Drainage issues can be a nightmare for homeowners. Not only do they have to get to the bottom of the problem before it escalates into something much worse, but – 9 out of 10 times – they have to splash out on costly repairs too.
This explains why many drainage companies provide CCTV drain surveys in London and beyond.
What is a CCTV drain survey?
A CCTV drain survey is where a certified engineer will thoroughly inspect your drainage system using state-of-the-art CCTV technology and reporting software.
A CCTV camera is inserted directly into the drain and sends a live feed to a TV or computer screen, allowing the engineer to get a better view of inside your drainpipes.
Using the footage from the survey, they can identify any potential issues and establish the root cause of the problem – before advising you on the best course of action to resolve the issue.
Why might a CCTV drain survey be needed?
CCTV drain surveys are used for various reasons.
For instance, having a drain survey on your property can give you the peace of mind that your drainage system is functioning as it should.
Alternatively, if you experience one-off or ongoing drainage issues, it’s well worth arranging a survey to determine whether your drains are blocked or damaged.
If you’re planning on buying a new home, a pre-purchase (or homebuyers) drain survey can give you an insight into the current condition of the property’s drainage system. It’ll also make you aware of any potential problems, and necessary repairs in the future, allowing you to make an informed decision before you sign any contracts.
These in-depth inspections are also helpful if you suspect a rat problem. They can establish how vermin is entering your home and allow you to take the appropriate steps to rectify the issue – sooner rather than later – without using poisons and traps.
What factors influence the cost of a CCTV drain survey in London?
Often, a CCTV drainage inspection costs around the £90 mark. But this can vary depending on the:
- size of your property
- the complexity of the drainage system
- number and type of blockages
- type of survey
Prices tend to be higher in the capital. That means a CCTV drain survey in London is likely to cost you more than one in Manchester, for example.
Larger homes usually have more drainage pipework than smaller ones, taking longer to inspect. And the longer it takes to complete the survey, the greater the cost.
Similarly, properties with complex drainage systems are trickier to navigate. If your drainage system has wide drainpipes, a larger CCTV camera will be required, which adds to the overall price of the survey.
Suppose the drains at your property are damaged beyond repair or severely blocked. In that case, you can expect to be charged more for a CCTV drain survey in London, especially when you factor in the remedial work required to restore normal drainage function.
An introductory drain survey in the capital is likely to cost you less than a complete CCTV drain survey – however, the engineer will only talk you through their findings. You won’t receive a written report or a copy of the footage from the survey.
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Are foul smells coming from your drains? Is your sink taking longer to drain than usual? Is water backing up in your toilet?
These are just a few of the tell-tale signs you have a problem with your drains – but it’s nothing the team at Accelerated Drain Services can’t help with.
As certified drainage contractors, they specialise in CCTV drain surveys in London – offering a cost-effective solution for domestic, commercial and industrial clients in their local community. They also guarantee some of the most competitive tariffs, meaning you won’t need to break the bank to get to the bottom of drainage problems!
For more information about CCTV drain surveys in London, or to request a free, no-obligation quote, call 0208 594 7171.