Drain Tracing


Drain Tracing
If you need to find the exact location and depth of the drains at your property, then you need to find yourself a local drainage company that specialises in sonar drain tracing.

A cctv drain survey will give you a lot of information about your drainage system (drain condition, pipe size, invert levels, type of pipe etc), but not the exact location and depth.

Our specialist drain tracing services can reveal the exact location and depth of your drains. Call 0161 885 3775 or email info@quickdrains.co.uk for a FREE quote.

Why might you need sonar drain tracing services?


If you are close to a public sewer, you will need drain tracing to locate the drains for your build over agreement.

A cctv survey may tell you that there is a buried manhole, but drain tracing can show the exact location of the manhole.
Excavating is labour intensive and not cheap. Drain tracing takes the guesswork out of exactly where you dig.

Do I need drain tracing for a build over agreement?


Do I need drain tracing for a build over agreement?
If you're planning to improve your home by adding an extension, conservatory, annexe or garage, you'll need to know if there's drainage on your land, and if so where it is.

If you're building within three metres of a public sewer, or within one metre of a public lateral drain, you'll need the approval of your local authority before work begins.

Your water authority will be able to provide a map of local sewers. However, this may not be up to date or accurate. It is down to you to show the exact locations of your drains.

Our experienced drain engineers use the latest equipment to carry out our sonar drain tracing. Call 0161 885 3775 or email info@quickdrains.co.uk for a FREE quote.

How does drain tracing work?


How does drain tracing work?
A sonde or transmitter is attached to the head of a cctv drain camera or crawler camera (in larger pipes) and placed in the drain, pipe or sewer and sent in the direction required.

The transmitter sends a sonar pulse out and the engineer follows it above ground using a receiver. The pulse signal is sent out from the sonde in a circular or arch configuration.

The drainage engineer adjusts the receiver so that he has a minimal signal. At this point, they will be directly over the top of the transmitter or sonde.

The receiver will give the exact location and equally important the depth of the drain.

For FREE advice about sonar drain tracing, call 0161 885 3775 or email info@quickdrains.co.uk.

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Why should you use Quick Drains to do your drain tracing?


Fast Response 24/7

Someone will always answer the phone, so whatever your drain emergency, our local drainage engineers can come to your rescue.

Guaranteed Work

We are pleased to offer all of our customers a one month guarantee on drainage work when we have cleared their blocked drains

Competitive Prices

Quick Drains aim to give the best value for money price for clearing blocked drains, with fixed prices offered wherever possible.

Free Expert Advice

Not sure where to start? Call our friendly office and a drain engineer will advise you on the best way to tackle your blocked drains.

Big Jobs, Little Jobs

Whether you have a blocked drain in the garden of your terraced house or need a drain survey for a retail park or industrial estate, we can help.

Checkatrade & Trustatrader approved

We are proud to be members of checkatrade and Trustatrader. We ask all of our customers to leave reviews of our work when we clear blocked drains.

Which areas do we offer cctv drain surveys, drain tracing and drain inspections?


Which areas do we offer cctv drain surveys, drain tracing and drain inspections?
Our engineers carry out cctv drain surveys for commercial and domestic clients throughout the North West of England including Manchester, Heywood, Rochdale, Bury, Middleton, Oldham, Bolton, Stockport & all surrounding areas.