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All About Our CCTV Drain Surveys

01.04.2021  |  

Today, we would like to introduce the Unblock Cumbria, CCTV drain survey service. We have been delivering CCTV surveys since the 1980’s, that’s almost three decades. In fact, we still have some of the original equipment on site, we no longer use it for inspections, instead it sits as vintage equipment, it still works, but for those of a certain age, this Telespec equipment looks like it came out of a “Dan Dare” story in the Eagle comic. Thirty years ago it was at the cutting edge. Today we can say the same about our highly trained workforce with the best available technology, bringing our clients great value for money.

CCTV Drain Surveys for Domestic Customers

So, what is a CCTV survey? At its most simple we put a camera into the drain to see why it is blocking. For domestic customers the camera will be a push rod type unit that records the distance and digital record of the inspection. An inspection after cleaning reassures the customer that the blockage has been cleared.

Next up might be a “build over survey” where the customer needs to demonstrate that any building work has not affected a sewage pipe that passes through their land. We pinpoint the line of the sewer, its closeness to the property and confirm the condition of the sewer before and after the building work – yes, this is a two-part survey. The camera used for this might be the pushrod or it could be a motorised crawler unit. The report will be prepared on industry standard Wincan software with an easy-to-read commentary and plot plan.

If you are buying a property a good investment before you sign would be to commission a drain survey. We clean and inspect all the accessible drains; we record manhole details and the condition of the connecting drains and produce an easy to read but detailed report about the drains. We also include any remediation costs in the report, such no-dig repairs and drain jetting, services we also offer.

CCTV Drain Survey for Industrial & Commercial Customers

Costs matter, that is why, if you enquire of us, we will meet on site, agree a scope of work, assess the need for confined space entry as part of the work and the level and amount of cleaning that required to be part of the survey. If you need a topo survey to map the drains we can provide it. We provide all the necessary paperwork to your company, including risk assessments and method statements, tailored for each job and to your requirements. Using modern camera equipment and the most up to date Wincan software, our teams will produce a detailed CCTV drain survey report. This is supplied on DVD or cloud delivery, so you can see the footage for yourself, and a paper copy that includes costed repair options where appropriate. For pre-adoption surveys, drain and sewer condition monitoring, highways drain investigations, build over surveys and drain tracing contact, we make sure to offer an unbeatable service at an affordable price. Working further to keep costs down, we also offer a range of support vehicles that can be on hand at the same time as your survey, ready to clear and clean you system.

All our CCTV surveying operators are NADC approved and certified by EU Skills.

Contact Us

For more information about our CCTV drain surveys, please complete our online contact form, or email us at [email protected] for a quote. Alternatively, you can call us on either 01900 870 140 or 0800 252 445 to speak to a member of the team directly. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have for us about our CCTV drain surveys or any other aspects of our business.