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Why Would Metro Rod be Required to Carry Out a Drain Survey in Liverpool?

23rd October 2018

Why Would Metro Rod be Required to Carry Out a Drain Survey in Liverpool?



Metro Rod carry out drain surveys on a daily basis across the wider Liverpool, Warrington, St Helens, Runcorn, Widnes and Skelmersdale areas, but why would someone decide that they need a drain survey?


There a number of reasons why you may decide that your home or building’s drains need inspecting. Sewers and drains can both become clogged or damaged, and when these problems are suspected accurate inspection and diagnosis is critical to cost effective maintenance.


We here at Metro Rod in Liverpool are experts in drain surveys and sewer examination, we have many years of experience in the industry. Therefore, you can trust that we are extremely knowledgeable and know how to solve any issue.

As well as being Market leaders and industry experts, at Metro Rod we provide our customers with a first-class service. We have invested heavily in the latest technologies such as iTouch Live CCTV inspection, we maintain the high standards of service which we are known for, but in a much quicker and more efficient way than ever before.  We are also the first national drainage company to roll out the iTouch technology, where we are able to deliver a CCTV inspection report to you and you can view in ‘real time’.

But what are the actual reasons that someone may want to employ Metro Rod to carry out a drain survey on their home, site or business?

Homebuyer’s Survey – Buying a home is likely to be the single biggest financial decision in your life, the last thing you need to find are drainage problems at your new home, leading to unexpected costs in the future.  Drain damage in homes is often caused by old age and tree roots from out the home, which creates blockages and causes water to leak into the surrounding soil. If this issue is not rectified, it can lead to further problems involving drain collapse and subsidence - not what you want when you are having to pay out a small fortune to decorate and furnish your home already!  If you are buying a home in Liverpool (or the surrounding areas) then it may be best to call Metro Rod in!

Vendor -  On the other hand, if you are selling your Liverpool property, you won’t want to be delayed by damaged drains being discovered during your purchaser survey. If your drainage issues aren’t fixed, you may be forced to sell your property at a lower price or you may be forced to repair these defects at your cost will little notice. In the worst case, the purchaser may even withdraw their offer.

Purchaser -  You require the peace of mind that your dream home is not going to reveal any unexpected problems. The last thing you need is having to fork out money to repair damaged drains when you have already pushed yourself financially. In modern times and with general tightening of insurance policy schedules, it’s not often that your insurance company will pick up the tab in a new home if your drainage issue an inherited problem, especially in the absence of a survey. In fact, a drain survey is something that mortgage lenders, surveyors and home insurance companies insist on for properties over a certain age or value.

Build over survey - Build over surveys are carried out before and after building work. Are you planning an extension? If you are looking for an extension or conservatory on your existing property, the local water authority is going to insist that you carry out a CCTV survey if you are building over or near their assets. This ensures that there are no defects on the drains that will be concealed by the extension, any defects are identified and repaired prior to or during building works and that building works do not cause any damage to the asset short or long term.

Large diameter surveys: Metro Rod has a wide variety of the latest CCTV camera units, and we survey larger drainers using crawler units which can provide a panoramic view of the drain condition. Surveys are carried out to the latest 5th edition of the WRC Manual of Sewer Condition and Classification, which is the industry standard.


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If you need a drain survey then Metro Rod in Liverpool are here to help!  As we carry these out on a daily basis and our engineers are all fully trained in the technology that we have invested in then we can guarantee you a fast, efficient service.


You can contact us by:

Calling on 0151 909 2807

Emailing on [email protected]

Visiting our Website: www.metrorod.co.uk/local/Liverpool

Visiting our Facebook or Twitter pages

or connect with Jenny, our Business Development Manager on LinkedIn


Steve Survey


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