Do you need a cctv drain survey in Crystal Palace?

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

Checkatrade approved Crystal Palace drain survey company

CCTV drain surveys, whether they are for residential or commercial Crystal Palace 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 Sydenham or Crystal Palace, please call 020 8168 9981 or email

Approved drain survey company in Crystal Palace and Sydenham

Why might someone in Crystal Palace need a drain survey?

Buying a new home

CCTV drain surveys are one of the most important things a Crystal Palace home buyer should do before buying a house.

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 Crystal Palace home.


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 Crystal Palace homebuyers

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

Unfortunately, some Crystal Palace 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 a homebuyer drain survey, call 020 8168 9981 or email our office.

Pre-purchase drain survey for homebuyers in Crystal Palace

What do we charge for a cctv drain survey in Crystal Palace?

£295.00 plus vat
This is a fixed price for a cctv drain survey with a full report at a domestic property in the Crystal Palace and Sydenham area.
(Prices are higher for evenings and weekends. Additional charges apply if jetting is necessary. Up to 3 manholes.)

What areas of Crystal Palace and Sydenham do we carry out drain surveys?

Our drain engineers carry out cctv drain surveys, drain inspections and homebuyer drain surveys throughout the Crystal Palace area including Upper Norwood, Anerley, Penge, South Norwood, West Dulwich, West Norwood, Sydenham, Gipsy Hill, SE19, SE20, SE26.

What if you don't need the full drain 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 Crystal Palace or Sydenham start from £125 plus vat.

Build over cctv drain surveys in Crystal Palace?

If you are building a conservatory or any other extension to your home, the local water authority in Crystal Palace 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 Crystal Palace

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Why use Drain Detectives to do your drain survey in Crystal Palace?

Free Expert Advice

Not sure where to start? Call our office in Crystal Palace and an engineer will advise you on the right drain survey for your property.

Checkatrade approved

We are proud to be members of checkatrade. We ask all of our Crystal Palace 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 Crystal Palace, with fixed prices offered wherever possible.

Could a drain survey help solve your rat problem?

Over 90% of rat problems within homes in Crystal Palace and across the UK are because of faulty and defective drainage systems. So if you are hearing rat noises in the walls and under the floor and 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 Crystal Palace 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 Crystal Palace property

What about commercial drain surveys in Crystal Palace?

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

We have done commercial drain surveys for housing estates, retail parks and schools in the Sydenham and Crystal Palace area.

Cameras for commercial drain surveys in Crystal Palace and Sydenham
If you think you may need a cctv drain survey or drain inspection, you have come to the right place. Call our office in Crystal Palace on 020 8168 9981 today for expert advice and a FREE quote!