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What Is A CCTV Drain Survey In Alderney | Do I need a CCTV Drain Survey?
Updated: Aug 23, 2022
Whether you are moving to a new home or have lived in your current home for a while, you never know the exact state of your drains, and that’s where having a camera drain inspection can save you from headaches further down the line.
Here at Pro Blocked Drains, we offer a very precise and fast way to inspect your drainage system using CCTV drain surveys and state-of-the-art WinCAn software to find out what's going on with your drains with no digging or excavation needed. You will get a full report of the condition of your drain with any problems clearly identified and solutions recommended.
In this article, we are going to look at what a CCTV drainage survey is, how the CCTV drain survey is carried out and when you should consider booking one with us.
What Is A CCTV Drain Survey?
A CCTV drain survey is a non-invasive method of inspecting a drainage system. The survey is carried out by a trained professional who will use a CCTV camera to inspect the drainage system. The camera is inserted into the drainage system to inspect the pipes for corrosion, cracks, and other damage.
There are two types of CCTV surveys; external (or surface) and internal (or borehole). External surveys involve the use of an inspection pole fitted with a camera that can be inserted from inside or outside your property, depending on what access you have.
A borehole inspection requires specialist equipment such as an auger or pipe puller that requires access through your home's foundations before entering your sewerage network via underground pipes.
How Is A CCTV Drain Survey Carried Out?
A CCTV drain survey is a video inspection of the drainage system. The drain survey specialist uses CCTV equipment to inspect all of your drains from the above ground as well as below ground. The camera sends images back to a monitor where you can see everything that is going on inside each pipe.
The inspection records any sign of damage, corrosion, or blockage ready for later analysis, and software is used to determine the exact location of any problems to enable direct access to the area to make any repairs or do maintenance.
The high resolution of the camera and expertise of the operator allows the exact diagnosis to be made, which means that the engineer can recommend the correct strategy before digging into the drainage system.
Where the problem has been caused by a blockage, the debris can be identified so the right approach (e.g. chemical unblockers, drain jetting, etc.) can be decided straight away.
In What Situation Should A CCTV Drain Survey Be Taken?
If you are planning to sell your house, getting a CCTV drain survey beforehand will ensure that no surprises arise in the surveyor’s report that could cause your house sale to be delayed or lost.
If you are in the process of buying a house, whether it is a new build or an older property, knowing that the drainage system is clear of debris, vermin, or cracks will give you peace of mind.
If you are renovating your house or developing a property, you cannot keep an eye on the building works all the time, and you may find later on that cement, grout, or render has washed into the drain, or heavy machinery has cracked a pipe. A drain survey will identify any of these problems so they can be dealt with while your builders are still on site and before you’ve signed off the work.
If you are concerned about the safety of the pipes and drains in your home.
What Are The Benefits Of A CCTV Drain Survey?
A CCTV drain survey is a fast, cost-effective, and safe way to check your drainage system. At Pro Blocked Drains, we can carry out this service without disruption to you, as we don’t have to dig up the ground or remove any manhole covers.
We use a remote-controlled camera with a flexible cable that allows us to view the inside of your drainage system from the outside.
The camera will travel along the pipe, taking pictures which are then transmitted back to our office where they are assessed by one of our engineers who will provide you with an accurate diagnosis of what may be causing problems in your drains.
To sum up
A CCTV drain survey is the perfect way to check if you have any leaks or cracks in your drainage system. It is also very useful in detecting other problems that might affect your home or business, like tree roots growing underneath the ground and causing damage.
In short, this type of test is essential for any homeowner who wants peace of mind that their drains are working properly.
Pro Blocked Drains are a family business with over 20 years experience in all kinds of drainage problems. A nationwide company with engineers in Alderney, we can offer you expertise second to none.
So if you have a blocked drain, we’ll do everything in our power to unblock your drain and get you back to normal as quickly as possible.
With Pro Blocked Drains, we guarantee you:
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
Peace of mind
All you need to do is to contact the best engineers for your drain jetting services. Our 24/7 drainage service is always available to you 365 days a year, and we are fully insured, so you won’t have to worry about any damage that might occur while we work on your drains.
All of our staff members are experienced in the industry, so they know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to clearing blockages from drains, both large and small!
So, if you are in Alderney or the surrounding areas and have any questions about drain clearing or our blocked drain services or have an emergency drain Unblocking, please contact us on 0800 611 82 99.
We are happy to help and will be able to advise you on the best way to clear your drains and prevent blockages in the future.