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Here at Drain Survey London, we also cover the following areas Seething Wells, Kingston upon Thames, Berrylands.

A drain survey can be an important part of preventing damage to drainage systems on your property in Surbiton, letting you see the current status – and problems – of your own drainage system. However, drainage can be surprisingly complex, making it hard to inspect all on your own.

We are a long-time drain survey team providing a range of different services, from simple drain inspection and drain repair tasks to full-scale CCTV drain survey report work. Our experts are fully equipped to deal with all kinds of drainage systems and can even handle drain unblocking if your entire system is suffering blockages.

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Each task we take on, whether that is emergency drain unblocking or straightforward drain surveys, is handled completely bespoke. We tackle each drainage system as a brand-new challenge, giving our customers the best possible results for their property’s system and layout.

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Why Use Us?

We are London-based accredited drain survey specialists, unblockers and installers, fully trained in every aspect of handling a drainage system. Our Surbiton drain services are geared towards giving our clients exactly what they need, no matter the complexity of their drain inspections.

We have a range of specialist certifications and qualifications from all across our field, with an expert team of staff boasting over 10 years of experience.

At Drain Survey London, we can offer a competitive price on all of our drainage system work. Our strong relationships with market-leading suppliers and our excellent in-house drain survey experts allow us to keep prices low while still providing the best drainage problem survey work available.

Our London headquarters allows us to provide a London CCTV drain survey to any London property, the best CCTV drain survey London can offer. However, we can serve properties all across the country, delivering a brilliant service every step of the way.

What Does a Drain Survey Include?

To most people, the point of a drain survey is obvious: locating any drainage problems, redundant drainage systems, or blocked drains. However, the process of a drainage survey can involve multiple steps, all leading up to the same drainage inspection report.

Here is what you can expect from our Surbiton drain survey experts if you choose to work with us. If you want to know more about our drainage survey techniques, then you can contact our excellent customer service staff right away to get an in-depth breakdown of our services.


A basic drain inspection allows us to pick out any obvious blocked drain issues, collapsed drain sections, spaces that need deep drain cleaning, or even external pipework that might have been damaged by ground movement.

We make sure to provide efficient service, identifying each drainage issue as quickly as possible so that we can move on to the deeper, less obvious drain issues that require CCTV cameras to detect in older drains.

CCTV Survey

Our Surbiton staff use high-quality CCTV drainage survey equipment to carry out a full CCTV drain inspection of your property’s system.

These CCTV drain inspections allow us to get a closer look at a drainage problem in areas that we can’t see for ourselves, keeping your drainage system intact rather than digging it up or taking it apart.

Through CCTV drainage surveys, we can effectively find all possible drainage issues or blocked drains within the system, using our CCTV cameras to record their locations – along with the nature of the issue and some potential fixes.


After our CCTV drain surveys, we will start to compile a full report about your drainage system in its current state. This report will include everything we found in both the regular drain survey and CCTV drain survey, as well as a list of ways that we can fix the issues we have found.

This enables us to talk with our Surbiton clients about what we found during the CCTV drain surveys, coming up with a plan to tackle the issues head-on.

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CCTV Drain Survey Cost

The average cost for a CCTV drain survey in London sits somewhere between £150 and £250 in total, although this highly depends on a range of other factors. Our CCTV drain survey London office can talk with you to work out the likely cost and provide a price quote.

For example, the availability of a rodding access point, the location of the drainage system, and even the scale of work involved can all influence how much it ends up costing. Thankfully, you can talk to our expert CCTV survey staff at any time to discuss budgets and potential cheaper options.

Why Conduct a CCTV Drain Survey?

There are a few reasons you might decide to conduct a CCTV drain survey in Surbiton. While you never need a reason to arrange one, it is still important to know when you might need a CCTV drain survey done on one of your older drains.

The CCTV footage element makes us able to deliver even higher standards of excellent service, as well as being able to find issues such as root ingress in an old drain and create a proper written report. Our CCTV drain survey London headquarters has a huge amount of high-quality equipment ready to use at a moment’s notice.

Buying a New Home

Buying a new home can come with a lot of risks. There is always a chance of the home needing urgent drain repairs or even having a blocked sink, thanks to the previous inhabitants. Pre-purchase drain surveys in London are perfect as potential homebuyer surveys.

Even London customers may buy a home that has issues with the London drainage system, such as key pipes being completely blocked. Even if there are no signs of any issues, it can help to get a quick CCTV survey done just to make sure that the system is clear.

Building an Extension

Extensions can often have their own drainage system requirements, and some are built with completely separate drainage networks. Having your existing drainage surveyed before construction can help prevent problems after the extension is complete.

Rat Problems

Rats can be a surprisingly common cause of drainage concerns, as well as a symptom of other issues. Proper drain repairs can help stave off rat issues, as well as cut off an access point that might be allowing them into your home.

In extreme cases, torn-open drains can give rats an easy way to gain entry to your home, so sealing them up is essential to preventing easy access.

Surface Flooding

If you are noticing parts of your outdoor surfaces flooding, then your drain might be blocked. This can cause a huge range of problems in yards and gardens, killing plants and making some areas incredibly hard to walk through.

Fixing a drain problem like this can be extremely important, especially if heavy weather is on the way or the flooding-prone drains are placed in a very important part of your home.


A damaged drain can cause subsidence – a problem where the ground beneath your home or commercial premises shrinks, causing the foundations to collapse. This can be very costly to fix and can cause a huge amount of damage, making it a very hard problem to resolve.

Drain surveys can help locate potential causes of subsidence, allowing you to prevent it before it can even begin to harm your home. Even if it has already started, a CCTV drain survey can catch the problem in its early stages.

