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CCTV Drain Surveys

CCTV drain surveys can detect drainage problems before they have the chance to become costly and inconvenient issues. Our CCTV drain surveys use bespoke iTouch technology to offer the most accurate and in-depth footage and reports, allowing us to help you identify issues and keep your drains in working condition.

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Experts in CCTV Drain Surveys and Camera Drain Inspections

Drainage problems are not always visible. It is possible for a blockage, crack, or further drainage issue to arise from the depths of the pipe where it can be difficult to see what is going on. This is where CCTV Drain Surveys come in. They can easily identify the cause of the problem and survey any potential areas of concern. Book yours today.

CCTV Drain Surveys and Camera Drain Inspection

A CCTV drain survey is an in-depth inspection of your drainage system using specially designed CCTV cameras.

CCTV drain surveys also allow for the easy identification and surveying of potential problems that may arise from your drains. Through using our high tech, specially designed, CCTV cameras we can identify the source of a potential problem and fix it before any larger symptoms occur.

CCTV drain cameras can also be used when it is suspected that there could be blockage in the pipe. Our CCTV surveys use these specialised cameras to conduct a full drain inspection which identifies what’s blocking the pipes, so that it can be removed in the most efficient way possible. This helps return your drain to complete working condition.

How Do CCTV Drainage Surveys Work?

Drain CCTV surveys work by feeding a specially designed camera down the drain in order to carry out the inspection. The CCTV camera sends live footage to a screen that our engineers use to examine the drain. Based on the visual data, our engineers can provide instant feedback and recommendations on the next steps directly to you on-site.

Once the analysis has been completed, we share the full drain survey report along with the recorded video of the drain system and a full set of recommendations with you.

By conducting a CCTV camera drain inspection, we are conducting a full investigation into what  could be  causing the problems with your drains. No matter whether your drains are blocked, cracked or collapsed, a CCTV survey will help to identify the problem so that a suitable solution can be recommended. CCTV surveys are an essential part of diagnosing drainage problems so that they can be fixed as soon as possible.

CCTV drain surveys can be conducted on all diameters of drains and are suitable for both commercial and domestic properties. So no matter the size of your drainage system, we are here to help.

CCTV Drain Survey Specialists

As CCTV survey experts, our engineers have conducted over 274,000 pipeline surveys in the last 10 years. We have 130 bespoke iTouch CCTV systems working across our network of 40+ depots, so wherever you are, you can guarantee the best quality drain survey service. We have conducted drain surveys on all styles and sizes of drains, for industrial properties as well as for homes and commercial units all around the UK.

Pre-purchase Drain Surveys

When purchasing a house or other property it is commonplace for the buyer to get surveys done on their behalf, looking into a wide variety of potential problems – from subsidence to environmental conditions.  It can however be easy to miss getting a drain survey done when approving other surveys, and it’s all too common for drain problems to then occur later down the line.

Huge issues can hide within our drains, so a pre-purchase drain survey can highlight any potential drainage problems for you before it’s too late.

Our engineers can conduct a full investigation of your new home’s drains using our specialist CCTV cameras and provide a detailed report to summarise their findings and make recommendations for any corrective works which may be needed. Along with the drain survey report, we provide all the video footage too, giving you full access to all the materials you need. This means that you can rest easy, knowing that your property doesn’t have any hidden drainage issues lurking beneath the surface.

Vendor Surveys, Build Over Surveys, and Large Diameter Pipe Surveys

As well as offering pre-purchase surveys, at Metro Rod we offer a wider variety of other specialist surveys designed for different types of projects and drains. These include:

  • Vendor drain surveys 
  • Build over CCTV surveys 
  • Large diameter pipe surveys 

These different types of CCTV survey are designed to cover a range of different situations and are useful to diagnosing a multitude of different potential problems before they occur.

Using the Best Possible Software and Equipment

At Metro Rod, we have invested in the best possible software and equipment for our CCTV surveys. Our engineers use bespoke iTouch Live systems, designed specifically to provide incredible attention to detail and accurate recordings no matter the size of the drain.

Thanks to our technology, we can offer footage and reports that are more accurate, more detailed, and quicker than those of our competitors. We are able to report  the findings of our surveys to you instantly, as well as providing a more in-depth report in the following days.

