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CCTV drain inspection Melbourne

Armed with industry-leading tech and 30 years of experience, our plumbers can instantly locate blockages and pipe damage. Call us 24/7, and we’ll be onsite within an hour.
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Toilet, sink or drain camera inspection for all of Melbourne


24hrs 7 days

Midday or midnight, we’re just a phone call away
Group 7

1-hour service

Plumbing problems can’t wait. We’re on our way.

30 years
of experience

There’s little we haven’t seen before. Even less we can’t fix.

Family owned &

To us, courteousness is just as valuable as competency.

CCTV drain inspections identify right where your problem is

Even a well-planned drainage system laid in order can be a twisting labyrinth of coiled pipes. Every segment is susceptible to clogging, cracking, leaking and bursting. And while there are ways to test each division of your drain system one by one, they’re neither quick, easy, nor cost-effective. But we have a better solution.

We conduct CCTV drain camera inspections using a waterproof mini-camera attached to a rip-resistant chord. We feed the camera through your drain system to locate damaged or blocked drain pipes.

CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras are the best way to diagnose plumbing problems. We don’t have to go through the hassle of hypothesising, testing and retesting your pipes, and you don’t have to go through the hassle of paying for it. 

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Nothing gets past our high-definition cameras

It isn’t just the bouquet of scents that make sewage pipes such a hazardous place. Filled with sharp foreign objects and strange debris, your pipes are a challenging environment, even for a camera probe. 

We use industry-leading drain cameras that can survive in the toughest conditions while delivering crystal-clear visuals. With chords of various lengths, we can conduct CCTV inspections deep into the wastewater systems of your building.

Our CCTV drain services

We’re a family-owned business, and our parents always taught us it was rude to point out a problem without offering a solution. While CCTV camera inspections are purely diagnostic, we are a full-service plumbing specialist and can efficiently — and cost-effectively — solve your plumbing issues.

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The first step to solving a problem is defining what it is.

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We can clear drain blockage using high-pressure tools.

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If the problem goes a little deeper, we will too.

emergency services

Something gone terribly wrong? We can be there in an hour.

Keen to see what we see?

We’re going to assume that, sensible as you are, you don’t want to gaze into the abyss of human waste that drains tend to be filled with. However, we do have a few tasteful images to share of our specialists at work.

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We use state of the art equipment to look deep inside your plumbing pipes to pinpoint the blockage, ensuring you have peace of mind blockages are cleared quickly and cost effectively

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Need us now?

Calling a plumber should be as easy as, well, picking up the phone. That’s how every plumber does it, but what sets us apart is how fast we get on the job. 

Step 1
Give us a call
The more details you can give us, the better.
Step 2
Get a response
If we’re on another call, we’ll get back to you within minutes.
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Step 3
Secure a solution
We’ll schedule a visit or send our emergency team instantly.

Our service areas

Despite the name, we aren’t exclusively inner-city plumbers. Though our offices are still in Abbotsford, our teams patrol the entire Melbourne metropolitan area. Whatever suburb you’re in, you can expect us to reach your site within an hour.

We provide CCTV camera inspections and plumbing services for all sites, including homes, businesses and publicly-owned areas like parks and playgrounds. 

