A CCTV drain survey is a non-invasive method of inspecting your drains without having to dig them up. It involves sending a camera down your drain to look at the pipes and assess any damage or blockages that are occurring. The best time for a drain survey is when you have noticed an issue with your drains but haven’t started fixing them yet (i.e. if there’s no water coming out of any of the drains in your house).
What is a CCTV drain survey?
A drain survey is a visual inspection of your drains. It can be done by a professional or by yourself (with the help of a camera). You will need to know what your drains are made of and what type of drain they are, as this will affect how you go about conducting your CCTV drain survey. The best time for a CCTV drain survey is when you have a problem with them – if there are any issues with the size or shape of the pipe, cracks in its structure or blockages that prevent water flowing freely through it then these will become apparent during this process.
You should also consider having one done if you want to improve upon existing systems within properties such as replacing old drain pipes with newer ones made out of better materials which won’t corrode over time due to getting clogged up easily by debris such as leaves.
Why would you need a CCTV drain survey?
- To identify the cause of a drainage issue.
- To determine the extent of the problem.
- To help you decide what needs to be done.
- To help you budget for any drain repairs. If there are tree roots or other obstructions in your drains, this will allow you to estimate how much it will cost to remove them and repair any damage they’ve caused (e.g., blockages).
If there is no physical obstruction, but water is still not flowing freely through your pipes after being flushed out with water from above ground level then this could indicate that there may be cracks or erosion underneath ground level somewhere along those pipes that need repairing before they become too bad and require replacement rather than just patching them up.
If these issues have been going on for some time without being addressed then it could mean that there might already be damage done beyond what would normally occur over time due to wear and tear alone; so early detection gives us an opportunity here where preventive maintenance could save money later ahead in time.
How does it work?
A CCTV drain survey is performed by a qualified surveyor who sends a camera down your drains, which are then recorded on a laptop. The images are analysed by the surveyor and used to produce a report that shows any visible damage, such as roots or cracks in the pipes, as well as hidden problems such as joint separation or pipe collapse. The findings will also give you an idea of how much work needs to be done to bring your drains up to scratch.
When should I consider a CCTV drain survey?
If you’re thinking about buying a new home then having a CCTV drain survey done beforehand can help save money in the long run by identifying any issues before they become more costly problems further down the line. If there’s no evidence of major problems with your existing drains then no action may be required yet; however if there’s evidence of serious issues then it may be worth thinking about investing some money into repairs before moving into any new property – especially if those repairs would’ve been necessary anyway!
The best time for a CCTV drain survey
The best time for a CCTV drain survey is in the spring or autumn. The weather is usually milder in these seasons, which means you are less likely to get flooded out by heavy rain. You may also be able to avoid having an emergency repair if there is less water pressure on your drains and pipes.
If you would like further information about CCTV drain surveys, please contact us today!
A CCTV drain survey can help you to identify what’s wrong with your drains and how to fix them. It will also give an idea of the costs involved, so that if you need additional tools or parts to fix the problem, then this can be included in your quote before work begins on-site.
A drain survey is particularly useful if:
- You have a problem with a drain that you can’t fix yourself (e.g., blocked sewer pipes).
- You have had a problem with a drain for a while and would like it to be fixed (e.g., tree roots growing into sewers).
- You want to know if the problem is minor or major (e.g., cracks in pipework).
In a nutshell
If you’re experiencing problems with your drains, a CCTV drain survey can help to identify and fix them. It’s a simple process that involves sending a camera down your pipes to see what’s causing the issue. You may need one if you notice that there’s something wrong with your drains or sewerage system as well as when building work takes place nearby that could affect them (such as digging)
Ready to tackle drain problems head-on? Contact Woking Drainage Services now for reliable drainage solutions and schedule your CCTV drain survey today!