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Pre-Purchase Drain Surveys
Ipswich, Suffolk

Do you require pre-purchase drain surveys in Ipswich or the surrounding areas of Suffolk? If you are buying a new property, check the quality of the drains before you purchase.

What is a pre-purchase survey?

Pre-purchase surveys are carried out before a property is purchased, often for home-buyers (whether bought by the owner or the buyer). It means that potential buyers can have confidence that they know the entire situation relating to their drainage. Having this knowledge can be very important as a buyer. It can mean a better price when negotiating, information that could lead to pulling out of a purchase or simply security in knowing that a property's drainage is without issue.

They allow for a good idea of drainage conditions to be ascertained, often accompanied with reports and insight that allow for next steps to be known, which then has the use of being able to be used by potential buyers who can be more informed, which can lead to smoother sales of a property..

What to expect from a pre-purchase CCTV survey:

After having a pre-purchase CCTV survey, one can expect that you will have a good understanding of the current drainage conditions, such as any issues or potential issues such as blocked drains or damaged piping.

Having this information can also take away some of the stress, as there is more clarity. 

A detailed report can be expected, and it will tell you anything concerning the drainage, as well as potential concerns. 

Insight from an expert accompanies this, so even aspects that could be overlooked will be covered, and treatments can be discussed for issues if needed. 

Pre-Purchase Drain Surveys Ipswich, Suffolk
Benefits of Pre-Purchase CCTV Drain Surveys

All of the above leads to clients being able to purchase with far more confidence.

Buyers will be less worried about additional costs down the line, leading to an overall smoother sale and transaction and often being faster than having not conducted a survey. 

CCTV surveys have improved over time, as high tech equipment can be used, with some being developed specifically for CCTV drain surveys, meaning they are optimal for the job.


With the service, there will be highly skilled professional drainage engineers on-site, offering excellent service and giving information and recommending accompanying services or work to be done, meaning you will be able to understand the situation entirely. This helps ensure that the service received is apt and optimal for the situation.

Benefits of Pre-Purchase CCTV Drain Surveys

The CCTV drain surveys will allow for in-depth information about a properties drainage situation and potential remedies, which helps aid a purchase process, whether for better pricing or to plan for necessary works. CCTV drain surveys mean that blocked drains can be analysed thoroughly, which is great for home buyers.

Any issues can be brought up, which can be supplemented with costing for fixes without worrying about additional problems surfacing. Our working hours also allow for it to be conducted at your convenience for minimal disruption to your operations.

The information gained from CCTV drainage reports can help push property sales, as they instil confidence and show that you are open and transparent with a property. Drain surveys mean that a large amount of useful information can be collated and given out. 

Some come with video or picture footage, which means you can be in the loop and even get second opinions, as well as plans of who is responsible for what aspect of the drainage prevent issues at later stages, especially if problems with the system do occur.

The accompanying drainage report will show who is responsible for drainage and sewage systems around a property. This aspect is often underappreciated until a problem occurs, so this insight can help prevent confusion, disputes with neighbours and potentially even legal issues. 

This means the right people can be inquired to as to blocked drains or structural damage to a drainage system, and this factor is more important to some than others; however, for some, it will mean that repairs and the clearing of blocked drains or drain cleaning will become much easier and cheaper.

A pre-purchase survey will include a map of the existing drainage and sewage systems. If urgent repairs are required, they can be carried out without additional work, meaning less chance of issues escalating. This mapping can be kept for future usage, such as if you plan to sell the property in the future, it can be essential to have such documents. 

This mapping can also be referred to if any drainage issues pop up in the future, such as blocked drains or decoupling drains, as more insight into the system will allow for better diagnosis and smoother drain repairs.

CCTV drainage cameras allow for images and videos, meaning that a very in-depth report can be gathered. Due to having experts operating the equipment, solutions can be found, and attention can be attracted to any faults or potential problems. 

These details can be called to for purposes of selling a property, whether post remedy or not. The survey will mean that any blocked drains are found, as well as any latent or significant issues that have occurred; using their insight, experts will be able to recommend the best solutions for you, saving time and money.

If this survey isn't conducted, various problems can go unnoticed until they become more significant issues. This could mean that loose or unconnected pipes may not be noticed, which can cause leaks or other problems such as flow levels. The reports can also be helpful for new builds, as it allows for confirmation that drainage systems in place are up to standards, and if not what solutions are needed. 

A CCTV drain survey means that all issues can be highlighted and compiled, allowing for more efficient repairs and prioritising them, meaning that individuals can continue with their operations to the utmost.

Do I need a Home-Buyers drainage survey?

There is no absolute requirement for a drainage survey when purchasing a home; however, they do have many uses and advantages compared to properties without. 

It is important to note that drain surveys will cover information and aspects not included in a property survey. This is because they require a different set of expertise. 

If you want to know everything possible about a house before purchasing, as many will, then a drainage survey is a separate necessity. 

Do I need a Home-Buyers drainage survey?

If issues are found early, then remedies will often be more efficient and cheaper, and it can allow for more transparency as a seller through potential negotiations if repairs are not made.

There are also situations wherein a mortgage lender will request a drain survey is to be conducted for a property, which shows how beneficial they can be, as can be the case for insurance companies. Drainage engineers can give insight into how much future repairs may cost and the work that would be done (if any) to ensure longevity and that problems don't occur or are being left dormant.

Suffolk drainage engineers

The input of our Suffolk drainage engineers allows for peace of mind that after purchasing property, there won't soon be additional costs, which can even be used to decide on the sale of a property or otherwise. 

Our Ipswich Suffolk based engineers can also give information about any potential external issues for drainage problems, such as root ingresses, which can be caused by tree roots or plant roots.

Tree roots can also cause problems to other drainage areas and can cause fractured or otherwise damaged drainage systems. With surveys, blocked drains can be adequately diagnosed and attended to with long-lasting solutions.

Ours also come with excellent service that works for you with working hours, allowing for the survey to be conducted when you want it, so no need to push plans around for us.


For pre-purchase drain surveys in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Saxmundham, Stowmarket, Needham Market and Suffolk, call our experts today on 01473724319.