Homebuyers CCTV Drain survey

Homebuyers CCTV Drainage Survey


Home-buyers CCTV Drainage Surveys.

A homebuyers CCTV drainage survey can save our customers thousands of pounds each year. We are able to determine the structural integrity of the drainage system before you purchase the property. Often, our customers are able to negotiate a reduction in cost of the property for repairs.  As part of our homebuyers cctv drainage survey, you will be provided with a full report and plan.

Off-mains systems such as septic tanks, cesspits and sewage treatment plants are prominent in West Wales. Many customers who have never had any experience with off-mains drainage systems benefit from our homebuyers surveys.

Construction / New Build drain survey.

West Wales Waste are Welsh Water approved contractors. We are equipped to supply pre-adoption surveys to new build construction sites.

All new build sites require a pre-adoption survey on drainage networks before Welsh Water agrees to adopt or transfer the sewer network. We pre-clean all of the drainage using Jetvac combination units before undertaking the survey. If any defects or problems are identified, we will let the construction company know. They are then able to repair them before submitting the report to Welsh Water.

The Welsh Water pre-adoption survey gives Welsh Water the go ahead to take over ownership of the drainage, and will allow them to repair and maintain the drainage from then onwards.

Problem Investigating.

Drain surveying or CCTV inspections are important to our domestic and commercial customers who have previously had an issue with drains or sewers. We are able to investigate using underground drainage inspection equipment and are able to detect for the following:

  • Signs of a leak or break in the drainage system
  • Damage which will include crack and breaks in pipework
  • Mis-alligned pipe connections
  • Pitch fibre blistering
  • Holes where rodents are able to enter the sewer
  • Collapsed drains

A CCTV Drain Survey gives our team a good indication of what and where the issue may be so we can put together a plan and process to repair the issue.

For more information on drain surveying, or if you wish to book, please call: (01646) 629089 or email info@westwaleswaste.com.

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CCTV Drain Inspection Survey

What is a CCTV drain survey?


What is a CCTV drain survey?

When you find yourself with a drainage issue and you have no idea what it could be, call West Wales Waste. With the help of our CCTV drain survey technology, we can solve your problems in no time at all.

A CCTV drain survey consists of using the latest high-tech and waterproof CCTV equipment to identify any blockages or damage your drainage may have. This gives our team a good indication of what and where the issue may be so we can put together a plan and process to fix the issue.

We do this in various circumstances depending on the project in hand. Here are some examples of times where you would expect to see use this equipment:

  • Signs of a leak
  • Suspicion of damage
  • Potential blockage
  • To review repairs

The advantages of having a CCTV drainage survey are endless as you will not only save time, but you will inevitably save money in the long run.

We have a webpage dedicated to the CCTV drainage survey, visit our page here.

For more information or to book a survey:

Call: (01646) 629089

Or email: info@westwaleswaste.com

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Why would you need a CCTV survey?


Why would you need a CCTV survey?

A CCTV drain survey can be an incredibly indispensable tool in a lot of situations.

From inspecting a drain for damage to a full drain inspection for a property you may be looking to purchase.

The process is usually quick and simple as the equipment we use is industry leading.

Here are some of the scenarios where you would expect to see us use our CCTV drainage equipment.


  • Home Buyers Survey

Purchasing a new home can be stressful enough without having to worry about future issues with the future structure and maintenance of your new property. The home buyers survey will give you peace of mine on all your surrounding drainage.


  • New installations

Having new drainage system installed can be a big job. Making sure that the installation was successful can reduce any further issues later down the line.


  • Fault finding & investigation

You will most likely know when you have a drainage issue. We are likely to use the CCTV drainage equipment to find the issue. This will allow us to plan how to rectify the issue.


In most cases, our clients won’t know if they need a survey, but one of our engineers will be sure to advise one in some situations.


For more information or to book a CCTV drainage survey,

Call: (01646) 629089

Or email: info@westwaleswaste.com

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bad smell blocked drain

How to know when your drain is blocked


How to know when your drain is blocked

A blocked drain can be incredibly frustrating when it happens. Whether it’s your bathroom, kitchen, toilet…you name it, it’s a headache at the best of times.

We advise that it can be less of a problem if you can identify a blockage before it’s at its worst. This can save you valuable time and money.

The key to avoiding a blocked drain is looking for the signs.

Here are some signs to look out for:


A foul odour is one of the most obvious signs of your underlying problem. These smells account for many different issues, but it’s most commonly found in the kitchen. Food which flows down the waste pipe can get stuck and begin to rot.

Bad smells are likely to be the first sign of a potential blockage, so it’s essential you act on it quickly.


