When Did You Last Have a CCTV Drain Survey?August 9, 2018
The nature of drainage systems means that it is impossible to guarantee that a critical fault won’t take place. They are, somewhat, exposed to the elements, and can have all manner of things travelling through them and causing clogs.
Drain cleaning will make sure you have a good chance of avoiding a blocked pipe, but other problems, like collapses and cracks, can still arise. However, it is possible to catch issues like this early enough to stop them; and that involves CCTV Drain Surveys.
It is much better to carry out maintenance before any damage to your property has occurred, rather than responding to a critical fault and potential flooding. In order to arrange your drain check-up today, give us a call on 0808 164 0776.
What Is a CCTV Drain Survey?
Technology is changing the drainage industry. From high-pressure water jets to new pipe materials, and the most recent one; CCTV camera equipment. These are, to put it simply, a high definition camera on the end of an incredibly long wire. We can use these to survey your drainage system and get a crystal-clear look at what is going on inside.
The process takes some practice, but it is routine for our experienced technicians. After finding an entry point to the system, we are able to guide the camera throughout the pipes and get a look at what is going on.
In just an hour or so after arriving at your property we can have completed the survey, packed up our equipment, and be on our way.
Can I See the Results?
For the sake of transparency, and so that you have a record of precisely what is going on within your pipes, it is important to us that you are able to see the results of the survey.
After the survey has been completed, one of our technicians will explain to you what was found in detail. This will cover:
- Whether or not blockages are likely to be a problem.
- Whether or not there are any issues which require some attention.
- Whether or not your system requires immediate maintenance.
Our technicians can explain your options in as much detail as necessary and suggest some approaches to address any problems.
We will also provide the HD video that we record, as well as an accompanying report. Shortly after we have completed the survey, you will receive a DVD which includes a crystal-clear video so that you can see precisely what we see.
Additionally, you will receive a PDF document which offers a wealth of information on the specific findings of the survey. The PDF also contains a site plan, so that you can see the exact layout of the pipes around your property and where they lead to.
Should I Get a Drain Survey Before Buying a House?
When you are making the significant investment of buying a property, it is essential you arm yourself with as much information as possible to make an informed decision on your bid.
For example, if you stretch your budget to purchase your dream property only to find that the drainage system is in a terrible state of disrepair, it can leave you in real trouble. This is especially true for old houses which may have cracked and rusted metal pipes.
Before making an offer on the home, it is a good idea to organise a CCTV Drain Survey so that you know what you are getting into. While it might seem like an unwelcome expense, it will be nothing in comparison to the costs attached to a complete overhaul of a barely functional drainage system.
When you are about to buy a home, take the time to call in Clark Drainage to carry out a quick survey. Even if we find nothing that is enough to put you off buying the home, it can be useful information for you in the future in regards to issues to keep an eye on, or for technicians carrying out repairs in the future.
Do You Need Us to Carry out a Survey?
The potential expensive reparations which surveys can help you to avoid mean it is crucial you get competent technicians to carry out the repair in the first place. At Clark Drainage, we have an extensive team of experienced and well-trained technicians who have access to the most advanced technology available to the industry.
When you ask Clark Drainage to come out and complete a job, you can be sure that we will get it right – and get it right first time. With a 24/7 emergency repair team available, you can also depend on us to be there whenever a critical failure occurs. After all, blockages don’t work regular office hours, so how can we?
To arrange an HD CCTV Drain Survey today, give us a call now on 0808 164 0776.
Alternatively, fill in our contact form, and one of our technicians will be in touch as soon as they possibly can.