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CCTV Camera Inspections for Drains - Do They Work?

As one of the leading London drainage companies, the Drainsmart team is proud to provide a large range of effective solutions to common drainage problems. One of our most popular drainage services is CCTV Camera Inspections for drains. So, what are they? And do they work?



What are CCTV Camera Inspections for Drains?


Unlike most other household problems, an issue with your drains is likely hard to see. You can't easily look through your drainage system and most of it is underground. So, a London drainage company like Drainsmart is able to feed CCTV cameras on long cables through the pipework in order to ascertain whether there are any problems.


What is found in CCTV Camera Inspections?


This will vary from property to property, but here are just a few of the typical drainage issues that may get picked up during a CCTV drain survey:


  • Drain blockages: from wet wipes to leaves, there can be a lot of items within your drains that are causing blockages which can lead to serious problems. A CCTV camera inspection of your drains will be able to locate this and our team of experienced drainage engineers will be able to provide you with solutions, such as high-pressure water jetting. Learn more about how much does it cost to unblock a drain?

  • Infestations: from flies to rats, there can be things living in your drains that are causing big problems. Finding out whether you have an infestation in your drains is a great reason to purchase a drain survey from Drainsmart. You can find out more about Rat Defence.

  • Broken/Cracked Pipework: Whether from tree roots or those pesky rats, or just plain old time, having broken pipework in your drainage system is going to be a real problem and something you would want to solve soon. This would get picked up by a CCTV Camera Inspection.


Do CCTV Camera Inspections Work?


In the vast majority of cases, yes, CCTV camera inspections on your drains will work to locate any drainage issues. It could be that your property has unusual or difficult-to-access drains, in which case other methods of investigation may be needed. We would always recommend starting with a CCTV drain survey where possible though.


Take a look at one of our CCTV camera inspections of drains below:



If you would like to book yours with the Drainsmart team, please get in touch using the contact form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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