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Should I Get a CCTV Drain Survey Before I Purchase My New Home?

8th October 2019

Should I Get a CCTV Drain Survey Before I Purchase My New Home?

Should I get a CCTV Drain Survey before I purchase my new home?

Buying a house can be costly and a timely process, which is why it’s vital to consider investing in a CCTV drain survey before purchasing. Our CCTV Surveys accurately diagnose any hidden issues in any drainage system and provide you with the best technical report and quotes for any potential work that may be required.

CCTV Drain Survey

At Metro Rod West Yorkshire, we use an iTouch Live CCTV System which allows us to provide virtual reports in real-time directly to our customers. By real-time, this means when the video data is collected from the drain survey site, it is streamed directly to our office for processing. In most cases, by the time the engineer has packed up his equipment, your CCTV drain survey report has already progressed to the following step. We also offer reports using the traditional WINCAN reporting software as an alternative to the iTouch Live CCTV drain survey inspection.

Why are CCTV Drain Surveys so important?

A mandatory part of the process of purchasing a property is a general home survey. Many mortgage or insurance providers will require a full survey report before getting involved with the process. Unfortunately, in these surveys, the drainage system is often overlooked. This tends to be because the surveyors don’t posses the correct equipment or expertise to assess the conditions of your drains or because buyers may forget about any drainage related issues as they’re not noticeable to the eye. Our CCTV Drain Surveys can reveal a range of common complications within drainage systems, for example:

  • Fractured, cracked or leaky pipes
  • Blockages and their locations causing blocked drains
  • Possible tree root ingress in your pipes
  • Collapsed drainpipe somewhere in the system


CCTV Survey

What can our CCTV Drain Surveys provide you?

CCTV Surveys accurately diagnose any hidden issues with your drains. If you’re suffering from reoccurring blocked drains, CCTV Surveys would be able to locate the blockage and show us what we’re working with. Our CCTV surveys video data is collected straight from the CCTV survey site, streamed live in real-time, directly to our office for processing.

The iTouch Live CCTV System, for example, allows us to provide completely transparent and virtual, real-time reports directly to you. Using iTouch Live, the data collected from the site is streamed in real-time to the local office for processing. In most cases, your inspection report has already progressed to the next step before our engineer has finished packing up his tools. With geography no longer a factor, our team here at Metro Rod West Yorkshire we are also able to provide instant technical assistance ensuring that even the most complex of cases is analysed efficiently.

This means that here at Metro Rod West Yorkshire we can conclude each of your inspection reports far more quickly than before, allowing us to closely evaluate the problem and report back to you on the most effective solutions to your problem. Each report can be delivered instantly through our live web portal, or should you prefer, we can still place a printed copy and a DVD in the post to you.

How can I arrange a CCTV Drain Survey?

If you’d like more information on CCTV Drain Survey's or would like to book one, and you’re in the West Yorkshire area, visit the Metro Rod West Yorkshire page to get in touch.

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