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ACD Services, CCTV Drainage Specialists based in East Mersea, Colchester Essex. We operate throughout the East Anglia region

Telephone 01206 385438

What is CCTV inspection?

When the cause of a drainage problem at your home isn’t immediately obvious we can insert a CCTV camera into your pipes to track it down. Not only does this allow our engineers to see exactly what the problem is, but we can then give you a very accurate estimate of what it will cost to carry out any repairs. CCTV is also useful in identifying issues in a drainage system before they become more serious, and in a home you may be thinking of purchasing. All of this can be recorded on DVD for you very easily.  

What CCTV can reveal

Fractured pipes - Pressure from above, such as a heavy vehicle driving over the ground, can cause cracks and fractures in your drainage pipes. Untreated, these will leak contents into the soil, which could result in further damage to the pipe or even subsidence.
Collapsed drains - Can be caused by the drains being badly built in the first place or a variety of other reasons. If left, not only are blockages likely, but subsidence and environmental damage are possible.
Tree roots - Roots seek out moisture so they can find their way through existing faults into the drains. Once the tree roots have entered the drain, other material will get caught in them, making blockages far more likely and frequent.

Benefits of CCTV Inspection

Reducing bills

When the cause of your drainage emergency isn’t immediately visible, a CCTV camera will often help pinpoint the exact problem and get the job done much more quickly and efficiently. We’ll be able to see exactly what’s causing the blockage, enabling us to select the best tool for the job, get the work done faster and reduce the cost.

Not just for an emergency

CCTV isn’t just useful for finding the source of a current drainage problem, it can help avoid future problems. A CCTV survey can spot issues long before they develop into something more serious. Over the years, normal wear and tear can see your drains suffering damage both from usage and from subsidence, tree roots or just poor construction. The earlier these are spotted the sooner they can be repaired.

Before you buy a new home

If you discover a problem with your new home’s drains after you’ve bought it, it could prove very expensive. That’s why we offer property pre-purchase surveys, so that you can thoroughly check the condition of the drains in your potential new home with a CCTV camera before you take the big decision to buy it.

CCTV Inspection - an overview