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CCTV Drain Survey in Dorchester: Why Every New Homeowner Should Book One

Updated: Aug 17, 2022

Moving house is among the top five most stressful life events. It’s not surprising as there is so much to do. In between juggling house viewings, solicitors, mortgage brokers, surveyors, and estate agents, with your full-time work, family commitments, and trying to pack your life up until now into boxes, you often overlook the state of repair of the new house you’re moving into and assume everything works just fine.

So imagine the distress you’d feel if that very first day you move into your new home and flush the toilet you’re rewarded with a drain blockage which makes the water overflow back into the bathroom, flooding the floor and making a mess you feel too tired to clean up.

The stress of the house move comes crashing down on you and you want to either cry or scream, but you can hear the bathroom door upstairs close and the shower switch on. You yell at the top of your voice to your partner to switch off the water but it’s too late, another wave of water spurts out from the hand basin this time, spraying in all directions.

You manage to avoid getting soaked, but the carpet in the hallway is not so lucky. Why didn't you think to close the door?

Having a blocked drain is more common than you might think. There are many reasons why a drain blockage can occur: roots, leaves, soil, gravel, and grass cuttings can be washed into the outside drainage system during a rainstorm, and hair, oil, grease, and even children’s toys can block sinks, showers, and toilets inside the house.

But when you have lived in your home for a while, you know the risks and normally have taken care to avoid them. That’s why when moving into a new house, it’s wise to inspect the drainage system as soon as you get access to the property. And who knows, if the inspection survey shows drain problems it may be a useful negotiating tool for the purchase price!!

A CCTV drain inspection is a non-invasive way to check the general health of your drains and allow you to spot any drain blockages or damage to the pipes. Knowing if paper, rock, grease, oil, or cloth is causing the blockage helps you to choose the right drain unblocker solution in Dorchester.

What’s more, knowing the exact location of the drain blockage means you can focus straight on the problem area with the minimum amount of fuss or disruption. Obviously, this will save you time and money in resolving the drain blockage.

CCTV Drain Survey in Dorchester

How Does a CCTV Drainage Survey Work?

A CCTV Drain Survey is quite simple. It comprises a high-definition camera which is used to capture and record the entire scene inside the drainage pipes; access rods to help you maneuver the camera through complex pipework; crawlers to give more mobility and help view the condition of the drain even through obstructions; and sometimes sonar which helps you get a complete insight of the condition of the drain, despite any obstructions.

The camera is placed into the drain through an access manhole and rodding cap. It is maneuvered through the drainage system. capturing images as it goes through the pipework and logging the distance it travels so that the location of the blockage can be found again from outside.

Once this information has been collected, the engineers can analyze the cause and determine the best solution, all in terms of cost, ease of access, and efficiency. With this report, you can know the state of the drainage system in the new home you wish to buy and make a plan with Pro Blocked Drains to resolve any issues before you move in.

Where Can You Find a CCTV Drain Survey in Dorchester?

There’s one company in Dorchester that stands heads above all the others when it comes to booking a CCTV drain survey service. It is called Pro Blocked Drains and can be reached any time of day or night on 0800 611 82 99.

As part of a national network of professional drainage specialists, you are guaranteed highly trained professionals backed by the latest equipment and with a nationwide reputation for providing high-quality, efficient, and effective drain inspection and clearance.

What’s more, with drainage experts based locally in Dorchester, you can be assured of a fast response time, local knowledge, and friendly service. By asking Pro Blocked Drains to give you a camera drain inspection before you buy your new home, you will be assured of:

  • Fully Qualified Safe Contractor Approved Workers

  • Quick Response Time

  • Full Indemnity Insurance

  • Competitive Prices

  • 24/7 blocked drain services

  • Availability 365 days of the year

  • No Call Out Fee

  • Free Quotations

  • Friendly service

  • Guaranteed Work

  • 5-star rating

So, call Pro Blocked Drains on 0800 611 82 99 or email at, today to book your CCTV drain inspection or for advice and a free, no-obligation quote.

Final Words

Don’t wait until you have a problem with a blocked drain, contact Pro Blocked Drains today and make a plan to include a CCTV drain survey into your house purchase plans.

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