CCTV Drainage Surveys in Romford, Basildon, Southend, Chelmsford & Across Essex

Here at W. Hardy Drainage Solutions Ltd, we utilise state-of-the-art CCTV technology to conduct drain surveys for domestic, commercial and industrial property owners. For results that optimise accuracy and clarity in hard to reach or inaccessible areas, CCTV technology is second to none. From blocked toilets to collapsed pipes, drainage issues come in an array of forms, so it remains vital to undertake an extensive inspection to ascertain the full extent of any issues at hand. In our role as a drainage contractor, we conduct non-invasive CCTV drainage surveys to gain immediate, conclusive results. In turn, this allows us to present solutions just as swiftly, minimising the chances of any further damage.


As a drain unblocker, we operate out of Basildon but cover Essex and Greater London, including Southend, Chelmsford and Romford. We provide CCTV drainage surveys in these areas as part of scheduled maintenance work and in our emergency drainage services.

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Due to their ‘out of sight, out of mind’ nature, drainage systems don’t receive much thought from property owners; that is, until they experience an issue. In order to avoid potential disruptive, invasive repair work, not to mention the associated costs, we strongly advise our clients to stay ahead of problems by carrying out regular maintenance and inspections.


Whether it’s blocked toilets, fractured pipes or silt build-up, CCTV drainage surveys remain the most effective solution to identifying and fixing singular or multiple drainage system issues, especially when compared to physical exploratory work.


Some of the most common problems found in drainage systems include:


• Leaks

• Fractures

• Scale Deposits

• Fat Deposits

• Blockages

• Tree Root Intrusion

• General Collapse


If you have seen abnormalities in the operation of your system, please call us on 07534 090 870.


As a locally trusted drainage contractor in Basildon, Southend, Romford, Chelmsford and the surrounding areas, we prioritise 100% customer satisfaction through swift, reliable results.


To read what our previous clients have said about the services we provide as a drain unblocker, please visit the testimonials page.

CCTV Drainage Surveys | How They Work


Our CCTV equipment consists of a small, full colour digital camera attached to the end of a roll of cabling. This cable has the capability of extending the required distances found in most drainage systems. To start the process of CCTV drainage surveys, our team feeds the cable into the system at hand with the camera leading the way. By slowly rolling out the cable, our team guides the camera onward through the pipes beneath the ground, all the while sending a live-feed back to a screen on the surface.


A specialist drain unblocker from our team examines the footage on this screen on a metre-by-metre basis. During this process, we note the configuration of the particular drainage system, as well as any faults we find, on a log sheet. This approach gives us a full overview of the complete drainage system. We then pinpoint any problem areas onto this sheet with exact precision.


With the problem, or problems, identified, our team presents the findings to our clients along with swift, cost-effective solutions to resolving any issues. Whether at a residential home in Southend, a commercial unit in Romford or an industrial property in Chelmsford, our CCTV drainage surveys form the first step in swiftly uncovering and fixing any drainage-related issues.


Upon request, we also send out a comprehensive written report at an additional cost.


The most common uses for our CCTV surveys include:


  • Confirmation of drainage damage or defects
  • Use of CCTV to aid in cleaning pipelines
  • Investigating blocked toilets, drains or pipes
  • Locate issues in otherwise inaccessible areas
  • Inspecting the structural condition of pipes
  • Detecting any kind of build-up within pipes
  • Trace buried or hidden chambers and gullies
  • Create plans of existing drainage networks
  • Help to calculate the size and location of branches and connections


The equipment we use for CCTV drainage surveys carries a recommendation by the WRc, the water authority for England and Wales.


CCTV Drainage Surveys for Home Buyers


In addition to aiding our operations as a drainage contractor, CCTV drainage surveys have also become a common stipulation required of prospective house buyers in Basildon, Chelmsford, Romford, Southend and the neighbouring areas. Before issuing a mortgage, an increasing number of lenders and banks now request a pre-purchase drainage survey.


The reasoning behind this request lays in the significant cost it takes to repair extensively damaged or completely collapsed drainage systems. When coupled with the already significant burden of a mortgage, this additional expense can leave homeowners with an unexpected cash shortfall.


As such, CCTV drainage surveys carried out by a reputable drainage contractor like W. Hardy Drainage Solutions satisfies mortgage providers while offering peace of mind to the new homeowners.

Do you have blocked toilets or slow draining sinks? Speak with an experienced drain unblocker on 07534 090 870 to discuss CCTV drainage surveys in Essex and London.

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CCTV Drainage Surveys in Romford 4
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