A drainage engineer looking at the live footage from a CCTV drain survey camera.

When it comes to a blockage of a drain or pipework, CCTV drain inspections are ideal for diagnosing any potential problems that could be causing the disruption. Using a remote-controlled camera that is fed in through the piping network, a drain expert will be able to identify the causes of a blockage quickly and effectively. Whether you have a residential property or a commercial property, a drain inspection using a CCTV camera provides an accurate diagnosis of the potential problem and can be very useful for inspecting the drains of a new property. Here are some of the main benefits of using a closed-circuit television drain survey.

Fast & Accurate Diagnosis

When a blocked drain occurs, you want it to be resolved as soon as possible, especially if it’s causing disruptive problems such as a bad odor or even an overflowing gully. It can also be quite a challenge to deal with a blockage at home during the winter months, which is where a CCTV drain survey comes in handy.

Using a drain camera that is lowered into the piping network, your drainage specialist will be able to observe images while they move closer to the source of the blockage. When compared to your traditional methods, this approach allows you to quickly identify what is causing the blockage and you will be able to come up with the necessary solution quicker.


One of the main benefits of using a CCTV drain inspection is that it can be cost-effective when compared to your traditional methods of identification and diagnosis. In the past, there may have been problems that would have been too complex to be diagnosed without a camera and may require additional visits to identify the problem. This also meant that there was a risk of coming up with an ineffective or irrelevant solution to the blockage.

Using a CCTV-based approach means that you can often get an accurate diagnosis on the first visit which alleviates the need for repeat visits, saving money for both the customer and the engineer.

Minimal Disruption

The CCTV-based approach for drain inspection is not just limited to being used to solve existing problems, but it can also be used for inspecting and carrying out an assessment on the drainage systems of a new property. Previously, this may have required excavation of the area around the pipework in order to examine the drains, which would have caused major disruption. However, with a camera-based approach, excavations are no longer needed. CCTV inspections are often used as part of a home buyers drain survey as it provides a simple solution to assessing the current drainage systems on a new property. All it requires is a brief visit and you will be able to determine if there are any potential problems with the drains.

Contact Drain 247 for CCTV Drain Surveys in London & Hertfordshire

If you require a CCTV drain survey or inspection, then please get in touch with 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 has an emphasis on quality and safety.

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