CCTV Surveys

CCTV Surveys Diagnose Problems Fast

The great thing about being a drain clearance specialist is that customers are always delighted to see you. Why? Because when things go wrong with your drains there are unpleasant consequences. Either you get a bad smell, or your sink won’t drain,  or you get unpleasant flooding inside or out. So when things go wrong with your drains, you want a quick and simple solution…

…which isn’t always possible. Sometimes the problem lies deep in the drainage system. It could be caused by tree roots, cracked pipes, a build up of waste, or ground movement. The first thing to do is find out what the problem is, then we can set about repairing it and getting your household back to normal.


CCTV Surveys Identify Drain Problems Fast

At one time, identifying problems in underground drainage pipes was a painfully slow process. Now we’re able to carry out a detailed survey fast, with the help of a remote controlled camera. The tech is impressive, and effective. Push rod cameras, and remote crawlers ensure that we can get at pipes that are damaged, or blocked. And if they’re full of water we’ll use sonar to assess their condition.

The cameras are lowered into your drain system, and they feed real-time footage back to the engineer on the ground. This allows us to pinpoint the problem and put together a report that states exactly what repairs are needed. So there’s no more worrying about how big the repair job will turn out to be; once we’ve done the survey we can quote accurately.

Other Reasons for Using CCTV Drain Surveys

Now the technology exists, there are numerous ways in which CCTV drain surveys are proving useful for homeowners, construction companies, and DIY builders. Here’s a few of the ways in which Drainflow engineers have put it to use:

  • Buying and Selling Property. If you’re selling a house, it’s a good idea to get a CCTV drain survey done early on. Drain problems can hold up your sale if you’re not on top of them. For buyers, the drain survey is now a popular option. It’s quick, non-disruptive and a drain survey report will help you to make an informed decision about the property.
  • Build Over Drain Surveys. If you’re planning an extension to your property, your water authority will require you to carry out a drain survey if their pipes are likely to be affected. The same goes for any building work that takes place near underground drainage pipes.
  •  Pre-Tenancy Drain Surveys. Landlords have to ensure that drains and sewers are in good condition before letting out their property. A drain survey provides evidence of the healthy condition of a drain system. A CCTV survey can also settle any disputes about drain damage at the end of a tenancy.

About Drainflow CCTV Drain Surveys

A Drainflow CCTV survey is carried out by skilled drain clearance specialists, and it provides a prompt diagnosis of your drain problem. Our aim is always to sort out drain blockages quickly and effectively, and CCTV technology allows us to work extremely efficiently. We provide CCTV drain surveys across the Beds, Bucks and Herts region.


CCTV surveys diagnose problems with your drain system, allowing us to schedule effective repairs fast. Call the Drainflow specialists 24/7 on 01525 718500