What is a CCTV drain survey and why do you need one?Basically, a CCTV drain survey is a way to visually inspect your drainage system. This means we can get a live view of your drains using a sophisticated CCTV camera. There are many reasons you might need a CCTV survey of your drainage system. You could order one when purchasing a new home, or when you’re suffering from drainage issues. A survey can pinpoint any problem areas and diagnose the action that needs to be taken to fix them.
How is a CCTV drainage survey carried out?When you book a CCTV drainage survey, a skilled technician will come out to your home with all the tools and equipment needed. These include:
- A waterproof CCTV camera – this is what feeds back the live footage of your drains to our screens. The engineers use this visual data to provide instant feedback to you about what’s happening in your drains.
- Drain rods – these push the cameras through your drains, and enable the engineers to manoeuvre the camera.
- Crawlers – remote-operated crawlers are like robots that can move through the sewer system without the need for rods.
- Sonar units – where there’s no visual access, sonar units can provide acoustic profiling to give an idea of pipe condition.