What Is A CCTV Drain Survey?

Budget Rod is Liverpool’s number one drain specialist. One of the services we carry out most frequently is our drain CCTV survey service. If you’re not in the industry you may not know what a drain survey is, let alone a CCTV drain survey, but that doesn’t mean you’ll never need one! For that reason, we thought we’d take a few minutes to explain the procedure.

When might you need a CCTV drain survey

If you suspect that there is a problem with your drain, such as a blockage, a collapse or anything else that is causing issues then you need a drain survey. Homeowners and business owners can commission drain surveys for their properties or councils, water companies, rail companies, and a range of other industry professionals can opt to book us for a comprehensive survey to find out what’s going on in their drain.

Why a CCTV drain survey?

A CCTV drain survey is simply the most comprehensive type of drain survey there is. We can’t get down into every drain in person but with a helping hand from modern technology we can see down  there just as clearly as if we could.

If you suspect that roots are starting to encroach on your drain and cause problems, you’ll soon find out with the help of our CCTV equipment. With the use of CCTV we can identify issues even before they become a problem and that means we can often do what’s needed to put them right.

If you’re planning to buy land or property, commissioning a low cost drain CCTV survey from Budget Rod could save you a whole lot of money in the longer term.

CCTV drain survey reporting

Part and parcel of any Budget Rod CCTV drain survey is a fully comprehensive report. We never consider a job complete until all irregularities are accounted for and we deliver a full written report on all of our findings. If you need to report back to anyone about the state of your drains, rest assured that this is a standard part of our process.

Are you in need of a drain CCTV survey?

The Budget Rod team carries out drain surveys across the Northwest, primarily in Liverpool, Manchester, and Cheshire. Whether you’re a homeowner or you’re working on a large commercial job you can rely on us to provide a professional service at an affordable price.

We are available on short notice and, should problems be found, you can trust us to fix them for you. With free, no obligation quotations offered and a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, there is no reason for you not to call us and inquire if you have drainage issues.

Budget Rod is the Northwest’s domestic and commercial drainage specialist. And did you know that for the whole of this month we’re offering 50% off drain unblocking?

Whatever you need us for, whether it’s a drain CCTV survey or a discounted drain unblocking, give us a call.

How To Unblock an Outside Drain

guide to unblocking outside drains

A blocked outside drain in your street can quickly become a nuisance. Not only can it affect your home, but the whole street can be affected – however not everyone will want to offer solutions for it. Calling someone out to unblock your drain can be expensive or might seem like a drastic move if you believe you can unblock it yourself. If you want to give it a go before calling the professionals, here are some simple tips to help you when unblocking outside drains by yourself!

Find out what’s causing the blockage

Most drains get blocked by debris that has fallen down from the street, which could include leaves, grease, or discarded rubbish. Once you’ve figured out what’s causing the problem you can easily determine how you will have to tackle the issue, including the tools you’ll need to unblock the drain.

Find the tools you’ll need and get started

Once you’ve decided to have a go at unblocking your outside drain yourself, you should make sure you’re wearing the proper protective clothing as well as buying or borrowing some drain rods.

From here you’ll have to remove the drain cover (probably with a screwdriver if there isn’t an accessible handle) and take a look inside the drain. If the drain chamber is filled with water then the blockage will be somewhere below it – you should be able to find the blockage by working your way along the chamber.

Make sure you’re wearing protective gloves and plunge your drain rod into the drain chamber, continuing until you can feel that you’ve dislodged the blockage. Make sure you always turn the rod in a clockwise direction slowly while pushing it deeper – don’t spin it anti-clockwise as you could end up unscrewing the drain’s plunger attachment.

After unblocking the drain manually, you can simply run some clean water through it which should rinse away any remaining debris and stop any blockages building up again in the short term. You can then turn on your taps from inside your house and let them keep running for about three minutes so that you can be sure the water is running as normal. Then, pour some bleach down the drains so that you can be certain they’re as clean as possible.

Need help with unblocking outside drains in Liverpool?

You might find that your attempts at unblocking your drain are unsuccessful – but don’t worry too much, there’s a reason professionals are on hand! If you find that you do need professional help to ensure that your drain is fully unblocked, call us today.

We’re more than happy to help you in unblocking outside drains as quickly and effectively as possible. You can get in touch with us by calling 0800 612 7953 or use the details on our contact page to reach a member of the team.