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
9.78 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...
Unblock an external drain
"I called Happy drains after feeling uncomfortable with another company who were going to charge additional amounts depending on the issue. I liked Happy drains single price (which was already lower than the other one) so gave them a call. They came promptly and were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. They fixed the problem and advised on how to avoid problems in the future. I highly recommend them."
Clear drains and sewer
"Happy Drains were excellent. We called and they promptly quoted and and attended the job. Tommy was extremely personable and professional . He kept us informed throughout the job. We couldn't recommend him highly enough."
Clearing drain blockage
"Excellent service, able to complete the job quickly and work completed professionally."
"Service was great from start to finish - from picking up the phone through to paying the invoice. Thanks for helping sort so quickly. Mike"
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...
"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."
"Tommy and Gordon were fantastic, efficient, knowledgeable and so nice! Highly recommend."
"Very efficient and friendly (despite the weather!), explained cause of problem in detail"
"Very prompt and efficient, Bob explained what he was doing and what he had found as the main cause of the blockage."
"Very happy with Happy Drains! Called them following advice from plumber and they were able to attend half an hour later. Punctual and polite. Thank you :) Would definitely use again and recommend."
"Excellent service. Arrived within a couple of hours of our call. Professional, friendly and efficient. Would highly recommend. Thank you"
Unblocked bathroom sink
"Arrived on time cheerful and polite. Got the job done quickly. Thank you!"
Drain pipes clogged
"We had an amazing member of the team (his name was Craig) come take a look at the issue we had. Although it was not a big job at all, Craig ensured that the issue was definitely rectified and tried quite a few things before he had packed up his tools and left. His advisory was also detailed and was extremely friendly. I would recommend the company to my friends and family and whoever is lucky enough to get Craig attention their house then that's even better!"
Clearing blocked kitchen drains
"I just wanted to say that the operative who came to deal with our blocked drains was really helpful, professional and courteous. He was reassuringly competent and dealt with our problem in an efficient, cheerful and helpful manner I would certainly recommend your services"
Unblocking main drain
"Fantastic service - our main drain became completely blocked late on Sunday evening. Called Happy Drains first thing on Monday morning. They got an engineer to us in 40 minutes who fixed the problem very soon after that."
"Fantastic customer service and work carried out. I was called when they were on their way and they were very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you!"
Unblock main drain
"Our main drain blocked itself a few days before Christmas, rendering our toilets, baths, kitchen sink, washing machine etc totally unusable - so complete disaster. We phoned Happy Drains who promised to come next day and sort the problem. Their helpful and knowledgeable operative arrived at the time promised and quickly had the drain cleared and working as it should - disaster averted - leaving us very happy with Happy Drains!"
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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 a blocked and overflowing main drain to house
"The engineer attended on time and was excellent in quickly determining the cause and then thoroughly clearing the blockage cause , testing and then disinfecting the area and clearing and waste debris .Also advised on future proofing by having an inspection of potential damage caused through ivy root penetration .Strongly 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%."
CCTV survey and root removal
"Excellent customer service, very professional and timely, I could not be happier. Great job, thanks"
"Tommy and Gordon did a great job in finding the first, and then the second blockage. Very happy to recommend them as they didn't give up and tried everything even though it turned out to be rather tricky."
Two blocked drains
"Contacted them on Sunday late pm, they came lunchtime on Monday. Quick and efficient"
Blocked outside drain for washing machine and kitchen sink waste
"Very good quick service by Tom and his dad. Very courteous, polite and respectful. Cleared the blockage and cleaned up after. I would highly recommend HAPPY DRAINS. This is the second time I have used them. Very happy."
"Highly recommended this company fantastic service from start to finish very professional indeed . Very happy and will be a repeat customer if ever I require this kind of service again . Very important I was quoted a price and that us exactly what I paid ."
Clear a fatberg
"Very good communication before, during and after. Issue was dealt with promptly and Tom was very polite and courteous"
"Gordan and Thomas were brilliant, came quickly and went above and beyond to fix the issue in good time. Highly recommend them."
Checking the source of a leak leading into an outside drain
"Nathan arrived promptly and checked that the flow from the kitchen into the main drain was running normally. He was informative and efficient, and pleasant to deal with."
Outside drain was blocked and all outlets running to the main drain and toilets were blocked.
"Gordon and Tommy arrived on time, were very friendly and courteous and started the work immediately. The outlet drain was totally blocked with wipes and they removed and jetted the drain and sanitised. Very happy with the service and would highly recommend if you have a blockage and want a friendly, cost effective solution."
"Very professional, helpful and patient young men came out, taking all the necessary precautions under Covid-19. They sourced the problem quickly, dealt with it and gave me helpful advice going forward."
Full /blocked inspection Chamber
"Called them yesterday; Tony Hebditch came today - I am so incredibly impressed. I thought I had a small blockage and then Tony opened an inspection chamber which was full to overflowing with sewage. Amazingly he cleared it all out and left the area immaculate within 40 wish minutes. He was so personable, professional, made me feel safe and that I was in expert hands. If only more tradesmen knew their stuff this well and could be service oriented. I really am Wow'd and cannot recommend Tony or this company enough."
Clearing a blocked kitchen drain
"I spent over 2 hours trying to unblock a kitchen drain. Happy Drains arrived and had it sorted in 10 minutes. Its all about having the right tools!!"
Cleared a blocked drain which involved removing roots to clear the blockage.
"First class serve all the way through. A mention has to be made to Bianca who arranged the booking and Lee who attended and sorted things out. Would not hesitate to highly recommend. Outstanding service which exceeded all expectations 10/10."
"The 2 gentlemen who completed the work were both efficient and knowledgeable. They called to let me know they were getting a McDonalds on the way to my job, and what time they would be there."
Clear washing machine waste pipe
"Very quick response time and very happy with tommy and gordon. Will 100% use them again. Thanks guys."
"Called happy drains as pipes blocked and water not draining from sink. Great Job from Tony, friendly, professional, knew his stuff and sorted it out and gave some tips as to avoid it happening again"