• CCTV Drain Surveys

    There are myriad reasons our customers would choose to have a CCTV drain survey and mapping carried out at their residential or commercial property. This can range from locating the root of an ongoing problem with a pipe, to planning what work can be carried out if they are intending to extend or renovate their commercial or residential property. It can be as simple as knowing how your drain system operates and where drains travel through and leave the building. Drainage mapping also serves a wide range of purposes, from identifying the cause of underlying issues to facilitating future construction or renovation plans. 
    To aid this process, Grey-Water Drainage offer a professional, accurate drain surveying and mapping service, so you retain a permanent record of the make-up and direction of your drains and also understand the current condition of your drainage system.

Current Response Time:

2-3 hours

Current Response Time:

2-3 hours

Why would you use a drain CCTV survey?

Leaking pipes repaired
Why do we believe our engineers are the best?
Identifying Blockages
CCTV drain surveys are effective in locating blockages within drainage systems, so by sending a camera down the drain, you can pinpoint the exact location and nature of the obstruction, whether it's caused by debris, roots, or other materials. For external blockages such as manholes, we employ a variety of equipment including drain rods, high pressure water jetting, chain cleaners and gully grabs.

Assessing Damage
Surveys help in assessing the condition of your pipes. The camera can detect cracks, fractures, or other forms of damage to the pipes, which may lead to leaks or structural issues if left unattended.

Preventative Maintenance
Regular drain surveys can be part of a proactive maintenance plan to keep you on top of the goings-on in your property. By identifying potential issues early, you can take corrective action before they escalate into costly problems, such as collapsed pipes or extensive blockages.

Verification of Repairs
After conducting repairs or maintenance work on drainage systems, surveys can be used to verify the effectiveness of the repairs. This ensures that the problem has been adequately addressed and affords peace of mind to property owners or managers.

Planning and Construction
Before embarking on construction or renovation projects, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the existing drainage infrastructure. A CCTV survey can provide valuable insight into the layout and condition of underground pipes, helping to avoid unexpected complications during construction.

Insurance Purposes
In some cases, insurance companies may require a CCTV drain survey as part of property assessments or claims processes. This helps to accurately assess the condition of your drainage system and determine insurance coverage.

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Fully Qualified Engineers

If you live in the South East of England, we carry out our CCTV drain surveys near you, daily.

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Finding faults, providing solutions, saving you time and money.

Total Drainage Solutions

We carry out full drainage services, meaning when we conduct our drain maintenance visit, we can survey, log, unblock, clean, repair and report on our findings. 

Full Drain Survey, Mapping & Reporting

If you require pre-purchase reports for your insurance, a survey for an investment, to identify a suspected blockage or leak, or to map your drainage prior to renovations, you can count on us.

​Our CCTV Drain Mapping Services

Our staff are all highly trained and capable of carrying out any task that your drains need. This includes providing you with professional grade drainage maps at your commercial and residential property, no matter what you need them for.

We offer comprehensive CCTV drain mapping services. Our team consists of highly trained professionals who are skilled in handling a wide range of drain-related tasks. Regardless of the requirements at your commercial or residential property, we are equipped to provide you with top-notch drainage mapping.

We understand the importance of accuracy and professionalism and so our staff members are well-versed in the latest techniques and technologies used in the industry. We utilise advanced Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) systems to inspect and map your drains with precision.

Whether you need drain mapping surveys done for maintenance purposes, construction projects, or any other reason, our experts are capable of fulfilling your needs. We cater to both commercial and residential properties, ensuring that our services are tailored to meet your specific requirements.

The list of services we will offer when mapping out your drains includes:
  •  A thorough CCTV drain mapping survey 
  • Comprehensive site diagrams
  • A DVD of all drain mapping footage
  • Estimates on any repairs or remedial works needed
  • Risk and method statements as required by site

What is included in drain mapping

We support domestic households in providing drainage solutions, and often it can be tricky to ascertain whether a drain is blocked. Here are some ways to tell:

 Thorough CCTV drain mapping survey 

You will receive a survey with detailed results on our findings within your drainage system. This will address issues we come across and advice will be given to remedy them.

 Comprehensive site diagrams 

We will provide in-depth diagrams of your drainage system that you can keep as a reference point in the years to come if problems arise in future.

 DVD of all drain mapping footage 

As we navigate your drains with our cameras, we record every twist and turn in order to give you insight into the workings and issues of your system.

 Estimates on repairs or other works 

We provide estimates on remedial works and various repairs that may need to be carried out after undertaking CCTV surveys.

 Risk and method statements 

Risk assessments and method statements will outline our plans on tackling your drain survey and the potential hazards that we may come across, along with how to remedy them.

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    Call us including for out of hours emergencies

    Phone: 0800 141 3599

    URL: https://www.greywaterdrainage.com

    Are you a commercial enterprise, public highway or council?

    Our options satisfy the most demanding requirements in addition to resolving the most immediate problems.

     Full reporting 

    We conduct thorough inspections and assessments to identify issues or potential problems and provide you with a full report of our findings.

     Flood prevention 

    We work with clients to develop and implement flood prevention and management strategies that sustain drainage infrastructure.

     Emergency response 

    In the event of an emergency, we provide response services to quickly resolve the issue and minimise disruption.

