CCTV Drain Surveys Chichester

We use specialist CCTV inspection software to investigate and clear troublesome drain blockages. Contact our expert team today to see how our drain inspection service can help you. Call our team on 0800 138 9165.
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Drain Inspection Surveys in West Sussex, Hampshire & Greater London

CCTV Drain Inspections Chichester and Beyond

A CCTV drain survey is an in-depth inspection of your drainage system using specially designed CCTV cameras. CCTV drain surveys also allow for the easy identification and surveying of potential problems that may arise from your drains. Through using our high tech, specially designed, CCTV cameras we can identify the source of a potential problem and fix it before any larger symptoms occur.

Drain CCTV surveys work by feeding a specially designed camera down the drain in order to carry out the inspection. The CCTV camera sends live footage to a screen that our engineers use to examine the drain. Based on the visual data, our engineers can provide instant feedback and recommendations on the next steps directly to you on-site.

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    Drain Inspections in Chichester

    At Totally Blocked Ltd, our drain inspection service in Chichester and beyond utilises cutting-edge CCTV technology to provide thorough and accurate surveys. Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, we can identify any potential issues within your drainage system before they become costly and inconvenient problems.

    Our expertise extends to specialised drain inspections for various industries, including construction sites, factories, airports, and the hospitality sector.

    Comprehensive CCTV Drain Surveys in Chichester

    • General CCTV drain inspection to detect drainage problems
    • Homebuyer drain surveys
    • Pre-purchase drain inspections
    • Build-over surveys
    • Sewer surveying
    • Manhole surveys
    • Drain surveys
    • Tunnel inspections
    • Drain mapping and drain trace
    • Water main checks

    Drain Inspection Process: A Comprehensive Overview

    Commencing with the insertion of a compact drain inspection camera and illuminating device through a designated access point, such as a manhole or inspection chamber, the drain inspection process unfolds. As the camera traverses the pipeline, capturing images along its course, a proficient drain engineer diligently records observations and issues encountered.

    The ensuing survey offers an insight into the internal condition of the drain, highlighting prevalent problems such as cracks, pipe misalignment, and encroaching tree roots. Whether you require an investigation into a drain blockage, a cracked pipe assessment, or simply seek to evaluate the condition and suitability of a sewer, rest assured that our economical, sanitary, and expeditious CCTV drain inspections have gained recognition from insurance companies and estate agents as credible evidence.

    Employing our top-tier CCTV drain surveys in Chichester and beyond ensures minimal disruption while furnishing factual records and promptly available results. Do not hesitate to contact us for all your drain surveying and inspection requisites.

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    We will happily quote for your specific needs and the services you require.

    At Totally Blocked Drains customer service is everything, we work with you to find the best solution for the drainage needs of you or your business, always providing information, advice and clear pricing at every stage.

    Pre-Purchase House Drain Inspections in Chichester: Ensuring Peace of Mind

    In the pursuit of purchasing a new residence or apartment in Chichester or its environs, it is prudent, and sometimes mandatory as per banking requirements, to undertake a drain survey to assess the condition of the subterranean sewer pipes and drains. Furthermore, our CCTV drain surveys prove highly advantageous in cases where damp issues plague a property, potentially originating from concealed pipe leaks within walls.

    At Totally Blocked Drainage Solutions, we provide comprehensive drain inspection reports, empowering you with peace of mind regarding your investment.

    CCTV Drain Surveys for Home Extensions in Chichester

    Planning an extension to your property? A CCTV survey serves as the ideal tool to ascertain the existing structural integrity and serviceability of the drains situated beneath or adjacent to your proposed construction.

    To take advantage of our professional CCTV drain surveys, do not hesitate to contact our expert team today. We are pleased to address any inquiries you may have. It is worth noting that our drain inspection services extend beyond Chichester, encompassing various areas in West Sussex, Hampshire, and Greater London.


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    Commercial Drain

    Tailored solutions for businesses. From hotels to restaurants, we swiftly clear commercial drain blockages, minimising disruptions.

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    Specialised techniques to dissolve and remove concrete blockages. Our experts restore proper drainage, preventing structural issues.


    High-pressure precision unclogs pipes fast. Our drain jetting service ensures thorough debris removal for clear, smooth-flowing drains.


    Scheduled upkeep ensures longevity. Our services prevent blockages, maintaining efficient drainage systems for your peace of mind.

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    Rapid 24/7 response for urgent blockages. Our experts swiftly clear clogs to restore normal flow, averting potential damage.

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    What People Ask?

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long does a CCTV drain survey take to complete?

    The duration of a CCTV drain survey largely depends on the size of the drainage system being inspected, the complexity of the system, and the severity of any issues found. In general, a typical survey can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours to complete. However, more extensive surveys may take longer.

    After the survey, your drainage contractor from Totally Blocked LTD will provide a report detailing their findings and any necessary recommendations for repairs or maintenance.

    Will the CCTV camera damage my property’s drainage system?

