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3 Reasons Why You Need a CCTV Drain Survey When Buying a Home

CCTV drain survey

When it comes to buying a new home, there is plenty to think about. As well as applying for a mortgage, reviewing your finances and, of course, spending most of your spare time viewing property after property, you should also consider a CCTV drain survey.

Just like you need to be aware of any structural or construction issues when purchasing a new home, it’s also important to know if the property’s drains are going to pose problems in the future. CCTV drain surveys can give you an in-depth look into a property’s drains giving you a thorough review of the status of the drainage system you’re inheriting.

In this article, the team at 1st Call Drain Clearance & Technical Services will outline the reasons why you should order a CCTV drain survey when buying a new home.     


What is a CCTV Drain Survey?

So you’ve completed the viewings, decided on your dream home and are considering making an offer. It’s an exciting time, right? 

Before you go ahead with the purchase, it’s always worthwhile undertaking a CCTV drain survey. 

Drain surveys can identify any problems that may have occurred in a property’s drains, allowing measures to be taken to resolve the issue and lower future costs. The process of drain surveys involves placing a camera into the drains which provide engineers with a comprehensive look at what’s going on. Once the situation has been evaluated, you will then be presented with the solution which could be as simple as some jetting to stop a blockage, or more in-depth treatments may be required. 

Receiving a CCTV drain survey will give you a record for the future and a wide range of other benefits.


Prevent unexpected expenses 

Undoubtedly, the biggest advantage of CCTV drain surveys is the money they can save homeowners. Treating the cause of an issue is always better than simply dealing with the symptoms, and drain surveys are a great way to discover exactly what is going on. 

By carrying out a CCTV drain survey, you can ensure you have a thorough idea of the state of your new home’s drains before completing the deal. It will also give you an indication of whether there will be any long-term problems on the horizon that may be costly. 

Identifying a problem early is the most cost-effective way to get it sorted, as well as preventing it from becoming an emergency which would hit your finances more significantly. 


More competitive mortgage rates 

While CCTV drain surveys can help you save money in the long run, you may be surprised to know that they can also help you get a better mortgage deal.

This is because knowing whether there are any problems with a property’s drains prior to a purchase being completed, means that you’re less of a risk of defaulting on mortgage payments. Getting a drain survey done may mean that your mortgage lender lowers the amount you need to repay each month, and some providers may even insist that a survey takes place.  


Clarify the property’s drain ownership

Another great benefit of a CCTV drain survey is that it can clarify exactly what part of the drainage system you’re responsible for. By law, if a drainage issue occurs on your property then it is up to you to repair it. 

However, if the problem originates away from your property then it may mean that it is someone else’s responsibility and you will not have to cover the costs. A drain survey will inform you of exactly where your responsibility starts and ends, giving you peace of mind and absolute clarification. 

The team at 1st Call Drain Clearance & Technical Services can provide expert drain surveys across London, Harlow and Ealing. Our team of highly skilled engineers offer a quality service, saving you money and keeping your drains in the very best condition.   Contact our expert team today to book your CCTV drain survey.

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