With summertime and its glorious sun, the weather has become amazingly warm. You are now more likely to pack up your work at the end of a long tiring day and go to the beach for a swim or to fire up the grill. Needless to say, what you don’t want in such warm weather is to deal with plumbing related problems.
Whenever people think of heating problems in their properties, they think of the fridge shutting off or the air conditioner malfunctioning. Although these problems are frustrating during such high temperatures, they are not as costly as issues related to plumbing may be. However, there are certain ways through which such plumbing related problems may be avoided. These are:
A common problem during the hot summer, such drains build up a very bad smell after constant activity outdoors. In order to avoid such a blockage, you must ensure that none of the following is washed down the drain after an event outdoors.
- Food scraps
- Coffee granules
- Paper towels
- Oil and grease
These items are common for being found in clogged drains and may result in costly repairs to your drains! If you make sure these and other unusual items remain out of the sink and clean it every few days; your drains will remain clean and clear.
Taps that are leaky in nature cause a lot of water wastage and may result in higher bills at the end of a given month. This problem occurs when pipe inspection has not been done and because of stress on the pipes, which could be due to swimming pool usage along with sprinkler and garden hose usage. Such usage may cause leakages over time. In order to avoid such a problem, try to make little use of your watermains, water your garden through the use of water butts to lower your electricity bill and lessen your stress!
In the summertime, the ground underneath your home may become dry due to a lack of rainfall, which can lead to cracked pipes. UV rays and constant heat coming down on the pipes everyday may cause a lot of damage. Even though this may take a lot of time over the years, you must be wary of the initial signs of a collapsed drain and aim to deal with it as quickly as you can. Make sure to cover the pipework that is exposed around your home with insulation to make sure that the sunlight and heat from it do not cause any damage.
It is very important to think of your gutters and their health, as poor gutter maintenance may lead to serious plumbing problems in the future. The gutters have to be completely clear and clean from any blocking debris such as twigs, leaves, and clippings of grass. This is vital to ensure that there are no blockages that may occur, causing bigger problems in the future. Thus, make sure that the gutters are cleared, either by yourself or get a professional in so that you don’t have to spend much more of your hard-earned money later. This will assist in keeping any water away from your home’s foundation.
Shower Drains Which Are Slow Clearing
Since most people enjoy going to the beach in the summertime because of the hot weather, a major impact that occurs is in your shower when you come back home. The presence of sand that you bring home may cause a blockage in the drain. To avoid this issue and to ensure the protection of your shower drains, invest in a drain cover to catch the sand brought back by everyone from the beach. Inspect your drain cover and remove any trapped debris such as hair, sand, and more to make sure that you don’t face any blocked shower drain issues during the summer.
Get It Sorted
The summertime is an ideal time to solve any problems related to drainage and plumbing as the wonderful weather allows for such maintenance to occur much more easily than usual. In addition, installations of any drainage is less likely to face any delays due to weather problems during the summer. Also, being able to fix such problems or preventing any drainage issues from occurring during the summer makes the most sense to save yourself a lot of hassle.
The most important objective for you is prevention. This refers to preventing plumbing and drainage issues during the summertime. We certainly hope that the list provided assists you in being able to enjoy your summer without any problems with plumbing or drainage.
If you’re in search of a pipe inspection system or camera, contact Scanprobe, we’ll assist you in any way we can!
Since its inception, Scanprobe has made a constant push to be a technology leader. Their ability to adapt quickly and spot trends are what has made them so successful. Now, they’re working to empower their customers with mobile tools to set them up for success. One example of this is the Mina survey in England, read on to find out about it.
What is Mina?
Mina is one of the main components of the digital transformation of Scanprobe. Simply put, it’s an app that augments and complements their current drain surveying hardware.
Mina has two important components. The first one is designed to offer surveyors the ability to view live video feeds from their drain surveying devices while controlling hardware features like lights via direct Wi-Fi connection. The second is to provide surveyors with the ability to map out the site and annotate it, allowing them to capture more detail regarding the survey for later reference.
The mobile device application of Mina is developed to complement the pipeline and drainage inspection engineer of today. Here are some of its offerings:
Where do we start? From duplicating the screen to either minimising costs by not requiring an additional engineer to man the camera or display the job in hand to your customer, through to being able to make your detailed map a part of your survey, you can offer absolute certainty to your customers in a simple manner, and at no extra cost.
Use your Wi-Fi to link your smart device to your push-rod camera system, and you’re up and running with mina! From here, you’re able to use your tablet or smartphone to view the display of your camera while fully leveraging the standard functionality of your device, including email and MMS.
