How to Conduct a Drain Survey: Our Step-by-Step Process


If you’re experiencing slow drainage or foul odours coming from your plumbing system, it may be time to conduct a drain survey. This process involves inspecting the pipes and drains in your home. In order to identify any blockages or damage that may be affecting their performance. Or to find any evidence of rats in the drains. In this guide, we’ll walk you through our process of conducting a drain survey. So you can discover how this service can help you maintain the health of your drainage system.

Drain Survey Preparation

Before we begin your drain survey, we ensure we have all the necessary equipment and tools to hand. This includes our drain camera. In order for us to inspect the inside of the pipes. As well as a monitor or screen to view the footage. We also need a set of drain rods to clear any potential blockages. And a pipe locator to help us identify the location of any damage or issues. Additionally, we ensure that we have protective gear such as gloves and goggles. As it is important to keep safe while conducting the survey.

Step 1: Locate the access points to your drains

The first step in conducting a drain survey is to locate the access points to your drains. This includes any and all manholes or access junctions on the property. After finding these access points, we remove any covers or lids to gain access to the pipes. It’s important to remember that all access points may not be apparent immediately. Some may be buried due to previous building work. Many homes with extensions tend to have buried manholes for example. If your property has a hidden access point, we should be able to identify it during the inspection.

Step 2: Inspect the drains using the camera

After gaining access to the pipes, it’s time to inspect them using our state-of-the-art CCTV drain camera. This allows us to identify any blockages, cracks, or other issues that may be affecting the health of your plumbing system. Such as rats. In order to do this we snake the camera down the drain. And we keep running it through the length of the drainage system. As we inspect the drains, we are sure to take note of any issues.

Step 3: Identify any issues or blockages in the drains

The main purpose of conducting a drain survey is to identify any issues or blockages in the drains. This step is crucial for maintaining the health of your plumbing system. And preventing costly repairs in the future. During the inspection process, we look for any signs of blockages. Such as slow-draining water. We also inspect the pipes for any cracks, leaks, or other damage that could be affecting their performance. Once we have identified any issues, we provide a full report. This report details our findings and includes a plan for resolving them as soon as possible. In order to prevent further damage to your plumbing system.

Step 4: Resolve any problems found during the drain survey

After conducting a drain survey and identifying any issues or blockages, we can start the repairs. Ignoring these problems can lead to further damage to your drainage system. And potentially costly repairs down the line. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Take action to address any problems found during the survey. In order to maintain the health of your plumbing system.

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