You may have heard someone talk about CCTV Drainage Surveys because they had booked one for their house or a building they are responsible for maintaining. There are a number of companies such as Wilkinson Environmental, who offer this necessary service. If you are still unsure as to what they are used for and whether you need to book one, read on for reasons why you should book a CCTV Drainage Survey.
What is a CCTV Drainage Survey?
It is the inspection of drainage systems and pipes to check for blockages, leaks or damage using remote technology.
Why should you book one?
- Your drains are blocked. If you have used every kind of drain blocker you can find in the supermarket and your sinks or baths are still filling with water and overflow, it is probably because your drainage system has a blockage. There are many different causes to a blocked drain so having a CCTV drainage survey can quickly identify the problem and you’ll be offered the most cost-effective solution.
- If you live in an old building, you should book a periodic drain inspection to check for damage or worn down pipes which are potentially very hazardous.
- If you are building an extension. You may not know but a condition to planning permission is to have a drainage survey done before the building work is carried out.
- If you are buying a new house. It is recommended that before you sign any contract to buy a house, you have a full drainage survey done to check that everything is in good working condition.
There are many other reasons to book a CCTV drainage survey, and although you don’t hear a lot about them, they are very important in preventing potentially serious and even life-threatening hazards.