What is a CCTV Drain Survey?

Dec 5, 2023 | News

A CCTV Drain Survey might initially seem complex, but it’s a straightforward process involving specialized cameras to inspect pipes. Understanding the condition of your drains firsthand is crucial for their long-term health. If you truly want to grasp the situation, a CCTV drain survey is the way to go – seeing the issues firsthand is believing in their existence!

Diving Deeper into CCTV Drain Surveys

Essentially, a drain survey offers a comprehensive view of your property’s drainage system using CCTV cameras specifically designed for this purpose. These cameras navigate through your drain network, transmitting a live feed to a monitor above ground. This enables a drainage expert to identify any issues and devise the most effective solutions. The recorded footage serves as documentation and can be provided for your records.

When Would I Require a Drain Survey?

There are several reasons why a drain survey might be necessary.

For instance, if you’re a prospective homebuyer, a pre-purchase CCTV drain survey is highly advisable. Considering that buying a property is a significant investment, ensuring there are no unexpected drainage problems after moving in is crucial. A drain survey offers a precise assessment, empowering you to make an informed decision before finalizing the purchase.

Homeowners or tenants facing persistent blockages or unpleasant odours from their drains would also benefit from a drain survey. Often, these recurring issues find resolution through a CCTV drain survey.

What Are the Outcomes of a Drain Survey?

The findings of a CCTV Drain Survey are diverse, ranging from root damage, collapsed drains, and severe blockages, to wear and tear on older systems. Identifying issues promptly is critical; a drain survey pinpoints problems before they escalate.

Here are some issues that a drain survey can uncover and address:

  • Collapsed or damaged drains
  • Damage caused by tree roots infiltrating the system
  • Severe blockages
  • Identifying causes and extent of leaks or bursts in pipes
  • Drain corrosion and general wear and tear
  • Intrusion by rodents or animals
  • Evidence of displacement or poor installation
  • Drain Repairs

Following a CCTV drain survey, damaged drainage systems may require repair work. It’s advisable to address collapsed and damaged drains promptly to prevent further damage in the future.

Inspection vs. Survey: What’s the Difference?

Both an inspection and a survey provide peace of mind, but the main distinction is that our comprehensive surveys provide a recording as documented proof of your drain’s condition. CCTV Drain Surveys offer a more formal evaluation, recommended for severe drainage issues.

Why use Drain Blasters?

Cutting edge technology

Drain Blasters only works with the latest technology and equipment, using high pressure water-jetting.

Portable equipment

Our portable equipment can be carried into buildings and lifts in order to access those hard to reach places.

Scalable Equipment

Our fleet ranges in capacity and size from 1 to 10 tonne waste removal capacity and drain clearing capabilities, suitable for residential and industrial blockages.


Highly experienced teams

Our teams are made up of highly experienced individuals who are professional and friendly

24/7 Service

We are on call 24/7 to assist in the case of emergencies and short notice service

Competitive Prices

We offer highly competitive pricing while maintaining a high level of service

Our Services

Drain Clearing

Our experienced experts are available around-the-clock and are equipped with the latest drain clearing tools and technology to get the job done fast and effectively.

Liquid Waste Removal

We offer a professional, socially responsible & price effective solution as a leader in liquid waste management.

Septic Tank Cleaning

We specialize in septic tank cleaning and drainage, whereby we pump out and clean the contents of septic tanks.

Grease Trap Cleaning

Our grease trap cleaning process ensures a free flowing drainage system and alleviates odours in your workplace in a systematic, discreet and environmentally friendly manner.

Grease Traps

We proudly install grease traps into restaurants and institutions which require filtration of grease, fats, and oils from their wastewater.

Sewage Removal

We have extensive expertise and experience in resolving sewerage blockages of all sizes, with special care taken to dispose of sewage safely and effectively.

Areas We Service

Drain Blasters services almost all areas across Cape Town and Surrounding Areas

Airport Industria | Athlone | Atlantic Seaboard | Atlantis | Bakoven | Bantry Bay | Bellville | Bergvliet | Bishopscourt | Blackheath | Bloubergstrand | Bo-Kaap | Boland | Bothasig | Brackenfell | Brooklyn | Camps Bay | Capri Village | CBC | Century City | Claremont | Clifton | Clovelly | Constantia | Crawford | Crossroads | Culemborg | Darling | De Waterkant | Devil's Peak Estate | Diep River | Durbanville | Edgemead | Eersteriver | Elsie's River | Epping | Epping 2 | Epping 1 | Fish Hoek | Foreshore | Franschoek | Fresnaye | Gardens | Glencairn | Goodwood | Gordon's Bay | Green Point | Harfield Village | Heathfield | Hout Bay | Imizamo Yethu | Kalk Bay | Kenilworth | Kenwyn | Killarney Gardens | Kirstenhof | Kommetjie | Kraaifontein | Kreupelbosch | Kuils River | Lakeside | Lansdowne | Llandudno | Lotus River | Maitland | Malmesbury | Mamre | Meadowridge | Melkbosstrand | Milnerton | Montague Gardens | Mouille Point | Mowbray | Muizenberg | Ndabeni | Newlands | Noordhoek | Northern Suburbs | Observatory | Ocean View | Oranjezicht | Paarden Island | Paarl | Panorama | Parklands | Parow | Philippi Industrial | Pinelands | Pinelands | Plattekloof | Plumstead | Retreat | Rondebosch | Rondebosch East | Rosebank | Rugby | Sacks Circle | Salt River | Scarborough | Schotsche Kloof | Sea Point | Simon's Town | Somerset West | Southern Suburbs | SouthField | St James | Steenberg | Stellenbosch | Stikland | Strand | Sun Valley | Sunnydale | Table View | Tamboerskloof | Thornton | Three Anchor Bay | Tokai | Vredehoek | Waterfront | Wellington | West Beach | Wetton | Woodstock | Wynberg | Zonnebloem