Have a drain inspection on your new home

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.

Where we cover:

G1, G2, G4 City Centre | G3 Finnieston, Kelvingrove, Woodlands, Park Circus | G5 Gorbals, New Gorbals | G11 Broomhill, Thornwood, Partick | G12 Hyndland, Hillhead, Kelvinside, Kelvindale | G13 Knightswood, Anniesland | G14 Jordanhill, Yoker, Scotstoun | G15 Drumchapel | G20 Firhill, Kelvinside, Maryhill | G31 East End, Dennistoun, Alexandra Park | G32 Tollcross, Mount Vernon | G33 Stepps | G40 East End, Bridgeton | G41 Pollockshields | G42 Govanhill, Queens Park | G43 Shawlands | G44 Cathcart, Croftfoot | G45 Castlemilk | G46 Giffnock | G51 Govan | G52 Hillington | G53 Silverburn, Darnley | G60 Bowling, Old Kilpatrick | G61 Bearsden | G62 Milngavie | G63 Balfron, Strathblane, Kilearn, Blanefield | G64 Bishopbriggs, Torrance, Balmore | G65 Kilsyth | G66 Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown | G67, G68 Cumbernauld | G69 Moodiesburn, Baillieston | G71 Uddingston, Bothwell | G72 Blantyre, Cambuslang | G73 Rutherglen | G74, G75 East Kilbride | G76 Clarkston | G77 Newton Mearns | G78 Barrhead, Neilston | G81 Clydebank | G82 Dunbarton | G83 Balloch, Alexandria | G84 Helensburgh | ML1 Motherwell | ML2 Wishaw, Newmains | ML3 Hamilton, Ferniegair, Quarter, South Lanarkshire, Limekilnburn | ML4 Bellshill | ML5 Coatbridge | ML6 Airdrie | ML8 Carluke | ML9 Larkhall | PA1, PA2, PA3 Paisley | PA4 Renfrew | PA5 Johnstone | PA7 Bishopton | PA8 Erskine | PA11 Bridge of Weir | PA13 Kilmacolm | PA14 Langbank |

Call us today for all your blocked drain services in Glasgow: 0141 406 1658

JSL Drainage Glasgow

A reliable, professional and trusted drainage firm covering Glasgow and the surrounding areas. For quotations, emergency call outs and commercial contracts please call our head office on 0141 406 1658.


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