Drain Inspection in Weston-super-Mare
Updated: Jun 29
As a homeowner, you understand the value of doing regular maintenance on your house. Keeping the windows clean, the paintwork tidy, and bleeding the radiators to stop those cold patches or noisy air bubbles, are all things you do automatically to keep your home a pleasant place to live in.
Why then, do you ignore your drainage system, until you get a problem? Booking a regular drain inspection now could save you a lot of time, money, and hassle in the future.
A drain blockage can happen at any time and is caused by all manner of things entering the system from outside or inside the home: 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.
Oftentimes, homeowners wait until they notice the water draining away slowly from the sinks, the toilet water rising too high in the bowl, or signs of leakage staining the walls or floor. In some cases, it may be the all-pervading smell of dampness that alerts to a problem.
Drain unblockers or drain jetting services may be the first choice for many homeowners to resolve the issue, but unless the location and nature of the blockage are easy to see, it is something of a ‘shot in the dark’ when selecting the most efficient way of dealing with a drain blockage. But it doesn't need to be so.
At Pro Blocked Drains in Weston-super-Mare, we use a method called a CCTV drain survey which helps us identify the exact nature and location of any problem in the drainage system. With this detailed information, we can recommend to you the correct and most efficient method to resolve the problem.
In this article, we’re going to introduce the CCTV drain survey and show how it can save you money, time, and mess.
What is a CCTV Drain Survey?
A CCTV Drain Survey is a device that helps detect drainage problems and identifies the cause of any blockage or damage to the pipes. Knowing if paper, rock, grease, oil, or cloth is causing the blockage helps you to choose the right solution to clear it.
What’s more, knowing the exact location of the 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.
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 at Pro Blocked Drains can analyze the cause and determine the best solution, all in terms of cost, ease of access, and efficiency. With their recommendations at hand, you can then decide if you wish to clear the drain blockage yourself or, my preferred option, let Pro Blocked Drains do it for you.
Do You Only Need a CCTV Drain Survey When You Have a Problem?
Drains are often getting blocked: hair accumulating in the shower tray, grease and cooking fat accidentally put down the kitchen sink, too much paper flushed down the toilet, or even those tiny blocks of lego posted down the drain by your neighbor's toddler.
Often, you hardly notice the water draining away more slowly than usual from the kitchen sink or the level in the toilet bowl rising too high when you flush, and it’s not until you have a noticeable problem that you pay it any attention.
But just like you service your car each year or get a check-up at the dentist, booking a CCTV Drain Survey regularly is an excellent idea as it is able to check the condition of your whole drainage system, not just looking for blockages but also checking for leaky joints, cracks and the like, and resolving any issues before they become an inconvenient and expensive problem.
Where Can You Find a CCTV Drain Survey in Weston-super-Mare?
When looking to have a drain inspection done for your home or office in Weston-super-Mare, there are some things you should look for in the company you choose:
Fully Qualified Safe Contractor Approved Workers
Quick Response Time
Full Indemnity Insurance
24/7 blocked drain services
Availability 365 days of the year
No Call Out Fee
There is one company in Weston-super-Mare that stands heads of all the others and offers all of these features. It is called Pro Blocked Drains and is part of a national network of professional drainage specialists, with a reputation for high quality, efficient and effective drain inspection and clearance.
You can call them on 0800 611 82 99 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and a free no-obligation quote.
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 regular home maintenance schedule. Learn more about CCTV Drain Survey in Poole.