Any issue with your plumbing, from a slow draining toilet to a completely broken sewage pipe, is stressful and worrying. In a lot of cases, it is clear where the problem is, and we can set to work unblocking the drain or fixing the pipe right away. However, in some situations – particularly if a drain keeps on blocking – it is slightly more difficult to locate the source of the issue, and an investigation must be conducted.
CCTV drain surveys are a quick, effective way to investigate a plumbing system and identify any problems that need solving, such as:
– Property structural issues
– A blocked sewage pipe
– Damaged drains
– Fractured pipes
– Root incursion
– Poor connections between pipes
Or even just to conduct a general check to make sure that the drains and pipes are in good condition.
Of course, a huge advantage of the CCTV surveys is speed, not to mention the lack of mess — unlike the days when we would have to enter the drains ourselves, to manually try and detect any issues.
We can produce a number of different reports, from industry-standard Win-Can surveys to quick inspection surveys.
We don’t just use the CCTV reports to detect the source of a problem. We can also carry out surveys before a problem arises, or to check that no problem is just around the corner.
One popular service we offer is pre-purchase home drain surveys. This is great for first time buyers or people moving to a new home. Very often when a home survey is carried out, the drains are actually not examined. However, when buying a new home, the last thing you want is for all the drains to be in poor condition, because this could lead to you spending £000s on repair work. If the drains are surveyed before you commit to the sale, you can save yourself lots of money and stress should any issues be found within the system.
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It is always a good idea to survey before and after to avoid any liability should any problems occur. The surveys are also good for peace of mind at any time. Even if you’ve lived in or owned a property for years, it is still useful and reassuring to conduct a survey of the plumbing every now and again, to make sure there are no impending problems. It is always better to catch potential blockages and issues as soon as possible. When we survey a drain, we comment on:
- Pipe condition
- Flow quality
- If the pipe requires descaling or unblocking. This way, we can optimise water flow before any blockages occur
- If there are any fractures in the pipe, as these can lead to severe damage if left undetected or untreated
- If there are any roots in the pipe, as this will cause damage and invariably lead to leaks and the need to repair or even replace pipes