Need a CCTV drain survey in London?
Expert Homebuyer CCTV drain surveys and for builders 'build over agreements' on any size London project. At Happy Drains we continually invest in our expert teams, we make sure we are ahead of the game in London and able to produce professional fact-based trusted high-quality CCTV drain reports!
Perfect for householders or site work, our CCTV drain surveys include:
- Video footage
- PDF technical reports
- Annotated record drawings (nts) & costed recommendations
9.81 out of 10
Why should you call us? ...that question is essential. We like to think we do an excellent job. London customers always tell the story better than we can, so we let them do the talking for us. We have thousands of verified independent reviews. That's no coincidence, that's hard work and diligence.
London CCTV Drain Survey & Drainage Investigation
London CCTV Drain Surveys & Drainage Investigation throughout the city
We are the specialist London CCTV drain survey experts of choice. We have thousands of satisfied customers across the city you can see why we are the No.1 choice within the M25. Read our independent reviews and see what our customers think of us. We let our customers do the talking for us.
Our London CCTV drain surveys are easy to understand, complete and fully detailed with all the important and relevant information summarised and easy to understand. Our job is to find, locate and isolate any drainage problem anywhere in London and provide permanent cost-effective solutions and we are very good at what we do.
Reputation Matters for London CCTV drain surveys
We are proud to be London’s premier drain surveying company, the ‘Go-To’ when you need to know. We CCTV survey all drains from terraced houses through to major site works.
We have over two thousand independently verified reviews as a testament to our professionalism and great value.
By using the latest innovative, sophisticated and specialist drain surveying equipment, from portable push coiler systems with super bright lighting to self-propelled crawlers, we will quickly inspect your London drainage system & identify any problems. When you consider that over 70% of London’s drainage systems are 100 years old, drain surveys are a prudent consideration.
We will effectively deal with your requirement through to potential repairs that may be required.
So, if you are after great value, a speedy professional report and backed up by qualified experts, we welcome you, whether you're in North, South, East, West or central London and please read on.
Join our thousands of happy customers...
"Chris was absolutely fantastic, he instantly spotted what the problem was and was very friendly and efficient, and made the whole experience totally stress-free. Would highly recommend!"
Unblocking outside drain
"Excellent service. Tommy was extremely courteous, informative and gave good advice on drain maintenance."
"Fantastic service from begining to end. Very efficent and professiobal service. Called before arrival cleared blockage very quicky and checked manhole to nake sure all blockage was cleared. Highly recommend. Thank you Hapoy Drains"
Fitting rat gates in foul and grey water sumps
"The appointment was scheduled for a date and time which was convenient. The operative called before time to advise of his arrival time. The water outlets were inspected and the work as arranged was completed ."
CCTV drain survey reports- faults and facts
Our reports simply detail the faults and facts as found, accurately.
Our knowledge base is huge, our experience is deep and our service is so friendly. Our technical surveys reflect the latest best practice and current industry standards. If you are on site our engineers will happily talk through their findings with you, to give you a clearer understanding.
Services for the London Home Buyer & Movers ‘Pre-purchase CCTV drain surveys’.
Buying a property anywhere within the M25 is a pretty big commitment, so why take a risk of inheriting an expensive London drainage problem!
Our fast, friendly and affordable London CCTV drain surveys are specifically designed to help to reduce the risk of inheriting a drainage problem during the process of buying a house.
We deliver complete fuss free technical reports for potential home movers that are easy to understand. So be it a structural problem with the drain, or perhaps to accurately trace an old drain or add a new drain, we provide the answers and best advice.
If you need the information fast we can share what we find via a live feed during the CCTV survey works.
A recent study by insurers suggested “20 to 30% of subsidence claims in London are directly linked and attributed to defective and leaking drainage and a consequence of which has eroded the soil below the foundations causing movement.”
The technical CCTV written reports that we provide are to WRc standards and will detail for your consideration what is needed to bring the drain up to standard and what you are are responsible for by precisely locating any problems.
CCTV Drain survey Pro buyers
- Attention London Industry Professionals
Regardless of your London site we work across various industries, from Hospitability to Hospitals and Construction to Retail - we do all types of drainage investigations across all service sectors. We know that 'pro buyers' demand high specification and low cost, at happy drains we deliver!
With Water Research Council reporting standards and technology to match the requirement, what are you waiting for? ...call us we are happy to help.
Rats, mice, rodent and vermin drain problems
Rats will use drains just like ‘Londoners use the Tube’ simply to travel from A to B to feed and nest and they love damaged or redundant drainage systems which can allow vermin to enter properties.
If you have a rodent/vermin infestation that your rodent/vermin contractor cannot control, this may be because of a drainage issue. We will find the defects and access points the rat may be using. We will offer you an appropriate solution be it drain repair or the installation of a WRc tested and certified 'Anti Vermin / Non-Return Valve'.
