A CCTV drain survey is an important part of property care and maintenance. Having a survey carried out can save you money on the upkeep of your drainage system.

Whether you own a residential or commercial property, getting CCTV drain surveys is vital. The team at Integrum Services believe that drain surveys are an important but often overlooked aspect of property care.

Here’s our guide to CCTV drain surveys and why you should consider booking yours with us today.

The Process Of Inspecting Your Drainage System

Drain surveys are a key part of our drain services offering, and we provide them to businesses and homes throughout London, Surrey and the surrounding areas.

To be able to provide drain unblocking and to keep drains free from debris, we need to know where the blockages are and check the drainage system for damage.

When we start a drain survey, we always ask the client what problems, if any, they’ve been having with their drains. We then locate the access point for the drainage system and insert a top-of-the-range waterproof camera.

Our drain experts will then push rod cameras into the drain to review the problems and identify any blockages or drain damage.

Once the process is complete, our team will review the CCTV footage and compile a drain survey report to outline the problems they’ve found and send it over to you. They can then recommend drain cleaning or drain unblocking services if required to get your drains back to full working order.

CCTV image of the inside of a drain

Common Issues Drain Surveys Can Identify

There are many drain issues that a CCTV survey can help identify, including:

  • Pipe Defects: If the pipes are broken in any way, we can identify the area where the breach occurs and recommend a further course of action to fix the problem.
  • Blockages: For drain blockages, our team will need to see where the problem is and how big it is before they can work on unblocking your drains.
  • Slow Drainage: Water being slow to drain out of your bath or sink can be an early sign of a drain blockage, so a CCTV survey can help you understand the issue and fix it before it becomes a major problem.
  • Displaced Joints: If one of your drain joints becomes displaced due to ground movement, this can cause a drainage issue, which we can identify and help remedy.
  • Collapsed Drains: In more extreme cases, a pipe will completely disintegrate, and you’ll have what is known as a collapsed drain, which can only be fixed with the replacement of the pipe.
  • Tree Ingress: If tree roots break through your pipes, this can cause drainage issues, which need to be addressed as soon as possible. A CCTV drain survey can identify the area of the pipe that needs replacing.
  • Rat Infestations: Drains are a common way for rats to enter your property, so CCTV drainage surveys can help pest controllers like us identify the entry point for the rats before we remove the rodents.

Whatever the problem with your drains, a CCTV drain survey from Integrum can help identify your drain and sewer problems. Our highly experienced team can then offer a solution that works for you.

No job is too big or too small for us, and we can do everything from support construction projects to help homeowners with a blocked drain.

The Equipment Used During CCTV Drain Surveys

There are two main items of specialist equipment needed for a CCTV drain survey: waterproof cameras and access rods.

The access rods allow our drain technicians to push the cameras into the drains and check for blockages, broken pipes and other drainage problems.

Our cameras are the best on the market and deliver a clear picture of the inside of your pipes, helping us to clearly see even minor issues. As well as viewing the live feed, we can also record video footage to review in more detail later.

This technology allows us to assess your drains with minimal disruption to your home or business and create a detailed report for our drain survey customers. For major pipe blockages, we can use other technology, such as sonar, to identify the scale of the issue.

At Integrum, we only use the best state-of-the-art CCTV drain survey equipment, so you know you’ll get a clear picture and an accurate report when you work with us.

We’re always upgrading our tools and exploring new technologies to ensure that we’re able to offer cutting-edge drain surveys that benefit homeowners and business leaders throughout London and the South East.

Book Your CCTV Drain Survey Today

Whether you’re looking for a full drain survey report for a large commercial property or a basic drainage survey, our team can help.

Even the most basic CCTV survey can help us establish the cause of your drainage issues and fix the problem quickly.

The drain survey team at Integrum are highly qualified and fully insured, so they’re ready to help you with any drain survey project.

Whether you’re making plans for further plumbing, dealing with a blocked drain, or thinking that rats could be entering your home through your drainage system, we can help. We offer commercial and domestic CCTV drain surveys across London and the South East.

To find out more information, including your drain survey cost and book your appointment, contact Integrum today on 0204 566 5522. Our team will be happy to discuss your CCTV drain survey needs.