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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!

Blocked drain cleared from office block.

"I called around lunch time and was promised a visit in the afternoon, arrived as expected and carried out the work in a timely manner."

Kitchen drain unblocking.

"Choose these guys over anyone else. Not using any other company now."

Drain unblocked.

"Efficient and courteous, I would happily use happy drains again."

Drain located and unblocked.

"Job had been unsuccessfully attempted by another company in the previous two days, a total of 10 hours. Happy drains came in and solved the problem in 3 hours. I was relieved, delighted and impressed."

Unblocked toilet that wasn't draining properly.

"Joe and Mike were prompt, polite and efficient, and they unblocked the drain, couldn't ask for more."

Blocked drain successfully cleared

"Fantastic service. Came on time, friendly and efficient. Would recommend 100%"

Blocked drains / manholes (2) + main outlet to boundary drain.

"Unblocked drains through tow manholes + connecting manholes (3) to main outlet. Final flushing / wash down surrounding area. Superb service."

Unblocked one drain and checked two others.

"Great job and really helpful. Went way beyond the original brief."

Blocked kitchen drain.

"Excellent communication on the phone by receptionist, speedy response, very good value... Tip top !!"

Unblocked drains and pipes within the property.

"Very friendly and knowledgeable. Did not leave until the problem was solved fully, and checked drains throughout the property and connection into the external system."

Identified a collapsed drain

"The team were excellent, from the office to the guys that came out to sort the problem. They responded very quickly. Don't bother with other well known Drain specialists use Happy Drains instead!!!"

Pressure clear a drainage duct

"The two guys that did this work went out of their way to resolve the issue. The drainage duct had an unknown history; I didn't know where it went. With a camera inspection and a LOT of inspection work they resolved it and cleared the obstruction. I was dreading the bill thinking there's going to be a twist but no. Price quoted was price paid. Very impressed, and would use again. Even contacted the company after work to pass on my feedback - hence this review."

Remove root mass from 2 blocked rainwater drains leading to soakaways.

"Pleased with work to improve the flow and will see how things go after rain. Informed that further, more difficult, work would be needed if problem persists."

Unblock drain at rear of property.

"Used rods and mpw setter to clear main line very successfully left free following and tested. Excellent service."

Unblocked severe bockage in drains in garden and front of house

"Excellent company. I already gave feedback yesterday because I had messed them around by double booking two companies to do the work and they did not charge me for having come out unnecessarily. Then having sent them away, we discovered the other company could not unblock the drain! I called Happy Drains back again the same dya and they came very quickly and did the drain and only charged me the original quotation despite having been to the property twice as a result of my own mix-up. Fantastic service. Can't praise enough (no connection to them, simply a delighted customer)"

Unblocked and removed rubble outside drain

"Did a great job very polite went the extra mil. Very pleased with the service."

Unblocked outside drain.

"Very pleased with service, they turned up on time, completed the job quickly and professionally."

Backed up stack.

"Great service, value for money, polite and reliable, would use again."

Unblock drains.

"Perfect experience. Knew I was on tight schedule, arrived exactly on time. Very friendly. Job executed and no mess."

Kitchen sink/cloakroom sink unblocked

"The previous week I had employed a different company to do the work. I had to pay a considerable fee for this visit, even though the drains had not been unblocked. However, the representative from Happy Drains was determined to resolve the issue and did so successfully. I am very appreciative and relieved!"

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Freephone 0800 849 8099

or our office mobile 07824 757572