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What Happens When We Inspect Your Drains?

December 1, 2017

There are a number of reasons why you might need a drain inspection. When something is wrong with your drains, this can show up in a number of different ways. You might find, simply, that water is not draining away, or is doing so very slowly; or there might be a strong, unpleasant odour coming […]

How Do You Know if You Have a Collapsed Drain?

October 6, 2017

Sometimes drain problems are issues that linger, rather than being sudden, dramatic events. This doesn’t mean they’re any less severe, but that they can be harder to detect, until they’re much more serious because they’ve got that much worse. A collapsed drain can be severe, and the longer you leave it, the costlier it will […]

How Does Sewerage Risk Management Involve You?

July 29, 2017

What goes down your drains as waste is not something you probably want to spend much, or any, time thinking about. But disposing of waste is a fact of modern life, and even though it seems distant from how we live, it is important how we manage it. All new properties, and some refurbished or […]

What are the Eyes and Brain of a Drainage Investigation?

July 22, 2017

What will give you peace of mind about your drains? A faulty drain if untreated is trouble waiting to happen. In the home or workplace, blocked drains are smelly, and a health hazard. They can cause prolonged disruption if they are not fixed, and if you’re an employer, you might find that you cannot have […]

From Drain Spotting to Drain Inspection

October 26, 2016

For some people, a drain is a thing of beauty. Sheffield has its own self-confessed drain spotter, who spends his time looking for rare sewer covers. As part of a local preservation group, he works to retain public heritage features, including covers that date back to Victorian times. While we can appreciate the detective work […]

Care and Attention: Our Drainage Investigation

August 3, 2016

If you’re told you need a drainage investigation does the prospect fill you with dread? Perhaps you’re anticipating a great deal of disruption and disturbance. You should be aware, however, that in fact we can conduct a drainage investigation in such a way as to cause minimum disruption, and in fact, by having a drainage […]

Steady Does It: How Careful is a Drainage Investigation?

June 29, 2016

No one likes disturbance, least of all when it involves your home or property. The worry when it comes to drains is that inspecting them will then result in contractors digging things up and leaving a trail of disruption. However, it may surprise you when we tell you how hassle-free, and careful, a drainage investigation […]

Will a CCTV Drain Survey Come to Your Rescue?

June 8, 2016

If your drains are in a poor condition this can cause you serious problems, even if, at present, you’re not experiencing any actual inconvenience. Damaged or degraded drains are a disaster waiting to happen. A most effective means of discovering what’s going in in your drains, and what you need to do about it, is […]

How a CCTV Drain Survey Exposes Hidden Lifestyles

June 2, 2016

We all know about the sensational aspects of CCTV exposure, from bad behaviour to criminal activity and beyond. But what might a CCTV drain survey uncover about you, should you need one? What Goes Down the Drain But Shouldn’t? The thing about drain is, they’re so convenient. You can flush any number of things down […]

Unmasked! How Drain Tracing Reveals Hidden Problems

May 18, 2016

If you can’t see something, fixing it is that much harder. Problems with drains can be problematic for precisely this reason. Drain tracing is one key method of investigating areas and pinpointing faults that would otherwise be difficult to locate. What Does Train Tracing Involve? Used in conjunction with a CCTV drain survey, drain tracing […]

Drain Tracing: When High Tech Goes Underground

May 12, 2016

If you think drainage is all just about holes in the road and heavy duty work, think again. Drain tracing is a hugely important element in sorting out drainage problems and it involves state of the art technology.   When is Drain Tracing Used? How accurately mapped out is the drainage network. Drain networks change […]

Can a CCTV Drain Survey Protect Your Wealth?

April 28, 2016

We know all about CCTV being used for security purposes. It has a clear purpose in protecting property, and people, from criminal activity, and in gathering and recording data to help keep people, businesses and homes secure. What you might not realise is that a CCTV drain survey has its own role to play in […]

What are the Causes and Signs of a Collapsed Drain? –

April 13, 2016

We use drain tracing to investigate and diagnose some drainage problems, particularly if access is going to be a problem and we need to avoid disruption to essential pipework or utilities. Often we encounter damage because the drain has collapsed. What are the main causes of collapsed drains? This can occur due to changes over […]

Why CCTV is Key in Drainage Detection

March 23, 2016

The drain is the scene of a crime. Something has gone badly wrong, systems have failed and the consequences are hideous: foul sewage water has backed up. There’s a lot of mess and the smell really isn’t too pleasant either. You can try putting chemicals down there, you can even poke about using a wire […]

Could You Benefit From a CCTV Drain Survey?

March 16, 2016

Are you thinking: that’s not for me? Perhaps the idea of a CCTV drain survey just doesn’t appeal to you. Does it sound too technical, too involved, too expensive, or just too much trouble? Think again: the CCTV drain survey is a really efficient, cost effective way of inspecting your drains. It’s a fact of […]

How Can You Protect Your Property from Drainage Danger?

