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I’m Moving – Should I Get A CCTV Drain Survey?

Moving home can be exciting – a new location, maybe a bigger house, a better garden. The list can be great. But one thing you probably don’t consider when thinking about moving is the drains at your potential new property.

Getting a CCTV Drain Survey is a great idea if you’re thinking of making an offer and purchasing a new home, as this will outline if there are any faults in the drainage system so you can decide what next steps to take.

A CCTV Drain Survey can be done simply. Just give us a call here at Happy Drains and one of our expert engineers will use the latest equipment to inspect your drains and pipes. A small, CCTV camera is inserted far into the drain, allowing the engineer to see what’s going on inside. This allows them to detect any problems that may not be visible from the outside. When the survey is done, you’ll get a detailed report containing all the findings, and if needed, recommended action to take.


Some of the common issues that CCTV Drain Surveys can highlight include:

  • Fat build-up
  • Broken or collapsed pipes
  • Blockages
  • Tree root damage

If your next property does undergo a CCTV Drain Survey and an issue is brought up, try not to worry, as most issues can be sorted and are easy to assess and repair – and getting any issues sorted prior to moving in will cause less disturbance. Plus, the sooner an issue is spotted, the less server it maybe, costing you potentially less to fix.

So, if you’re planning your next move and want to get some advice on your drainage, give us a call on 07824 757572 or 0800 849 8099.