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
9.86 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...
Blocked drain outside
"Fantastic service, great attention to detail. Called up, person came around and fixed quite a difficult job within a few hours. Definitely recommend and wouldn't hesitate to use next time."
Blocked guttering cleared
"Tradesman was booked for the next day but was able to attend only a couple of hours after I called. The service was great and they explained what my problem was and suggested if it reoccurred what could be done, luckily no problems since the visit."
"Demonstrated the drain was free flowing after clearance. Couldn't ask for more."
Nasty blocked drains
"Nice lady took my enquiry and then Tony arrived quickly. Very professional and courteous, explained what he would do and made sure that the job was very thoroughly completed. Made no mess. An excellent service and good value for money."
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...
Unblocked drain and flushed through
"Call centre staff were very helpful in arranging an appointment that suited my time schedule. The engineer called 20 minutes before arriving to make sure this was still ok. Very polite and friendly (Tony) and discussed the job before starting. Showed me what was wrong and what he was going to do to correct the situation. Very helpful and tidy. Paid online after the job was complete. Job report handed over at completeion and then emailed again after. Could not recommend enough. Excellent service."
Outside rain water drainage
"Gordon and Tommy called 30 mins before arrival, conducted a survey of the drains and explained the approach they would take. They were here for 40 mins and they did an excellent and very thorough job! I would highly recommend them, they were professional, polite, and explained everything prior to beginning the work which put me at ease."
"Our engineer John (W9 area) went above and beyond by providing outstanding customer service. John was very knowledgeable, efficient, considerate and extremely thorough. Thank you John for helping the clinic remain open on that rainy day."
Checking drain blockage
"Very quick job. Drain was unblocked and I was shown the work done. The benefits of further relevant drain services were explained to me."
"Very happy with the service ... they are called Happy Drains for a reason. I've used the service a few times before. Easy to deal with, prompt and courteous"
Exterior drain unblocked and survey done
"Rachel was friendly, efficient and helpful on the phone, and then Gary and Mitch arrived promptly and were fantastic at dealing with the blockage (even with a very stubborn manhole cover!), clearing away once they were done. They were great guys- friendly and professional and took time to explain the outcome (in layman's terms!). Today another chap came out to carry out the survey/inspection. Punctual, fast and friendly/polite. Would absolutely recommend these guys and will definitely call on them again should I ever need to."
Unblocked back drain
"Price explained clearly before booked - well trained call centre person. He arrived 30 mins early. Work finished without fuss and quickly, taking the time to explain what he was doing."
Cleared clogged up pipework
"Very pleased. They phoned to say they were on their way. On arrival he explained what he planned to do. Fast and efficient service and a good result. Definitely would recommend."
Checked all drains
"Gordon and his lovely son were outstanding. Came round within 2 hours and checked all the drains. Very kind and efficient. Great fixed price of £90 plus vat too. Highly recommended to all!!"
Hideous Drain Blockage
"The work didn't take more than half an hour including the setting up and clearing. The money spent was well worth every £1. My drain cover was rusted closed and I was reluctant to use Happy Drains earlier in the week as I was told I would have to pay quoted price even if they couldn't open it. I managed to open it before calling again. Wish they had come 4 days before as I would have saved money and the misery of the hideous drains. So professional they have all the right gear. Done so quickly. Appreciate them even more as I paid a rogue plumber £70 to poke a few rods and achieve nothing."
Unblocked a toilet
"I phoned Happy Drains in desperate need of assistance, the person I spoke to was very friendly and helpful and arranged for an engineer to come out within the hour. As promised a lovely chap arrived and sorted our blockage quickly and efficiently. We were also given advice to prevent it happening again. I can't fault the service we received and would highly recommended the company."
Internal blockage of pipe in kitchen
"Jason who attended ahead of schedule and did a brilliant job in removing the blockages, his level of service and expertice was impressive and a nice bloke as well"
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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...
Clearing blocked surface water drain and bottom of downpipe feeding into it.
"Bob, the Happy Drains engineer is a credit to the company. Nothing was too much trouble and he kept me informed at all stages, even washing down the silt in the yard before he left."
Clear a blocked toilet
"Arrived on time. Cleared the toilet. Left it tidy. Price was reasonable. Would recommend."
"He came on the same day I enquired and did the job. He also explained clearly what the problem was."
CCTV of Drains, jet washing and fixing rat blocker in our Windsor office
"Gordon and Tom were brilliant. Very professional, very courteous and definitely knew what they were about. You couldnt ask for a better team."
Waste water gully unblocked
"Nice. He turned up exactly on time and knew exactly what to do. He done it quickly and carefully and left. Spot on!"
"Very professional. One phone call, appointment with plumber made, plumber pinned to say he was on his way, job done! Very efficient service."
"Back garden gully been trouble for years. These guys sorted it in minutes... Perfect job."
Outside drain blockage cleared
"Had a blocked drain, it's no longer blocked! Called in the morning, they had a very friendly person with me by mid-afternoon, and cleared the issue in 30 minutes for the quoted price."
"It was done professionally and in good time. The person kept me informed and did exactly what he said he would do."
"Did a very thorough job, ensuring that all the bits were properly cleared from the drain, (rather than just get the water flowing and leave). Additionally, he cleared our outer channel which I didn't even know was blocked. Was polite, friendly and explained what he was doing. Would highly recommend."
"The response was so fast, same day service both the operator on the phone and the technician who carried out the work were polite, friendly and so professional. I highly recommend Them."
Drain blockage cleared
"Thought the communication and the work itself were completed to a very high standard."
Sewer drain unblocked
"The team of engineers who turned up were friiedly and extremely professional. Unblocked the sewer in no time at all, and also advised me on the cause and remedial actions to prevent further blockages"
Clearance of blocked gully
"I had been living with an awful smell in the house since I moved in 2 months ago. I've had 3 plumbers to the house and not one was able to resolve the problem. Engineer from Happy Drains came out today and identified the problem immediately. He cleared a blocked gully beneath the kitchen window and instantly the foul smell has disappeared! I am thrilled!!! Engineer was professional and friendly and gave me great confidence in that he knew what he was doing. I really cannot express how grateful I am now the smell has gone. Highly recommend!!!"
Outside drain blocked
"I phoned in the morning to report the problem and the woman in the call centre gave me a time slot between 2pm to 5pm. The contracted drain engineer (Tom) phoned me when he was 30 mins away which was a great help. He was polite, very tidy and got it fixed so fast! No messing about or dragging the job out, just born in with it and put my mind at ease when he said the other drains all seemed fine. Was great to have a chat with him not just about drains lol! Top guy and would want him to attend again if ever we needed help!"
Drain inspection and cleaning
"Tony the engineer was on time, very polite, knowledgeable and efficient. I would happily recommend Happy Drains."
Unblock waste drain
"Gary visited the following morning after my call. Drain was cleared and Gary gave such good advice. Really lovely chap and not after just charging for unnecessary work. Highly recommend this company!"
"Excellent work. Lee the engineer was very polite professional and talked us through everything. The office staff at happy drains were excellent as well. What a great little company. 110%."