Drain problems are inevitable but mostly avoidable if taken preventive measures. We all wish to be spared from the expensive and worrisome drain repairs. For this one has to know if their drains are in proper conditions. The best way to know what’s going on in your drain pipes is through CCTV drain surveys.
In this article, we will understand what exactly are CCTV drain surveys and when do you need one.
What is a CCTV drain inspection?
CCTV drain surveys are a visual inspection conducted inside your drainage system with the means of closed-circuit television technology. The camera tube is inserted into the drain pipes and the live video feed is sent back which is assessed by the expert drain specialists for structural or installation issues, blockages, root ingress, broken or collapsed drains etc.
This method of analysing your drains doesn’t involve digging or excavation. Thus making it a quicker and safer assessment method of drainage system of all sizes.
When do you need a CCTV drain survey?
In these below-given situations, you may need a CCTV drain survey:
Buying/Moving to a new house
Inspecting your potential home inside-out is important before taking any decision. Home buyers drain surveys can help buyers from any problematic drainage issues that can cause them future troubles. Buyers must know that even the smallest crack or leak that may not be noticeable initially can become a major issue years later. Thus, with a detailed pre-purchase drain inspection you can save a lot of money.
For any extension or undertaking building works that happen over or nearby the local authority sewer requires you to gain permission from the local water authority. You would be required to present them with the condition of the sewer system prior to work along with the outline of your building project. For the internal inspection of drains, a CCTV drain survey would be required which in this case can also be called a build over surveys.
The unending rat nuisance in your house or property may be due to the improper investigation conducted. Since the majority of the rats enter a house through the drains, homeowners tend to overlook this part of their house. As rats need only the tiniest crack to squeeze themselves into the drain, through a CCTV drain survey, the exact location of the rat entry can be located.
Drain blockage issues
If you face persistent drain blockage issues, then a thorough inspection of your drains is necessary. These blockage issues are difficult to be solved through the usual plumber visits. It requires an expert intervention through CCTV drain inspection that would accurately find the exact problem.
Looking for a reliable CCTV drain survey
Drain Survey Experts have extensive experience in conducting professional CCTV drain inspections that have proven to be highly effective in diagnosing problems or for planning a site. Our CCTV drain surveys use the latest technological equipment thus providing faster and affordable analysis and accurate diagnosis with minimum disruption. Contact Drain Survey Experts today!