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7th June 2021


A blocked drain can be a real nightmare that interrupts the running of your home presenting all sorts of problems, so what can a CCTV Drain Survey do?


A blocked or damaged drain can be caused by several things and create many problems, most of which we won’t notice until it becomes really bad. However, there are things you can do to maintain your drains in a good working order to prevent costly, time-wasting problems, one of these things is having regular CCTV Drain Surveys.

What is a CCTV Drain Survey?

A CCTV Survey is an invaluable tool when it comes to maintaining your drains, with its versatility and accuracy we are able to spot a number of problems that might be causing you issues. We take a small camera and feed it through your drainage system which relays the live footage back to the engineer. They are then able to spot the problem and decide on a suitable plan of action to have it fixed.

Who needs a CCTV Drain Survey?

You may need a CCTV Drain Survey if you are looking to buy a new home. A drain inspection falls under the necessary home inspections required when purchasing a new home. The inspection allows potential new buyers to make a fully informed decision before signing the papers, as there might be work that needs doing by the sellers first.

As a homeowner, it’s a good idea to have regular maintenance carried out so that you can spot any small problems before they mothball and become quite serious. This will eventually save you time and money.

Nobody wants to be in an emergency when it can all go wrong with a blocked or collapsed drain, so a thorough CCTV Drain Survey will help prevent this by eradicating any potential problems early on.

What might we find?

The short answer to what we might find is anything and everything. CCTV Surveys are designed to provide an extensive insight into the condition of your drains, whether it be a small or serious problem. The most common things we find while carrying out an inspection are;

  • Collapsed drains
  • In growing tree roots
  • Animal problem
  • Blockages
  • Leaks and burst pipes and the extent of them
  • General wear and tear and corrosion

Metro Rod Edinburgh are fully equipped to solve any problem we may find in your drains, and you can be assured that we will get to the heart of the problem.


Metro Rod Edinburgh offer services from dealing with blocked drains, drain repair, CCTV surveys and septic tank maintenance. We believe in simple things and make sure we follow them through; available 24/7, professional, value for money service during and after the job and peace of mind in the fact that all our engineers are highly trained, DBS checked and fully insured.

Make sure you get in touch with us through any of the following:

Enquire through our website: https://www.metrorod.co.uk/local/scotland/

Get in touch with us via email: [email protected]

Call us on 0800 66 88 00

We any drainage needs, we are the drainage experts. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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