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What can a CCTV Drain Survey of your drains uncover?

Some mysteries are best left unsolved but this rarely applies to a household experiencing drainage issues (or any issues for that matter). Many homeowners and landlords can benefit from a CCTV Drain Survey in London and the surrounding areas from Drainsmart. Our experienced engineers are able to use cameras to inspect your drains to see what lies hidden beneath.

CCTV Drain Survey in London showing a bottle sticking through a pipe.
CCTV Drain Survey in London

What could be found inside my drains?

Along with the usual components such as water and waste, homeowners may be surprised at what’s lurking in their drains. Especially if you aren’t aware of what other inhabitants are doing. Quite commonly, non-disposable items get flushed down the toilet for the sake of convenience - i.e. throwing them in the bin which may be in a different area of the room or a different room altogether. This minor amount of time being saved could lead to a huge drainage issue within a property if it continues to build up and cause a blockage. One of the most typical non-disposable items that cause drainage blockages is wet wipes.

Along with non-disposable items, a CCTV Drain Survey of our drains could uncover extra residents that you didn’t know you had! During some of our drain surveys in London and the surrounding areas like Croydon, Beckenham, and Bromley, we have found rodents hiding within the pipes. Discovering this as early as possible could be crucial in saving a lot of time, money, and effort if a third party is needed to come and get rid of the infestation. The CCTV drain survey would also be able to see what damage has been done to the pipes and the Drainsmart engineers will be able to recommend solutions that suit you.

The cameras that are used to perform a drain survey are really small, which allow them to navigate pipework to check it is in good working order. Sometimes the footage will discover a hole or fractures in the pipework - something which could already be causing a big problem somewhere in the property or on the land itself. Restoring pipework in these situations is something Drainsmart can also help with. One of our services, called Drain Lining (or Drain Sleeving) could be appropriate in order to fix leaking pipework.

Another discovery which our CCTV drain surveys often make is obstructions. We have seen numerous items that have either got lodged in the pipes or have pushed their way through. Removing obstructions from your drainage is also something we can help with.

If you are interested in booking a CCTV Drain Survey with Drainsmart get in touch with our friendly team using the contact form - which you can find at the bottom of the page. If you would prefer to give us a call, our lines are open 24/7, just call - 0800 740 80 40.

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