Domestic drain surveys offer a host of benefits to the homeowner or, homeowner-to-be, in determining how healthy a property’s drainage system is. You wouldn’t buy a home with visibly crumbling foundations, so why take the risk when it comes to the water flowing through your pipes?
A survey is not only a sensible idea, but one that will protect your home and your health in the long run.
Detect Early Issues
Drain surveys utilise special CCTV cameras to inspect the interior of drainage systems. This process enables professionals like Grey-Water Drainage operatives to identify blockages, leaks, cracks, and other issues that, on the surface, may not be immediately visible. The early detection of potential problems allows you to take proactive and preventative measures in addressing them before they get worse.
Mitigate Health Risks
Blocked drains can lead to stagnant water build-up, which can become a breeding ground for bacteria, mould, and other harmful microorganisms and pathogens. Conditions like this pose health risks to the occupants of the home and can also affect the quality of indoor air. A drain survey will identify hazards of this nature and from there, we can establish the best course of action.
Prevent Structural Damage
Leaving drainage issues unchecked can lead to significant structural damage to the property. For example, leaks and water seepage can erode the soil around your home’s foundation, leaving the property vulnerable to damage and instability.
Save on Costs
Addressing drainage problems with a preliminary survey can save you a large amount of money in the long run. Small, initial issues are typically easier and less expensive to fix than large, major problems that have exasperated over time. Conducting regular drain surveys means catching problems before they become major worries requiring extensive and expensive repairs.
Protect the Environment
Proper, working drainage systems prevent the contamination of the surrounding environment. A damaged drain can leak pollutants and wastewater into the soil and water sources nearby. With regular drain surveys, you can ensure that your drainage system is functioning properly, reducing the risk of pollution and harm to the environment.
When your drainage system is well-maintained, it reflects positively on the overall condition of your home. In the future, should you decide to sell your property, potential buyers will be more confident in the infrastructure’s condition.
While it is not a requirement to have a survey undertaken to assess your drain system, it can reveal certain benefits. You may also consider a pre-purchase survey before deciding to buy a property, which will highlight areas of potential concern, or simply give you peace of mind that everything is in correct working order.