of professional that will help you find the problems and solutions before it even turns into major damages.
Just make sure that they have a CCTV Drain inspection camera. This tool is used by trained engineers, professional drainage inspectors, and licensed plumbers.
CCTV Drain Inspection Checklist
- Know the general information of the house’s pipe length and size.
- Identify the problems and incidents.
- Capture and provide photo evidence.
- Document the actions needed.
- Offer remedial actions.
- Provide recommendations.
- Signed report to validate the whole inspection.
This checklist is important for the condition of your drain and determining if it needs repair or replacement.
To make sure that you get the best service you deserve, Project Plus Service have a team of professionals to do that for you. We will assess solutions for your revolutionary claim and make sure that the engineers, drainage inspectors, and licensed plumbers are doing the right work.