Drain Survey Service

For the majority of blocked drains, the blockage can be cleared using our professional high-pressure water jetting tools. But for stubborn blockages, you might need a more thorough investigation. Your local Drain Doctor team can identify any blockages or damage to your drain with a CCTV survey, or in some cases, a 3D CCTV survey. A CCTV drain inspection will help us get to the root of the problem and find the best solution to resolve it.

CCTV Drain Inspection

From leak detection to identifying a blockage, CCTV drain surveys save time by taking the guesswork out of the equation. Once they have access to your drains, your local engineer will insert a small high tech camera inside, which will then capture real-time footage. Once we assess the footage, we can produce a CCTV drain survey report with repair recommendations. Depending on the size of the problem and your requirements, we may be able to fix the problem there and then.

We can help with:

  • Blockages
  • Leaks
  • Displaced Joints
  • Minor & Major Tree Root Ingression
  • Corrosion
  • Wear & Tear
  • Cracked & Collapsed Drains
  • Scale Build Up
  • Signs of Poor Installation or Dispacement

Not only can our expert engineers identify your drainage issue using 3D scanning technology, but they can use this knowledge to repair, unblock or replace your drain safely. Using ‘no dig’ technology where excavation is not needed, we can repair your drain with minimal disruption to your home or business.

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When to Get a Drain Survey

If you can smell foul odours, you have a blocked sink, flooded dishwasher or washing machine; it’s time to get a drain survey to identify the cause. A CCTV drain survey is an effective way to diagnose the problem without the need to dig holes or trenches. Our drainage engineers can send a state of the art CCTV camera into your drainage system to identify and locate blockages, leaks or any other damage in need of repair. We will detail what the problem is, its cause, and where it’s located in the drain.

Homebuyer and Vendor Drain Surveys

CCTV drainage surveys are recommended for homebuyers and vendors to make sure there aren’t any existing drainage issues that could cause serious problems further down the line, including cracked, leaky or faulty drains.

Pre-tenancy Drain Surveys

It is the responsibility of landlords to maintain the condition of rental properties for their tenants. This involves making sure the drains, waste pipes and sewers are in good condition. A pre-tenancy survey will allow you to inspect the drainage system in a non-invasive way. It is also useful for keeping a record of any damage that may have been caused by tenants.

Build Over Surveys

If you are building an extension to your property, your local water authority will need to know about it. They will require information including the location, measurements and condition of all drainage within 3m of the area. A build over survey will provide this information and should be carried out before and after building work.


Why Do I Need a Drain Survey?

Drain surveys are a conclusive way to get to the bottom of drainage problems and can uncover potentially serious issues such as tree root ingress, blockages or structural damage before they get worse. The quicker a problem is identified, the less damaging the effects will be. With a CCTV drain survey, our engineers will get to the root of the problem and can recommend the most effective solution.

At Drain Doctor, we pride ourselves on delivering professional, reliable and expert drainage and plumbing services. With 25 years’ experience, we know what it takes to achieve the best results for our customers. This is why we use modern technology and equipment to identify and fix drainage and plumbing issues. With no call-out fees and 24/7 availability, our team can inspect your broken or blocked drains quickly and efficiently.

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Why Drain Doctor


Reliable drainage and emergency plumbing services across the UK

We understand the urgency of a drainage disaster, which is why our teams are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

24/7, 365 Day Service

Our engineers are highly-trained across every service area, allowing them to easily identify & resolve your problem.

Professional Engineers

We provide a no obligation quote, with a free call out, before any work commences so you don't have any nasty surprises.

Fair & Ethical Pricing

With over 25 years’ experience, our local engineers have become a trusted partner for homeowners and businesses alike.

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Customer Reviews

Called and answered instantly, and came round within 30 minutes! Had a look and managed to fix my issue with a blocked drain instantly. Was very respectful of my home. Would definitely use this service again and recommend to all.

Ashley B

Very efficient service with good advice. We will use Drain Doctor again.

Wes Boswell

Super fast, super efficient and extremely polite and professional. I'd recommend them to anyone. They did the work so quickly, it's worth every penny.

Chris Luck

Visited my home within an hour of being called. Sorted out the problem quickly. Professional and friendly service. Very highly recommended.

Stephen James

I cannot recommend this company enough, booked me in straight away, arrived on time and unblocked my drain there and then. Really nice helpful bloke and excellent price , thanks

Geoffrey Crane

I have just had some crucial work done by Steve Berry of Drain Doctor. The work is first rate and Steve Berry was very polite and efficient. I would recommend Drain Doctor to everybody.

Anthony Garner

Quick response, friendly and efficient service. Really good service would recommend. Second time we have used Drain Doctor.

So Coco Rouge

Attended to my blocked toilet really quickly. Great prompt service.

Paul Cooper

Friendly bloke, came around quickly and unblocked the pipes within a few minutes. Definitely recommended.

Fabian F

Great prompt service, cleared my blocked drain, would highly recommend them to anyone, thanks Drain Doctor for a great service.


Very reputable company with a world class service 24/7. I highly recommend them.

Paul P

The Drain Doctor operative, Dan Hayler was extremely good. He took time to explain the situation and did a fantastic job of solving our problem. He is knowledgeable and courteous. I would highly recommend him and this company. Thank you for an excellent service.

Mandy Stuttard

Seriously brilliant company. Anna was so helpful and great on the phone in the booking. Clear job pricing, rather than hourly charges. We have had two other plumbers out to solve this issue without success. They used a camera to find the blockage which was a ceramic piece from previous building work. Can't recommend them enough!

Kathy Pavid

Very pleased with Drain Doctor and operator Dan. Had concerns about partial sewer main blockage and possible sewer pipe misalignment. Camera survey carried out first to identify issues, then complete high pressure clean, then follow up camera survey. First class professional and friendly service - would most certainly use again.

Roy Tubbs

Great service from Anna and her team. Dan carried out the work needed and was polite, friendly and explained what needed to be done.

Tracey Ridgers

Dan turned up within an hour even though it wasn't an emergency. He was professional and very helpful and even identified a hidden chamber that was also blocked. Great quality for a very reasonable price.

Nick Armitage

Called this morning for plumbing emergency. Attended within half an hour and problem fixed. Would highly recommend.

Katie Crawford

Can't recommend Graham Forbes and Drain Doctor enough! 3 hours graft and skilled use of some pretty scary high pressure equipment, camera tech, to break a fiendishly located fat and soap berg in the corner of our kitchen pipe work.

Andy & Katy Travers

Really quick service, called on a Sunday morning, with us within an hour with the job done quickly. I hope not to need my drains sorted again, but if I do, I'll be calling Scott!

Peter Wood

Thanks very much, quick response time and saving the day for an out of hours emergency call out (blocked drain service). Tenant and agent very happy.

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