Why Might I Require a CCTV Drain Survey? What is it?

Drainage problems may be very annoying, especially if they have an unknown root cause. It’s possible that you’ve previously tried using conventional techniques to solve your drain problems without success. Not all drain problems can be quickly identified and fixed; if the problem continues, it could be time for a CCTV Drain Survey.


A CCTV survey may be unfamiliar to you, but it is a fantastic diagnostic tool for identifying obscure drain problems and has numerous applications. We at SOS Plumbing are delighted to provide this service to anybody who has been harmed by a badly maintained drainage system, including homeowners, tenants, landlords, and property developers.

Using CCTV Technology to Spot Drainage Issues

When a problem develops with a drain that is deep within the drainage system, a CCTV drain survey is often conducted. In order to locate the source of a problem, such as a blockage, crack, or leak so that it may be remedied before the situation gets worse, the survey uses sophisticated CCTV cameras. You might believe that a drain issue must be quite urgent to warrant inserting a camera! A drainage survey, however, can also be extremely important in non-emergency situations. When looking to buy a home, when renting out a house to renters, and, most importantly, when recurrent drainage problems can’t be resolved normally and the cause of the problem is unknown, a CCTV drain survey may be required.

Why Get a CCTV Drain Survey?

There a countless reasons to get a CCTV drain survey and they can help you protect your drainage and plumbing, or uncover any issues before investing in a property.

Purchasing a House Buyers Drain Survey

When purchasing a home, it’s crucial to thoroughly inspect the property so that you are aware of every aspect of your purchase. The RICS House Survey provides a thorough evaluation of the functionality of your future home for your peace of mind, but it does not include home buyers’ drain surveys, meaning that significant drainage issues may go unnoticed. To have a more complete knowledge of the viability of your investment, it is essential to add a home buyer’s drain survey to your home survey. Furthermore, drain repairs can be costly, and having to consistently pay for them can be an undesirable financial burden.. If you are a homebuyer, it, therefore, is important to survey your drain infrastructure with a home buyer’s drain survey before committing to buying a home.

Renting a Home – CCTV sewer inspection

Similarly to this, it is your duty as a landlord to make sure that your sewage infrastructure is in good functioning order if you are renting out a house. SOS Plumbing sewer CCTV survey can identify and stop the appearance of unpleasant drainage problems like blocked, leaky, or odorous drains, lowering long-term repair costs and keeping renters satisfied with the operation of their rented house. Also, by spending less time scheduling costly repairmen, fewer tenant complaints enable you to maximise both your time and your money. An additional layer of security is provided by a pre-tenancy sewer CCTV survey, which enables you to confidently lease out premises by enabling you to demonstrate whether a tenant has caused any damage.

Construction of a Building – Commercial CCTV Drain Surveys

Before you construct on a piece of property, you must inspect the piping infrastructure. In essence, if the build is on or near any of the Water authority pipelines, the requires a pre-build CCTV Drain Survey. To avoid planning complications and needless delays in your building process, make sure you comply with the regulations of your local water authority. This professional CCTV drain survey is necessary to avoid any damage to existing drainage systems, which helps to maintain the integrity of the drainage infrastructure.

What Does the Process Involve?

We use cutting-edge waterproof cameras to find tree roots entering pipes, damaged pipework, clogs, leaks, and collapsed pipes. Then, we put together a formal report that can be used to prove that a tenant was to blame for damage or to support the sale or tenancy of the surveyed property. We at SOS Plumbing strive to provide only the best services, so we are available around-the-clock, 365 days a year. We can swiftly identify and resolve any drainage issue because our engineers are highly qualified in a variety of service areas.


  • CCTV Drain Inspections Help to Find:
  • Animal infestation;
  • Blockages and Leaks;
  • Displacement Joints;
  • Small and Large Tree Root Ingress;
  • Corrosion, Wear and Tear;
  • Cracked and Collapsed Drains;
  • Scale Build-Up;
  • Indications of Inadequate Insulation;
  • Drain Survey Cost


Instead of providing a flat charge, CCTV drain survey providers will typically provide you with a quote based on the details of your property. This is so because each property is unique, and the cost of a drain survey varies depending on the build’s parameters. In the case of Sos Plumbing, we provide a free, no-obligation quote prior to your CCTV Drain Survey, and the price we quote will not change. An engineer will come out to your property to assess the scope of the work, give you a quotation, and leave it up to you to decide how to proceed.

CCTV drain surveys are crucial in preventative situations or when your responsibilities as a building manager or landlord require you to inspect your drains for both your benefit and those of others. While they are helpful in identifying and correcting urgent drainage concerns, they are also essential in these circumstances. CCTV drain surveys are simple. Simply get in touch with one of our knowledgeable specialists, who will give you a fair estimate, and then relax while we use our years of experience to accurately diagnose and repair your drains.

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