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What our customers say

Louise BullockLouise Bullock ★★★★★ Fast, friendly and efficient service. I highly recommended Inner City Plumbing.Mirabella CalugaruMirabella Calugaru ★★★★★ Inner City Plumbing attended property to assess hot water issue. They were prompt, efficient and honest in their assessment. Extremely professional and thoroughly communicated their professional opinion. Highly recommend!eva kahanseva kahans ★★★★★ Inner City Plumbing fixed my hot water problem quickly, as well as alerting me to another potential issue in my bathroom. They responded to my initial phone call promptly and arrived at the appointed time, which was great. I will definitely use Inner City Plumbing again as the service was professional and efficient.George PapadopoulosGeorge Papadopoulos ★★★★★ Prompt, professional and very honest. I will continue to use this company and definitely tell family and friends about them. Refreshing to see that customer service still exists. Explained everything thoroughly and answered all my questions. Honestly the best company as far as tradies to work on my extensive renovation. Thanks guys!!John KiriakidisJohn Kiriakidis ★★★★★ Fantastic service received from Inner city plumbing yet again! Prompt call out, reasonable fees & friendly team. Thanks again to Sam & Inner city Plumbing for doing an amazing job!!!Highly recommended!!!!! JohnJSSTEANEJSSTEANE ★★★★★ JSSTEANEJSSTEANE ★★★★★ Fantastic customer service, both over the phone and with plumbers who fixed my gas leak and hot water. Explained the problem and quoted the cost before carrying out any work.Thanks for the help.Highly recommend Inner City PlumbingLouis ClayLouis Clay ★★★★★ Shane was on time, found the problem and fixed it quickly - great service from Inner City Plumbing.Cameron MiltonCameron Milton ★★★★★ Inner City Plumbing were fantastic, everything from booking in the appointment, to the plumbers Jack and Lauchlan turning up on time, giving advice, and honestly working hard, would call them again any day of the week if I or when I need another plumbing problem resolved. I highly recommend themTsets GibbonsTsets Gibbons ★★★★★ David BruceDavid Bruce ★★★★★ Quick, efficient and friendly and most importantly did an excellent job.Nathan ChaniagoNathan Chaniago ★★★★★ Just got off the phone with Inner City Plumbing, where they saved me a few grand. Was looking to get drain grates installed on my roof. I had a previous plumber quote me a suspicious price, so I wanted a second opinion. Called up Inner City where I was redirected to Sam. After some back and forth, he explained that it was something I could easily do myself for a fraction of the cost. They could've easily charged for a visit, but instead just gave me honest and practical advice.Sean SextonSean Sexton ★★★★★ I couldn’t say enough good things about Shane, and Inner City Plumbing. Bang on time, fixed what needed to be fixed and saved me from botching replacing the shower head myself. Chilled, happy to answer questions, his ultra positive early morning vibes got the bathroom back to 100% in next to no time. Thanks so much. Cheers. Sean.Aaron MorrisonAaron Morrison ★★★★★ Inner City Plumbing were absolutely outstanding!! We needed emergency plumbing after the sewer surged back into our wet areas and flooded the floor. They were diligent and thorough, taking care of furnishings and cleaning up after themselves as they went. Extremely professional, pragmatic and very impressed.DarrenDarren ★★★★★ I was having trouble getting plumbers to commit to my job or even just call me back.Inner City Plumbing were quick to respond, came out to quote when they said they would, did the job when they said they would. The result was fantastic and hassle free.Will use them for all future needs.Costa HaraCosta Hara ★★★★★ I called Inner City Plumbing as we had a gas leak. I tried a number of plumbers in our area and no one was available to come out on the same day. Inner City Plumbing had plumber Shane arrive within the hour. Shane was awesome! He let us know the price at every stage. He showed us what needed doing and made sure everything was safe.Happy to recommend these guys. Price was great and the job was completed properly.Kerrie MaherKerrie Maher ★★★★★ Fantastic customer service. Really obliging and well organised. Would definitely recommendTom BoswellTom Boswell ★★★★★ Guy and Jack came to check a leak in our ceiling. They were incredibly professional and friendly, and patient in explaining the issue and next steps. Would highly recommend.Joy SchafferJoy Schaffer ★★★★★ Inner City responded immediately when we described our urgent situation and organised for Shane to come and investigate the leaks. He was very thorough, reassuring and considered before saying it was necessary to break some bathroom tiles. He was professional and persisted in a very difficult event. He and his team cleaned up carefully. We highly recommend ICPLONG PENGLONG PENG ★★★★★ Steve and James are professional, friendly and efficiently find the root cause of my gas plumbing issue, then fix it and test it to make sure everything is secure and working. Great job and highly recommend it if you are looking for a good plumber.Nick CrawfordNick Crawford ★★★★☆ Jean JamesJean James ★★★★★ Very prompt and efficient. Very personable plumberTab WaymouthTab Waymouth ★★★★★ Sally PeacockSally Peacock ★★★★★ Thank you for a great service, and very professional.Chris BChris B ★★★★★ Great service from initial call to job resolution. Ty explained the different options and was able to perform an immediate repair to our leaking roof. Thanks!Bridget DaviesBridget Davies ★★★★☆ Zhané Orr-O'FarrellZhané Orr-O'Farrell ★★★★★ Another fantastic experience with Inner City Plumbing. This time with Shane who removed and installed a new hot water system on the same day. Could not recommend highly enough!Zhané Orr-O'FarrellZhané Orr-O'Farrell ★★★★★ Fantastic experience with Guy who attended my property, quickly and efficiently rectified my plumbing issue. Very personable and positive experience. Highly recommend!Nicholas “Ntones” TonesNicholas “Ntones” Tones ★★★★★ Recommended. On time, right pricejs_loader
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Melbourne’s trusted plumbers, three decades running

