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!
020 7870 3205 or 07788 254933
Perfect for householders or site work, our CCTV drain surveys include:
- Video footage
- PDF technical reports
- Annotated record drawings (nts) & costed recommendations
9.78 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...
Our kitchen sink was blocked
"Gordon and Tommy were excellent, very professional, efficient and extremely courteous. There were no hidden charges and price was competitive. I would throughly recommend Happy Drains and in particular G and T !"
"Had an unblock done by Tony who was fantastic and job done all very smoothly office staff was great definitely will use again"
"Contacted Happy Drains to help with a blocked drain. They got in touch very quickly and the job was booked in the same day. The representative arrived in good time and did a thorough, efficient and professional job. I'm very happy with the work. I will recommend the firm to family and friends!"
Drain clearance at home
"We had an excellent experience with Happy Drains. We called in very worried about an overflowing gully, they sent a specialist over the next morning and he fixed our problem with no fuss even though it was not completely straightforward. He took initiative and solved the problem. He notified the sewer company as well who came just two days later to fix things on their end. (Though as far as our issue went it was already fixed on day 1!) it took less than an hour and we're very happy with the result! Smooth and professional process throughout, we would highly recommend them."
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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...
"Great quick service, photos sent of clearance, good prices, easy to contact. Would recommend and use again"
Clearance of a blockage at bottom of soil stack (Berkshire)
"Excellent service. I had previously tried another well known national contractor, but they lied about sorting the problem and their followup customer service was poor. HOWEVER Happy Drains enginners were friendly, competent and explained everything they were doing. Ultimately they sorted out what was a difficult to reach blockage underground, where the previous company had failed. I would not hesitate to call Happy Drains first if/when the need arises in future."
Clear blocked drains
"I'm a very satisfied customer. They can when I asked, arrived on time. Took time to hear my problem and set to the task. They had it done in a jiffy, but took the time to ensure other drains where not effected."
Drain clearing as water backing up in kitchen
"Excellent service. Extremely efficient and professional. Cleared the problem quickly and I was very impressed by the fantastic customer service. I would highly recommend Happy Drains."
Blocked kitchen drain, cleared.
"Fantastic service and a job well done. Our waste pipe in the kitchen was overflowing. I called Happy drains at around 2:30pm, the engineer arrived, fixed the problem and had gone by 3:45! Great service!"
Clearing a blocked / slow draining kitchen sink
"I called Happy drains regarding my blocked sink which has started blocking my dishwasher too.I think I must have spoken to Emily at Customer service and she was very polite and explained the process to me. I got a plumber in my house in less that 2 hours! He managed to unblock the pipes super quick and made sure to clean any spillages left after. I am extremely happy with the service I have gotten as I am always so scared that am going to be overcharged over something I don't understand. The process was simple, affordable and quick. I would recommend and go back if needed."
"Great job! Quick to answer the phone and to send someone out. Price quoted was price paid. Highly recommended!"
To clear a blocked drain
"Very happy with the work carried out. Phone call to say they were on their way and turned up when they said they would. Would happy to use again."
Blocked combined system.
"Second time using this company, once at a business address and now at home. Enquired Saturday evening, automated response to advise they would call Monday to arrange a visit. Turned up same day and had the issue resolved without fuss and cleaned down the paving. Would highly recommend!"
"Prompt service problem solved within 45 minutes very happy with the service and cost."
"Really pleased to use a local firm. Their quote was given straight over the phone, which was a lot less than a large national company used some years ago. Really quick (less than a couple of hours), really friendly. They definately deserve the excellent reviews that have been left on this website."
Cleared blocked drain
"Very good service. An appointment was made for the following day and the drain was cleared quickly and efficiently and the site left tidy. Would use again and recommend to others."
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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...
