CCTV Drain Survey Services

CCTV drain surveys offer the perfect solution for investigating mysterious blockages, inspecting pipework on potential new properties, and for checking the drainage when building an extension. Although this technology is now standard, there still may exist some confusion on what a CCTV drain survey is and what the process entails for a drain.

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What Is a CCTV Drain Survey?

Traditional survey equipment before the advent of this technology was quite problematic for both property and consumer inconvenience. Drainage system technicians frequently were forced to excavate large areas of land to locate problem areas in drainage systems, which was both time-consuming and expensive.

The invention of CCTV drain inspections and drain 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.

Collapsed drains can now be pinpointed to the exact point of collapse without the need for excavation. CCTV drain surveys utilise 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.

Therefore, a CCTV survey of drains provides both accuracy and convenience for both home or business owners and drainage system technicians alike. CCTV surveys drainage issues via a live feed that allows a visual inspection of drainage issues to save the hassle of digging in areas that are unnecessary to fix the drain malfunction.

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, regardless of if there are any drain issues occurring.

A drainage professional will usually suggest which procedure is needed to either tackle a problem or form a comprehensive drainage report. Having a drain survey performed is always a good method since this will bring the condition of the drainage system into full view.

If you’re thinking of moving to a new house, building an extension or have had persistent problems with your pipes and flooding in the past, it’s a good idea to get a professional CCTV drain survey carried out. CCTV drain surveys can even help you unravel the reasons why your toilet won’t flush, your sink is overflowing, and your shower drain is starting to gurgle.

To find out more about our CCTV drain surveys or for a free quote, please contact KJC Drainage on 01329 310630 / 07496 771999 or fill out our simple contact form.

What Are the Benefits of a CCTV Drain Survey?

A CCTV drainage survey can provide a wide range of benefits for both the diagnosis of drain issues, as well as allowing a general survey of the overall state of the drainage systems effectiveness and current state. Some of these benefits include:

Buying a new property

For residential homes, we offer a comprehensive CCTV drain survey that shows the condition of the drainage system of the house you want to buy. It can identify any drainage faults, leaky pipes, drain blockages, or issues that could become costly or inconvenient in the future.

For commercial buildings, a thorough inspection of drain structures, sewers, and pipes can determine the health of the overall drainage system of the property you intend to purchase.

Building an extension

A pre-build CCTV drain survey can show you the exact location and condition of the drains that lie close to or under where you plan to build. It is important to know the parameters of the interior of the ground when planning on extensions as not to disturb any existing drain.

Pest Control Problems

When pests such as rats and mice start to invade your pipes, it’s important that you seek a solution that will rid you of these destructive rodents for good. Our CCTV drain surveys can identify cracks, defects, and entry points preventing further damage to your property and settling your peace of mind.

Surface Flooding

If you have a problem with surface water and are sick of looking out to a lake, then our CCTV drain surveys can identify the underlying reasons for flooding in your garden. If water is collecting in your yard, especially if not rainfall has been occurring, there is likely a drain issue occurring.

Cracks in piping can be hard to pinpoint when underground, therefore a CCTV drain survey may be the best course of action.


Over time, leaky or broken drains situated under your property can cause structural damage such as subsidence. With a CCTV drain survey, we will identify any defects so that the issue can be rectified before it becomes too problematic.

Reoccurring Drain Blockages

If your pipes keep on clunking, drains remain blocked and an odious aroma starts to fill your home, don’t ignore the signs. Call for a CCTV drain survey and let us solve the problem for good.

With all of these benefits guaranteed with a CCTV drain survey, you may be wondering about the overall cost of the procedure.

How Much Does a Drain Survey Cost?

CCTV drain surveys are very cost-effective, which may be surprising for what sounds like a potentially costly procedure. A detailed CCTV drainage 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 drain 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.

When this technology was in its early stages, the price associated with inspections and surveys of drain systems was costly. Due to increasingly evolving technological advancements in CCTV methods, the cost associated with CCTV drain surveys has reduced greatly over time.

It should also be pointed out that there are differences between having a CCTV inspection and CCTV drain surveys. An inspection usually involves the diagnosis of a particular drain problem that has an obvious diagnosis. Common blockages and probable leaks are typically pinpointed with the technology to confirm the problem.

Fluctuations for a CCTV drain survey 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 for a drain survey.

Should I Do a Drainage Survey?

At KJC Drainage, we carry out CCTV drain surveys on drains, sewers and pipes for a wide variety of commercial and residential clients across Hampshire, from Portsmouth to Southampton. These surveys allow us to ascertain the structural integrity of their drainage assets.

By using hi-tech camera equipment loaded onto a winch, our experienced drain specialists can lower these into your drains in order to inspect the internal parts of your pipes in more detail. These CCTV drainage cameras are lit by LED’s which allow them to project clear, colour pictures, even in the dark.

A detailed drain survey can be done in a matter of minutes and allows us to effectively diagnose any existing problems and any future concerns.

Once the drain survey is complete, and having discussed any diagnostic recommendations for repairs, high-pressure water jetting, or excavation; we can provide you with a digital DVD colour recording and a technical report. This report can be sent to insurance companies as evidence of the problem, following any outstanding disputes.

These are some of the many reasons why having a CCTV drain survey performed.

Why You Should Book With KJC Drainage

At KJC Drainage we pride ourselves on our reputation for being an honest, trustworthy, and professional, family-run business with a loyal customer following – a testament to the high quality of service we provide.

Utilizing our 21 years of experience we have the necessary skills and equipment to carry out CCTV drain surveys with minimal disruption, and our friendly staff are always on hand to offer advice. 

When you contact us at KJC Drainage, our experts will be able to diagnose the problem with your pipes in no time at all. Using CCTV survey remote-control cameras, we can scour your drains without having to dig up your pipework.

This innovative equipment can seamlessly identify structural issues such as collapsed drains, tree roots, pipe scale, blockages, and cracked or broken drains–all possible with a CCTV drains survey.

So, whether you in a commercial or residential property based in Hampshire, a CCTV drain survey can prove essential in ensuring that your drains are working efficiently with no potential problems for the future.

To contact us, give us a call today on 01329 310630 / 07496 771999 or complete our online contact form for a free, no-obligation quote, and we’ll get back to you with our best available price when you contact us.

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