    Drains can sometimes unblock themselves, but it depends on the cause of the blockage. For instance, if the drain is blocked due to tree root ingress, it will not be able to unblock itself and will require the assistance of a professional drainage engineer at Totally Blocked Ltd. However, if the blockage is caused by flushing too much toilet paper down the toilet, the drain may be able to clear itself because toilet paper is designed to disintegrate over time in water.

    Whether it’s a collapsed drain, severe root ingress, or any other type of blockage, our experienced team can conduct CCTV drain surveys to identify the problem accurately and recommend appropriate solutions. Why not give us a call?

    How often should I have a CCTV drain survey done?

    The frequency at which you should have a CCTV drain survey conducted largely depends on the age and condition of your drainage system, as well as its level of usage. In general, it is recommended that you have a CCTV drain survey done every 2-3 years to ensure that any issues or defects are caught early and can be promptly addressed. 

    However, if you experience frequent blockages, slow draining, or other drainage-related issues, you may want to consider having a survey done more frequently. Additionally, if your property is located in an area with a lot of trees or foliage, you may want to have a survey done more often to check for the presence of invasive roots. 

    For office blocks and industrial units, the recommended frequency for CCTV drain surveys may differ from residential properties. Due to the increased usage and potential for higher levels of waste and debris, it is typically recommended that office blocks and industrial units have a CCTV drain survey conducted at least once per year.

    Ultimately, it is best to consult with a drainage specialist at Totally Blocked LTD to determine the most appropriate frequency for your specific needs.

    What is a build-over agreement, and why do I need a build-over drain survey?

    A build-over agreement is a legal agreement between the owner of a property and the local water authority that allows a building or structure to be constructed over or near a public sewer or another underground drainage asset. The purpose of a build-over agreement is to ensure that the construction work does not compromise the structural integrity or functionality of the drainage system and to protect public health and safety in the UK.

    Build-over drain surveys are typically required as part of the build over agreement process. This type of CCTV drain survey is conducted to assess the condition of the existing drainage system that is located beneath the proposed building or structure. The survey helps to identify any potential issues or defects, such as blockages, cracks, or other damage that could impact the drainage system’s performance.

    To learn more about the logistics of a build-over CCTV drain survey, contact the knowledgeable team at Totally Blocked LTD.

    What types of problems can be detected through a CCTV drain survey?

    A CCTV drain survey is a comprehensive way to assess the condition of a drainage system, and it can detect a wide range of problems, including:

    • Blockages. CCTV cameras can identify blockages caused by foreign objects, sediment build-up, tree roots, or other debris that can obstruct the flow of water in the drainage system.
    • Cracks and fractures. CCTV surveys can detect cracks or fractures in pipes, which can lead to leaks, reduced drainage capacity, and structural damage.
    • Corrosion. Over time, pipes can become corroded, especially in older drainage systems. A CCTV survey can identify signs of corrosion, such as rust or deterioration, which can weaken the pipes and lead to leaks or failure.
    • Misaligned or collapsed pipes. A CCTV survey can identify pipes that are misaligned, collapsed, or have shifted out of place, which can cause blockages or reduce the drainage system’s capacity.
    • Infiltration. CCTV surveys can detect signs of water infiltration into the drainage system from outside sources, such as groundwater or rainwater, which can overload the system and cause backups or flooding.

    How much does a CCTV drain survey cost?

    At Totally Blocked LTD, we offer ultra competitive prices for all our drainage work. However, as a ballpark figure, the average cost of a CCTV drain survey in the UK is between £150 and £600, depending on various factors. These factors include the size and complexity of the drainage system, the location of the property, and the specific requirements of the survey.

    It’s important to note that the cost of a CCTV drain survey may vary depending on the drainage contractor you choose, as well as any additional services you require, such as repairs or maintenance. At Totally Blocked LTD, we offer transparent pricing and a free, no-obligation quote for all our services, so you know exactly what to expect before the work begins.

    What is a homebuyers drain survey, and when would I need one?

    You would need a homebuyer’s drain survey if you are planning to buy a residential property, particularly an older property or one that has a history of drainage issues. The survey can provide peace of mind, ensuring that the drainage system is in good condition and identifying any potential issues before you commit to purchasing the property. Additionally, if any problems are detected during the survey, you can negotiate with the seller to resolve them before completing the purchase. A homebuyer’s drain survey is an essential investment to help ensure the health and functionality of your property’s drainage system.

    When searching for a mortgage, most lenders require a homebuyer’s drain survey as part of the property valuation process. This is because the condition of the drainage system can have a significant impact on the value of the property. A homebuyer’s drain survey can also help identify any potential issues that may affect the property’s value or the lender’s decision to approve the mortgage.

    If you are planning to buy a property, it is essential to have a homebuyer’s drain survey conducted by a professional and reputable contractor. This can provide you with a comprehensive and unbiased assessment of the drainage system’s condition, helping you to make an informed decision before committing to the purchase.


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