What’s involved in a CCTV drain survey?

In order to effectively maintain and your drain and keep it in a healthy condition, it is important to know exactly what is going on inside your pipes. The best way to do this is through a CCTV drainage survey which will give you a clear view of the insides of your drains.

A drain survey is an in-depth and thorough inspection of a drainage system that uses high-tech CCTV cameras which are inserted down. The camera is remotely controlled by a computer and steadily threaded through the pipes and drainage system producing a live feed of inside the drains.

The drainage survey can help to identify such problems as collapsed drains, tree root ingress, blockages, leaks, corrosion and wear and tear. The real-time inspection will allow the drainage engineer to inspect and asses the fault and then decide on the best course of action to get the drown working again.

Here’s how a CCTV drainage survey is typically carried out

  1. Once you suspect your drain is faulty call up a drainage contractor to arrange a survey.
  2. The drainage engineer will arrive at the specified time and discuss the issue before setting up the CCTV technology and equipment.
  3. The engineer will get access to your drains and insert the camera down and through the drainage systems.
  4. This will provide a live view of your drains and is feedback to the engineer on a computer so he can observe the condition of your drain. Any fault or blockage will be identified at this stage.
  5. The engineer will report back on the findings along with their recommendations of what repair work is required

Alternative Drainage provide a thorough and professional CCTV drainage survey service for both domestic and commercial drainage systems. If you are experiencing any faults with your drains, contact us today on 0800 980 1362.