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What is a drain survey?

What is a drain survey we hear you ask? Well, we are here to tell you everything you need to know to understand what one is and why it’s vitally important you should get one done within your existing or new property. 

First off, you’ve probably identified an unpleasant smell when approaching your property. After weeks of believing it’s coming from your teenager’s bedrooms you know after a deep clean that it’s not the case. It’s not until you see your cheerful postman who catches you at the front door and asks you about that unpleasant smell. The penny drops, it’s coming from your drainage system. Crikey!

Blocked drains are one of the most common issues with drainage systems in London and the rest of the United Kingdom. Left untreated it can cause endless issues within your property and surrounding areas. Bad, unwanted smells being one of them. Not pleasant.

In most cases, a drain survey will require our CCTV drain inspections. This is a service Happy Drains specialises in. Our service is there for you if you’re either moving into a new property and keen to ensure your drainage system is in full and working order with no nasty surprises hiding away. You could also be looking to inspect your current property, and we can use our CCTV equipment to ensure any potential extensions are adhering to the standard of the drainage system required. 


Sounds great, how does it work?

To start things off, we will position our high-tech crystal clear, HD cameras and insert them into your drainage system. This then feeds back to our engineer who can see within the drains and immediately identify what the cause of the blockage is and the overall status of your drainage system. 

The findings of the CCTV drain survey will be recorded into an in-depth survey report and presented back to you with our findings and planned solutions to ensure the drains are back up and running with no issues. You can find out more about this here. 


How much does a drain survey cost?

Fully specified drain surveys cost in the region of £175.00 for a typical home with up to 30 meters of pipework.

If we are managing an insurance claim on your behalf, the CCTV survey is paid for by the insurance company. But if our the survey finds no problem you can claim for then there’s nothing to pay — we waive the survey cost. No-fault, no fee.

If you require a CCTV drain survey or want to discuss possible drainage issues then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

You can email us on service@happydrains.co.uk or call us on 0800 849 8099