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Can Drain Tracing Sort Out Your Sense of Direction?

August 1, 2017

Drains are hidden underground, which is fine when they are working, but inconvenient when they are not. If we need to discover the source of a drainage problem, we have to first be sure where the pipes are located, and what path they take.   This is where drain tracing is such a valuable asset. […]

Can Drain Tracing Help Rescue Lost Pipework?

February 18, 2017

Locating drains can be a problem. Obviously, they are not normally visible, running underground. In addition, drainage networks have changed over time, with new parts being added, or partly replacing old, Victorian drains. These changes are not always accurately updated on records, which means there can be “lost” pipework as certain parts of a local […]

Drain Tracing: How Sonar Helps Us Diagnose Drainage Problems

January 9, 2017

Sometimes it’s not just about unblocking a drain; it’s to do with us finding out exactly what is wrong, and building up a comprehensive, accurate picture of a drain network. This requires us using modern, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and methods, and one such method is sonar drain tracing. The Power of Sonar With active sonar, […]

How Drain Tracing Turns Us into True Detectives

November 16, 2016

We detect and diagnose drainage problems and, like detectives doing police work, we have a number of procedures and processes at our disposal to help us get the job done. Over time, the business of examining and fixing drains has become more efficient, with various technological advances. These include CCTV cameras and sonar drain tracing. […]

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 […]

How Drain Tracing Helped an Unhappy Landlady

September 28, 2016

Damp is never a happy outcome. The causes of damp can be varied, but it’s important to know exactly why it’s occurring, because otherwise you can spend large amounts of time and money on the wrong solution. Drain tracing is a key way of discovering the causes of damp seepage through external walls.   The […]

How We Use Drain Tracing to Solve your Drainage Problems

July 6, 2016

Drains are not always easily accessible, but we need to know what’s down there in order to plan the right solution for your drainage problems. Not all drain blockages or problems are simple to detect, and there can be the additional risk that extensive drainage repairs might disrupt other utilities or pipework. So in these […]

Drain Tracing: When High Tech Goes Underground

May 25, 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 over […]