Sometimes a closer look at a problem is required before it can be fixed. In these cases CCTV can be a useful aid. iDrains are trained to use a wide range of equipment to help find out where and what the problem is and how the best way to solve it will be. Our years of experience and attention to detail ensure that we can guarantee you, we will leave your drains working efficiently after we have carried out work for you.
Both domestic and commercial properties can have old drainage systems that are prone to damage. If a property has been under the same ownership for many years, there may not have been a reason for new drainage to be installed. It is important to make sure that the system is still working well. Technology has greatly improved allowing drain professionals to inspect drainage systems that, previously, may have been difficult or expensive to inspect. Using CCTV, our professionals can view inside your drainage system to discover what the problem is and how it could be rectified. The CCTV can locate blockages, cracks or lime-scale, so it’s easy to determine the required method to repair the system. All of our inspections come with a written report including any faults that may have been found, recommendations and a quote so you can see what it might cost you to fix the problems.
When a building survey is being conducted, if cracking or other indications of foundation movement are found, the surveyor may request a CCTV drain survey since 40% of all subsidence cases are due to leaking drains. This is because, a leaking drain can weaken the ground under the foundations of the building. This is one of the main causes for subsidence and can go undetected for decades.
Should this ever be the case, a water, or hydraulic, test is required. We will plug the drain at the lower end, causing the drain to fill with water. This makes it possible to see if the pipe leaks. The plug is then removed to allow all of the water to drain away, if it does not drain rapidly it indicates a blockage. Each section of the drain would have to be tested