CCTV Drain Survey Hertfordshire

When is a CCTV Drain Survey Necessary?

A blocked drain can normally be dealt with swiftly, but if the blockage is deep in the drainage system it has the potential to cause considerable disruption. Drainflow uses a CCTV drain survey in Hertfordshire homes or businesses facing this problem. This innovative technology provides a prompt diagnosis and allows us to pinpoint the blockage so drainage engineers can take rapid remedial action.


What is a CCTV Drain Survey?

A CCTV drain survey is an inspection of your drainage system using a remote-controlled closed-circuit camera. The camera provides real-time imagery of the drain’s interior and allows us to locate blockages and diagnose their cause. The survey helps identify potential drain problems early on, preventing more expensive issues. If a blockage is found, we can use drain jetting to clear the pipes and restore proper drainage.

Types of CCTV Drain Survey In Hertfordshire

CCTV drain surveys are an excellent way to deal with an emergency drain blockage, but that’s not the only use for the technology. There are now a number of different types of CCTV drain survey that can be employed in different circumstances:

  1. Pre-Build CCTV Survey
  2. Pre-Purchase CCTV Survey
  3. Drain Maintenance CCTV Survey
  4. Vermin Infestation CCTV Survey

1. Pre-Build CCTV Survey

A pre-build CCTV survey is an inspection conducted before the construction or development of an extension, or new building in Hertfordshire. It involves using our CCTV crawler camera to assess the condition and layout of the existing drainage or sewer network on the site.

The purpose of a pre-build survey is to identify any potential issues or obstacles that may impact the construction process, such as damaged pipes, blockages, or inadequate drainage capacity. The survey results help inform the design and planning of the construction project, allowing necessary adjustments or repairs to be made before construction begins.

2. Pre-Purchase CCTV Survey

A pre-purchase CCTV survey in Hertfordshire properties provides potential buyers with a comprehensive understanding of the condition of the drainage system. It helps uncover hidden issues that may not be apparent during a regular property inspection.

The survey report provides valuable information for buyers to make informed decisions about the property they’re considering buying, negotiate repairs or maintenance, and avoid unexpected expenses related to drainage problems in the future.

3. Drain Maintenance CCTV Survey

The primary purpose of a drain maintenance CCTV survey is to proactively identify any issues or potential problems within the drainage system before they escalate into major disruptions or costly repairs. Surveys help to detect blockages, leaks, structural damage, or other abnormalities that may stop your drains working properly. hinder the proper functioning of the drains.

Regularly scheduled CCTV drain surveys as part of drain maintenance, helps property owners or building managers ensure the ongoing efficiency and reliability of their drainage system. The survey results provide insights into the overall condition of the drains, allowing for timely maintenance or necessary repairs to be scheduled, so minimising the risk of unexpected drain failures or costly emergencies.

4. Vermin Infestation CCTV Drain Survey

A CCTV camera is inserted into the drains to capture real-time footage of the interior with the aim of detecting any indications of vermin activity, such as nests, droppings, burrows, or gnaw marks. The survey may also reveal potential entry points or areas where vermin can get in to the drainage system.

A vermin infestation CCTV Drain Survey allows property owners can gather crucial information about the extent of the infestation and identify areas that require targeted pest control measures. This facilitates a more effective and targeted approach to ensuring a speedy solution to the problem, and clean, healthy drains as a result.


Drainflow are Drain Clearance Specialists

The Drainflow team has been providing drain clearance services in Hertfordshire for over two decades now. Our skilled and experienced specialists can be relied upon to work fast, diagnose problems accurately, and come up with effective solutions. We’re known across the region for the prompt and efficient drainage services we provide for residential and commercial clients.

Read about a CCTV drain survey we carried out for a business in St Albans.

If you have a problem with your drains, contacting us is the best way to get the problem solved. Our specialists will arrive at your premises with all the technology they need to be able to get to the root of the problem, however complex. We don’t charge call out fees, instead we’ll give you an immediate free no obligation quote for the work needed. Most problems can be fixed straight away, and we offer a 3 month guarantee on all our work.


A CCTV drain survey in Hertfordshire offers a fast and reliable way to diagnose problems causing blocked drains. Call Drainflow today on 01525 718500 for a rapid response.