CCTV Drain Surveys
CCTV DRAIN SURVEYS IN LONDON
With Drainsmart’s CCTV drain surveys, we include a full written report, computerised drainage layout diagram and video recording (if requested). Our charge for an inspection of all accessible underground drainage is £175.00 plus VAT which allows for 3 manholes, or £215.00 for an Architect Package which includes superimposing the drainage layout onto
supplied GA plans. Most standard size properties have 1-2 manholes and we allow time to inspect a 3rd however any extra chambers found will be charged at an additional £60.00
plus VAT per manhole.
CCTV DRAIN SURVEYS EXPLAINED
CCTV camera inspections allow us to look into the drainage system with a small portable camera unit with no disruption to the ground, providing there is adequate access, making
this the best way to identify problems. This is watched live by experienced qualified engineers and the notes are compiled into a full report as shown on our sample page.
If there is not sufficient access to the drainage, e.g. a manhole or rodding access point, a small localised excavation or a cut into above-ground external pipework may be required to
WHY IS A CCTV SURVEY REQUIRED?
When was the last time you thought about your drainage system? Maybe never up until now. Good news, this is not uncommon. Many customers call Drainsmart because they
suspect something is happening with their drains, maybe an odour appearing, slow draining water, damp walls or cracks in the building all of which require investigating to decide
the best course of remedial action. They are also necessary to obtain information for extensions and Build Over Agreements, regular monitoring for insurance purposes following a claim especially relating to subsidence, or ascertaining the condition of the system for a Home Buyers survey (see below).
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM A CCTV DRAIN SURVEY SERVICE?
The video footage captured during our CCTV camera inspections can be saved onto a DVD, USB hard drive or sent electronically after is has been analysed for closer inspection. A
report will then be issued demonstrating a schedule of remedial works should any defects be discovered together with a computerised drawing showing the drainage layout.
HOME BUYERS DRAIN SURVEY
If you are considering or currently in the process of buying a new home, you should always consider a Home Buyers drain survey. These surveys will inspect the drainage system
and make sure there are no current or potential issues with the pipework. If you disregard a Home Buyers survey and there are pre-existing issues, you may find it hard to negotiate
with an insurer or the previous homeowner, meaning you may be liable for the damages to your property. A Home Buyer drain survey can locate and identify drainage issues from
small blockages to extensive problems.
BOOK YOUR CCTV DRAIN SURVEYS TODAY
We can schedule your appointments over the phone or by email and are happy to liaise with any agents to arrange access if needed. As we have many crews on the road and with a
CCTV camera inspection of a standard size domestic property taking around an hour to complete, we can usually attend within 24-48 hours to carry out the investigation.
Comments from Drainsmart customers
Below are some of the drain repairs reviews we have had from Drainsmart customers.
"This was an urgent short notice request to complete and report on a CCTV drain survey in connection with a property purchase in Wimbledon following on from a Building Surveyor's recommendation. Drainsmart could not have been more understanding and helpful throughout. They fitted the survey at short notice, completed it with minimal disruption for the current property owner and sent me a high quality (and - important for a lay person - readily digestible) report on the same day which enabled us to exchange contracts the following week. We will now do the work recommended."
Jan G., CCTV Drain Inspection Customer