Do I Need A CCTV Drain Survey?

Martin Beattie

Unfortunately, drains can become blocked for all sorts of reasons and, often, we don’t realise it until a problem occurs.

To maintain and prolong the condition of your drainpipes, it pays to know a little bit about what’s going on inside them, and the best way to do that is to contact your local drainage specialists and ask them to conduct a CCTV drainage inspection.

But what does a drain survey entail, and do you really need one?

Here Accelerated Drain Services Ltd explain everything there is to know about CCTV drain surveys – including what you can expect, why you might need one, and how you can benefit from arranging a survey.

What does a CCTV drainage survey involve?

A CCTV drainage survey is an in-depth inspection of your drainage system that can nip potential problems in the bud before they fester into something much worse.

To carry out the survey, our engineers use XTI cameras. These state-of-the-art cameras are inserted directly into the drain and send a live feed to a computer or TV screen, allowing our surveyors to take a closer look at your drains and identify any issues.

Then, using the latest Win-Can reporting software, we will present our findings from the CCTV drain survey in a detailed report – outlining what seems to be the problem and advising you on the best course of action to take. Also included in the report will be a fair price for the necessary remedial works, so you can resolve the issue without delay.

Why and when would you need a professional CCTV drain survey?

CCTV drain surveys produce a precise review of the condition of a property’s drainage infrastructure – making them an indispensable tool for several situations.

For example, if you’re buying a new home, you want to trust that everything is in working order and – although frequently overlooked – that includes the drainage system.

Having a homebuyer’s drainage survey carried out will allow you to make an informed decision about the property before you sign any contracts. It will uncover any issues and highlight whether or not any repairs will be needed further down the line, once you’ve moved in.

Homeowners, tenants, and business owners may also need a drain survey when they are faced with a one-off or ongoing drainage issue. This could be anything from unpleasant odours and gurgling sounds to slow draining sinks and rat infestations.

Our build over surveys are suitable for those who are planning to build an extension – assessing the condition of the drains before and after work commences to ensure that the drainage infrastructure isn’t affected.

The benefits of having a CCTV drainage inspection

A CCTV drain survey can:

  • Identify existing defects, such as collapsed drains, tree root ingress, blockages, and animal intrusion
  • Pinpoint the cause and extent of leaks or burst pipes
  • Help you to plan ahead and prevent future issues
  • Save you money on costly repairs

What’s more, it doesn’t take much more than a couple of hours to complete, and all of our engineers are certified by NADC (National Association of Drainage Contractors) and fully trained to use the latest electronic surveying equipment.

The beauty of our CCTV drainage surveys is that high clarity images will be supplied alongside the report – allowing you to see the condition of your drains for yourself. And if there’s anything that you’re unsure about, our team can talk you through their findings in layman terms.

Arrange a CCTV drain survey today

Whether you’re looking to buy a house or suspect there is something wrong with your drains but can’t quite put your finger on it, get in touch with ADS.

We provide CCTV drain surveys London wide for domestic, commercial, and industrial clients and guarantee some of the most competitive rates around.

To book your survey, give us a call on 0208 594 7171 or email, and we’ll be in touch shortly.