Why are CCTV drainage surveys used?

CCTV drain surveys are an easy, cost-effective, and undisruptive way to investigate and map your drain network.

They can uncover the reasons behind drainage problems, like blocked drains, and assess drain systems (completing WinCan Reports using WinCan software) for those selling, buying, developing, or letting property.

  • Drainage Problem Surveys find the cause and location of existing drainage problems, including emergency drain blockages or tree root ingress and determine the best remedy
  • Homebuyer Drain Surveys detect any potential drainage problems before you buy your dream home, to avoid hidden surprises later on
  • Build Over Surveys flag potential issues with your drainage system that may arise during building work, and are sometimes required by local water authorities before work starts
  • Pre-Tenancy Home Surveys provide you with a report on your drains’ condition, protecting you against disputes with tenants over issues like blocked drains requiring sewer cleaning

Are CCTV drainage surveys the best option?

CCTV drain surveys can save time, energy, mess, and even money, whether you have long-term drain issues or emergency drain blockages to resolve.

Using the latest technology, our Wilkinson Environmental Ltd engineers can seek out drain damage, obstructions, leaks, or displaced drains quickly, without having to dig a single hole. And, by working remotely, it’s also one of the safest ways to examine drains.

Our cameras can even investigate severely damaged pipes or blocked drains, returning high-quality images that can be used to find the quickest and cheapest solution to your drainage problems.

Working with Wilkinson Environmental Ltd, you’ll have engineers on site to advise or even remedy issues, whether your CCTV drain surveys show you need new drain lining or simply a spot of sewer cleaning.

What issues can CCTV surveys find?

Our in-depth CCTV drain surveys reveal why drainage problems like blocked sinks and appliances, flooding, and foul smells are occurring. They can detect issues caused by:

  • Blocked drains
  • Scale accumulation
  • Rodent issues
  • Worn drains
  • Cracked and damaged pipes
  • Collapsed drains
  • Displaced drains and joints
  • Tree root ingress
  • Badly installed drains

CCTV drainage surveys aren’t just used to find leaks, bursts, and blocked drains though; at Wilkinson Environmental Ltd, we also carry out CCTV surveys for our Homebuyer Drain Surveys (for sellers and buyers), our Build Over Surveys (for those undergoing building work), and our Pre-Tenancy Home Surveys (for landlords wanting to protect themselves from future tenancy disputes). 

What happens during CCTV drainage surveys?

Our expert CCTV survey team assess your drain network and select the best equipment from our range of cutting-edge waterproof cameras, including motorised remote crawlers and push rod cameras, which are propelled through narrow pipes using flexible rods.

They receive a live feed through state-of-the-art software systems, designed for CCTV drain surveys (up to water authority standards for WinCan Reports), so they can stop and investigate any problem areas in depth. We also record the feed, uploading the data for future use and can show you where your drains require sewer cleaning or repairs. This also allows us to create reports after our Homebuyer Drain Surveys, Build Over Surveys, and Pre-Tenancy Home Surveys.

During CCTV drainage surveys, we can also map your drainage system, calculating the length, quality, and gradient of pipes, and assessing flow rates and routes.

One of the UK’s leading drainage specialists, you can relax knowing we have the latest technology, equipment, and expertise to assess and resolve any drainage problem we find, with our engineers on hand to advise the best course of action, from sewer cleaning for blocked drains to repairs or relining for damaged drains.

Why call the experts?

Our experts complete CCTV drainage surveys to water authority standards using our WinCan reports software, working across the Midlands in and around cities like Leicester, Birmingham, Warwick, and Coventry.

And, at Wilkinson Environmental Ltd, our team have all the specialist equipment and skills needed to assess and fix any drainage problems they discover.

Whether you have emergency drain blockages, suffer from long-running drainage problems, or need one of our Homebuyer Drain Surveys, Build Over Surveys, or Pre-Tenancy Home Surveys, give us a call for a free, no-obligation quote for CCTV drain surveys.