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CCTV Drain Survey in Christchurch

Blocked drains are a very unpleasant experience for anyone. It’s a sort of nightmare that can bring your entire routine to an abrupt halt. Detecting the problem and solving it on time is crucial; otherwise, it can be a lot worse.

Fast Drains utilises the latest technology for CCTV drain surveys in Christchurch. Housing an expert team with extensive drain inspection knowledge, we are equipped to handle all kinds of drainage-related issues.

Warning Signs of a Blocked Drain

Bad Smell: The buildup of organic waste and debris in sewer pipes might result in the discharge of gases, resulting in a bad smell.

Gurgling Noise: Gurgling sound from drains, particularly after flushing a toilet or using a washbasin, can indicate a clog.

Raised Water Level: A clogged drain can cause water to build and back up in sinks, showers, and toilets.

Slow Water Drainage: Slow drainage shows in water collecting around your feet during a shower or difficulty washing away soap residue.

Causes of Blocked Drains

The typical reasons for local drain blockages are:

  • Leaves and Root
  • Fat and Grease
  • Soap and Hair Sud
  • Waste and Food
  • Poor Installation

The Process We Undertake

  • Call us to schedule a survey.
  • Our specialists will reach your site and discuss drainage issues before starting the survey.
  • Our experts will access the drain by inserting the camera.
  • The camera will provide the footage by which our engineers will observe the drain condition.
  • A report will be prepared, followed by suggestions to resolve the problems.

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Types of CCTV Drainage Surveys

Two types of surveys are available for commercial and domestic drain survey.

Locating Drain and Sewer Blockages

The primary use of CCTV drainage cameras is to find the cause and location of blockages and evaluate the best way to clean them up. For evidence, footage of before and after can be recorded to show that work is done and the pipe is all cleaned and in optimal condition.

Drain and Sewer Inspections

The survey can also be done to carry out quick and straightforward drain and sewer inspections or check the conditions of the drains. This may not include recording complete CCTV drainage survey data and, therefore, accelerates the inspection process and saves costs.

Tools Required for CCTV Drain Survey

Here is a list of tools that are used in drain inspection in Christchurch (BH23):

Access Rods: These push the camera along your drainage system, enabling them to move around curves and corners and are pretty flexible.

Proteus Crawlers: They can survey up to 3000mm drain lines, ideal for pipers exceeding DN225.

Proteus Pushrod: They are used to survey up to 300mm drain lines and are up to 60m long, ideal for DN100 and smaller pipes.

Floatation Raft: These can survey the drains with high flow moving through them. They have a boat-like structure and have cameras on them.

Waterproof Modern Cameras: Cameras are an essential part of surveys; we use minicams for drainage surveys, which allow experts to see clearly into the drains and identify the problem.

Sonar Units: It provides acoustic profiling to obtain insight into the state of the pipe where visual access is blocked and is only used for filled pipelines.


Contact Us

Fast Drains is a leading drains company with advanced technology and skilled workers providing efficient services for residential and commercial CCTV drain surveys near you. We do in-depth analysis to pinpoint the problems, collaborating with clients for tailor-made solutions.

Why Choose Fast Drains?

  • Rapid response
  • 24/7 services
  • Latest technology and methods
  • Qualified plumbers
  • Affordable prices
  • No hidden charges


The cost to unblock a drain depends on different factors, including the location of the drain and the issue’s complexity. On average, it ranges from £75 to £300.

It can take up to two hours for a small system to complete a CCTV drainage survey and longer for more extensive surveys.

Homebuyers’ drainage survey is critical before purchasing a house. It highlights the problems, so you don’t get any unwanted surprise later.

A drainage expert or professional plumber can provide efficient services to quickly identify and fix the blockage location.