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CCTV Drain Survey: How Long Does It Take?

What is a CCTV Drain Survey?

CCTV drainage survey is the process of inspecting drains or sewers with the help of a remote-controlled camera to find out the root cause of a drainage problem. It involves determining the conditions of a drainage network and lifting all manhole covers to determine the content of a drainage system using a high-definition video camera inserted into each pipe.

Our CCTV surveys provide data for planned preventative maintenance (PPM) programs. Using these surveys enables property owners to manage costs and avoid inconveniences from pipe failures. The surveys assist project contractors in identifying drain connectivity and designing drainage systems in line with regulatory standards.

Derby Measured Survey has a highly skilled and experienced team that uses CCTV drain surveys for accurate pre-adoption condition inspections. Building contractors depend on these surveys to display the condition of drainage services before handing over the project to the clients. Rely on these surveys to help with pipe repairs, maintenance, replacement, and restoration.

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How long does it take?

The duration of a CCTV drain survey can vary depending on several factors, including the size and complexity of the drainage system, the extent of the survey required, and any specific issues that need to be addressed. Generally, a typical CCTV drain survey can take 1 to 3 hours to complete. However, the survey may take longer for larger or more intricate drainage systems, ranging from several hours to a full day.

Generally, it is recommended to schedule a CCTV drain survey in advance to ensure availability and proper planning. Derby Measured Survey will work with you to accommodate your schedule and ensure the survey is conducted conveniently for all parties involved.

What deliverables will you receive from our CCTV Drain Survey?

Our CCTV drain survey provides you with a range of valuable deliverables that offer insights into the condition of your drainage system. These deliverables include:

  • Video Footage: You will receive recorded video footage of the entire survey, allowing you to visually assess the internal condition of the drainage system and identify any issues or concerns.
  • Detailed Report: Our surveyors will comprehensively summarise the findings. This report will highlight any defects, blockages, leaks, or structural issues discovered during the inspection. It may also include recommendations for necessary repairs or maintenance.
  • Images and Still Shots: Alongside the video footage, you will receive images and still shots of specific areas of interest within the drainage system. These visual references assist in better understanding and addressing any identified problem areas.
  • Drainage System Diagram: In some cases, a detailed diagram or map of the drainage system will be included. This diagram visually represents the system’s layout, including pipe connections and the location of any identified issues.
  • Maintenance Recommendations: Our surveyors will recommend maintenance actions or repairs based on the survey findings. These recommendations guide you in effectively addressing identified issues and ensuring the long-term functionality of your drainage system.

By receiving these deliverables, you gain valuable information to make informed decisions about necessary maintenance, repairs, and improvements for your drainage system.

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What are the benefits of a CCTV Drain Survey?

A CCTV drain survey provides an accurate assessment of the condition of your drainage system. It allows for a visual inspection of the internal pipes, identifying any blockages, leaks, or structural issues that may be present. This helps detect and address problems promptly before they escalate into more significant and costly issues.

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Our CCTV drain survey helps to minimise unnecessary expenses by accurately pinpointing the source of a problem, such as a blockage or a leak. Plan your maintenance and repairs to save time and costs in the long term. 

How can our CCTV Drainage experts help?

Our CCTV drainage experts are dedicated to assisting you in maintaining a fully functional and reliable drainage system. We will pinpoint the source of the problem, allowing for targeted repairs and maintenance to be carried out. Contact our specialists now to book your CCTV survey.


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    Author: Sonia