What do our Anti Vermin/Non-Return Drain Valves do?
- Stops rats and other vermin from entering homes. In effect by fitting a stainless-steel flap, that acts as a one way swinging door allowing waste out but nothing back in.
- The rubber seal prevents noxious fumes and smells from entering properties.
- The flap has an inbuilt stainless steel plate to stop rodents biting through, providing efficient pest control.
- The valve is completely re-usable during any drain cleaning and drain maintenance purposes fully removal and re-usable.
- Stops backflow of effluent from a blocked main sewer flooding into your property back through the drainage system.
- The clever design means the flow of waste is increased when passing through the valve; reducing blockages.
Building an extension?
- need a CCTV Drain Survey?
If you are doing building work over the top of or within 3 metres of a ‘Thames Water’ public sewer or drain you must ensure that no damage or restrictions are made to the ‘Thames Water’ drainage assets.
So, if Thames Water have asked you for a ‘build over’ survey because you are ‘building over or close to a public sewer’ our CCTV survey will provide all the answers and information you need.
High spec, great value London drainage repairs
Our innovation in drain repairs and communications help to keep cost down. Cost saving is what we strive to deliver to all our customers. Our knowledgeable and friendly team will answer all your drain related questions.
We are always happy to answer any questions you may have, so call us now.
Safe, clean and tidy London drainage services.
With services designed to meet your needs we will take care by working safely. Our teams are fully trained to ensure safety and reduce disturbance to you to a minimum.
Throughout any works in London, we work safely, efficiently, tidily and respectfully.
A few more excellent reviews to reassure you...
Rain water drain was blocked.
"Rang on Monday, came out in Tuesday, Chris did all he could and very polite and tidy . Very happy with service recieved"
"Arrived promptly less than 2 hours from phoning for assistance- very impressed. Carried out the work using pressure tools to clear outside waste pipe. Calm, courteous engineer completed job in less than 1 hour"
Main drain to sewer blocked
"I'm a landlord and a tenant reported shower not draining. On inspection I found main drain was blocked with sewage. I was unable to rod; so called Happy Drains. They responded the next morning and within 35 minutes they had unblocked the main sewer pipe. They cleared all pipes to the main man-hole and tidied up. Gordon and Tommy were efficient, obviously took pride in doing a good job and proud of their company. They gave sage advice to prevent reoccurrence. Fix price quoted for the visit which was very competitive. I didn't have to pay extra for the use of the water jet."
Blocked outside drain
"Just plain efficient. From the first contact on the phone everyone was professional and courteous. Arranged a time and price and got a call on the day (they would have come on the day I called but I couldn't make that) to say they were on the way. Blocked drain cleared with no fuss. I would definitely recommend Happy Drains. If you have to use someone, use them."
"Really pleased with the work that was carried out. Same day as I called they came out, hassle free. Sorted the issue within half an hour! Thank you!"
Fast and efficient and effective
"Our outside drains were blocked from so much rain and garden debris. I called at 8am and Tony was there by 8.30. Earlier than the booking by 30 minutes. He was straight onto the problem clearing the blocked drain and then checked all the others around the house too. He took away the debris and left all the areas near and tidy."
Blocked sewer pipe
"Happy Drains = Happy customer. After the problem we had being misdiagnosed by our Home Emergency call out, I contacted Happy Drains who sent an engineer, Tom . He quickly diagnosed the problem and completed the work quickly and efficiently, explaining what the problem was, and kept us updated throughout the work being done. After the job was completed he cleared up and took all the rubbish away. He was a very pleasant and a pleasure to deal with."
"I had been waiting since calling Severn Tent at 06.30 Friday morning after several false promises of them saying engineer had job they never showed up lunchtime Saturday was in a mess called Happy drains arranged for them to come got a confirmation call within half hour they were on their way and arrived straight away did the job quickly with no fuss. Man was very polite and good at his job on not a nice job on the hottest day of the year well done team at Happy Drains"
"Exceptional service in every way. The engineer must be a true asset."
"Were able to get to us quickly after we experienced a flood due to a drain issue. Sorted the problem in a short amount of time. Very impressed with service"
Unblocking of a residential drain
"This wasn't the most pleasant of tasks but throughout, our engineer got stuck in, owned and resolved the problem. Aside from being very competent, he was very easy to work with and remain remarkably positive - it's often hard to find good trades people, but those that are deserve recommending. The service desk was also particularly helpful as we changed dates/times and they made our life easy."
