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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.

CCTV drain inspection

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

Bridget DaviesBridget Davies ★★★★☆ Ethan ToshiEthan Toshi ★★★★★ I recently had Dean's team out to complete a few jobs for us. They were punctual, professional and delivered great customer service. It's a real struggle finding good, honest and quality tradespeople these days, but if you need a plumber, Your Pro Plumber is the way to go. Seriously, you can't beat these guys!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!TaniaTania ★★★★★ Steve arrived within an hour of calling about our hot water system. He was courteous, fixed the issue and gave us a reasonable quote if we needed a replacement in the future. He also called a few days later to see if our hot water system was ok. Highly recommend this service.JD2021JD2021 ★★★★★ Guy from Inner City plumbing came out today to diagnose my faulty hot water service.There was no push for an upsell and he went above and beyond to ensure the new product was functioning as I required.Lovely guy who provided a fantastic service.Thanks Guy, greatly appreciated.Celia MurrayCelia Murray ★★★★★ It's such a relief to find local plumbers who were so professional and thorough. The team worked incredibly hard to resolve issues with bathroom plumbing in a heritage house. What we initially thought was hopefully a small issue turned out to be a massive problem with old piping. Inner City Plumbing kept us informed every step of the way, fixed everything quickly, and worked tirelessly so that we could use our bathroom as fast as possible. Would absolutely recommend them to anyone in Melbourne, and am thrilled that we've found a company we can trust and call on again if we need.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!Nok RoutledgeNok Routledge ★★★★★ Our flat metal roof had some spots that needed recaulking. Inner City was professional and friendly. Explained to us what needed to happen to fix those in an honest manner as they would a friend. We had another (large) company came in to make a quote and glad we didn't go with them. Inner City team was much more reasonable and friendly.dong hyuck Kimdong hyuck Kim ★★★★★ Service was very quick and prompt. Call, visit, fix and sorted.greg t charltongreg t charlton ★★★★★ excellent workSharon KnightSharon Knight ★★★★★ Peter HardingPeter Harding ★★★★★ David WhittDavid Whitt ★★★★★ We were lucky we found inner city plumbing when our boiler was leaking.Shane arrived punctually and explained the issue and why a new boiler was the best course of action given the model and its age.He sourced the new boiler within hours and had fitted it in under two hours on the same day.We would thoroughly recommend inner city plumbing and Shane. They were polite, thorough and professional from start to finish.Any further plumbing issues and I’ve got number of the people I’m going to use from now on.5 Stars Guys all round.Leanne shineLeanne shine ★★★★★ Extremely polite, on time. flexible. Great service.Julyan MamoJulyan Mamo ★★★★★ Riley BadawyRiley Badawy ★★★★☆ Very happy. Picked up things that were clearly missed by other plumbers I’ve had look at my kitchen & finally resolved some issues. Prompt, clear & genuine. Would use again.Rocket Roger and the Pocket RocketsRocket Roger and the Pocket Rockets ★★★★★ ben jaminben jamin ★★★★★ So happy with my experience with these guys. I looked up a few plumbers in my area and choose Inner City as they seemed to have the best rates. When the plumber arrived he was courteous and thoughtful (asked if he should take off his shoes, and was careful not to let the cat out). He identified a fault I didn't even notice I had, and fixed everything with parts he had on hand. 10/10!Machine HeadMachine Head ★★★★★ Very impressed with the service for a replacement water heater.Brett HBrett H ★★★★★ Unlike other plumbers who wanted to diagnose the issue over the phone or charge an over the top call out fee inner city came out were thorough and charged a reasonable call out fee. Replaced hot water service for me ASAP.. were efficient, very helpful and on time..Pauline PearsonPauline Pearson ★★★★★ Excellent manner. On time. Explained the situation fully. Professional. Highly recommend.deidre rubensteindeidre rubenstein ★★★★★ Steve was kind, professional, understood exactly what was required and did the job efficiently.Nick MurphyNick Murphy ★★★★★ Really prompt response to a minor plumbing issue that I had ignored for too long and was threatening to get worse. Charges were clearly explained upfront and less than an hour later the problem was fixed! Shane was careful and quick and I appreciated the professionalism. Highly recommended.Warren GayWarren Gay ★★★★★ Had a water leak in my apartment, Tyron Waring was the tech.Professional and thorough as he located the fault. Would recommend you guys to anyone askingPeter EllisPeter Ellis ★★★★☆ Good response and happy with the hot water unit installation.The system is working fine.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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