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CCTV Survey: What is it?

8th July 2022

You might often hear drain companies talk about CCTV surveys. And no, they don’t have anything to do with a security camera. CCTV Surveys are a tool that Drainage companies use to see the inside of the pipe to be able to diagnose issues without needing to dig up the ground to find the problem. 

If you want to know more about CCTV Surveys and how they help you make better decisions for your home, then you’ve come to the right place. 

What is a CCTV Survey? 

A CCTV survey involves us using a small digital camera that goes inside the pipes of your home. This allows us to get the best view possible of what might be wrong with your pipes. Whether it be a bad smell, a blockage, or something more serious like root ingress.

When do I need a CCTV survey? 

We recommend a CCTV survey if you're experiencing repeat blockages or problems on a regular basis. The CCTV will identify the problem area and we will be able to offer an effective solution. Strange odours from drains and toilets may signify a blockage or waste struggling to flush freely down the toilet, this is a common issue and usually easily rectified.

We also recommend a CCTV survey if you are buying a new property. We would be able to map the drains and do a full survey of the underground drainage. This will give you a full understanding of the condition of the drains and where all the drains run. On completion, you will be issued a full written report, a drawing of the layout of the drainage as well as a quotation of any works that may be needed.

How far does our CCTV go? 

Our CCTV system can reach 70-80 metre in length through 100-150 ml pipes if you have larger or longer length drains then let us know and we can quote accordingly.

How long does a CCTV take? 

The system we use allows us to produce the report whilst on-site, so if you have time-sensitive or urgent issues, we can provide the report as soon as the job is done.

What are the benefits of getting a CCTV Survey? 

CCTV Surveys are one of the most cost-effective ways to take a health check on your pipes. Allowing us to take the best view and spot any potential issues before they turn into a big one. We don’t have to dig up any part of your property and provide a full report as soon as the job is done. 

We are also able to identify problems quickly, as we can visually see what is going on. If you have a blockage or a bad smell, it is quicker and easier for us to advise on solutions while being able to see what is causing the problem and the best course of action to fix it. 

Did you know? 

When you use Cotswold Drainage for blockages, you are guaranteed a free CCTV survey along with a 6-month warranty. 

Here at Cotswold Drainage, our team has over 25 years of experience and the expertise guaranteed to sort your problem quickly with minimum of fuss, leaving you more than satisfied.

If you are experiencing any drainage issues, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us on 01386 882324.