Our nationwide team of engineers have surveyed over 3 million metres of pipeline since 2010, which is further than the distance from London to Rome, so we know what we’re doing when it comes to CCTV drain surveys. Paired up with the best equipment, you can instruct a CCTV drain survey knowing that you have the best people for the job.

Metro Rod: Local CCTV Drain Survey Specialists

As drain survey experts, we have over 130 bespoke iTouch CCTV systems working across our network of 40+ depots, so wherever you are, you can guarantee the best quality service.

To organise a CCTV drain survey at your property, get in touch with your local Metro Rod depot today or call us on 0800 66 88 00.

CCTV Drain Survey FAQ

What can a CCTV Drain Survey identify?

CCTV surveys can diagnose a wide variety of potential problems, including different forms of blockages and signs of wear and tear. A survey can also be used to identify areas of weakness within a drainage system. That includes being able to diagnose issues caused by collapsed drains, tree roots, blockages, causes of leaks or burst pipes, signs of wear and tear, signs of corrosion, animal intrusions and displaced elements.

What can a CCTV Drain Survey identify?

CCTV surveys can diagnose a wide variety of potential problems, including different forms of blockages and signs of wear and tear. A survey can also be used to identify areas of weakness within a drainage system. That includes being able to diagnose issues caused by collapsed drains, tree roots, blockages, causes of leaks or burst pipes, signs of wear and tear, signs of corrosion, animal intrusions and displaced elements.

Why would I need a CCTV Drain Survey?

Aside from CCTV drain surveys being a diagnosis tool and helping prevent large scale problems there are a few additional reasons you may want to consider one.

Firstly, when a new drainage system is installed, the Local Water Authority may insist in a CCTV survey prior to the adoption of the system. Likewise, developers may ask their ground workers for a post-completion survey.

For commercial organisations, you may want to map your drains to help map pollution sources, or when buying land for commercial and residential developments. Click here for more information on our Asset Mapping service.

On the domestic side of drain surveys, insurance companies may ask for surveys for claiming purposes. Home buyers and home sellers may want to consider a CCTV drain survey to ensure there are no problems prior to moving in.

How long does a CCTV Survey take?

A CCTV drain survey can vary in how long it takes to complete based on the length and the diameter of the drains. For a small system they can be completed within two hours. For a larger system it will take a longer amount of time. Our engineers will also provide a full quote and time estimate before any work is carried out.

How much does a CCTV Drain Survey cost?

If you are wondering how much a cctv drains survey costs then you have come to the right place. Unfortunately, the answer is not completely straight forward, but they can easily be calculated. Prices can vary depending on how long it takes to survey the drain with our CCTV cameras. How long it takes to survey the drain will depend on how long the drainage system is, how wide the diameter of the pipes are and the type of property that needs to be surveyed. A CCTV Drain Survey can vary in cost between £10s and £100s depending on property size and how extensive you need the survey to be. To get an accurate price, get in touch with your local Metro Rod depot today or call us on 0800 66 88 00.

What does a CCTV Drain Survey Report Include?

A CCTV drain report includes a large amount of information designed to help you verify the health of your drains. A CCTV survey report contains an overview of the survey job, including how long it took, the length of the drainage surveyed, and initial findings. The survey report will then include a full list of recommendations based on the findings, a map of the drains, and a survey sheet.

Alongside the report we share the video and photographic footage taken during the drain survey.

What are the benefits of the iTouch Live technology?

At Metro Rod we use state of the art technology to conduct our CCTV drain surveys. The software we have chosen to use is called iTouch Live due to the benefit it has for you –  our customers.

iTouch Live technology is quick, reliable, and accurate for surveys. It is cost effective and can be used with minimal disruption. The best news however, for those who are concerned about the impact a drain survey may have on the local environment and cost of a survey, is that the iTouch Live technology means that there is no need for time consuming or costly excavation in order to survey the drains. This saves time and money.

How to unblock an outside drain?

As drainage systems are an essential part of any property, we must take the necessary precautions to keep them in optimal condition and prevent undesirable problems from arising. However, if a blockage occurs in your outside drain, how will you know?

To learn more, take a look at our how to unblock an outside drain article.

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