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Advantages of a CCTV Drain Survey

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Advantages of a CCTV Drain Survey

Thanks to the magic of CCTV, modern drain surveys will save you time and money. Whether you’re a new homeowner or an existing one, CCTV drain surveys will afford you the comfort of knowing the exact condition of your pipework. Don’t let any potential problems get worse — check out this article to find out how a CCTV drain survey can benefit you.

What is a CCTV drain survey?

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A CCTV drain survey is an inspection of your drains using a remote-controlled camera. An engineer will insert a tiny camera into your drains and navigate it through the systems, aided by a TV screen which will display the camera’s footage in real time.

Thanks to the CCTV drain survey, the engineer can get an in-depth look into your drains without having to drill into or dig up your system. They will accurately identify all the issues with your drain and make the necessary repairs, leaving your drainage system spick and spam.

What are the advantages of a CCTV drain survey?


Live video feed from inside your drainage system provides a clear view of any issues. The engineer will be better equipped to understand the location, size and scale of any issues, as well as the root cause. They will be able to identify the best methods to resolve the issues and can tackle the problem directly, without having to excavate the entire drainage system.


Your CCTV drain survey will be finished before you can flush the toilet. Okay, they’re not that quick, but the average CCTV drain survey takes a mere 30 minutes from start to finish.


The video feed is recorded, allowing the engineer to look back at the issues multiple times. You can also receive a DVD copy for your records. This will aid future engineers who may require an understanding of past issues. It will also give you a greater understanding of the problem yourself, allowing you to alter any activities that may have caused the issue in the first place.

If you’re about to become a new homeowner, a CCTV drain survey can give you an accurate diagnosis of the status of the drains before you buy. If you legally purchase the property before conducting a drain survey, all the problems will be yours to deal with.

Minimal disruption

The CCTV drain survey is far less invasive than alternative inspection methods. The camera won’t cause damage to the drainage system and it enables the engineer to address the specific area where the problem is located, preventing nearby structures from being opened up needlessly.


Because CCTV surveys provide an accurate diagnosis, there’s no guesswork needed by the engineer. They will know exactly what the problem is and can implement the most cost-efficient and effective solutions.

Don’t put off your drain survey — leaving it will only make it worse. Call Power Rod for quick and affordable CCTV drain surveys in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, including Watford, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans, Bedford and other areas. Our engineers are fully trained and qualified. They can identify any and all problems with your drainage system and remedy the issues, fast. We pride ourselves on our quick, friendly and hassle-free service. Simply get in touch with our team to see how we can help you.

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