One of the difficulties of keeping domestic drains and sewers in good working condition is the fact that they are hidden away. Without CCTV drain surveys, it is hard to spot potential issues until they have developed into serious issues.

Our advanced CCTV drain survey methods are the solution to this problem. 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 your drainage system and sewers and make sure they’re in top condition.

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

If you’d like to find out more about our CCTV drain survey 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.

Using the images from the CCTV drain survey, our Lanes engineers are able to check the condition of the pipes from their mobile units and remotely identify potential issues, such as hairline cracks, large fissures, collapsed sections and a blocked drain, as well as rodent infestations and displaced joints that allow pests to enter the drainage system.

Once the survey is complete, we will compile a CCTV drain survey report, 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?

The camera technology we use for our CCTV drain survey work is the fastest and most cost-effective way of inspecting drains and sewers, producing high-quality images to easily identify current and potential problems and put an action plan 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. CCTV surveys are also effective for identifying pest infestations in pipes, which can be a serious risk to health and hygiene, leading to vermin such as cockroaches and rats coming into the building from the drains.

CCTV drain surveys will identify issues quickly and efficiently without any major disruption, so you can get your pipes back in good working order. Additionally, a CCTV survey can help to shed light on drainage system ownership queries, shedding light on the exact source and location of drainage problems so it can be determined who is responsible for fixing it.

How much does a CCTV drain survey cost?

At Lanes, our expertise means that we can perform your CCTV drain survey 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 CCTV drain survey cost, 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, meaning minimal disruption and reasonable costs for you.

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, and are known for our excellent service.

Our highly experienced local engineers have access to advanced CCTV survey 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 drain survey report that explains everything. Check out our downloadable information sheet, which helps our customers understand the CCTV drain 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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