Pre-Purchase – Home Buyers CCTV Survey

Drain CameraWhen buying a home it can be prudent advice to get a Home Buyers CCTV Survey completed to locate any blockages, damage or fractures to existing drainage or for the presence of tree roots. It can also be useful for mapping to show existing drain system locations and components.

Surveys should of course always be carried out before you exchange contracts or you could be left with the expense and disruption caused by defective or collapsed drains. Defective drains are responsible for a staggering 40% of subsidence cases. Our CCTV surveys will put your mind at rest and ultimately could save you thousands of pounds.

It has become more and more common for lenders / mortgage companies to demand that CCTV drain surveys are carried out before contracts are exchanged. Surveys will satisfy buyers, lenders and solicitors alike.

Drains are an integral part to any residential or commercial property. Out of sight is definitely not out of mind. One of the first things as property buyers we are concerned about is a roof in good repair or issues with damp. Why wouldn’t we err on the side of caution when dealing with a drainage system and have a CCTV survey carried out.

CCTV Drain Survey

We use the Wincan CCTV System probably the best drain survey system there is. Wincan comes with the ultimate in CCTV pipe inspection reporting software.

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How long does it take to complete a CCTV survey?

Before surveys are carried out it is highly likely that high pressure jetting is carried out and this can typically take 1 hour. Surveys for the average 3 bedroom home would normally take approximately 3 hrs to complete.

Certified Drainage Surveyors

First Response Drainage are certified by the National Association of Drainage Contractors. This will ensure that you are getting value for money and expert advice. Be sure to have your Home Buyers Survey carried out by a certified experienced professional that can produce detailed reports with the latest technology.

CCTV Survey Process

Upon arrival, in most cases, our engineer will clean the drain using a high pressure water jet prior to carrying out the survey. This is so that the footage captured by the survey is as clear as possible. An average survey on a three bedroom house would take approximately three hours including the initial high pressure jetting. We also offer CCTV surveying on commercial property although more time would be required for this. Our fully trained engineers will be able to talk you through the process prior to their visit should you wish.