Although often taken for granted, your drainage system is actually quite complex. But how do you know if your drains are working correctly?
Every so often a drain may need to be surveyed or inspected to ensure that there are no underlying issues causing a decrease in performance of your drainage system. And if problems are found, you can get the problem fixed before it becomes a bigger issue down the line.
What is a Drain Survey?
We have a more in-depth post that goes into greater detail here, but simply put, a drain survey or drain inspection is commonly used within the drainage industry to quickly access the overall condition of your drains and report any damage or potential problems that may need addressing to help prevent any future problems from occurring.
Whether you’re purchasing a new home, planning an extension to your property, or have an older home and would like peace of mind that your drains are in tip-top shape, a CCTV drain survey is what you need.
A CCTV drain inspection will quickly identify the cause of your drainage issue, whether it’s a simple blockage that requires jetting, or a more serious problem such as a collapsed drain, fractured pipe, misaligned drain pipe joint, or damage caused by root ingress.
A CCTV survey will not only give you a clearer picture of the overall condition of your drains, but will also accurately determine the location of the problem and determine whether the issue needs to be dealt with by the property owner or the local waste water utilities provider.
Do I really Need a CCTV Drain Survey?
If you’re having problems with your drainage system that you’ve been unable to fix using DIY drain unblocking methods, it’s important that the source of the issue is located quickly, and professionally repaired with a minimum of disturbance.
Since your drains are not usually visible, the issue may not be immediately apparent. One of the main benefits of a CCTV drain survey is that a drainage engineer can quickly identify the cause of the issue without the need to excavate the area, saving you time and money.
Some of the Benefits of a CCTV Drain Survey
CCTV drain surveying equipment is an essential tool in a drainage engineers’ arsenal. Whether you are experiencing problems with your drains, or require a drainage inspection on a potential property, here are some of the benefits of choosing a CCTV drain survey.
Before the invention of CCTV drain survey cameras, the only way to locate and diagnose the problem was by excavating the area. As you can imagine, this is an incredibly time intensive and costly process. CCTV drain cameras can be fed into your drainage system at a convenient access point keeping any disruption to a bare minimum and once the issue has been identified, the engineer can get to work on fixing that specific part of the drain. Think of it as keyhole surgery for your drains!
Time is money. Repeat visits to fix the problem, or large-scale excavations can become very expensive. Due to the accuracy and precision of the CCTV drain inspection equipment, we can quickly identify the cause of the problem and provide you with the best value solution to get your drainage system back on track.
Dealing with a drainage issue quickly and with as little disruption as possible is what we are all about. Because the CCTV footage is displayed in real-time, the engineer can quickly locate the cause of the problem. In most cases the CCTV drain survey can be completed in less than an hour.
A big benefit of a CCTV drain survey, is that we can provide an accurate solution for your drainage problem. For example, if you have a cracked or fractured drainpipe, a chemical cleaner, or drain jetting will not fix it.
Are you experiencing a reoccurring problem with your drainage system? Or perhaps you’re buying a home and want peace of mind that the drainage system is in working order before you exchange contracts. Contact the drainage experts at Flo-Well Drainage and Plumbing to book your CCTV drain survey London today! Our engineers are available 24/7!