Like your best friend or favourite hairstylist, a good tradie should be someone you can count on to get you through an emergency.

Through hard work and a little bit of luck, we’ve had the pleasure of building long-term partnerships with homeowners, major franchises and public institutions all over Melbourne. Doesn’t matter whether you’re dealing with a flooding toilet or wobbly faucet — when you call us, we’ll come running.
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30 years at the top of the industry

We’ve been building a career based on quality service since the mid-90s.
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Favoured by countless clients

Check out our reviews. Our clients can say more about us in ten words than we can with a thousand.
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Family-style service

You can expect professionalism and excellent tradecraft, but you also deserve politeness and reliability.
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Customers adore us for our speed and honesty. We have hundreds of 5-star reviews.
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About us

We like to think the defining quality of our business is versatility. We’ve spent a great deal of our decades-long career attending to the same types of tasks: appliance installation, tapware and filter replacements, toilet blockages and such. Similar though they are, every job has its nuances. But now and then, something truly extraordinary will come along — like a wedding ring trapped under forty years of human waste. That one’s true.

No matter what this job throws at us, we’re always ready for it.

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Frequently asked questions

In order to get the best and clearest possible footage, your drains must be thoroughly cleaned before the inspection. Not to worry — we’ll take care of that for you. Before we send the camera down, we’ll clear your drains using a high-powered pipe hose. However, we will ask you to do your best to avoid using any sinks, showers, toilets and drains connected to the pipes you think may be blocked or leaking. Of course, we understand that’s not always possible, but the sooner you call us, the sooner we can get your home or business running properly again.

After our CCTV inspection, we can offer you a detailed written report of our findings with a video recording of our inspection. These are useful when dealing with your insurance provider or local council.

Without a CCTV camera that we can feed into your pipes, we can only assess blockages and damage by looking at the pipes directly. If those pipes are behind walls or buried under earth, we may have to excavate some portion of the site. Excavations are highly time-intensive, laborious and costly solutions. On the other hand, a CCTV inspection is relatively quick, easy and cheap.

In order to get the best and clearest possible footage, your drains must be thoroughly cleaned before the inspection. Not to worry — we’ll take care of that for you. Before we send the camera down, we’ll clear your drains using a high-powered pipe hose. However, we will ask you to do your best to avoid using any sinks, showers, toilets and drains connected to the pipes you think may be blocked or leaking. Of course, we understand that’s not always possible, but the sooner you call us, the sooner we can get your home or business running properly again.

Book your Melbourne CCTV drain inspection today

Identifying the problem is only the first step of the process. If you believe you have a leak or blockage in your plumbing, call us, and we’ll figure out the best solution.


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