Persistent Drainage Problems

If you have regular issues with your home’s drainage systems, then CCTV drain surveys might be in order. These can pick out any drainage problems that you are having, including ones that you were not even aware of before the survey.

Toilets Aren’t Flushing

If your toilets aren’t flushing, then something is wrong with the drains near the toilet itself. This might not sound like a major problem at first, but it is incredibly disruptive to your day-to-day life and can often require a CCTV camera survey to check.

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Who We Cover?

We can cover a range of different client types and groups, with our expert Surbiton drain surveyors adjusting their CCTV drain survey scope and scale to match. This includes:

Of course, no two projects are identical, and two similar buildings could have distinctly different drainage faults. As a professional company, we treat each project as our full responsibility, aiming for prompt service that is tailored to the issues your drainage system is facing.

The Benefits of A Drain Survey in Surbiton

A drain survey in Surbiton allows a fast analysis of your existing drain, locating issues such as blocked drain sections and helping to diagnose the potential problems. A full CCTV drain survey (London or beyond) can make even the most subtle problems visible, allowing them to be fixed quickly.

Using CCTV drain surveys like ours can help you avoid significant future damage to your drain systems, as well as the homes that they are attached to. For example, a central London property can suffer a lot of damage if a blocked drain causes a bathroom to flood unexpectedly.

Beyond all of that, a good drain survey provides extra protection and security for your home. By having your drains checked, you can either identify potential problems or know that your drainage system is completely fine, giving you peace of mind either way.

What Can a Drain Survey Find?

A full CCTV drain survey in Surbiton can come across a range of different issues, some more serious than others. A few of the more common examples are:


A blocked drain can be a small problem with a huge impact. CCTV drain surveys can easily locate any blocked drain, as well as showing off just how large the cause of the blocked drain is.

Collapsed Drains

Completely collapsed drains are also very obvious when seen through CCTV drain surveys. As long as one unblocked drain is accessible from either side of the blocked drain, the high-tech CCTV cameras can also be used to work out which exact sections have collapsed.


Using a CCTV drain survey to locate corrosion is much easier and cheaper than digging the entire drainage system up, and it can also make internal corrosion more visible.

Animal Infestation

Animals can often try to nest in drains or access your home through them. A CCTV drain survey in Surbiton is able to locate their nests or infestations, as well as the potential access points that let them into the drains in the first place.

Commercial CCTV Drain Surveys

Our Surbiton experts can provide both residential and commercial drain surveys. Commercial drain survey work is a very useful tool, allowing for extensive analysis of the drainage system and a full, detailed report of the present problems.

Sewer Surveys

Sewer surveys are another form of CCTV camera survey that we can provide, analysing CCTV footage to find any damage or decay that might be altering the sewers or causing leaks on the surface.

Building Regulations and Planning Permission For Drain Survey

There are not many rules involved in performing a drain survey: London businesses, for example, can have a drain survey in London without needing any major planning permission checks. As long as you have the right to arrange a survey on that property, we can carry one out.

While there will be specific rules for drain surveys in London compared to other areas, very few places will restrict these surveys.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does a CCTV Drain Survey Take?

Regular CCTV drain surveys (London-based or otherwise) can take around two hours to complete for a small system. Of course, larger systems require more time, and there can be multiple reasons for delays or other issues that might slow the process down.

Is It Worth Getting a Drain Survey?

Getting a drain survey is vital to keeping your drains in good condition. For new home buyers, drain survey work can be vital for keeping the property in good condition, but it is also something worth doing every few years for any property.

What Drainage Surveying Technology Do You Use?

We use a range of different drainage survey technology, aiming to provide the best kind of CCTV drain survey London can offer.

For example, through our CCTV drain surveys, London properties will get the benefits of multiple high-powered cameras, accurate measuring equipment, and a full range of repair tools for fixing the problems we find.

Can I Conduct a Drain survey Myself?

It is best to leave a drain survey to professionals where possible. Even a simple London CCTV drain survey can be dangerous if handled poorly, and in some cases, even the most basic London CCTV drain survey work has put experts at risk.

Will Different Drainage System Pipes Affect the Survey price?

The kind of pipes your system uses can impact the overall cost of the survey, but the most important factor is the time it takes. The larger your drain work is, and the more area there is to survey, the more it will cost overall to complete the process.

What Type of Survey Would I need For Buying a New Home?

A homebuyer drain survey is not usually anything fancy – it is a survey focused on proper drain inspections. London homes, for example, may need a new inspection when you first move into them since their drainage system could be years out of date.

Would a CCTV Drain Survey Be Useful When Buying an Older Property?

Giving your new home a CCTV drain survey, London-based or otherwise, is a good way to know if it has drain faults before buying it. This can be important for people who are budgeting money to fix up the house later or want to make sure that they can afford the initial repairs.

How I can Prevent Future Drain Blockages?

Future drain blockages are easy to prevent – keep using your drain as normal, but always have a survey option on standby. Even if a survey seems expensive at first, it costs much less than having to do major repairs later on, and it can prevent serious damage in the near future.


If you are looking for a drain survey company that can provide excellent service and a quick analysis of your drain system, then we are one of the best options on the market. Not only can we provide brilliant service to both residential and commercial properties, but our staff are fully equipped to handle niche drain problems.

You can contact our excellent Surbiton support staff directly if you want to know more about the services we offer. Do not hesitate to get in touch – our experts can help you figure out the perfect options for your current drainage woes.

Whether you are concerned about your home or representing a commercial business with faulty drains, we look forward to hearing from you and helping you figure out the best way to tackle those problems before they get worse.

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Here are some towns we cover near Surbiton.

Seething Wells, Kingston upon Thames, Berrylands, Southborough, Tolworth
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Greater London (Kingston upon Thames)

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