In the years before the advent of small and flexible cameras, drain excavation was the normal procedure for diagnosing deeply embedded drainage problems. This required digging into the ground from various locations to manually diagnose what could be a very simple problem.
The invention of CCTV drain inspections and surveys made what was once a massive undertaking a much more streamlined and easier process. Now, the usage of innovative technology via miniature cameras has made what was once a hassle a simple and thorough process.
KJC Drainage offers CCTV drain surveys that utilise LED lighting to enhance the images even further for clarity and comprehensive analysis. With extensive experience and a commitment to offering the best available price for CCTV inspections and surveys, let our team pinpoint the exact issue causing your home or businesses drainage problems.
What is the Purpose of Having a CCTV Drainage Survey?
CCTV drain surveys are essentially the use of cameras attached to a winch to probe deep into drains to identify active problems or, to analyse any future problems that may occur based on the conditions of the drainage system.
Additionally, a CCTV survey is beneficial for potential homebuyers who would like to know the condition of the drainage system of their potential new home. This technology feeds back detailed images of every section of the piping, thereby making a diagnosis of potential problems apparent.
This technology reduces the need to excavate and makes it much easier to see more complex drainage problems. The process is generally quick and the recording can then be analysed at length to cover virtually every corridor of a drainage system.
How Much Does a CCTV Drain Survey Cost?
When this technology was in its early stages, the price associated with inspections and surveys was costly. Due to increasingly evolving technological advancements in CCTV methods, the cost associated with this procedure has reduced greatly over time.
It should also be pointed out that there are differences between having a CCTV inspection vs. a survey. An inspection usually involves the diagnosis of a particular drainage problem that has an obvious diagnosis. Common blockages and probable leaks are typically pinpointed with the technology to confirm the problem.
A more detailed CCTV survey is utilised to completely probe the entirety of the drainage system of the structure or property in question. This process can be used to identify problems that may be deeply embedded within the inaccessible parts of the drainage system or, to provide a full analysis of the system for potential buyers of a property.
The cost of a CCTV drain survey or inspection is usually based upon the size of the property in question. Fluctuations can occur depending more on the size as opposed to any particular type of service. Prices generally range between £100 to upwards of £400, with average prices ranging between £90 to £350.
As previously mentioned, the prices attached to this procedure have reduced greatly in recent years, with the above quotes being the industry standard.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Perform This Procedure Myself?
Acquiring the specific cameras and equipment needed to properly perform a CCTV inspection or survey would require a lot of work and research. Added to this is the fact that professionals not only possess the proper equipment, they also know how to perform the procedure, which can be complicated.
Always leave a process like this to drainage and plumbing professionals.
Would It Be Better to Have An Inspection or a Survey?
CCTV inspections are usually applied to common drainage problems to assure that the correct diagnosis is assessed. CCTV drain surveys are particularly beneficial to buyers interested in homes or businesses to receive a full inspection of the drainage system.
A drainage professional will usually suggest which procedure is needed to either tackle a problem or form a comprehensive drainage report. Having a survey performed is always a good method since this will bring the condition of the drainage system into full view.
Are There Any Factors That Would Increase the Price?
Drainage systems come in many different shapes and sizes. Commercial-grade pipes may require larger cameras to accurately frame all of the structure of the piping, whereas smaller pipes are usually served well by miniature cameras.
The good news is that no matter the type of piping involved, the cost of CCTV inspection or surveys is fairly universal across the board, with a £400 maximum being the industry standard. This maximum price is generally for large and/or commercial properties.
Do I Need This Service If I Want to Buy a New Home?
Oftentimes, insurance providers will likely want a full assessment of all of the working components of a home. A CCTV comprehensive survey will seek to map the entirety of the drainage system to provide a detailed report on the condition of the system as well as any discrepancies on where one system ends and another begins.
In addition to this possibility, it will also provide you with peace of mind in knowing if there are any active or potential problems with the drainage system.
CCTV inspections and surveys provide the most thorough and assured survey of a drainage system. The process is generally quick and accurately studied and reviewed by drainage professionals.
The procedure has reduced in price drastically in recent years, which has provided what was once an extensive undertaking a new and more efficient process for diagnosing drainage problems and assessing system health.
With a maximum price usually capping at around a few hundred pounds for large or commercial properties, a full survey of the drainage system is now reasonably priced to provide accurate assessments. The uncertainty that once came with an unknown drainage problem is now easily remedied with this procedure.
Talk to a CCTV Drain Survey Expert
Call or email our dedicated team today. In addition to a thorough and comprehensive analysis of your drainage system, you will also be provided a copy of your drainage report, which can also be provided to insurance companies in addition to your personal records.