CCTV Drainage Survey

CCTV Drainage Survey

We can offer a CCTV drainage survey as a way to inspect drains and sewers around the UK.

Sewage Drain Surveying Experts

Sewage Drain Surveying Experts

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CCTV Drainage Survey

Our advanced CCTV drainage survey is the best and most cost effective way to inspect drains and sewers. If you already have a drainage problem or are just keen to avoid one in the future, a CCTV drain or sewer survey is a quick and accurate way to get an instant, detailed look at the condition of your underground drains.

We use remotely-controlled, specialist camera systems and software to carry out a CCTV drains survey. These drain inspection cameras relay images to a mobile van unit, so that a technician can assess the structural condition and integrity of the drain or sewer. And, there’s absolutely no disruption to your property or the environment — it’s simple.

The technology isn’t simple though. In fact, it's the world’s most sophisticated CCTV survey equipment. Our camera units allow us to get the best results from any CCTV drain or sewer survey and the specialist software means that you see the results for yourself on DVD, all supported by a full technical report.

Technical HADDMS asset management surveys for the Highway Sector are well within the parameters and technical capabilities of the CCTV survey engineers.  Utilising FASTtrack software with our delivery partners DDC, we are now able to deliver low cost-simplified drainage assessment which is three times faster than the standard survey methodology whilst still producing a condition shapefile for upload into HADDMS. This innovative solution to drainage asset management also delivers benefits through reduced disruption and improved safety on the network. The information produced allows optimised interventions and an efficient inspection regime by the HA maintenance teams.

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Our CCTV surveys are also an efficient way of checking for rodents in your property. Remember that rats commonly gain access through the drainage system, as they can swim long distances in open sewer water. And they need only the smallest flaw in a pipe join to start gnawing their way in; if there is already some damage to the drain, it is even easier for them. Once in.... well, you know the rest.

If you suspect that you have such unwelcome visitors in your property, ask about a CCTV survey. If rats are coming in through the sewer system, we will identify the point of access and repair or patch the structure accordingly.

When was the last time you thought about your sewers and drains? Maybe never up until now. Good news, this is not uncommon. Many customers call Drain Smart because they suspect something is happening with their drains, because of a problem with an odour appearing from their drains, man hole, bathroom or kitchen. The truth is that a blockage is generally just an inconvenience – a messy, smelly emergency issue and once dealt with is the end of the story.

CCTV Drain Survey

If a local blockage is stubborn, there may be a bigger issue. That’s where the CCTV survey comes into play. Persistent problems can be a real headache. But you can get peace of mind and see the problem in full technicolour with a CCTV drain survey. We’ve found all sorts over the last 50 years - tree roots, collapsed pipes and even mobile phones. Whatever the cause, we don't just track it down, we put it right. We know that your home is your castle, so our engineers take great care when working on your drains. The CCTV drain survey is part of our commitment to doing the job properly. As part of our service, we’ll also give you expert advice and may even suggest other longer-term solutions. For example, the Watertight non-return valve, which helps prevent waste water or sewage backing up your pipes in flood prone areas.

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We offer CCTV surveys using the latest technology which allows our engineers to investigate near by faulty pipes, drains and sewers remotely, sending a camera right into the heart of the blockage. We’ll identify exactly what’s wrong from close-up imagery during the CCTV drain survey and then work out the simplest, quickest and most cost-effective way to put right any structural problems, before you’ve suffered the cost and inconvenience of digging down to the fault.

  • 360 Degree Drain CCTV Survey
    The revolutionary camera gives a truly panoramic CCTV drain survey. Whereas conventional pan and tilt drain inspection cameras rely on the operator to see and record images, Panoramo sees and records everything in one speedy pass. Travelling at up to 35cm per second, it scans the entire surface of a drain or sewer and stores the data digitally. That CCTV survey can then be referenced subsequently at any time, such as on a PC back in the office.
  • CCTV Survey for Laterals
    Developed especially for CCTV surveys of lateral sewers and drains. It’s quick and cost effective to CCTV survey laterals directly from a mainline sewer or drain with LISY because there’s no need to access each individual property. LISY travels along a mainline sewer for up to 100-metres. When it comes to a blind lateral, the satellite camera (sat cam) is deployed to CCTV survey a further 33-metres up the branch connection. LISY’s talents are certainly appreciated by the water companies who took over responsibility for private sewers in October 2011 (for more information visit DEFRA website).
  • Laser Profiling: CCTV Survey with extras
    This fits onto our CCTV survey camera units and collects very precise data about the shape of a drain or sewer. It works by projecting a laser ring on to the internal surface of the pipe. From that, it records the ‘ovality’ (ie: how far the pipe has deviated from its original round shape), capacity and other conditions such as pipe size, deformation, erosion, encrustation, debris, grease, flows, lateral protrusion, surface damage, holes, etc — all to an incredible accuracy of 1mm.
  • PROTEUS: CCTV Survey for Explosion-Risk Environments
    Proteus is an ATEX-rated camera engineered, built and tested for safe use in high risk environments such as zone 2 public sewers which fall under the 'Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations" (DSEAR). Water companies therefore require that equipment be intrinsically safe (Ex-rated) to avoid a spark which may ignite substances which have found their way into the network.

If you are considering, or currently in the process of buying a new home in drainage surrounding areas – you should always consider a home buyers drain survey.  These surveys will inspect the drainage systems and make sure there are no current or potential issues with your drainage system.

A home buyer drain system can locate and identify any drainage issues from small blockages to extensive problems. This is done by inserting a small camera to record the drainage systems. The recordings will be stored and analysed by our professionals who will provide you with a full report.

Drain CCTV Surveying Experts near me

Discovering a problem with your drainage system above or below ground, whether blocked or broken, can be frustrating and worrying and generally will always occur at the worst moment. The hardest part is knowing what’s caused the problem in the first place! That's where our expert team come in.

CCTV drain surveys, whether for residential or commercial premises, are the ideal way to establish the cause and extent of a drainage problem quickly and visually or simply be given the confidence that the drainage system is in good condition.

Our high-tech cameras will identify structural issues, part or complete collapses, root ingress, pipe scale, incorrect installation, blockages, displaced pipe joints, shared usage and much more, including leaks and emanating foul vapours that are closest to you.

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For more information regarding the variety of CCTV services which we can offer, please fill in our contact form and we will speak to you as quickly as we can.