This is one of the most important things you need to do before buying a house
It's often overlooked.
Trying to pick the right house can be a hard task. You want to find somewhere that is homely and where you can see a future being made.
However, you also want somewhere that is just as good on the outside as it is on the inside.
Damp proofing and wall tie failures are one of the many problems that surveyors come across when properties are being looked at.
The draining system in a house needs to be in top shape and leaking drains can cause property subsidence or in simpler words, the sinking of a property over time.
This drain company in England, who conduct drain surveys for home buyers, have outlined the benefits of checking out the drainage when moving into your new home.
Quinn Developments compiled seven advantages of checking out your drains into an easy to read infographic which touches on the state of drains, faults that can occur in the drainage system and catching and repairing problems before they get too bad.
A spokesperson from Quinn Developments, Paul Cole said: home buyers should consider having a drain survey before they purchase a property and I feel that people will find the infographic beneficial."
The infographic can be found here.