Whether the size or location of the job has separated you from your camera box, or just because you want to show your customer exactly what the fix or problem looks like in real-time, you can. With Mina, the display can be duplicated, and even have certain control over the camera.
Ever had to detail where the manhole was, or try to explain precisely where you were, along with where the key points along the way were and where you surveyed? Well, with Mina and its industry-recognised icons and integrated Google Maps technology, you can develop concise and clear maps, adding them directly into your survey.
What are its features?
- Currently available on both iPads and iPhones.
- Google Maps are used to easily and clearly plot the key markers from the survey.
- Create drawings by drawing on top of the Google Maps image by inputting industry-recognized symbols.
- Wirelessly connect your tablet or smartphone device to your Wi-Fi enabled pipeline inspection camera system to increase the survey value and functionality.
- Share your survey using any file sharing app on your smart device, including Dropbox, email, and WhatsApp.
- Easy to use; just connect and go. This application is developed to make your life easier.
- The icons are labelled and pre-made for you, and no doodling is required. Just drag and drop them in.
- After you’re done, simply connect to your pipeline inspection system and upload your detailed drawing directly into your survey to add a bit of detail and clarity to your survey, and stand out from the rest.
If you’re looking for a CCTV drain camera in England, contact Scanprobe now!
WinCan turns your data into decisions
WinCan VX transforms how you make decisions based on the rich data that inspection technologies of today capture. Imagine an integrated, single application offering you the power to manage your assets and resources in real-time.
Analyze: To understand maintenance needs, it runs queries on any combination of criteria. You can get results in the form of raw data, on a map, or in reports.
Budget: Manages inspection workflow, anticipates maintenance, makes budgetary projections, and allocation resources based on infrastructure condition.
Comply: Collects standards-compliant data for export, reporting, and analysis. WinCan supports over 50 defect catalogs, including WRc and MACP/PACP.
Decide: Extracts the actionable intelligence you need to make critical maintenance decisions.
Integrate: Interfaces with every major GIS platform and municipal databases, and connects with any inspection equipment.
Report: Uses schematic illustrations, photos, and filtered data to generate information-rich reports.
Share: Securely publishes completed inspections to the clouds, where clients can use a web browser to view them instantly.
WinCan is cloud-based and offers secure global success
New WinCan Web keeps your inspection data current, accessible, and secure on the cloud. How does this benefit you? Here’s how:
- Access: Authorized parties can access the most recent inspection data instantly using any device with a web browser.
- Competitive: To lower operating costs, large firms can offload IT functions, with small contractors delivering results with previously unavailable quality and speed.
- Scalability: Subscribers just pay for the storage they require and may increase that storage anytime.
- Security: Administrators may precisely control who accesses what information. To protect against data loss, the data center of WinCan provides the necessary hardware redundancy.
- Workflow: Supervisors may automate the assignment of inspection tasks, along with how inspection results are shared and compiled in real-time.
WinCan is designed to be scalable, to be able to grow with you
WinCan VX allows you to invest in the functionality you need today, and then add capabilities and bandwidth as future needs arise.
- Modules: These extensions to the core application allow you to add particular capabilities as needs arise.
- Subscriptions: With a subscription, you can license WinCan for a flat annual fee while gaining access to training, support, cloud storage, and every software update.
- Value bundles: These famous combinations of add-on modules and core functionality provide savings over individually bought components.
WinCan is innovative, offering you the advanced capability
WinCan is supported by the largest user base of the market, investing in the R&D necessary to offer innovation ahead of the competition. So whether it’s new analytical tools, new ways to inspect, or new support for downstream processes like rehab and cleaning, you can trust WinCan VX to lead the market.
- 3D: The 3D visualization technology of 3D allows you to build a virtual model of your infrastructure based on measurements collected during inspection.
- Competitive: The GIS implementation of WinCan VX makes it easy to manage infrastructure using maps as the front end. To create entire WinCan projects with pre-populated section data, just click and drag on a map.
- Scanning: The ScanExplorer module allows you to navigate and interpret data from the laser and side-scan inspections via its four-synchronized views.
WinCan allows you to collaborate, providing you with optimum teamwork
Teamwork and process – both are imperative for managing your wastewater collection network effectively, from cleaning and inspection to replacement, rehab, and maintenance. WinCan VX implement best practices of the industry, seamlessly coordinating your workflows and personnel. With WinCan Web instantly sharing inspection results, your decisions are always based on the most current, complete data.
What’s the wait now? Contact Scanprobe and get your WinCan drain camera instantly!