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The Benefits of a CCTV Drain Survey!

We tend to take our drains for granted. That is, until there’s a problem and we have to call out the drainage experts to fix things. Whether you are a business or home owner, sudden issues with the drains can be costly and they often take a lot of work to put right.

In the old days, finding out where the problem was located involved digging up areas and manually inspecting the piping. Nowadays, technology like CCTV is used to make the whole process a lot quicker and a lot more accurate.


It’s Quick

When no excavation has to be carried out, checking and diagnosing problems can take less than half a day for some properties. Of course, a lot depends on the complexity of your piping but CCTV can be used to survey up to 300 in one direction and you can investigate drains with diameters from just half a centimeter to a couple of meters.

It’s Accurate

The technology used in today’s drain surveys means that technicians can evaluate large areas accurately in a short space of time. All our CCTV staff are trained to OS19X and OS20X Coding Standards which means you can be sure that, if there is a problem, they’re going to spot it.

There may well be several problems that need to be addressed. For example, if you have numerous trees and bushes around, roots may have broken into the piping at different places. The key is that accurate assessment 100% of the time means that you get exactly the right solution to your problem.

There’s Less Disruption

Because there’s no digging up the area around the drains, you are obviously going to have less disruption. It’s a question of getting the right CCTV gear in place first and then putting it to use. Sometimes, you will hardly notice that the team is on site, checking everything out for you. The camera does all the work and identifies the areas where there are problems.

CCTV Drain Surveys Are Cost Effective

Digging up the drains to inspect them is a costly and time consuming process. The use of CCTV for drain surveys, therefore, has greatly brought down the cost for both businesses and home owners who need to find out what is going on. The efficiency with which a diagnosis means also ensures that you can put in the appropriate repairs without wasting time.

CCTV Drain Surveys and Property Purchases

You might think that CCTV drain surveys are just for when something has gone wrong. In actual fact, they’ve become an important part of the property buying process in recent years. If you’re purchasing a property you want to make sure there are no hidden problems. In the past, you wouldn’t have been able to carry out a survey but for a little extra cost you can check that the piping around your home or business property is in good condition. It could save extra expense later on.

At Quest Waste Management, we have over 20 years’ experience delivering survey and maintenance for drainage issues. In recent times, we’ve been able to introduce state of the art CCTV monitoring systems that enable us to carry out comprehensive drain surveys for both commercial and domestic customers. If you’d like to find out more, contact our expert drainage team today to book a survey.