Pipe cameras, which take the guesswork out of drain problems, are now available from Kennards Hire.
Pipe cameras can be used on sewer and water pipes, drains, fluelines and ductwork, from 40mm to 150mm in diameter.
It connects to 240V, but can also run off a supplied rechargeable battery, which comes with a charger.
The camera head, which is attached to a 20 metre flexible rod with metric markings, can be pushed around bends of up to 87 degrees.
Images are relayed back to the LCD monitor and can be saved for later transfer to a CD.
Luke Wallace, of Bartlett Plumbing Services, said the Kennards pipe camera was an ideal unit.
“It saves a lot of time and effort by removing the guesswork,” he said.
“You can see on colour video exactly where the problem is and how bad it is.
“Much of the time, it will be tree roots or a collapsed drain. Instead of digging up a whole driveway, you can target the problem area.”