A blocked drainage system leads to severe consequences for you and your family. For example, it creates terrible odours and prevent you from going about your daily lives as you would normally do.
It can also causes leaks, in addition to creating health hazards. Consequently, dealing with them quickly and decisively is critical to your family’s well-being. This remedial process starts with ascertaining what the problem is. In other words, what is causing repeated blockages or leaks?
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Drain surveys can help you do that. Here are 5 benefits to investing in a drain survey.
1. Quick Analysis of the Problem
A camera mounted into your drainage pipes helps you see what the problem is in real time. For example, imagine if rats are responsible for problems with your drainage system. How long would diagnosing these rodents as the issue take without a camera?
Remember, rats hide in cracks that are inside the drainage system. Can plumbers locate these cracks when getting into this system? It’s an almost impossible task for them. In contrast, a drain survey would find them quickly and conveniently.
Here’s a video showing you one such drainage camera system:
2. Accurate Analysis of the Problem
Sometimes, drainage problems persist despite numerous attempts at fixing them. For example, perhaps the unbearable odour goes away temporarily after someone tries to fix it. Then it reemerges sometime later.
Usually, these recurrent problems occur because the diagnosis of the issue was incorrect. This issue will cease to exist when the plumber identifies and fixes its cause. Viewing the video footage that a drain survey offers you helps you determine this cause.
3. Cost-Effective Way of Tackling the Problem
A pre-build inspection would show you the location and the condition of the drains that are under the proposed site. Connecting your plumbing system to these drains is a quick and cost-effective process when you know where they are.
Dealing with the identified problems before the construction works start is also cheaper than tackling them after you have built the house. Additionally, drain surveys are cost-effective because they diagnose issues correctly and speedily. That means the repairs will be few because the repair work will be accurate.
You may decide that adding a drain-survey to the list of required work when carrying out a home improvement project is a good way to go, too. If you’re pulling up the floor already it can be a good time to take care of these things.
4. Minimal Level of Interruption to Your Home
What would the diagnosis of the problem with your drainage look like in the past? Well, unearthing your pipes might be necessary to see if there is a problem with them.
This process of unearthing pipes might go on repeatedly until finally, the plumbers discover where the problem is. Sadly, the disruption to your home may be unbearable at this point. In contrast, a camera through the piping system correctly identifies where the problem is quickly and conveniently.
5. Ideal for Home-buyers
Buying a house is a serious undertaking. That is especially true if you are purchasing it in London, Sussex, Surrey or Kent where home prices are high.
What would you do if you realized that part of a house that you recently bought is sinking because of faulty drainage? This turn of events would infuriate you because you spent your time, energy and resources on that home.
Drain surveys identify defects that would help you diagnose such problems. Conduct them before you buy a house. In fact, a fully comprehensive survey is also recommended before buying a home.