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Drain Clearance and blocked drain services in Helston Cornwall.

Cornwall Drains is your number one drain company in Cornwall; we diagnose and fix blocked drains in Helston and many other areas of Cornwall. Whether you have a minor repair, or a more severe drainage issue, then Cornwall Drains can help!

Our engineers are based locally in Cornwall, which ensures that we can offer a very quick response time to any drainage emergency. We are open 24 hours a day 365 days of the year, so our team are always on hand to make sure that a blocked drain does not affect your property for long! Our drainage experts will appropriately diagnose your drain issue and will provide the necessary method for the situation. So whether your drains need rodding, jetting or a CCTV drain survey, Cornwall Drains are fully equipped to solve even the most complex drainage problem. Our drainage experts are ready and waiting to solve any drain issue day or night, with effective solutions that will ensure your drains are restored and free-flowing once again.

Identifying the cause of a blocked drain

Understanding what could be causing a drain to be blocked can be quite difficult because you cannot see inside the drains themselves. This is why we provide a CCTV drain survey to our clients, as the survey will allow our engineers to accurately identify the issue and decide on a method that will effectively remove the blockage.

Areas Covered

Truro, Bodmin, Wadebridge, Rock Sticker, Polgooth, St Austell, Tregony Par, St Blazey, Tywardreath Cornwall, Newquay, Falmouth

What is a CCTV Drain Survey?

A CCTV drain survey is an in-depth drain inspection, using high definition cameras which are inserted into the drain pipes. These drain cameras will then capture live footage of the inside of your drainage system and report this footage back to our engineers, who will then analyse the footage and provide you with a solution to the problem at hand. A CCTV drain survey is extremely accurate and effective when diagnosing the cause for a blocked drain.

A CCTV drain survey may not necessarily only be needed for a suspected blocked drain, it may also be useful for new home owners. You can arrange a pre-purchase drain survey before you buy a house, to check the current condition of the drain pipes. This will give you an overview of potential future repairs or problems; this may well save you a lot of money down the line.

What equipment is typically used?

Typically a technician will arrive at your property with all of the tools and equipment needed to carry out the survey. The equipment used typically looks like this:

  • Waterproof Cameras – These high-tech cameras must be able to operate under flowing water and in small spaces within the drain pipe. They are used to provide a clear view of inside the drainage pipe, so that the engineers can establish and diagnose the issue.
  • Access Rods – These are used to push the cameras through the pipes, allowing them to manoeuvre around bends and through tight spaces. These are incredibly flexible and durable.
  • Crawlers – These are remote operated and are used for quick visual access to sewers; these provide excellent mobility even in the most blocked pipes.

What will be the outcome of the survey?

The CCTV drain survey will be able to diagnose pretty much any type of drainage issue. The survey is extremely thorough and can identify minor and major issues alike. Whatever the issue may be, a CCTV drain survey should be able to identify the cause. Some of the main issues that can be identified by a CCTV drain survey are:

  • Fatbergs
  • Structural damage
  • Tree roots
  • Collapsed drain
  • Causes of leaks
  • Burst pipes
  • Wear and tear/ corrosion
  • Rodent infestation
  • Displacement or poor installation

A CCTV drain survey is one of the most effective ways to diagnose issues within your drainage system; it allows you to respond quickly to minor issues before they become larger ones, which in turn will ensure the least amount of frustration and money spent.