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What are CCTV Drain Surveys and Why are they useful?

What is a CCTV Drainage Survey?

A CCTV drainage survey is an in-depth inspection of a drainage system using specialist Closed Circuit Television Cameras. It can help identify current and potential issues with the drainage systems and can also be used preventatively.

CCTV drain surveys should be carried out from a reputable and fully qualified plumbing and drainage company.

What issues can a CCTV Drain Survey spot?

  • Drain Blockages and Faults
  • Tree Root Obstruction
  • Collapsed Pipes
  • Scale Build up
  • Animal Infestation
  • Poor Insulation
  • Corrosion and other wear and tear
  • Displaced joints

Is it worth getting a CCTV Drain Survey?

Yes! CCTV drain surveys can help you save money in the long run, as it can spot issues before they turn into more extensive repair jobs! Usually drain surveys only take a few hours to carry out as well, so they are not majorly disruptive to your day or plumbing systems. Being proactive in identifying potential issues can be cost effective in the long run.

When should I get a CCTV Drain Survey?

There are several occasions when it’s recommended to get a CCTV Drain Survey done:

?     When buying a new house

Before purchasing a new home, it would be wise for potential buyers to invest in a CCTV drain survey before purchasing the home. This means no plumbing or drainage surprises after purchase! A reputable drain company will be able to provide you with a report of any potential issues, how serious they are, and a quotation to rectify. Also, nowadays many lenders will insist on a drainage survey for valuation purposes.

?     For business purposes

Plumbing and drainage companies usually offer commercial CCTV drain surveys for if you are experiencing drain issues in shops, offices, warehouses and other business properties. Don’t throw your company’s hard earned profit down the drain by ignoring any underlying problems in the plumbing.

?     Persistent drain problems

If you are experiencing frequent or persistent drainage issues, including surface water, it might be a good idea to get a CCTV drain survey in order to get to the root of the problem. This is a lot more cost effective both for homeowners and business owners that having multiple plumbing appointments or even emergency call outs!