Your drainage system plays a crucial role in the health and well-being of your family and workforce and preventable drainage problems can quickly spiral out of control, and become a big problem and potentially major expense if the issue isn’t detected and dealt with early.
Investing in a CCTV drain inspection carried out by a professional drainage company can quickly uncover any current, or potential future problems with your drainage system. Or, at the very least, give you peace of mind knowing that your drainage system is in full-working order and that you are unlikely going to have any expensive drainage issues to deal with in the near future.
In this post, we will cover 5 of the top reasons why you should book a CCTV drain survey in London. Remember, prevention is always better than cure, a small drainage problem now, can develop into something more serious in the future, so it’s always a good idea to have a drainage system inspection carried out at your home or commercial property.
1) Your Drainage System is Blocked
If you are dealing with an overflowing kitchen sink, toilet, or water pooling around an external drain, chances are, you’ve got a blockage somewhere in the system. If you have tried the supermarket drain unblocking chemicals, but the blockage persists, it is probably time to call in the professionals to get the job done right. Due to the many causes of a blocked drain, a CCTV drain inspection will quickly identify the cause of the problem, so we are able to provide you with the most cost-effective solution.
2) You Live in an Older Property
Even if there are no signs of damage or blockages within your drainage system, it’s always worthwhile booking a periodical drain inspection (especially for an older property), to make sure everything is working as intended and any potential problems are identified and dealt with quickly.
Drainpipes degrade over time, so a quick drain inspection now can help identify any aged or damaged sections of pipes so that they can be replaced before they turn into a more expensive problem.
3) You’re Building an Extension
With house price increases showing no signs of slowing down, many more people are considering extending their current property rather than going through all the added expense and hassle of moving to a new house. What you may not know however, is that it is now a condition of the planning permission process to undertake a drainage survey prior to building work being carried out.
If you’re planning an extension, contact the drainage professionals at Flo-Well today to book a build-over drainage survey.
4) You’re Buying a New Home
Whilst a drain survey typically isn’t a legal requirement of the home-buying process (although some mortgage lenders now require one before a sale is agreed). It is strongly advised to have a home-buyer drain survey carried out prior to exchanging contracts to ensure that the drainage system of the property you are purchasing is in full-working order.
Fixing broken, damaged or misaligned pipes can be a big expense, so identifying potential drainage issues early on can give you an upper hand when starting the home-buying negotiation process.
5) Help Prevent Structural Damage
Structural damage can be one of the most serious and costly things that can happen to your home. If you’ve noticed wet spots or mould growth near the base of your walls, doors that no longer close properly, cracks appearing in walls, bubbling or flaking paintwork, floors becoming uneven, it’s important that the cause of the issue is identified quickly to help prevent any further damage.
A CCTV drain survey is often one of the best ways to quickly identify the cause of the problem.
As always, if you have any further questions, or would like to know more about what is involved in a CCTV drain survey our professional drainage engineers are ready and waiting to help!