Having a comfortable and clean environment for your family or your employees is an essential part of modern life. An easily overlooked and vital part of that is the drainage system.

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Drainage problems can be a nightmare causing anything from blocked toilets to flooding. In a home, this can be very unpleasant, but in a business, this can also lead to lost production or even the closure of the property in some cases, not to mention the large repair bills. So, it is worth trying to stay ahead of any problems before they rear their ugly and foul-smelling heads.

CCTV Drain Surveys

The easiest way to head off any potential trouble is to have a regular CCTV survey of the drains. This non-disruptive survey involves inserting a small camera into the drainage system which will record video and take still images, identifying any problems.

This will need to be carried out by specialists such as www.wilkinson-env.co.uk/drainage-services-cctv-surveys-midlands/drain-jetting/drain-jetting-kingsbury who specialise in CCTV drainage surveys Kingsbury and surrounding areas.

Problems detected early in this way can often be resolved by relatively inexpensive repairs. If left undetected, however, such issues often result in greater damage and a much larger repair bill in the future.

Planned building works or extensions

If you are planning any major building works, then it is wise to consider a drain survey before you go ahead. Drain repairs can sometimes be very disruptive, so it is worth knowing that what you are building over is sound. It also ensures any work can be kept within the budget.

Similarly, if you are buying or selling a property, a drain survey can pick up any potential problems, either for the owner to ensure a smooth sale or for the buyer to be aware of upcoming repair bills. It should not be assumed that a mortgage survey will automatically survey the drains.

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A drainage survey can be a valuable tool for home and business owners alike, whether you are experiencing persistent drainage problems or just want to keep ahead of any possible future trouble spots.