Home Buyers Drainage Surveys are becoming increasingly popular. An ever-growing number of mortgage lenders now require them as part of the mortgage application and building surveyors advise clients to have them carried out prior to exchange of contract.
Drainage surveys are important, they will identify defects in the underground drainage system of your new home. A survey will also ascertain drainage ownership and mis-connections.
Home Buyers' Drainage Survey In Essex
In most cases the drain will require high pressure jetting to clean the drain prior to surveying, this ensures that the footage, photographs and report will be of the highest quality.
A typical home buyers CCTV drain survey on a standard 3 bedroom home will take about three hours, the first hour to clean the drainage system and the remaining two hours to carry out the survey. When booking a survey always be sure that you have been quoted for jetting as well as surveying.
All our surveyors are fully certified by the NADC and reports are provided using bespoke reporting software.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does a home buyers CCTV drain survey involve?
A home buyers CCTV drainage survey is a thorough inspection of the drainage system at a property you’re interested in buying. It allows you to buy with confidence, knowing that there are no potential issues.
Having carried out countless home buyers CCTV drain surveys in Essex and beyond, the team at Certified Drain Surveys can assure you that we use non-invasive techniques to take a closer look inside your drainpipes.
Instead of excavating the ground, we will insert a state-of-the-art CCTV camera directly into the drain. This will allow us to view the inside of the drain in real-time, spotting any signs of damage or debris build-up.
Our engineers will watch the footage live, but you’ll also receive HD images from the survey, along with a detailed report outlining our findings. In addition to this, we can advise on remedial work and ensure the problem is dealt with as soon as possible.
How much will a home buyers drain survey cost?
It’s difficult to put a price on a home buyers drain survey as it depends on numerous factors, such as the type of property, the size and diameter of drainpipes, the extent of blockages and your location.
Larger houses and those with complex drainage systems will take longer to inspect – meaning you’ll pay more. Similarly, wider drainage pipes and systems that are difficult to access will require specialist equipment, which will also add to the cost of a home buyers CCTV drain survey.
Your location can also affect the price, as the further our engineers have to travel to reach your property, the more it will cost you to cover fuel costs. Although prices tend to be higher in the South than they are in the North, we can assure you that our home buyers CCTV drain surveys in Essex are available for a competitive rate – allowing you to receive a tailored solution without breaking the bank.
Talk to the team to discuss your requirements in more detail.
Will your home buyers CCTV drain survey in Essex take long?
The time it takes us to complete a home buyers drain survey in Essex can vary depending on the size of the property, how accessible the drains are and the extent of the blockage (if any).
Of course, the bigger the property and the more complicated the drainage system is, the longer it will take us to carry out the inspection.
However, you can trust that, at the end of the survey, you will receive a detailed report outlining our findings – plus recommendations to resolve issues. Our engineers will even remove minor blockages there and then, saving you time.
How do I book a home buyers CCTV drain survey in Essex?
A home buyers drainage inspection is recommended before you purchase a property to uncover potential issues, such as cracked, leaking or defective pipework. They can also reveal tree root ingress and provide clear evidence of blockages.
By having one of these surveys carried out, you can either negotiate a better price, pull out of the sale or relax knowing that the property’s drainage system is problem-free!
To arrange a home buyers CCTV drain survey in Essex, be sure to give ADS a call on 0800 955 7955 today. Let us know what date and time work best for you and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs!