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One of the difficulties of keeping domestic drains and sewers in good working condition is the fact that they are hidden away. That means it’s hard to spot potential issues until they have developed into serious problems.

Thanks to advanced CCTV technology, this no longer needs to be the case. As the UK’s biggest privately-owned drainage and wastewater contractor, Lanes is a leading provider of CCTV drain surveying services, using the very latest camera equipment to check the inside of drains and sewers and make sure they’re in top condition.

Because an assessment can be performed using remote-controlled camera units, there is no longer any need to dig up the ground or enter the pipes to perform these checks. With a CCTV drainage survey, you get peace of mind with absolutely minimum disruption.

If you’d like to find out more about our CCTV drain surveying services, give Lanes a call today on 0800 526 488, or use our online enquiry form to request a call back.

How do CCTV drain surveys work?

Modern CCTV drain survey technology makes inspecting drains and sewers more efficient than ever.

Instead of having to perform an excavation or have an engineer manually enter the pipes, a wheel-mounted camera unit is lowered into the system, sending high-definition images back to a monitor.

From these images, our Lanes engineers check the condition of the pipes from their mobile units and remotely identify potential issues, such as hairline cracks, large fissures, collapsed sections and stubborn blockages, as well as rodent infestations and displaced joints that allow pests to enter the drainage system.

Once the survey is complete, we review the images and recommend solutions to any problems we discover, such as CIPP patch relining work to repair cracks identified in the pipes.

What are the advantages of CCTV drainage surveys?

CCTV drain inspection camera technology is the fastest and most cost-effective way of inspecting drains and sewers, producing such high-quality images that current and potential problems can be identified easily and an action plan put in place. Spotting problems like this can help to prevent small issues from turning into big ones.

Hairline cracks, for example, can result in water leakage that gradually undermines the stability of the pipe, while larger cracks and holes can bring in silt and debris that leads to blockages.

Pest infestations in pipes can be a serious risk to health and hygiene, with vermin like cockroaches and rats coming into the building from the drains.

CCTV drain surveys will identify these problems quickly and efficiently without any major disruption, so you can get your pipes back in good working order.

How much does a CCTV drain survey cost?

At Lanes, our expertise means that we can perform CCTV drain surveys quickly and efficiently, which minimises expenses and ensures that our prices are extremely competitive. There are a number of external factors that can affect the overall costs of drainage surveys, so it is important to speak to our experts about your circumstances for a more specific idea of the work you need and the associated costs.

These factors include the type of property and drainage system you have, particularly the size and length of the drain, which will determine the equipment we need to use. Drains may also require cleaning before a survey, depending on the nature and location of the blockage being investigated. The location of the blockage relative to the access point may affect the costs of a CCTV drain survey, and the ease with which we can access the drainage system itself. 

The advantage of a CCTV drain survey compared to other types of drainage survey is that there is often no need to dig to access the pipes, which can also make this type of procedure more cost-effective.

How can Lanes help?

Lanes is one of the UK’s leading drainage service providers. We pride ourselves on using the very latest technologies and techniques so that our CCTV drain surveys are efficient and comprehensive.

We have CCTV surveying equipment for pipes of all shapes and sizes, producing high-quality images that guarantee identification of any problems in one pass.

Once we’re finished, we save all the images to the cloud (enabling a cloud-based transfer) and produce a full technical report that explains everything. Check out our downloadable information sheet, which helps our customers understand the survey report format that we use.

Call us on 0800 526 488 or fill in our online enquiry form to request a free quotation, or to arrange a visit from your local expert Lanes team. We can often do enough in one visit to make sure we don’t have to come back.

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With a nationwide network of depots, we are never far away when you need us the most. No location is too isolated, and each team at every depot is as experienced and knowledgeable as any other Lanes team.

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