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What’s That Bad Smell, Should You Get CCTV Drain Surveys?

There are good smells and bad. There are smells associated with the home, like baking and freshly laundered sheets, and smells associated with work, such as fresh coffee. These have positive associations for most people. The smell of drains, however, is unpleasant and, importantly, suggests there may be a problem that requires some attention.

A persistent smell of drains within a property can have a number of causes, some more easily addressed than others. In the kitchen, for example, it may be a case of the pipe beneath the sink being blocked, and this can be remedied in a straightforward way, by unscrewing and cleaning out the p-trap.

But there are going to be times when the smell of drains is an indicator of a more extensive, and potentially serious, problem. Then it’s time to call in the experts and get a CCTV drain survey.

CCTV drain surveys are a cost effective way of investigating your drains to find out exactly what is causing the drains to smell. You could have a blockage, or there may be a general deterioration in your pipework whereby a pipe has collapsed over time. This might sound ominous, but it’s only by investigating the problem and bringing it to light that you can then think about solving it.

Our CCTV drain surveys allow us to precisely assess the condition of your drains. We’ll provide you with a full set of information including a DVD of the CCTV footage, a report and an action plan based on our findings. If there is deterioration in your drainage system, or any faults or blockages, our drain survey will find this out.

Uncovering unpleasant home, or work, truths can be painful, but once you know what’s causing the bad smell, you can rest assured that we’ll be able to take the necessary measures to put everything right for you.