Blocked external drain
"Rang at 09.00 this morning after realising there was a an issue. All sorted by 13.00. I was given a 4 hr window. They called 30 minutes before arriving as promised by the office. Cheery friendly engineer sorted the problem, explaining what would happen next, guarantees etc Checked all the drainage was work well before he left. Fast, friendly and efficient service. Thank you"
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Our London CCTV drain surveys can help fix a multitude of problems...
Cracked or leaking London drains and pipes
Blocked London toilets and blocked London showers
Concrete, cement or builders’ rubble in London drain
Land drainage problems in London
Water level problems in London
Ditch drainage problems in London
Problems with shared London drains
Overflowing or blocked London drain pipes
Bad smells in London
Tree roots damaging drains in London
Clogged or broken pipes in London
Failed or broken soakaways in London
Fractured drain in London
Collapsed drain in London
Blocked or broken London drains
Broken or blocked London sewers or sewage pipes
Longitudinal cracking in London drains
Joint displacements in London pipes and drains
Ground movement causing London drain problems
Bellied drain in London
London CCTV-controlled cutting problem
French drainage problems in London
Overflowing or leaking London septic tanks & cesspits
Bellied pipework in London
Build-up of fat, grease, or detergent in London drains
London pitch fibre pipework problems
Cutting out tree root mass from London drains
Vehicle activity affecting drains in London
Deformed pipework in London
For London CCTV drain surveys and inspections, we use selected local London professionals.
This ensures London drains are inspected and surveyed fast followed by a clear report that'll get your London drain repairs in progress.
Our London CCTV drain surveys, unblocks and repairs get great feedback...
Clear blocked kitchen drain
"Excellent service. Carried out promptly, on time with a full inspection after blockage cleared. Explanation of job and helpful future information. Polite and tidy."
Unblocked drain and fixed plumbing
"Happy drains went above and beyond when they unblocked my drain. My pipes were also leaking which they fixed with a part they had from the van. Then they unblocked the outside drain all for one price."
Clear a blocked drain
"Great service. Easy to arrange an appointment. They came quickly and we're very helpful and cleared the drain."
"After an incredibly stressful few days of having what we thought was a partially blocked toilet, we managed to find Happy Drains, who unlike many other plumbing businesses, were able to provide an upfront cost. After making the call, we had Martin come over the next day and he was fantastic. Despite originally thinking it was going to be a simple job, we all soon found that the blockage was much more severe. Martin stayed until the job was done, was incredibly conscious of any risk whilst going about fixing the issue, and ultimately resolved the problem. Thank you so much Martin!"
"Happy Drains man arrived next morning . Had to jet drain to clear, then put the camera down cleared and tidied up. The man himself was not Happy Drains but from Ace drainage and contracted out to Happy Drains. Paid via phone while drainage man still there when job was finished. Very happy"
"I booked over the phone on a thursday afternoon . Got called back next day on the friday and was offered a saturday appointment but chose the Monday. I received a call monday am and the operator arrived within 30 minutes. They found a blocked drain that was jetted out and hoovered out the kitchen drain. The job was left neat and tidy and cleared. Happy to use Happy Drains again if needed."
"The entire process from arranging a visit to the actual clearance was easy, efficient and painless. Highly recommended."
"A+++ Quick response and turned out to be a nasty job, but was rectified quickly and professionally. Site was left clean and tidy. Thank you."
Investigate and clear a slow draining drain
"Excellent. Not straightforward and some drain piping and a sunken grill needed removing before clearing the system"
Clearing out Garden drain
"I tried clearing out myself but couldn't do it. I arranged a time for happy drains to visit, they came on time and cleared the drain very quickly with no mess. Would definately use them again"
Blocked kitchen sink
"Excellent and professional service from start to finish. Called to enquire about a call out, Max booked the visit for the next day. Problem solved and photographs sent with the photograph."
CCTV inspection and cleaning of drains
"Very pleased with work and approach of Happy Drains Reading. Considerate, tidy and informative."
"From our initial call everyone was very polite, helpful and informative. Martin called shortly before arriving and was quickly able to solve our problem and offer advice for the future. He also cleaned up all the mess that he blockage had caused. So happy we chose Happy Drains."
Very happy with the way the job was carried out
"We had a blocked kitchen sink and after reading the reviews I called Happy Drains. I was very happy with the service. The gentleman who came was pleasant and did a thorough job. Recommend them highly."
Clearing blocked drain
"Excellent service. Really clear process from start to finish and effective at solving the issue. Reasonable cost too."
Blocked WC drain
"Excellent work carried out swiftly and cleanly no mess left job well done."
To unblock a blocked external drain at rear of property
"Absolutely fantastic service, arrived on time and carried out the work perfectly, would highly recommend"
Very happy with Happy Drains
"Very happy with Happy Drains. After a quick inspection the engineer suggested no further work by him and to have inspection and jetting carried out by the water authority."