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CCTV Drain Survey Cost

CCTV Drain Surveys Costs in London

Poor drainage may be a major inconvenience for homeowners, and dealing with it necessitates a thorough understanding of the issue. CCTV drain surveys can aid in this situation but many customers are worried about the cost.

If you've recently purchased a new house or are having problems with your current one, a CCTV drain survey from Drainsmart can help you establish whether the drains are blocked or damaged. Our professional drainage engineers conduct these surveys at your property, completing a comprehensive drain survey in one day. They will present you with a report detailing the condition of all of your pipes and drains, highlighting any potential issues and/or solutions.


What is a CCTV drain survey?

A CCTV drain survey is a comprehensive assessment of a drainage system. Special CCTV cameras that are fed into the drains and provide a live feed are used. The Drainsmart surveying engineers will then be able to see the condition of the drains and identify any problems.

Drain surveys are critical to conduct if you suspect drain obstructions or pipe damage. If you're buying an older home, it's also a good idea to schedule a survey to check the drainage system is in good working order.

CCTV drain surveys necessitate the use of high-tech equipment by professional engineers, which is why many customers choose us for their surveys. We have decades of experience in the industry and invest in advanced equipment.

How much does a CCTV drain survey cost?

For the latest up-to-date prices of our CCTV drain surveys, please visit our fees page. We offer an affordable service to our customers, as well as to architects, to ensure the job is done correctly.

Our standard CCTV drain survey will include 3 manholes - which is usually enough for most properties. If additional manholes are required (because your property is a lot larger) then additional manholes can be purchased. Speak to our team to find out more about this.

Would It Be Better to Have An Inspection or a Survey?

CCTV inspections are commonly used to ensure that the correct diagnosis is determined when dealing with common drainage issues. Buyers interested in houses or businesses who want a thorough study of the drainage system would benefit from CCTV drain surveys.
A drainage professional would usually advise on the best course of action to take in order to solve an issue or compile a full drainage report. A survey is always a smart idea because it allows you to see the state of the drainage system up close.

Are There Any Factors That Would Increase the Price?

As the drainage is underground and every system is different, we do not know what we are going to find until we have the CCTV camera units in the pipework. If additional work is needed such as high pressure water jetting to clear a blockage to allow the drain survey to be carried out or electronic sonde tracing to pinpoint the position of a point of interest such as a concealed manhole or connection with a public sewer, we would discuss our charges with you prior to action. 
If you know of anything at the property which may affect our engineers being able to conduct the survey, please let us know beforehand. This may help us provide a more accurate quote. With all our CCTV drain surveys in London, we will always let you know the price before any work takes place and we will only take payment after the work has been completed.

Talk to Our CCTV Drain Survey Experts

Book a survey by contacting us using the form at the bottom of the page. Or give us a call.


After the survey, you will receive a copy of your drainage report, which may be supplied to insurance companies as well as your personal records, in addition to a detailed and comprehensive study of your drainage system.


Comments from Drainsmart customers

Below are some of the drain survey reviews we have had from Drainsmart customers.

"Drainsmart came round to do a camera survey of our drains which turned out were in need of crack repairs, clearing, manhole rebuild and root clearance and produced a very detailed report noting all issues found. They carried out the work as detailed in the report, giving regular updates as they went along. Extra work was required which they carried out alongside what was planned, even bringing in another team in order to get it all finished. Very friendly, helpful and respectful teams. Very happy with work carried out. Would recommend."

Sally, CCTV Drain Survey Customer

"Drainsmart offered a very quick and efficient service. They were able to organise a full drain survey within 48 hours of my initial call to them. I paid for the express survey service and received the survey less than 24 hours after the drain survey was completed. The drain survey is extensive and clear. I would recommend Drainsmart as a responsive and reliable drainage survey company that is genuinely local to South East London. Customer service was also very clear and helpful."

Zoe, As seen on Google Reviews

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