Do you need a cctv drain survey in Southend-on-Sea?

If you're moving into a new property, or building an extension to your Southend home or have persistent problems with your drains, it's a good idea to get a professional drain survey done.

Checkatrade approved Southend-on-Sea drain survey company

CCTV drain surveys, whether they are for residential or commercial Southend properties, are the perfect way to determine the reasons for your drainage problem quickly and accurately.

Our drain cameras can identify structural issues such as collapsed drains, root ingress, pipe scale, cracked or broken drains, incorrect installation, blockages and displaced joints.

For a FREE quote or expert advice regarding choosing the right drain inspection or drain survey in Southend or Westcliff, please call 01702 911 365 or email

Approved drain survey company in Southend-on-Sea and Westcliff

Why might someone in Southend-on-Sea need a drainage survey?

Buying a new home

CCTV drain surveys are one of the most important things a Southend homebuyer should do before buying their new home.

Building an extension

A pre-build survey can show the location and condition of drains running under or close to any proposed building work.

Problems with rats

Rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a 50p piece. A cctv drain survey can identify any cracks and defects.

Surface flooding

A cctv drain survey can identify the underlying reasons for surface water flooding into your Southend property.


Leaking or broken drains under your property can lead to subsidence. A drain camera survey can identify any defects.

Persistent problems

If your drains keep reblocking or those horrible drain smells don't go away, it might be time for a cctv drain survey.

Pre-purchase drain surveys for Southend homebuyers

Drain surveys are one of the most important things to do before buying your new home.

Unfortunately, some Southend homebuyers only find out their drains have structural defects once they've moved in and then have to pay lots of money for drain repairs.

A pre-purchase drain survey can spot any potential problems before they appear, giving the buyer, the opportunity to negotiate with the seller or even pull out of the purchase.

To book your homebuyer drain survey, call 01702 911 365 or email our Southend office.

Pre-purchase drain survey for homebuyers in Southend-on-Sea

What do we charge for a cctv drain survey in Southend?

£295.00 plus vat
This is a fixed price for a professional cctv drain survey with a full report at a domestic property in Southend-on-Sea.
(Additional charges apply if jetting is necessary. Price is for up to 3 manholes.)

What areas of Southend-on-Sea do we carry out our cctv drain surveys?

Our drain engineers carry out cctv drain surveys, drain inspections and homebuyer cctv surveys in the Southend-on-Sea area of Essex including Westcliff-on-Sea, Southchurch, Thorpe Bay, Prittlewell, Leigh-on-Sea, Shoeburyness and postcodes SS0, SS1, SS2 and SS3.

What if you don't need the full survey report?

We do offer a "quick look" drain survey, often referred to as a drain inspection, to locate and diagnose a specific problem within a drain.

The engineer can show you the footage on site and highlight any issues as he does the survey. This is cheaper and quicker for those who do not require the footage or a full written report, however, will not be adequate for insurance purposes.

Prices for a "quick look" drain survey in Southend start from only £125 plus vat.

Build over drain surveys in Southend-on-Sea

If you are building a conservatory or any other extension to your home, the local water authority in Southend will need to know, to ensure access to drains is not restricted.

Your local water authority will be able to tell you where the main sewers run. They will need to know the location, condition, depth and size of all drainage within 3m of the proposed extension. A build over drain survey will give you all the information you need.

Build over drain surveys in Southend-on-Sea or Westcliff

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Why use Drain Detectives to do your drain survey in Southend-on-Sea?

Free Expert Advice

Not sure where to start? Call our Southend office and an experienced engineer will advise you on choosing the right cctv drain survey for you.

Checkatrade approved

We are proud to be members of checkatrade. We ask all of our Southend customers to leave reviews of our drain survey work.

Competitive Prices

Drain Detectives aim to give the best value for money price for cctv drain surveys in Southend, with fixed prices offered wherever possible.

Could a drain survey help solve your rat problem?

Over 90% of rat problems in Southend-on-Sea and across the UK are because of faulty and defective drainage systems. So if you are hearing rat noises in your ceilings, walls and under the floor and the normal rat control methods aren't working, we can help.

Rats can enter through displaced drains, broken or cracked pipes and redundant drains.

Our engineers in Southend-on-Sea use the latest drain survey equipment, to identify any faults and defects, that would allow rats to escape from the sewers and into your home.

Our drain survey report will list the defects, with recommendations for all drain repairs.

A drain survey can help you with rats in your Southend-on-Sea or Westcliff property

What about commercial drain surveys in Southend-on-Sea?

Commercial drain surveys are normally just on a bigger scale, but we do have a crawler camera for those larger pipes.

We have done commercial drain surveys for housing developments, retail parks and colleges in the Southend-on-Sea area.

Cameras for commercial drain surveys in Southend-on-Sea
If you think you may need a cctv drain survey or drain inspection, you have come to the right place. Call our Southend office on 01702 911 365 today for expert advice and a FREE no-obligation quote!