What does a CCTV survey involve?
CCTV Surveyance set up
Before your survey takes place your flue must be professionally cleaned. The three main reasons for this are:
- Heavy soot deposits in the flue can hide problems.
- Loose soot can fall onto the camera and obstruct the view.
- Soot can cause significant mess when feeding the CCTV camera along the length of the flue.
Once your flue is clean the CCTV equipment is set up. The camera is secured to a rod and brush and fed up to the top of the flue. When it reaches the top the camera starts recording, feeding colour images back to the engineer. As the camera travels back down the flue it stops at regular intervals to record particular sections.
Should your engineer identify a problem, multi-angle images will be collected to identify the issue before moving along through the rest of the flue. With your survey complete we’ll show you the images and talk you through any potential issues and subsequent solutions. We realise this can be a lot to take in so we will send you the footage with a report of the findings and any recommendations once the survey is complete.