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Drain CCTV Surveys

At Drain Away we offer top quality CCTV drain survey throughout Ireland. Our thorough and detailed approach means we use state of the art equipment such as pushrod cameras with pan and tilt to provide accurate and reliable drain inspections. Whether you have persistent drainage issues or need a pre-purchase property inspection our team are here to help.

What is a CCTV Drain Survey

A CCTV drain survey involves using advanced CCTV cameras to inspect the inside of your drainage systems.

This allows us to quickly identify any problems in your pipes such as blockages, cracks or structural damage. With a detailed CCTV survey report we can diagnose the issue and recommend the best solution.

Our CCTV cameras can inspect long lengths of subterranean pipework to assess or find and identify faults or blockages in drainage systems. As the cameras travel through the pipework images are recorded so we can assess and deal with the issue.

Through a full CCTV inspection our technicians can handle any situation and identify things like tree roots, collapsed pipes and unexpected objects in the drainage system.

We offer 24/7 CCTV drain surveys. We get to the bottom of your drain problem and fix it fast.

Why Choose Drain Away for Your CCTV Drain Survey?

Choosing Drain Away for your CCTV drain survey means you get a service from a company you can trust. Our experienced technicians use the latest CCTV cameras to do a full inspection and provide you with video footage and a detailed report.

CCTV drain surveys give you peace of mind by revealing hidden or unexpected problems in the drains.

We are known for our high standards and great customer service so we are the go to company for drain inspections across Ireland.

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Our CCTV Drain Survey Process

Our CCTV drain survey process is thorough and quick. Here’s what happens:

Initial Assessment:

We start with an initial assessment of your drainage system to understand the problem.

High-Pressure Jetting:

Before the survey we use high-pressure jetting to clear any blockages so the CCTV cameras can see clearly.

Camera Survey:

Our CCTV drainage surveys use advanced cameras to capture real-time video footage of the inside, saving you money and time by identifying blockages, pipe intrusion and poor gradient without the need for expensive traditional methods like digging and excavation.

Video Analysis

Our technicians analyse the footage to identify any drainage issues, blockages, damaged joints or cracks.

Detailed Report:

We provide a detailed CCTV survey report outlining the condition of your drains and what work needs to be done.

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What Equipment is Used in a CCTV Drain Survey?

When you book a CCTV drain survey with Drain Away our technicians arrive with a range of advanced tools and equipment to do a full and accurate inspection of your drainage system. Here’s what we use:

    Waterproof Cameras

    Our high-tech waterproof cameras can operate under flowing water and in tight spaces, they give us clear visuals of your drains. These cameras allow our engineers to inspect areas that would be impossible to access otherwise so we can do a full assessment of your drainage system.

    Access Rods

    We use flexible access rods to push the cameras through your drainage system. These rods help the cameras navigate tight turns and corners so we can inspect every part of your drains.


    For sewer systems we use remote operated crawlers. These crawlers give us quick visual access and great mobility even in blocked pipes. They allow us to inspect and identify issues in your sewer system quickly.

    Sonar Units

    Where pipes are full and visual access is blocked we use sonar units. Sonar surveys give us acoustic profiling, it’s like having x-ray vision for your pipes where traditional visual methods can’t reach.

    By using this equipment Drain Away can ensure our CCTV drain surveys are thorough, accurate and quick. Our commitment to using the latest technology means we can maintain our high standards and deliver results for all our customers.

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    Benefits of CCTV Drain Surveys

    CCTV drain surveys offer:

    • Accurate Diagnosis: Identify the problem quickly with precision.
    • Cost Effective: Save money by fixing issues before they become big problems.
    • Preventative Maintenance: Regular inspections keep your drainage systems healthy and prevent costly repairs in the future.
    • Detailed Reporting: Get a detailed report to make informed decisions on repairs and maintenance.

    What Drain Issues are Found During Surveys

    Now you know what a survey is, what’s involved and what the process is, now it’s time to answer the final question: what does it cover? The short answer is, just about any drainage issue you could think of.

