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    Vermin Investigation CCTV Drain Surveys Essex

    Got a rat problem in Essex? Don’t panic. Rodent control in London is our speciality – and we cover all areas in the southeast – so be sure to give us a call today!

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    Vermin Investigation CCTV Drain Surveys Essex

    How do rats get into your home in Essex?

    The simple answer is defective drainage systems.

    Things like displaced joins, broken pipework and redundant junctions make it easy for rats to leave the system and enter your home. Defective drainage systems beneath an extension or conservatory also encourage rat infestations. Once pests get access to your cavity wall, they will make their way around your property and, eventually, end up in the loft.

    But what can you do about it?

    Of course, there are plenty of DIY rat control techniques you could try. But, even if you consider yourself a ‘rat detector’, and know all the tell-tale signs of infestation, there are some scenarios where it’s difficult to notice where they are entering your property from – increasing the risk of future invasions.

    Therefore, if you suspect rats are in the walls, loft or sub-floor of your property, contact us so we can arrange a vermin investigation.

    What does a Rat Investigation in Essex entail?

    Here at Certified Drain Surveys, we prefer not to use poisons and traps. Instead, we offer the most effective method of assessing how rats are getting in – a rat investigation in Essex.

    We will conduct an extensive CCTV drain survey, using our state-of-the-art equipment, to identify defects. The beauty of rat detection in Essex is that our cameras will monitor any movement in the drain and provide a digital image of our findings. On top of this, we will provide a full survey report – outlining the cause of the problem (i.e. how rats are managing to exit the sewer and enter your home) and the best course of action to take when it comes to vermin removal.

    As experts in vermin control in London and surrounding areas, our engineers will guide you in resolving the problem efficiently. We can also advise you on how to look after your drains to prevent rats from entering the pipework.

    Want to know more?

    The Certified Drain Surveys team is always on hand and will gladly answer your questions. We have a proven track record for rat investigation and, more importantly, vermin control, and would love to share our expertise.

    Alternatively, if you would like to schedule a vermin investigation in Essex – either for your home or business – feel free to give us a call on 0800 955 7 955 or send an email to, and we’ll do everything we can to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      How do I know if I need a rat survey in Essex?

      Rats are often most active at night, meaning you’re more likely to spot the signs of a rat infestation than an actual rat.

      For example, rat droppings are dark in colour and a similar shape to a grain of rice.

      Grease and dirt on rats’ bodies will leave a smudge on surfaces, such as walls and cupboards, so keep an eye out for rub marks. Check for footprints and tail marks, too, especially in dusty areas of your home.

      Black rats are excellent climbers. You may spot gnaw marks on wires, cables and other items in the loft.

      Brown rats, on the other hand, are renowned for digging burrows for shelter, food and warmth. If you notice any unusual holes, you could have a rat infestation on your hands.

      Rats often shred soft materials such as loft insulation and cardboard to make a nest. If you see any chewed or shredded materials, it’s worth having a rat survey to determine how and where vermin are getting into your property in Essex.

      To find out more about our rat investigations in Essex and how we can help, call 0800 955 7955.

      Are vermin investigations expensive?

      You can expect to pay several hundred pounds for a rat survey in Essex, depending on the size and complexity of your drainage system.

      Rats often enter your home via defective pipework. So, a camera will be attached to a long cable and inserted directly into your drainpipes. This way, our engineers can inspect your drainage system for cracks and other signs of damage.

      Whilst a vermin investigation isn’t cheap, we can assure you that our team will carry it out as quickly and safely as possible. Upon completion, you’ll be given a detailed report that shows our findings – particularly where vermin are getting in and what action can be taken to resolve the issue.

      To find out more about rodent control in Essex, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

      Alternatively, if you’d like to receive a competitive quote for a rat survey, email your requirements to, and we’ll be in touch shortly.

      Is there anything I can do to prevent future infestations?

      Rat infestations can be extremely distressing – especially since they leave a pheromone trail that invites other vermin to follow.

      Many people often consider taking rodent control into their own hands by laying traps and poisons.

      However, in most cases, rats enter your home via defective pipework – be it cracks, holes or splits in your drainpipes.

      By arranging a rat survey in Essex, our engineers can use the live video footage to locate such defects. We’ll then advise you on the best solution to stop rats from re-entering your home both now and later down the line, too.

      For more tips and advice on avoiding rat problems in the future, give Certified Drains a call on 0800 955 7955.

      How do I book a vermin investigation in Essex?

      Booking a rat investigation in Essex couldn’t be simpler.

      All you need to do is email your requirements to, and we’ll get back to you with further information.

      We pride ourselves on offering a flexible solution for our clients and will do everything we can to nip the problem in the bud as quickly and safely as possible.

      If you’d prefer to discuss your requirements over the phone, or you have a question about vermin investigations in Essex, you’re welcome to call 0800 955 7955 at any time.

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