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When Will You Need a CCTV Survey?

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What is a CCTV Drain Survey?

CCTV drain surveys utilise closed-circuit television technology that enables drainage engineers to have a visual method of assessing the inside of your drain pipes. This method means that a drainage engineer can lower a camera into the tube structure and a visual feed will be provided so that they can see the drainage network without the need for excavation or digging. This is a much safer and faster method of analysing the conditions of your pipes compared to digging.

The drain surveyor has the power to control the camera tool and can assess the drainage system’s condition by directing and locating possible problems inside the drain. CCTV drain surveys are very useful for finding problems of all sizes within drainage networks.

At Drain 247, we use the latest technology that enables us to provide a fast and accurate diagnosis of your drains. Our engineers have years of experience in providing high-quality CCTV drain surveys, so if you’re in need of a drain survey, then get in touch with us today.

If you’re unsure if you need a drain survey, then we have provided some of the common reasons that you might one below.

Moving House

If you’re considering moving into a new house or you are selling your current home, then you may need a CCTV drain survey. It’s important to inspect the conditions of your potential home as it could be problematic if you moved into your new home and there are drainage problems present. A pre-purchase drain survey can save you a lot of money in the long term as this can identify issues that could be present in the drainage network before you commit to buying a property.

This is the same when you are selling a house too. Potential buyers may enquire about your drainage systems and the conditions, so a drain survey will be able to tell you all the information you need to know. You will also be able to spot any potential problems which can be fixed to increase the chances of potential buyers placing an offer for your house.

A small crack or leak may not become apparent until a few weeks later, expanding into a much larger crack and causing a major problem for the property. Therefore, the best solution is to attend minor drainage problems as they may become something bigger in the future. It is a necessity to ensure that the drainage pipes on the land are well managed; structured and working when buying a new property.


Persistent Blockage

A blocked drain doesn’t automatically mean that the entire property is flooded with sewage. When people want to remove the blockage, additives or even rods can be used to get rid of the drain blockage, and they can assume that the job is completed when the sinks start draining correctly again.

If you experience recurring blockages, then our drainage experts will be able to find exactly when and where the problem is from the CCTV drain survey. This might not only be caused by debris going through the drains, but it might even be a tree root that has forced its way through your drainage system, partially blocking the drain. With a drain survey, we will be able to accurately identify your drainage problem.



A routine yearly CCTV drainage check may be used to spot minor gaps or defects in a pipe that could potentially create slight leakages. Sometimes, these can be replaced without any significant upheavals, meaning that after a few months you won’t end up with a large hole and huge leak. Spotting potential issues earlier on can save you a lot of hassle later.

Maintenance will also prolong your drainage life span, securing your home from any blockages and future hazards that may prove dangerous for your household or business.

Benefits of CCTV Drainage Inspection

Here are some of the key benefits of a drain survey using CCTV technology.

  • Faster analysis and diagnosis of problems
  • Provides an accurate diagnosis
  • Cost-effective method
  • Offers minimum disruption
  • Perfect for Pre-Purchase Drain Surveys

Contact Drain 247 for CCTV Drain Surveys in London & Hertfordshire

If you require CCTV drainage surveys, then please contact our drainage experts. With years of experience and knowledge, we have built an outstanding reputation by consistently providing our customers with a first-class service that places an emphasis on quality and safety.

Call us on 0800 612 8038 or you can complete our contact form to get your free, no-obligation quote.


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