What is a drain survey and will it damage my drains?
It is important to know the exact condition of your drainage systems so that, should something go wrong, you’ll know the reason why. But it also helps to know if there is anything down there that needs sorting out before it can spiral into a far worse problem. CCTV drain surveys are a great way of obtaining this information and helping you understand your drains.
CCTV drain surveys are a very popular method among most professional drain engineers, as well as clients. Using the latest technology and software, the drain technician can identify and locate any potential risks or underlying problems in your drains that you would not have otherwise known about. This makes CCTV drain surveys a very cost effective choice for you because it nips any problems your drains have in the bud and saves you from having to break the bank later on when the problem has gotten far worse. A fault in your drains never goes away on its own so it is always best to find out what’s going on in your drainage systems and get it fixed right away.
Cracks, defects, and decay are just some of the things that CCTV drain surveys help to identify.
Problems with the structure of your drains are a gateway to many other things that can cause you problems, so it is very important to have them sorted out as soon as possible. Over time, faults such as cracks in the pipes can grow to worsen in size and severity, and eventually they will lead to either a burst pipe or a collapsed drain, both of which will result in flooding. Flooding is one of the worst things that can happen to your property as it not only causes a large amount of damage that is very expensive to rectify, it also poses a serious health risk to you and everyone who lives at the property. The bacteria from the wastewater can easily contaminate your surfaces if it comes into contact with them and it spreads very quickly, meaning that as soon as any wastewater enters your home you can easily become very ill.
CCTV drain surveys are a great way to prevent this from happening as they can find out if your drains are showing any signs of giving way to flooding. Should anything be located during the survey, it will be taken care of there and then so you can rest assured knowing that your drains are in top quality condition. The drain technician will also provide you with a fully comprehensive, useful report of the findings, as well as some friendly advice on how best to take care of your drains given what they’ve found in the survey. Should you have any questions or concerns, they will be more than happy to provide you with answers.
Tree root invasion is a serious problem for your drains as it shows that there are already signs of wear-and-tear that you may not have realised was there. Tree roots get smaller the further away they are from the tree, so they can make their way into even the tiniest cracks. Drains are a perfect habitat for tree roots as it provides them with all the nutrients and water that they need to grow, but as they absorb these nutrients and continue to grow in size, so does the crack that they entered through. This creates an enormous amount of pressure on the pipe which can result in the pipe either completely collapsing or bursting. CCTV drain surveys are the perfect way to locate any tree roots that may have found their way into your drains before they can cause some serious damage.
Remember, no problem goes away on its own so don’t hesitate to call out a professional drain technician to conduct a CCTV drain survey on your property. You can save yourself a great deal of time and money by identifying and locating any underlying problems and stopping them before they can cause more chaos.