     Consultation and planning 

    We provide consultation and planning services in order to develop long-term drainage strategies, including recommendations or upgrades.

     Simple estimates 

    We provide simple estimates for remedial work. In this way, our clients understand what they are paying for and how cost is linked to service.

     Supporting vulnerable individuals 

    If the client is elderly or frail, we will explain with patience and care the situation and resolve the issue with utmost priority.

     High risk areas 

    Our teams are used to accessing sensitive areas and have been security vetted many multiple times in areas such as an airport airside facility.

     Standard payment terms 

    We provide invoice billing, payment schedules, and address accepted payment methods as jobs are completed.

    Here are just some of our commercial clients

    We don't just serve domestic households across Kent and London but any type of commercial enterprise, local council and public highway.

    Kent County Council uses drain companies like Grey-Water Drainage.
    Westfield London uses London drainage company Grey-Water Drainage.
    Grey-Water Drainage & The Body Shop.
    Grey-Water Drainage Solutions & Prezzo.
    Greywater Drainage Solutions & CBRE.
    Greywater Drainage Solutions & Foster and Partners.

    Who we work with

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    Who we work with

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    Phone, email or LiveChat, you are one step away from complete peace of mind.

    Call us including for out of hours emergencies

    Phone: 0800 141 3599

    Email: contactus@greywaterdrainage.com
    URL: https://www.greywaterdrainage.com

    Frequently Asked Questions
    When should I have a survey carried out?

    A drain inspection is usually carried out prior to a property renovation, acquisition or in the event of selling. This is done to ensure everything is in proper working order so that no new tenants or owners come across problems with the drainage, or to provide total peace of mind for anyone working, leasing or living in the property.

    You may also need a survey undertaken if you're experiencing blocked drains and want to know the exact location of the blockage, or if you need a pipe relining and need the dimensions.

    How long does a CCTV drain survey take?

    Depending on the size of your property, a survey can vary when it comes to how long it will take to complete. We have been known to complete surveys in as little as an hour, but equally, a vast drainage system will need more time to assess, sometimes requiring more than one session. Small residential properties are often less time consuming than large office complexes, though there can be extenuating circumstances, such as blocked or broken drains that can require investigation. After this is completed, the client will always be provided with a drainage survey report detailing our findings and any measures to take going forward.

    How much does a CCTV drain survey cost?

    The sum total of our surveys is dependent on the length of a session and the size of a property. It can also depend on the complexity of a drainage system, the accessibility of the drains, and where the property is situated logistically. Our surveys are generally provided from £75, with extra services being available to undertake, such as ground excavation and the inspection of large properties.

    Do I have to pay in advance for a survey?

    Due to previous experiences, we ask for payment in advance of a drain inspection report being provided.

    Do I need a drain survey?

    It may be pertinent to have a drain survey undertaken if you have moved into an old property or have been living in the same place for a few years without anything being done to your drains. Our experts are on call to help out and assess your drain system at a time that suits you. Give us a call to arrange an inspection by one of our local operatives.

    Will a survey damage my drains?

    Our surveys will never damage your drains. We use state-of-the-art drain survey equipment, handled by fully-trained professionals to assess the state and quality of your drainage system.

    Are there local drain surveyors near me?

    If you live in the Kent or London area, we have local operatives in your area. We are available to carry out commercial and residential drain surveys, depending on what you require. Give us a call and we will provide you with our next available visit date.

    Can I carry out a CCTV drain survey myself?

    Due to the specialist training and equipment needed in order to carry out a drain survey, only experts are qualified to undertake them. Talk to us today and find out how we can save you stress and money with our experienced staff.

    Further Information
    What's included in our drain mapping services?
    When we provide our comprehensive site maps and diagrams and if you require DVD footage, they will detail every part of your property. This includes all inspection chambers, drain runs, lateral drains and invert levels. We will also be able to provide you with a condition report, and inform you of any damage that will need repairing.

    If you would like this service carried out on your drain lines whether to discover a damaged pipe’s location causing a reoccurring issue or just to have a complete set of the drainage plans for your house or commercial property, get in touch with the Grey-Water team.
    The Grey-Water Drain Mapping Process
    When the Grey-water team carry out a drain survey and mapping, we will use our flexible, state-of-the-art CCTV camera systems that fit perfectly down your pipes to take clear and accurate footage of your drain lines.

    This footage and any pictures taken are then recorded and will be available to you, before we provide advice on what to do to keep your drains running as they should and suggesting any repairs that may need to be undertaken.
    Commercial Drain Mapping
    If you own a business, there may be a time when your property is having building works carried out or you are building a new property, meaning you will benefit from having a map of the current drain lines and sewer connections, as these will have to be connected to any new or improved parts of your building. You may also have a new maintenance contract, or be experiencing problems such as continuing flooding on your industrial estate. 

    Whatever the reason for your survey, we know that we can help carry it out quickly and smoothly, with little to no disruption to your daily routine. All Grey-Water engineers are fully qualified, CSCS certified, trained regularly in health and safety and well versed when it comes to site security, signing in and adhering to site rules. 

    We understand your property is a professional environment with its own set of specific requirements, so we will do everything we can to keep to the standards you set. Call the Grey-Water team today and we can discuss what you need done on your property before you book your survey.