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What is the process of a CCTV Drain Survey?

Martin Beattie

If you’re to maintain and prolong the condition of your drains, it helps if you know what’s going on inside the system – and the best way to do this is with a CCTV drain survey. Don’t know anything about CCTV drainage surveys? Let the experts at  Accelerated Drain Services Ltd walk you through the process, step by step.

First, let’s look at what exactly a CCTV drain survey is and why you might consider one…

A drain survey is an in-depth inspection of the drainage system – an indispensable assessment tool for many situations. A high-tech CCTV camera is inserted into the drain, providing live footage for our experienced engineers to identify any issues.

Great for one-off and ongoing drainage problems, we use our surveys to accurately review the condition of drainage systems. Our surveys are highly recommended for homebuyers as we can uncover whether any drain repairs are needed – potentially saving you thousands of pounds on maintenance work once you’ve moved in.

Here’s how our drain surveys work in 6 simple steps:

  1. Call Accelerated Drain Services Ltd on 0208 594 7171 to arrange a CCTV drain survey in London and we’ll schedule the survey for a time that’s convenient to you.
  2. One of our qualified engineers will arrive at your property at the agreed time with a comprehensive range of tools and equipment to ensure a full and detailed survey.
  3. Before getting started, we will discuss the problem in more detail with you, before setting up the required equipment and beginning the survey.
  4. Our engineer will insert the CCTV camera into your drains using equipment such as remote-operated crawlers, sonar units and flexible access rods to push the camera along the system and navigate tight turns and corners.
  5. Using the camera, our engineer can see all parts of the drain that would otherwise be awkward or impossible to reach. A CCTV drain survey provides a thorough visual to observe the condition of your drain and identify any damages or blockages, collapsed drains, tree root ingress or evidence of poor installation.
  6. The findings from the CCTV drain survey will then be recorded and passed back to you, outlining the root cause of the problem along with recommendations for repair work. We offer a number of services that can resolve the issue, including drain repairs, cleaning, unblocking, high-pressure water jetting and more.

Need to know more about our CCTV drain surveys London? Or want to make an enquiry? Feel free to drop us an email at or call 0208 594 7171 and we will happily share our expertise and offer a fair estimate.