CCTV Drain Surveys

If you’re experiencing ongoing problems with the drains at your property, it might be worth booking a CCTV drainage survey. The survey will identify any problems quickly and efficiently. A survey can also be useful before starting any building or renovation work.

This CCTV camera equipment is capable of providing detailed images and measurements to our experts, and is remote-controlled. From each CCTV drainage survey done, they can scope additional drainage services that are required; cleaning or drain repairs for example that will help prevent future problems.

Booking a CCTV drain survey can be a cost effective way of identifying and resolving problems in a drainage system early. 

Customer reviews

  • Highly professional, great service, good rates, always there for you 24/7! Feels like you are in a good hands! Huge thank you to Adam for his great hard work! Will not be looking elsewhere in the future.

    Katrina, Denmark Hill, SE5

  • What a great and fast service from Aspect in our time of need. The drain engineer was with us within 2 hours - knew his stuff - not at all daunted and he got the drain running free again. Thank you ever so much for helping us out. Will not hesitate to recommend.

    Kavanagh, Borehamwood, WD6

  • The service I had was great. I was very pleased with the information I was given as well as the attitude of your drainage engineer.

    Garrard, West Ealing, W13

Main reasons to get a CCTV drainage survey done

The amount of information that a CCTV drain survey provides to our engineers means they’re often a vital part of our work. The equipment shows the extent of any drainage issues and accurate locations for them. It’s quick, easy, and not disruptive.
CCTV drain inspection surveys are useful for a variety of reasons:

1. Mapping a drainage network:

Understanding the network of drains surrounding a property is sometimes very useful. For example, when building or renovation work is being planned.

There are usually two types of drains on a property, one for rainwater and one for wastewater. However, some older properties have a combination drain. The latter drains all water through to a water treatment facility. If you have two separate drains, it’s a good idea to know which is which.

Wastewater must drain away from a property to a treatment facility, and not the rivers or sea as with rainwater. Rainwater can flow into a wastewater drain but not the other way around. A drainage survey will show you what drains you have, and what water is flowing into which.

2. Investigating problems:

If you suspect drainage problems, including a blocked drain or collapsed drain, a drain survey report will be able to show you:

  • Cause of blockages
  • Amount of scale build-up
  • Cracks and fractures
  • Ingress of plant roots
  • Joints out of place
  • Pipework collapse
  • Drainage pipe material and dimensions

3. Pre-purchase surveys:

Most home buyers don’t think about the condition of the drainage for the property they’re planning to buy, but having a CCTV drain survey done before purchase will highlight any drainage problems that need repair work done.

The last thing you want to face as a new homeowner is a drainage problem, as this could leave you with a significant bill to pay. We’re often called out to resolve drainage problems just a few weeks after new owners have moved in.

The findings of a pre-purchase drainage  survey can be shared with the seller. They might want to take on the responsibility of paying for any repair work needed. Alternatively, you might be able to negotiate on the purchase price with a view that the repair work can be carried out after you’ve settled in.

Call us if you’re thinking about buying a property. We can carry out a range of pre-purchase surveys, including electrical, roofing, plumbing and central heating systems.

No hidden extras

What you get from Aspect

  • Experienced & vetted tradespeople
  • 24 hour availability for all trades
  • Dedicated Service Support Manager
  • Aspect Guarantee on workmanship
  • Peace of mind from trade accreditation

Occasional extra costs

  • Parts and materials used
  • Collection of parts and materials
  • Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge

We won’t charge you for

  • Cost of parking
  • Fuel or travel time
  • Congestion Charge

What to expect from a CCTV drain survey

All the information collected during the survey is recorded and our drainage engineer will be able to show the CCTV drainage images while still on-site. You’ll be able to discuss any recommendations with the engineer before committing to any additional work. 

If more work is advised, then we can usually give you a quote there and then. We can usually go ahead with the work straight away without the need to book a new appointment, provided the engineer has or can buy the materials needed. 

We’ll provide the complete findings of the CCTV drain survey as part of a detailed report. This will be written and sent within a day or two of the survey being done. It will include a fixed price cost for recommended follow-on work. If the work is being done as part of an insurance claim, we’ll be happy to discuss the findings of the drain survey and our recommendations with your insurance claim handler.

The use of cameras to survey drains is vital for effectively clearing blockages when encountered, and useful for checking any work that has been done. 

Some of our accreditations

We’re fully trade accredited. Aspect is registered with the National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC). When you book an Aspect drainage engineer you can count on getting the professional expertise you’re looking for.

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