The Home Buyer Drain Survey

The CCTV Drain Survey by new homeowners has soared in recent years.

This is mainly due to the fact these people do not want to invest into their dream home only to find issues with the drains further down the line. Whereas before the main thing on new homeowners’ mind was to get their potential new home surveyed. Nowadays a surveyor is likely to add disclaimers about anything they can’t actually see or inspect properly such as drains. Hence the increasing need for a proper Home-buyer’s drain survey and drain testing.

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Drain surveys have a multitude of benefits for home buyers. Finding out about defects in the drain system which could cost you money in the long run as well as helping to spot any inherent problems or repairs needed.

Common issues found with our drain survey:

  • Fractures
  • Leaks
  • Blockages
  • Collapsed underground
  • Root intrusions

CCTV drain surveys are able to identify many potential hazards and issues within drainage systems as they pin-point the exact problem area without causing any damage. Our drain surveys use modern technology to explore faulty pipes and sewers by sending a camera down through the drain.  A locator is sent along with the camera to record the problem area in the process of drain testing. The images taken during this process will show any defects or faults with your drainage system. So you are fully aware of what you are investing in and will get no nasty surprises on the sale agreed!

The Drain Survey is also helpful to identify which drains belong to the house and whether any drains from other houses interject with your own.

Identify the issue:

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Drainage systems in older properties may be more likely to have suffered root intrusions from trees.

This can cause a break in the pipe and cause your drains to flood and become blocked. But new homes can also be subject to poor drainage systems. This may not have been laid properly and would cause major trouble for you and your home in the future!

A new home buyer drain survey should be carried out by a qualified drain specialist. This will offer you peace of mind, spending the little bit extra now may save you a fortune in the future!

If you are in the process of buying a new home and need any advice please don’t hesitate to contact Drain Doctor, your CCTV drain surveys specialists.

Posted by Drain Doctor