Non-invasive, accurate CCTV Drain Surveys in Bristol and beyond

One of the biggest challenges in properly diagnosing the source of a blocked or leaking pipeline is accessing the pipe itself, which is almost always buried under landscaping and concrete foundation. With our CCTV drain surveys, that problem is eliminated altogether. Total Drainage Services (SW) Ltd will compile a complete report of what we find in the survey, allowing you to ensure that your property meets regulations. The level of detail in the report makes it easy to design a pre-planned maintenance scheme that prevents the damage that will eventually cause a drainage emergency.

The process explained

The first step in the process is making an initial external investigation of your drainage system to determine if a CCTV survey is even needed. If so, we compile the video evidence we collect into a full report of findings, along with a detailed quote of the work we think is necessary. Our quotes are perfect for developers and surveyors because they are produced in a Wincam format that includes a written report, a DVD, photographs, quotations, and a scale drawing of the drainage network and any problem areas we discover. The equipment we use includes:
  • Crawler: a small camera mounted on a motorised base that allows it to crawl through the drains and relay video information
  • Push rods: similar to an endoscope, these allow for surveillance of tighter and narrower spaces
  • Dye testing: a dye is injected into the drain pipe and monitored for leaks and blockages, helping us pinpoint the location of a collapse
  • Cat: this piece of equipment allows us to locate electrical cables that may pose a safety hazard when digging
  • Jenny: this is a specialised tool that causes a low voltage to pass through metal pipes, allowing surveillance equipment to travel much further distances

Fool-proof indicators

We use a three-tiered, colour-coded system in assessing the health of your drainage system. Code red indicates a seriously compromised pipeline that requires immediate emergency work. Amber indicates that your drains have on-going issues that can be resolved with pre-planned maintenance to prevent a total catastrophe. Finally, green indicates a perfectly maintained drainage system that requires no further work.
We operate across the West Midlands, South East, Wales and the South West.
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We can accurately diagnose any problems in your drainage system with our state-of-the-art CCTV surveys. Keep your property up to code, call01179 636 700today!

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