Patch repair and replace a section of pipe where it had dislodged
"Following initial cctv inspection, repairs were found. A comprehensive report, with the cctv footage was sent out after I had paid for the inspection. A chap called Jason was extremely helpful in guiding me through the report. Si, the engineer who came out to do the repairs was a nice chap, very helpful and talked me through all aspects of the job. I must say the quote part of the report that comes from head office made the job sound a lot bigger than it actually was. I think next time I would consider paying for the cctv inspection and report and getting other quotes for the work to be done."
Blocked bathroom pipes
"Convenient, fast appointment. Problem identified and fixed with their high power equipment very efficiently. Friendly and reliable. Would use again and certainly do recommend."
Cleared blocked downpipe under ground level.
"Tony was brilliant. Did the job efficiently and effectively and was a nice bloke to-boot. Happy customer. ??"
Main drain blocked.
"Excellent service. I posted the job and they responded immediately. They promised to come that day and they were there. They checked mine and the neighbours drains, found the problem, and it was cleared quickly. If I have any more problems I will definitely call on them again."
Clear blocked drain at home.
"I couldn't be more pleased with the service I received from Gordon and Tommy. They were polite, efficient and knowledgeable. They remained calm while the problem was uncovered, which took a little bit of finding, and then they fixed it quickly and kept me informed during the process. I definitely recommend their services."
"Would thoroughly recommend Happy Drains. Gordon and Tom were the nicest people, incredibly helpful, hard working, polite, friendly.... They were both brilliant and went above and beyond to help us out. Their prompt arrival (within 2 hours of the initial call) was an added bonus - especially on a bank holiday! Excellent!"
Blocked stack pipe.
"We had a blocked drain but couldn't rod it or find where the blockage was, it was inaccessible to us. Called Happy Drains and spoke to Rachel who was very helpful and someone was here in about 15 minutes as they had just finished a job nearby, that was amazing in itself! The guys located the problem area quickly and kept us updated, they were very friendly. They sorted the issue and also provided rodding access should the problem arise again as it is a potential problem area. Superb service and reasonable rates, would happily recommend them. Thanks!!"
Clearing blocked drain
"They turned up within the hour, very quick! Gordon and Tommy were polite, helpful and explained everything clearly and dealt with the blockage"
Drain was completely blocked to cesspit
"Absolutely fantastic friendly service. Everything was sorted and water jetted in 30 minutes. Would totally recommend."
Unblocking sink and bath waste pipe due to stubborn hair blockage
"Half the price of the other firm I tried and on site within 24 hours. Very happy with the result - tenant happy too. Thanks Happy Drains!"
"Gréât service from Alex. He was dead friendly, loves his job and was good at it. Made sure the drain was unblocked and working before he left and went the extra mile to provide a service .. Brilliant . Would definitely use him again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend."
Clearing blocked toilet and pipe
"Thank you to Tommy and Gordon. They were professional and efficient. Explained the options available and costs, carried out the work quickly and tidied up before they left. I would highly recommend."
"Brilliant response over phone backed up by prompt and Excellent service far exceeded expectations."
Drain clearance/ jetting
"Had amazing customer service yesterday! Called for an urgent drain clearance on a construction site and within one hour they'd already been to site and cleared it for us. Very impressed! Been using these guys for drain surveys in the construction industry for years but first time actually using them for clearing a blockage...was affordable, super quick and will go back to them for certain. Oh, and you don't have to pay up front which is nice, they seem to focus on customer service rather than the commercial side of the business...very rare these days."
"Fast response and fix the issue quickly. Gordon and Tommy are very friendly and helpful. Thumbs up!"
Clearing main drain
"Very pleased with the service I received, drain was cleared quickly and efficiently."
Unblocking outside drain
"Excellent service. Tommy was extremely courteous, informative and gave good advice on drain maintenance."
"We have had a blocked sink since we moved into our apartment in June. Nothing we tried had worked. Happy Drains sent round the lovely Tommy who not only fixed the issue in about 10 mins but also explained why our attempts had failed and what had caused the blockage. 10/10, would recommend these guys to anyone."
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