Why Your Commercial Complex Needs a CCTV Drain Survey Now

, Why Your Commercial Complex Needs a CCTV Drain Survey Now

CCTV is a brilliant way to survey the condition of your pipes and entire drainage system. With the use of camera systems, it can help find many types of plumbing problems like a blockage from debris buildup or worrying drain damage.

For anyone managing or running a business unit or building, an annual or regular drainage report can help you understand what state your pipes are in and if any damage has occurred. The drain survey service provided by Util-Locate is prompt and affordable and will help you keep your building in great shape.

Keep reading to find out more about CCTV drain surveys and how they can benefit your property and its drainage system.

What is a CCTV Drain Survey?

A CCTV drain survey is a very thorough drain inspection that uses state-of-the-art camera technology to show what is happening throughout your commercial property’s pipes and drains. These CCTV cameras are led through the pipe system to get a proper handle of any drainage issue even in the narrowest areas.

This type of drain survey is more in-depth than other methods and provides an efficient way for plumbing professionals to understand what problem might be occurring in your drain system. A CCTV survey is also very cost effective so that you can stay within your normal maintenance and repairs budget.

The CCTV camera is hooked up to a monitor or phone and sends a live feed of the pipes as it goes through the drainage system. Contractors and the plumbing team on the site will be able to advise you on what was discovered during the inspection and a repair plan if any issues or damage is discovered.

Why Would I Need a CCTV Drain Survey?

Drain surveys are especially useful for commercial complexes where there are often much larger drainage systems and regular drain surveys are required for proper upkeep. What’s more, such surveys will allow plumbers and contractors to locate and report any problem quickly, which means the right solution will be implemented as soon as possible.

Whether you are a building manager or owner, you likely know how common drainage issues can be. By scheduling a CCTV drain survey, you will be taking an important preventative step to ensure that no drainage issue causes long-term damage.

When are CCTV Drain Surveys Needed?

For commercial properties, it is advisable that CCTV surveys should be regularly scheduled. Typically, this means either annually or twice a year, depending on the volume of usage on the pipes and drains.

That said, your drainage issue might be severe and require immediate response. If you are experiencing any of these sewer and drainage issues, be sure to seek help immediately:

Regular Blockages

This is one of the most common reasons why a drainage survey is required. It will help your contractor if they know the exact location of the blockage in the pipe before they can clear it and return your pipes to working order. Leaving a blockage in your drainage system can result in more blockages developing and damage to the sewers.


Some locations are more prone to subsidence and ground movement. If you are concerned that your commercial complex may be experiencing signs of subsidence, it is very important to have a a CCTV drain survey carried out for a full evaluation of your property’s drains. Subsidence can cause major problems down the line and it is very important to ensure the drain’s condition is solid.


If the building experiences regular leaks or clean or waste water, it is definitely a time to call us for a CCTV survey. There could be a tree root infestation in your drains or poorly connected pipes that need to be repaired or replaced. Leaving your pipes in this condition can result in damage that affects the building’s entire drain system.

A CCTV survey for your drainage system is the quickest and most affordable way to diagnose the problem.

Whether it is build-up or a problem with the building structure, our professional team works with top-of-the-range cameras and technology will be able to find the solution to your problem.

Book an Expert Team

When it comes to CCTV drain surveys, they should only be handled with experts who have access to the best tools and equipment. At Util-Locate, we take solving all of our customers’ drain problems very seriously.

We also have the expertise and experience required to ensure your drains and pipes are left in the best state and condition following a drainage survey and any of our services.

Our team has all the required training to use top quality equipment and cameras, which allow us to make the most accurate drainage surveys and project reports. If you are experiencing a drain problem, our experts will be able to solve it with brilliant customer service.

Alongside our utility locating services, we can perform CCTV surveys to discover all the details of your drains. For a menu and description of every service we offer, take a look at our website. You can also request a quote for one of our services, including surveys.

For more information about the services we provide and how CCTV drain surveys can benefit all aspects of your commercial complex and unit plumbing system, don’t hesitate to contact us.

We also offer a 24/7 emergency drain service if you experience an emergency on your property. Simply call us at the Util-Locate emergency number at 1 (866) 638-1075.