What exactly can a CCTV drain survey show?

A CCTV drain survey is an extremely useful way for homeowners and long-term tenants to look inside their drains. Despite their sheer importance to buildings, drains are often overlooked and aren’t a priority for people looking over their houses. By arranging a professional CCTV survey to take place, any potential issues can be found and repaired before any serious damage is caused.

A CCTV drain survey can provide a detailed drain inspection report. Whether your pipework and drain system is above or below the ground, the camera equipment will survey its surroundings which allows the team to find and identify any areas that look like a potential problem.

The equipment used when conducting a CCTV survey has the ability to look through pipes of various sizes and examine the area to determine any issues. This technology allows professionals to find issues quickly, resulting in saved money and effort.

Waterproof cameras are used which can withstand heavy pressure- something that is highly needed during drain inspections due to the flow of water. The camera itself can tilt and move around, meaning it can capture every part of the drain and pipes. A CCTV drain survey allows professionals to reach parts of a drain that may be awkward or impossible to reach otherwise.

CCTV drain surveys can identify a number of potentially serious issues within your drains, including:

  • In growing roots
  • Pipe scale
  • Wrong installation
  • Displaced joints
  • Collapsed drains
  • Leak causes
  • Blockages

Once a drainage professional has finished inspecting, the results will be displayed to you in the form of a report. This will feature coloured images to easily show the precise condition of your drain. There will also be a summary, which will help to outline any repair works that are needed or recommended for a longer drain life expectancy. 

If given the go ahead, the drainage experts will work with you to decide a time to repair the drains and pipes to ensure the issues refrain from returning.

Whether you’re buying or selling a home and have been advised to confirm the drains within the property are in full working order, we can help. Our team of drainage experts will be happy to conduct a CCTV survey and any repair work that needs doing too. For more information, you can get in touch with a member of the team by calling us on 0800 849 8099 or via our contact page.