The Importance of Drain Surveys When Moving Home

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Have you discovered your dream home? Whether you’ve found the perfect place or are still house hunting, if you’re planning a move, don’t forget about the drainage system!

Conducting a drain survey before you buy could save you significant unexpected expenses and stress. Here’s why…

The Real Value of Property Valuations

If you’ve been through the buying process before, you’ll know that valuations do not go into enough detail to give you the full picture of a prospective property. While a valuation will give you a good estimate as to the market value of a property, it will not identify potential problems or explore its more intricate aspects in detail. That’s why it’s essential that you contact a surveyor to thoroughly investigate the property before you proceed with the purchase.

Full Building Surveys

A surveyor will conduct a far more thorough investigation of your potential new home, providing you with all the essential information and looking more closely at any issues you have concerns about.

From the overall condition of the property, to any urgent problems with it, a Homebuyer’s Report or Full Building Survey by an experienced surveyor will give you more of the information you need to make an informed decision. This includes an appraisal of the property’s damp proofing, insulation and drainage; however, this type of survey will not test the drains themselves.

CCTV Drain Surveys

When you have a problem with drainage it can be very expensive to fix. Inaccessible and underground, it can take a long time for problems to present themselves, which means the damage can become more extensive over time, and increasingly costly to repair.

Undertaking a full, professional CCTV drain survey is a fast, simple and non-invasive way to identify any potential problems with the drains at your prospective property before you buy. This may have an impact on the price you pay, or the work the current owners undertake before you move in.

Fast, Thorough & Non-Invasive

Using CCTV, drain specialists can conduct drain surveys quickly and easily – examining your future property’s drainage system with no need for excavation. These types of surveys can rapidly and accurately identify problems like tree roots growing into drainage, cracks and damage, build ups of grease or fat, and problems caused by ground movement.

Knowledge is Power

Having all the information you need about your prospective property will ensure you have the knowledge you need to make the right decision and ensures you pay a fair price for the property. So don’t forget that all-important CCTV drain survey before you sign on the dotted line!

Do you require a fast, professional CCTV drain survey in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex or Cambridgeshire? Anglia Drain Doctor is ready to help – we’ll even provide you with a video of your drain survey so you can take a closer look yourself. For more information or to book an appointment please contact our friendly team today on 0800 056 0088.

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