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What is a drain condition survey, and what is its purpose?

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Answered by Pro-Drain Ltd

28th October 2020

Pro-Drain Ltd answered the question "What is a drain condition survey, and what is its purpose?"

A drain survey is the most accurate way of assessing the structural condition of a drainage system or investigating a problem drain run to ascertain the exact cause for example of a recurring blockage. Using a CCTV drain camera we can see exactly what is going on within an underground or above ground drain run with live crystal clear digital images and also obtain a pinpoint measurement for the exact location of any fault identified. A professional drain survey package is end user friendly and will include a full condition report with MSCC5 industry standard fault coding, grading, digital images from within the drains surveyed, a plan of the drainage system and diagnosis or recommendations to rectify any damaged pipes highlighted. There are many uses for drain surveying but just to name a few instances that this service is required would be to highlight the need for a prudent homebuyer to thoroughly check an integral part of the property being purchased, which is also now a requirement of the majority of mortgage companies. Pipeline inspection and data collection is also a vital service for construction companies that need to assess the condition and map the location of existing drains when planning property renovations or complete new builds the information within these surveys assist with the planning of new drain connections.

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