If you know your home well, it’s likely you’ll know how your pipes usually sound. If you hear a variation within your drainage, its most likely not a good thing.

A blockage can build up air pockets within your pipework, which creates gurgling noise within your drainage.


This couldn’t be a more obvious sign your drain is blocked. Slow or non-draining sinks or a backed-up toilet can be obvious signs that you have a blockage. If it is an isolated drain, then the issue Is most likely in the drain pipe connected to the appliance. But If the blockage is consistent in all drains within the system, the issue is likely to be in the sewer drain.

The best way to understand the extent of your issue is seeing if an increase in water volume affects another drain’s water level. For example; you can see that flushing the toilet is making the water in the shower rise. If that’s the case, you have a fully blocked drain and you will require a waste management engineer.

As much as sight is the most obvious of sign, it also means that the pipe is at its final stages of blockage. This being said, all blockages can be fixed.

What’s the next step?

If you have discovered one, two or even all three of the signs above, then it’s recommended that you call a professional as soon as possible.

If you are the homeowner, then you may assume you are responsible for the investigation and possible repair of the blocked drain, but if the system crosses over with a neighbouring property then it’s likely the local water and sewage company is responsible. Once you have identified who is responsible, the process should be crystal clear.

We advise that you speak with a professional before attempting to try and unblock the system yourself. Our friendly engineers are on hand 24 hours a day to make sure you have a open running system in no time at all.


For more information on blocked drains or to book a call out:

Call: (01646) 629089

Or email: info@westwaleswaste.com

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Are rats entering your house through your drainage system?

Are rats entering your house through your drainage system?

The Problem

When rats are seen around your property, you can be almost certain there is a bigger issue at hand. This is because a fault in your drainage system could be the reason rats are entering your house. If you have either a damaged pipe, or an blocked opening, they will squeeze through. This kind of issue needs to be resolved almost immediately as rats can plague a building extremely quickly.

Rats look for two things, shelter & food. Once they have found an area which holds both of these things, they tend to reside there for as long as possible. If you can hear rats in your attic or scuttling between your walls it may have found both in your lovely home.

These pests carry diseases as E.coli, Salmonella and in some cases Tuberculosis, so they are extremely dangerous to the health of you, your family and friends.

Even if you haven’t seen a rat on the property, there are many ways you can identify if you have some unwelcome guests. Here are the most obvious:

– Droppings (particularly behind appliances)

– Scratching in walls or under floorboards (primarily at night)

– An ammonia-like smell

– Evidence of gnawing

It’s not uncommon that rats enter a property through a neighbouring building. This is most likely through the drainage system. Drains and sewers provide an effective entry point for the rodents.

The Solution

Fixing your drainage system is going to be the very first thing to action.

Here at West Wales Waste we are able to offer:
– A drain survey to identify where the rodents are entering your property.

– A no-dig drain repair by lining them and so sealing any cracks, holes or displaced joints.

– Installing non-return valves so that rats are unable to enter your property but waste can still leave through the pipes.

So, if you think a fault in your drainage system could be the reason rats are entering your house, please feel free to call us on 01646 629089. Alternatively, Click Here and fill out our instant quote form.

What is Drain Jetting?

What is Drain Rodding?

How much does drain unblocking & drain jetting cost?

How much does drain unblocking & drain jetting cost?

How much does drain unblocking & drain jetting cost?

The cost of a drain unblocking or drain jetting will always come down to the scale of the blockage.

There are various different factors we have to consider when quoting drain unblocking. More than likely our professionals on the ground will have a good idea of the issue, but they potentially may want to make sure before starting work. This may include offering a CCTV inspection of the drain if we feel the drain may have further issues than once thought.

Once we believe we have identified the issue we will use one of three processes.

Drain Rodding:
Multiple rods are attached together and fed into the drainage, releasing any blockages on its way.

Drain Jetting:
A high-powered water jet is fed into the drainage while simultaneously blasting its way through any stubborn blockages which stand in its way.

Drain rodding & jetting:
Using both of the above methods to release and evacuate any blockages.

So, depending on what method the waste management expect chooses to use will inevitably affect the cost of the job.

So, in answer to the question, ‘How much does drain unblocking & drain jetting cost? Estimated costs for these services are subject to the provider:

Call-out service – £50 – £70
Emergency call-out – £170 – £200
Drain Rodding – £70 – £90
Drain jetting – £150 – £180
Drain rodding & jetting – £200 – £250
CCTV Inspection – £150 – £250

If you would like to enquiry with us for our costs for services, please feel free to fill in one of our instant quote forms or alternatively call us on 01646 629089.

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