Drainage surveys are an important part of property maintenance, and they’ve made it incredibly convenient to deal with everything from minor drain blockages to major issues.

In the past, to deal with any drain problem, you’d need to perform a full drain excavation, which could take weeks. Thanks to modern technology, dealing with drain issues is easier than ever before.

With the introduction of waterproof CCTV cameras, we can quickly carry out an in-depth inspection of your drains and provide a comprehensive survey and a full drainage report in just hours.

Integrum Services offers CCTV drain surveys that will help you identify and deal with drainage issues, and the cost varies depending on the size of your drain system and other important factors.

Keep reading to find out more about our drain survey cost and how we calculate it to ensure you get the best service possible.

What Is A Drain Survey?

A CCTV drain survey is an examination of your drainage system using cutting-edge waterproof CCTV cameras.

A drainage expert will access your drains, insert a camera and check all the drains on your property for blockages, signs of pest activity, root ingress and other drain problems.

They will then review the CCTV footage and provide a full drain survey report that explains what they’ve seen in your drain and pipe system and what further work needs to be done.

An average CCTV drain survey takes between 1 and 4 hours, depending on the size of your system and how easy it is to access. Our team offer a basic CCTV drain survey option, as well as a more extensive and thorough survey, depending on your needs.

If you get your CCTV drain camera inspection from an experienced provider like Integrum, then you can get all your additional drain services, including drain unblocking and drain cleaning, carried out by us, saving you time, effort and money.

Once our team of experts are done with your CCTV drain survey, they can provide advice on how to prevent future drain blockages to reduce the chances of further issues with your drainage system. You can find out more by reading our guide: What Is A CCTV Drainage Survey?

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Reasons Why You Might Need A CCTV Drain Survey

CCTV drain surveys might seem like an added expense you don’t need, but they can be vital for homeowners, landlords and commercial property managers.

Getting a drain survey can help you to be proactive about drain issues, and you might need one for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Rat Infestations: Rats often use drainage systems to enter properties, so if you have rats but don’t know how they’re getting in, a drain survey could help.
  • Blocked Drains: If you have low water pressure or are experiencing poor drainage, you may have a blockage in your system that can only be viewed with a CCTV drain survey.
  • Collapsed Drains: Another common drainage issue is collapsed pipes, which could cause serious issues and can only be observed with a drain survey, particularly if the issue is deep within the pipe system.
  • Property Upgrades: Before you upgrade your property’s bathrooms or add extra plumbing features, you may want to consider a CCTV drain survey to ensure that your current system is functioning correctly and is able to deal with your planned improvements.

Whatever your reason, if you need a drain survey, then Integrum can help. We offer CCTV drain surveys to commercial and domestic clients, so we understand the importance of quickly dealing with any drainage problems that occur.

How Your Drain Survey Cost Is Calculated

The cost of your drain survey depends on a range of different factors. The most obvious is the size of your drain system. A more complex drainage system for a block of flats or a commercial building will require more time and effort to survey than a simple domestic one.

However, as well as drain system size, there are other factors that affect the price of your CCTV drain survey, including:

  • Ease Of Access: If the drains are difficult to access, then we might need additional time and equipment to carry out your drain survey.
  • Labour Costs: The most significant expenditure for CCTV drain surveys is the cost of paying our drain experts, so emergency drain surveys cost more when they are needed during weekends, after ordinary working hours or on public holidays.
  • Number Of Blockages: If there are lots of drain blockages and other existing problems with your drains, then the drain survey will take longer and require more work, so the cost will be higher.
  • The Depth Of Your Drain Inspection: There are several types of CCTV drain survey, ranging from a basic drain survey with a limited report to a comprehensive CCTV drainage survey that includes a detailed report. The more in-depth your report, the more work your drain surveyor will have to do, which will increase the cost of your survey.
  • Additional Services: For projects that also involve drain cleaning or unblocking, we will need to factor in additional time, which will increase the cost of your drain survey.

When working out your CCTV drain survey cost, a member of our team will check the size of your drainage system and other factors before giving you a quote.

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Contact Our Drain Survey Experts Today

If you’re based in London or the South East Of England and need a CCTV drain survey, Integrum are your local drain experts.

Our team work with businesses and homeowners throughout London, Surrey, and the surrounding area, dealing with a range of drain issues.

Once we’ve carried out a full CCTV drain survey, assessed the issue and provided a solution, we can also offer expert pest control and removal. So, if rats have entered your property, we can remove them and ensure that they can’t return through your drains or other common entry points.

For businesses, we offer ongoing commercial pest control contracts to keep your premises safe from vermin and reduce downtime.

To get a quote for your drain survey cost and find out more about our services, contact us on 0204 566 5522 today.