February 24, 2016

Before considering whether or not it’s worthwhile having a CCTV drain survey, think about what sort of a threat poor drainage could be to your property. Firstly, what about the drains that should carry surface water away? We live in a wet country, and some years are much, much wetter than others. Storm drains are […]

Are Your Drains Doing Damage to the Environment? CCTV Drain Survey

February 18, 2016

Why would you have a CCTV drain survey? Let’s work back a bit: the most effective means easily available of clearing a blocked drain is a chemical cleaner, bought off the shelf. However, this kind of cleaner does contain harmful agents and is definitely hazardous if it comes into contact with your skin. If your […]

Where Are the Plans? Time for Drain Tracing

February 10, 2016

When it comes to drains, you can’t always get a clear picture about what’s going on. Unfortunately, when it comes to plans, the same can apply. Buildings evolve. They get refurbished, re-fitted, and extended. Vital plans can get lost or become outdated. A vital part of the process of building, however, how to know where […]

How Do You Know if You’ve Got a Collapsed Drain?

January 18, 2016

Drains can collapse through changes over time. If a collapsed drain or sewer is left unattended it can have dramatic effects. Persistent leakage will wash away surrounding soil, which in turn will undermine the foundations of anything above ground. Fortunately you should be able to tell if there’s something wrong before it gets this bad. […]

How Sensitive is a Drainage Investigation?

November 6, 2015

You might have the idea of a drainage investigation conjuring up nightmare images of disruption, of dug up driveways and large excavations blocking entrances. In fact, we can conduct a drainage investigation in such a way as to cause minimum disturbance to surroundings. It’s also worth noting that the investigation is actually more likely to […]

High Level Valley Clean Macclesfield

October 9, 2015

A high level clean in Macclesfield. The nursery supplements it’s income by holding exhibitions in the greenhouses at this time of year however they were concerned that each time it rained the water leaked in from the silted valleys.   We cleared 800 meters of silted valleys over a 4 day period.  Since the valley […]

Who is actually responsible for the drains in our area?

April 9, 2012

Despite the government enforcing changes to the ownership of drains in this country back in October 2011, many people are still unsure as to where the responsibility lies when a drainage issue rears its head. In this article, we will be looking briefly at this issue to hopefully clarify a few things so that should […]

Drainage companies aided by new technology

December 30, 2011

Quite a lot has changed in the way that a drainage contractor would approach a situation. This is mainly down to the fact that they can call on trenchless technology which means that a road does not always have to be dug up in order for new pipes to be laid. An assessment of the area will determine what […]

More on sewer ownership changes this October

August 23, 2011

We have already reported the news that a new law is to come into place from 1st October this year which will affect the ownership of sewer and wastewater pipes and where they are located. For homeowners, this can depend on the type of property they live in and when it was built. What it […]

What a CCTV drain survey is able to show

August 16, 2011

When you enlist the services of a professional drainage contractor, they will have access to some of the very latest technology – including the ability to carry out CCTV drain surveys. A survey such as this is able to provide detailed drain inspection. This means that whether the pipe or drain system is above or […]

Why arrange for drain inspection if you aren’t having any problems?

January 18, 2011

Drainage problems generally only come to light when they start to affect us, but that isn’t to say they don’t start before then. If you have never had your drains inspected, it is worth hiring someone to carry out the task as it may prevent major problems in the future. A standard drain inspection will […]

Drain blockages and drain inspection

November 25, 2010

Many homeowners don’t think to check their drainage systems until things start to go wrong, an oversight that could cost them a lot of money and trouble if their drains overflow. Drainage systems can only work to their fullest potential if they are properly maintained. The build up of waste products can cause the diameter […]

Drain blockages and repairs

October 29, 2010

Drain blockages can cause serious problems for homeowners if they are not dealt with quickly. If you have a serious blockage, the waste water and waste solids may find their way into your garden or even your home. It’s for the reasons above that it’s important to have the telephone number of a professional drain […]

Drain inspection CCTV surveys

August 30, 2010

There can be many causes of a blocked drain. But while drain jetting may remove a blockage it is usually impossible to find out what caused the blockage unless a CCTV survey is carried out. A CCTV survey is the only definitive way a drain inspection company will be able to determine the cause of […]

Stop blocked drains (Part 2)

August 29, 2010

In the last article we discussed the common ways drains can be blocked by putting incorrect substances into your kitchen sink. Here we will discuss what can and cannot be put into the drainage/sewer system from the bathroom. Nappies and sanitary wear Many people think that it is ok to put sanitary wear and nappies […]

Stop blocked drains (Part 1)

August 28, 2010

If you have a blocked drain, the consequences can be nothing more than devastating for the homeowner, in some cases waste water can actually flood into your home. However, most of the blockages that occur in your drainage pipes at home can be avoided by being careful about what you put into your drainage system […]

Manchester Airport below ground drains survey

June 11, 2010

The Drainage Consultants were approached and asked to submit a price for the clean and survey of the below ground drainage system at Manchester Airport. As part of this project, it was necessary to identify interceptors. After quoting, the Drainage Consultants were considered the best for the job and will begin work in a few […]

Clean and survey on industrial site in Dukinfield

June 11, 2010

The Drainage Consultants were recently hired to carry out a clean and survey of drains on an industrial site in Dukinfield. The job involved cleaning the system with high pressure water jets before examining the pipework via CCTV. This is a fairly typical way of starting a job, the aim of which is to maintain […]