Everyone wants to be able to maintain and prolong the condition of their drains especially as when you’re faced with a problem it can be expensive and stressful to deal with. Though to do this, it helps to know exactly what’s going on in your pipes, One of the best ways to do that is through a CCTV Drain Survey.
Here at Elliott Environmental Drainage, we can provide a helpful CCTV Drain Survey Service to help you diagnose any existing or potential drain problems and make life that bit easier. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days of the year. We can also offer an emergency call out service all year round. In this article, we will run you through exactly what a CCTV Drain Survey is, when and why you may need on and what will happen throughout the inspection.
What Exactly is a CCTV Drain Inspection?
A CCTV Drain Survey is a good way to identify any potential problems in your drains, such as structural issues, root ingress or blockages. It’ll allow you to inspect your drainage system in depth, through the use of high-tech CCTV cameras. We will use our high-tech drainage cameras to send a live video back to us, letting one of our drainage specialists get a good view of your drains and identify any issues that might be present.
What Will I Need a CCTV Drain Inspection?
When You’re Moving to a New House
When you decide to buy a new property, it is really important to make sure that all of the drainage systems on the property is well maintained and working properly. A blocked or leaking drain is not something you will pick up on just by looking around a property, nor is it something you want to be dealing with straight after you’ve moved in.
The usual surveys you pay for on a property before buying will not usually identify a drain issue either. If there is a crack or hole in a pipe of a partial blockage, this might not become apparent until you’ve been in the property for a few weeks or even months – by which time you have no recourse against the previous owner and will have to foot the bill for drain unblocking and repairs yourself. Better to find any problems beforehand and agree with the vendor as to how to resolve the issue.
When There’s a Persistent Blockage
A blocked drain doesn’t necessarily mean water backing up all over the property. Often when people try to clear a blockage themselves, they’ll use chemicals or even rods to get rid of a blockage and assume that the job is done and the blockage is gone once the sink starts to drain properly again.
Many don’t realise that the problem usually lies with the sticky residue still present on the outer edges of the pipe. If this isn’t removed, anything new that goes down the drain can get stuck to it and quickly lead to another blockage. If you have a CCTV drain Survey, we will be able to locate exactly where and what the problem is.
A persistent blockage may not even be due to debris down the drains, it can sometimes be caused by a tree root that has broken through a pipe and is partially blocking it and that is definitely not something you can clear with a bottle of drain cleaner from your local supermarket!
As Part of Your Regular House Maintenance
We’re just reaching spring and you’re probably getting ready to begin your basic maintenance checks and work around the house. Though, the drains are often left until there is a problem. All drainage problems start out small and can easily be picked up early and resolved quickly and cheaply – but if they’re left for several months until they become a major issue, they can be inconvenient, time-consuming and expensive to resolve.
Choosing to have a regular CCTV drain survey can be used to identify these small cracks and holes whilst they’re only causing a minor leakage. They’ll often be repairable without any major upheaval and will avoid you having a large hole and a major leak in a few months’ time.
What Equipment is Used?
Some of the main CCTV drain inspection services we use include:
- Minicam Units
- IPEX Crawler Cameras
- WinCam 8s
- Survey edited on-site
- On-site report via a USB data stick
One thing that makes Elliott Drainage stand out from other drainage companies is that all of our findings will be presented to you on a USB stick. This will allow you to take it home there and then and check the footage out for yourself. We will then offer you a follow-up service if you need any work carried out on the drains. We’ll be more than happy to talk you through this whole process as and when any problems are identified.
Why Choose Elliott Environmental Drainage for a CCTV Drain Inspection?
Elliott Environmental Drainage can provide CCTV Drain Surveys to help customers maintain the condition of their drains and easily sort any issues they may be having. We have a team of trained engineers who will be able to carry out surveys and ensure that you receive a friendly and professional service completely tailored around your needs. We can also carry out a wide range of other services including pump station installation. To arrange a CCTV Drain Survey for your property, be sure to get in contact with us today on 01303 814 478. We’ll be more than happy to discuss how we can help you, no matter whether you own a domestic or commercial property.