We know all about CCTV being used for security purposes. It has a clear purpose in protecting property, and people, from criminal activity, and in gathering and recording data to help keep people, businesses and homes secure. What you might not realise is that a CCTV drain survey has its own role to play in protecting your assets.
Where’s Your Wealth Invested?
For many people the answer is: property. You may not have bought your property principally as an investment, but regardless, with the UK’s current chronic property shortage and rising prices, your home is very likely to increase in value at a considerable rate.
It stands to reason then that you should be making sure your home is maintained. Most of us like a comfortable, clean space to live in, but what about your utilities such as heating, water supply, and drainage? These are essential aspects of modern life that only get our attention when something isn’t right with them.
Protecting Your Home
It doesn’t have to mean an all-out crisis for there to be something wrong with your drains. You may have noticed that your water isn’t draining away as efficiently, or that there’s a lingering bad smell in the air. The fact is, anything indicating something wrong with your drains really should be investigated, because it won’t resolve itself. The longer you leave it, the worse it will get.
If, for example, you had a collapsed drain, this might not be evident from how your water drains away, but it could be leaking steadily into the ground, ultimately affecting your home’s foundations.
When It’s Time to Move On
The CCTV drain survey is becoming an essential component in the buying and selling of property. Increasingly, surveyors advise their clients to have a drain survey completed.
Mortgage lenders and insurance companies may request a drain survey before releasing funds. The survey will accurately pinpoint any drainage defects, including structural deterioration, mis-connections, and locations of manholes
and inspection chambers. It can also detect if there is rat infestation within a drainage system.
Knowledge Helps, Action Protects
The news about your drains may not be what you want to hear, but it’s always best to know, because then the right remedial or preventative action can
Drainage Consultants provides a full range of drainage services, including CCTV drain surveys. We’re here to protect what you own.