What to Look for in a Reputable Drain Surveyor

Drain surveyor discussing service with customer

Life can be full of surprises, so when that inevitable streak of bad luck happens to your home you will want to know that you have the very best people on the case. Unfortunately, not everyone out there has got your best interest at heart, so the following are a few simple tips to make sure that you let the right people survey the drainage in your home.

Why is it Important to Choose a Reputable Drainage Surveyor?

As you will already know, it is vital that you choose the right person first time around when looking for a drainage surveyor. Not only will this ensure that you don’t waste a large amount of your hard earned cash, but it will also prevent detrimental work being carried out on your drainage system. Alongside this, if you do not use an accredited drainage surveyor, it will most likely mean that you are not under guarantee for future work.

Five Steps to a Happy Home Owner

Using the following five steps will give you a good inkling if anything is rogue about your potential drainage surveyor. If in doubt about anything, move on and find another one that fits the bill.

1. Check the paperwork

Drainage accreditations

Every reputable drainage surveyor should be a member of a relevant industry accreditation scheme, such as CHAS (the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) who will ensure that you are getting a certified workman.

2. Check Reviews

There is no one who is going to be more honest than a customer that has used the company before. It is always worth reading through customer testimonials, review sites and researching previous work so you can get a real feel for the quality that you will receive. If your prospective drainage company are listed on Checkatrade, this is a pretty good indication that they will be up to scratch. You can also find customer reviews on here. 

3. Note the Equipment


Don’t feel embarrassed about watching the surveyors from a distance as they work. Look at the equipment and see if it looks well maintained. Look at their safety wear; are they taking reasonable precautions?

4. Contact Information

Before your chosen drainage surveyor starts any work at your home, it is a good idea to gather information on all avenues to contact them. This way, if anything does go wrong, then you have a head start when needing to get hold of the surveyor.

5. Never Pay in Full

Paperwork for contractor

You should never give any tradesman the full payment upfront for any work and they should never ask for it. A deposit is absolutely fine and a common practice, but make sure that you do not pay more than half of the overall fee.

Selecting the right drainage surveyor is vital to achieving successful results, and Express Drainage Surveys are on hand to make that decision simple.

Our expert teams are available throughout London and the South East to perform high quality, accurate and safe drain inspections at domestic and commercial properties. Determining the cause of a blockage or accurately identifying damage within your drains is essential, so get in touch with Express Drainage Surveys today to find out more.