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CCTV drain inspection & survey

We are specialists in:

  • CCTV inspection & surveys to detect drainage problems
  • Pre-purchase surveys
  • Build-over surveys

If you are buying a new home and need to confirm that the drains to your new or current property are in a structurally sound condition or you are adding an extension to your property and you need a report for Building Regulation Requirements, then you have come to the right place. DrainChecker will provide a comprehensive and easy to understand report to the highest industry standards.

Extracts from a Happy Drains CCTV survey report

Extracts from a Happy Drains CCTV survey report

Freephone 0800 849 8099

or our office mobile 07824 757572

The CCTV survey will detail any problems found , if any, of course !, We provide the easy to understand technical report complete with a site assessments and then decide on an appropriate course of action.

From the findings of the report we can see exactly what is required, and will deliver the quickest and most cost-effective way to put right any defect. 

For more specialist requirements like Building Site Work, Factories, Airports, Hospitals and the Hospitality industry, call us, we would love to help meet your requirments.

If you have damage to the pipework and need help you may consider claiming via your buildings insurance policy. We are FCA accredited and authorised to offer a free claims management service to assist you, We will use the CCTV survey as part of a clear written report for your insurance company.

No cover or uninsured peril, don't worry, you can still use DrainChecker to undertake the repair, we will agree the cost with you at the start of the job and pay us on completion. You can choose not have the repair carried out, You simply pay for the unblocking or other initial emergency works.

The CCTV survey is generally paid for by you insurers as part of the settlement the claim, But if the survey finds no problem after we have undertaken the emergency unblock, then there’s nothing to pay – we waive the survey cost. No fault, no fee.

We use the latest industry software and CCTV technology, to provide you with a full technical report, recommendations, specifications and quotations for any associated repairs from qualified engineers, in other words everything you need to know about your drains !.

We can provide you with:

  • Detailed CCTV drain surveys
  • Drain condition reports to help with insurance claims
  • Expert advice and assistance
  • House purchase surveys
  • Drain repairs
  • Crawler systems for large bore pipes
  • Building site work
  • Factory and industrial site inspections
  • Environmental audit requirements
Multiple Joint Failures

Multiple Joint Failures

Typical Pitch Fibre Pipework Failure

Typical Pitch Fibre Pipework Failure

Root Mass Ingress Through Failed Joint

Root Mass Ingress Through Failed Joint

Scale Build Up - Causation of Blockages

Scale Build Up - Causation of Blockages

Fractured Joint

Fractured Joint

Sewer Pipe Responsibility

Today's Checkatrade Reviews...

10 out of 10 at Checkatrade!

Repair drain.

"The chaps that arrived gave an excellent and very efficient service, professional all times polite and courteous."

Cleared rain drain.

"The company made it easy. They worked around my timings and gave me updates on precise time of arrival. The job was done quickly by a very competent and friendly guy. Would highly recommend."

Cleared a blocked surface water drain.

"Superb service. It was a tricky job that Paul would not give up on until he had it sorted for me! Very impressed."

Unblocked drain - used rods and MPN jetter to clear

"Super service. Very professional and thorough - checking all possibilities to ensure blockage was resolved. We had to move a carpet and sofa and he assisted - very good of him!!"

Main drain to sewer unblocked.

"Great service, blockage completely cleared. Called before arriving. Excellent courteous service. Highly recommended."

Unblocked drains in patio garden.

"We were really pleased with the service Happy Drains provided. The problem was resolved quickly and efficiently."

Drain cleaning due to blockage

"Quick response, keen and professional technician, positive attitude. Old fashioned service, very good."

Unblocked soil pipe.

"Excellent service. Friendly and efficient response to telephone call for urgent work. Visit and timing confirmed within minutes of initial phone call for urgent work. The work was completed lunch time same day. Happy Drains Ltd made us very happy. Would certainly use them again."

Clearance of blocked drains.

"Excellent service, fast, courteous, knowledgeable and reasonably priced. Highly recommended."

Unblocked drain.

"They came whilst I was at work and unblocked the drain in the garden. It was so convenient and they were so quick."

Pump out flooded cellar and jetting clear blocked drain.

"Excellent service. Cleared flooded cellar and cleared blockage against all odds."

Cleaning blocked drain and removing disruption.

"Very helpful, efficient service. Very satisfactory, can not fault them."

Unblocked kitchen and bathroom waste pipe.

"We are very pleased with the work done, and would recommend Happy Drains Ltd to all our friends and family."

Unblocking of drain.

"Arrived when state, charged the given rate and left after testing the drain and cleaned the area."

Blocked drain.

"Arrived on the dot. Very polite chap. Took his shoes off to go through the house. Respectful and thoughtful. Job was done within an hour. Would recommend."

Unblocked kitchen drain due to fat build up.

"Great service. Came within 1 hour. Very polite and professional."

Clearing bathroom pipe blocking.

"Brilliant service. Courteous and efficient. Understood the issue and resolve at quickly."

Drain advice.

"I phoned in and Spoke to Will the Technical Manager with regards to some investigation advice, he was more than helpful and help me solve an issue I was having locating a man whole in my property. He took it time (unpaid) to go through several documents I sent him to solve this. Thanks Will and should I ever need work done on my drains this good deal will be remembered. Thanks Jamie."

Domestic blocked drains in front garden/courtyard.

"Received excellent service from first phone call to Happy Drains to the time the engineer departed our property. Kept informed of arrival, arrived promptly in window stated, courteous and knowledgeable engineer. The problem ended up being a much bigger issue and the responsibility of Southern Water as the blockage was in the mains on the main road so engineer wasn't able to resolve it by himself but by his detailed inspection resulted in Southern Water having to take responsibility (which they also did well!) Set fee for visit/unblocking - not like other larger companies who sting you."

Unblocked a sewage drain that was causing lots of problems with overflow.

"Great job. Very efficient, polite and friendly. Recommended."

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Freephone 0800 849 8099

or our office mobile 07824 757572