    Drain surveys are designed to do a full and thorough inspection of your drainage system. They can find major and minor issues. From structural damage to fatbergs, whatever the problem with your drains a CCTV survey should be able to find and locate it. A CCTV drain survey can find:

    • Blockages: Debris, grease or foreign objects blocking the flow.
    • Tree Roots: Roots in the pipes causing blockages and damage.
    • Cracks and Fractures: Structural damage to the pipes that may cause leaks.
    • Misaligned Pipes: Joints that have shifted causing drainage inefficiencies.
    • Causes and extent of leaks/bursts in pipes
    • Corrosion and wear and tear
    • Animal intrusion
    • Evidence of displacement or poor installation


    Why Get a CCTV Drain Survey?

    Regular CCTV drain surveys are important for the health of your drainage systems. Whether you own a domestic property or a commercial property these surveys will:

    • Early Detection: Find issues before they become big problems.
    • Pre-Purchase Inspections: Check the drainage systems are in good condition before you buy a property.
    • Maintenance Planning: Create a maintenance schedule based on the survey findings to avoid unexpected issues.

    When Do You Need a CCTV Drain Inspection Survey?

    CCTV drain inspection surveys are useful in many situations:

    • Pre-Purchase Surveys: Before buying a new home a CCTV drain survey can be arranged to get a full review of the current condition of the property’s drainage system. This survey will give an overview of any work that will need to be done in the future so buyers can make an informed decision before signing any contracts.
    • One-Off or Ongoing Drainage Issues: Homeowners or tenants may need a CCTV survey when they have drainage issues. The survey will find the cause of a problem so it’s essential for fixing unexplained drain problems.
    • Pre-Build Survey: Our high-tech CCTV equipment helps architects, developers, surveyors and local authorities to ensure all drains are in good condition at every stage of the build.
    • Property Management CCTV Surveys: For property managers regular CCTV surveys will maintain the drainage systems, prevent costly repairs and keep tenants happy.
    • Drainage Mapping: CCTV surveys will create a detailed map of the drainage systems to aid maintenance and repair planning.
    • Animal Infestation: Find and fix animal infestations in the drainage systems to prevent further damage and blockages.

    Use our CCTV drain survey services and you’ll keep your drainage systems in top condition, prevent major problems and have a healthy and efficient property.


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      We are proud to have earned the trust and confidence of our customers through our commitment to excellence and exceptional service.

      Patrick Kenny


      Very good service I had a different drain business to come to my home last year to unblock my drains and I found drain away a better service. I would highly recommend this company.

      Nathan Hegarty


      I had drainaway to unblock my drain and they found a collapsed drain and they had a drain camera to find where the problem was I found there service very cheap for the technology and the equipment they had. I rang around and I found them the most affordable drain company. 10 out of 10 from me.

      CCTV Drain Survey FAQs

      Our dedicated team of drain maintenance experts is available 24/7 to ensure your drains are functioning perfectly. Call our friendly team at 1800 938 837 for immediate assistance.

      What is a CCTV drain survey?

      A CCTV drain survey is a way of inspecting the inside of your drainage systems using advanced CCTV cameras to find the problem.

      How much does a CCTV drain survey cost?

      Contact us for a free quote.

      How long does a CCTV drain survey take?

      A CCTV drain survey can take from 1 to 3 hours depending on the length and condition of the drains.

      What are the benefits of a CCTV drain survey?

      A CCTV drain survey will give you accurate diagnosis, cost effective solutions and preventative maintenance.

      Can a CCTV drain survey find all types of drainage problems?

      Yes a CCTV drain survey will find blockages, structural damage, misaligned pipes and tree roots.

      Get in Touch for a CCTV Drain Survey

      Don’t wait for drainage problems to become major issues. Call Drain Away today for a professional CCTV drain survey. Our technicians will be with you to provide the best service and keep your drainage systems in top condition. 1800 938 837 or contact form

      Let us take care of your CCTV drain survey needs.

      Whether you’re looking for a simple repair or a complete drain unblocking, installation, maintenance and septic system upgrade, we’re here to help.