The property market has been going crazy this year. The ‘race for space’ combined with stamp duty benefits has seen a mad rush for new property purchases. And a lot of these properties have been ones with garden space (thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic).
And while purchasing a property has many exciting aspects to it, there are various steps that home buyers should always remember. And one of them is seldom done. And that is drain inspection.
A homes drainage system is used every single day yet unless their is a problem with it, we rarely give it a second thought. Yet while we get our cars serviced every year and have our boilers serviced as well (or at least should have), when was the last time you had your drains serviced?
An in-depth inspection of your homes drainage system can identify a potential problem before it causes damage to your new property.
While most drainage issues are simply affairs, tree roots can easily crack a garden drain and may require several days worth of digging, excavation and tree surgery work. With a JSL drainage report, you can consult with the appropriate gardening contractors to deal with the problem before you move in.
We can conduct a drain cleaning and CCTV inspection service to help ensure that your homes drainage system is in tip top condition.
What is a CCTV Drain Survey?
A CCTV drain survey is a type of visual inspection of your homes full drainage system. An in-depth drainage inspection like this will allow us to find any problems in your homes drainage system quickly and put forward a plan to fix it.
This could be a drain jetting to remove a basic blockage of require excavation to remove tree roots from a drain. Rat infestations have become more of a problem in Glasgow in the last couple of years and easy access to drainage systems have seen more than a few drains becoming blocked because of rodents.
We have even had to dead with a blocked drain because of a bat a few years ago. Thankfully that Bat was okay in the end.
While it isn’t a requirement to have a CCTV drain survey when you buy a new house in Glasgow, we would always recommend it. In the same way that we recommend that a home owner has a boiler serviced once a year A home report surveyor will not conduct a thorough inspection of a properties drains or pipework. It means that you won’t know if you have a developing drainage problem until after you move in.
Reasons to consider a CCTV Drain Survey before you move in:
- Prevent Expensive Bills
- Negotiation Tool to reduce cost of house sale
- Drain Ownership (Is it your problem of the Water Authorities?)
If you would like to know more about our drainage work and how a CCTV drain inspection job can benefit you before you move into your new home, please call us today.