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CCTV A Useful Aid For Drain Surveys

Sometimes a closer look at a problem is required before it can be fixed. In these cases CCTV can be a useful aid. Our engineers at Greenstar are trained to use a wide range of equipment to help find out where and what the problem is and how the best way to solve it will be. Our years of experience and attention to detail ensure that we can guarantee you, we will leave your drains working efficiently after we have carried out work for you.

Both domestic and commercial properties can have old drainage systems that are prone to damage. If a property has been under the same ownership for many years, there may not have been a reason for new drainage to be installed. It is important to make sure that the system is still working well. Technology has greatly improved allowing drain professionals to inspect drainage systems that, previously, may have been difficult or expensive to inspect. Using CCTV, our professionals can view inside your drainage system to discover what the problem is and how it could be rectified. The CCTV can locate blockages, cracks or lime-scale, so it’s easy to determine the required method to repair the system. All of our inspections come with a written report including any faults that may have been found, recommendations and a quote so you can see what it might cost you to fix the problems.

Why would you need a drain survey?

  • You are buying a new home
  • You are building an extension
  • Problems with rat infestation
  • You have surface flooding
  • Persistent drain problems
  • Your property has subsidence

Benefits of CCTV drain surveys

Reduces bills – In one CCTV drain survey we’ll be able to find the cause of the problem and find a cost effective solution. The lower the number of visits, the lower the cost.

Gather information on your new property – When investing valuable money into anything it’s always worth gaining as much information as possible. We can arrange a CCTV drain survey prior to purchasing; allowing you to avoid any unexpected costs once the property is purchased.

Avoid future problems – A CCTV drain survey can spot problems long before they become serious. The earlier potential issues are spotted, the earlier they can be dealt with.


CCTV Drain Survey FAQs

We know that a blocked drain can not only be unpleasant but a huge inconvenience as well. Because drain problems can arise anytime, we offer a 24/7 emergency call out service. 

All our blocked drain quotes are set at a fixed rate with no hidden extras. 

We are able to tackle blockages of all kinds, including showers, sinks, and toilets, as well as drains and waste pipes. We can also provide CCTV drain surveys (to assess and diagnose drain issues), drain repairs (including drain relining), as well as a range of gutter clearing and cleaning services. 

We provide plumbing, boiler, heating and drainage services across Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

For all emergency drainage jobs, we always try our best to arrive within a 2 hour time frame. Find out more by calling 01202 355 344.

A CCTV drain survey uses CCTV technology to assess your drainage system from the inside. There are many reasons you may need a drain survey, for example, if you are building an extension, experiencing surface flooding, or having recurring drain issues. 

A CCTV drain survey may be valuable if you’re experiencing recurring issues with blockages, or you suspect you might have a bigger problem like a collapsed or broken pipe. A drain survey offers an efficient and minimally invasive way to diagnose larger issues.

It’s a good idea to find out as much as possible about any property you intend to buy. If you’ve been made aware that the property has experienced drainage issues in the past, a CCTV survey may be worthwhile. This will make you aware of any serious issues and give you an idea of how much it will cost to fix.


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