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
9.84 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...
Rear garden drain blockage due to bow in-ground pipe.
"I found the service very good. The engineer attending was friendly and very clear about what he was to do and showed me the blockage via a camera. Blockage cleared and the area cleaned. Very impressed"
Cleaning outside drains.
"Punctual friendly service, performed to a very high standard, with advice offered on how to prevent issues in the future. Highly recommend Happy Drains."
Unblocking our drain outside
"Great service. Managed to get the appointment soon and within suitable hours. The engineer phoned me before he came over. He fixed the issue even cleaned the slabs for me. 5 star service"
Blocked outside drain leading from kitchen appliances and sink
"Excellent quick and efficient service, explained what was happening and what they were doing to fix the issue"
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...
Unblocking the drains at an Airbnb property
"Happy Drains were a professional and refreshing company to work with from start to finish. They were excellent when I messed them around a little with the booking process and Alex and Matt the engineers were fantastic and I cannot recommend them enough! They updated me throughout and went above and beyond with a tricky placed drain and difficult access. They were able to unblock the plumbing for us efficiently and for a great price too (Unlike lots of the bigger franchises out there!!) Thank you for being so wonderful we will be sure to use you again should we ever need a drain engineer."
Clear gully drain
"Very quick service. Friendly guy came next day, cleared the drain under 5 mins and was on his way."
Blocked outside drain
"Gordon and Tommy were excellent. Very swift call out time. Could come the same day but we chose the next day. Phone call before they arrived to let us know a time. Great job done in a timely manner. Would 100% recommend."
Unblock a kitchen sink..Blockage was 15' down bending pipes
"Super service..Next day site visit. Very nice worker.Professional"
Unblocking a shared drain
"Probably the best service I've ever received from the reception team that booked the job in, to the wonderful guys that attended my property today (Tommy and Gordon). They fixed the job in next to no time, gave me great advice for the future and all was done with a smile. Really lovely guys that did a fantastic job! If only all companies were like this! Thanks, Tommy and Gordon! 100% I'd recommend this service!"
"Was great quick, guy was really friendly. Highly recommended."
Unblock main drain to property
"Called Happy Drains after our drains backed up, I selected them as they were the only ones who displayed up front pricing and at an affordable price. They turned up within the hour, drains cleared in half hour and gave excellent advise on how to avoid blockages as well as a no obligation quote for potential future work to eliminate the issue. Invoice came in true to word. Wonderful service from booking in to drain clearance. Highly recommended"
"Called at 6pm Wednesday, job completed about 4pm the next day. Couldn't ask for more. That Emily's a nice lass too."
To clear a blocked man hole in back garden
"They arrived within a couple of hours of phoning.Darren and Luke were extremely pleasant and efficient,even taking the trouble to try and diagnose where the cause of the problem was. I would definitely use Happy Drains again."
Patio Flooding / soak away failing
"Impeccable service. From first phone call with Will to Tony arriving onsite - could not have asked for more. Brilliant service all round and extremely good value for money and guidance. If you have a drainage issue, look no further - I'd use Happy Drains every time."
Clear a blocked drain.
"Good job done quickly and cleanly. The guy was on time , courteous and helpful."
Clear blocked external drain.
"The service was excellent. The engineer turned up on time and cleared the blockage to restore normal service to the external drain. All in all a great service."
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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 drain.
"Very quick and efficient service and easy and friendly to deal with."
Unblock drain run from WC
"Excellent from start to finish, arrived within the time window and carried out a very thorough job above and beyond what could be expected. Invoice amount as agreed, would highly recommend."
Blocked drain cleared and cleaned
"Tommy and Gordon were lovely, hekoful and polite. This eaa a very positive service, so quick in getting my issue sorted and I will be a returning customer should the need arrise!"
"Highly recommended Tradesman punctual polite and service was brilliant . Problem now resolved and it was so cheap !"
Drain Clearance after bad smells coming out of sink
"Absolute professionals, efficient, considerate, informative and a please to meet. Highly recommend. Many thanks to Gordon and Tommy."
"Excellent Service, they called a head of time, turned up on time, explained works, then went about fixing the issue quickly and efficiently. Very professional. Gordon and Tommy explained exactly what the problem was and how to prevent it in the future. No hassle, no fuss, pleasure to deal with."
"I called Happy Drains as my drain was blocked. They got back to me within approximately 10-15 minutes with an appointment for someone to come the next day between 3-5pm. I was contacted on the day at 1.30 to confirm the appointment was still going ahead and offered an earlier time which actually was better for me. The man came promptly, was very efficient, friendly and polite. Got the job done quickly. Explained what he was doing and why it had blocked. I am very pleased with the service I received, would definitely use this company again and recommend them."
"Gordon and Tommy turned up promptly and did a fantastic job unblocking our exterior kitchen train and, critically, explaining helpfully every step of the way - as well as offering practical advice for prevention strategies in future. Brilliant, thank you!"
Blocked Toiled Cleared
"Perfect! What an absolutely brilliant company to deal with! From my initial call with Jane, her team arrived same day with a call before to say they were on their way. Aaron and his colleague were friendly, very professional and knowledgeable and explained exactly what they were going to do. Gave me advice as to why the blockage occurred and things we can do to prevent any further problems. It's a 10 out of 10 from me, a very very happy customer!"
"Great service.Well priced.Unblocked our drain and had no issues.Highly recommended."
Blocked outdoor drain taking waste from the kitchen.
"Came same day, quickly and effectively cleared the drain, thoroughly cleared up all the mess. Very friendly operative. Invoiced by email (no dubious cash-in-hand pactices here!)."
"Tommy and Gordon were fabulous! Within 1 hour of my registering the job they arrived. We're really helpful and joyful and quickly resolved and fixed my problem! Thanks guys!"
Clearance of blocked drain in bathroom
"Great service from Gordon and Tommy. Very transparent and for a fixed price which provided a level of security. Very professional and gave me lots of drainage tips which were very useful. Went above and beyond and I would certainly recommend."
Clean out soil drain outside on my property
"Great support Called at 8.30am,guy was 15mins away at another job, fitted me in at 10.30am and by 11am job was sorted and a clear explanation on why the issue happened and what to do if it happened again."
Descale and clearance
"Top service. The engineer was exceptional and offered excellent customer service - a real asset to the company"
"Had a badly blocked toilet. Managed to get an engineer out in a few hours. Engineer was prompt, tidy, clean, and solved the problem within 30 minutes. Didn't even complain about parking (as there is none in front of my property) Even showed me how I could resolve it myself if it occurred again."
"Answered phone on bank Holiday and prompt appointment arranged, arrived punctually and located and cleared blockage - great service, would recommend."
"Fantastic service. Efficient and quick to turn up. Could not be better."