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Choosing the Right Drain Repair Company

June 29, 2015

Too often it’s a bit of a minefield trying to find reliable tradespeople and this is perhaps even more so for drainage repairs – these are potentially big jobs and you can’t even see the problem. When you’re looking at finding someone reliable for commercial drain repairs, the problem only gets larger, as you need […]

CCTV Drain Survey – Understanding The Importance

June 25, 2015

In commercial buildings, it’s vital that you keep on top of your maintenance, and If you are currently dealing with problems in your building’s drains or if you’d just like to avoid one in the future, a drain or sewer survey is a fast and accurate way to get an instant look at the condition […]

Where Does it All Go?

October 18, 2014

Like all forms of waste disposal, when it’s working well we don’t give a second though to where our water goes after it has been sent swirling down the plug hole, toilet or rainwater drain. But we’ve just sent it on a journey through a series of transportation and treatment processes that will eventually see […]

Things we’re glad we don’t find every day

May 30, 2014

Working in the drain cleaning game, we naturally come across all sorts of peculiar things down drains – often because they are blocking them. We’ll quite often come across toys put down there by curious children, and it’s not unusual to find false teeth, phones, tools, paint brushes and … things we can’t mention on […]

The festive period is a busy time for a drainage contractor

December 24, 2011

Christmas is usually regarded as a time for relaxation and spending time with family and friends. However, this is also one of the busiest periods of the year for those involved with drainage maintenance. This is because these specialists are required to sort out the added strain put on the sewerage system. When people have tucked […]

Thames Water to rectify sewerage situation

November 25, 2011

Following a sewage leak which affected the River Crane recently when a sluice gate became jammed, the water company responsible for drainage Thames Water vowed to ‘put things right’ so the same thing never happens again. Tonnes of sewerage waste inadvertently had to be left to enter the river when a gate on one of […]

Anglian Water begin work on Newmarket drainage ditch

November 23, 2011

It has been reported that scheduled work to clean out rubbish from a 300 metre drainage ditch in the Suffolk town of Newmarket is now underway. Responsibility for the drainage ditch, which runs both above and below ground, has caused some confusion, with Anglian Water taking ownership over the majority of its length, with the […]

A drainage contractor dedicated to customer service

November 15, 2011

When you call in tradespeople to carry out work on your home or business premises, you often find that even if they are highly skilled at what they do, their communication isn’t always their strongest point. However, when you need to enlist the services of a drainage maintenance company, due to the commitment of their engineers to […]

When the impact moling technique is required

October 19, 2011

If the specialist drainage team arriving at a site to make repairs find that they are unable to carry out this work because the pipes are irreparable, then in the past excavation was the next step of the maintenance process. Nowadays, in this kind of situation, as well as when new water supply pipes or […]

Now is the time to consider drainage maintenance within the home

September 30, 2011

As many of us are only too aware, as the dark nights start to draw in and autumn arrives the colder weather can lead to problems within the home. This is why it is always advisable to be prepared before winter sets in and you find all sorts of things start to go wrong. One […]

Southern Water invests in Dover flood reduction scheme

September 24, 2011

It has been revealed this week that the water and sewerage company Southern Water has agreed to put £1.3 million towards a reduction in the risk of flooding in some areas of Dover. The investment means that the company will be making improvements to the sewer network in various locations to ensure that pipes are […]

Helping the authorities keep the sewer systems flowing

September 20, 2011

As a specialist drainage contractor, it is common for engineers to be sent out to tackle all kinds of drainage-related problems. These may be at homes where there are blockages causing all kinds of health-issues, or flooding on the streets where the sewers have exceeded their capacity. There are many things which drainage experts have […]

Planned maintenance as a preventative measure

September 19, 2011

Whether you are a homeowner, facilities manager, manufacturing plant owner or property developer, drainage may not be something you think about during your day-to-day operations. This is probably because the drains taking the wastewater from your building are flowing as they should. However, should you experience issues with the drainage it can come as a […]

Are flushable items always flushable?

September 16, 2011

This may sound like a strange question seeing as you would expect a product which has been labelled as ‘flushable’ to be exactly that, but when it comes to the sewerage system you would be surprised. The reality of the situation is that product labelling can be confusing at times and this is certainly the […]

What happens when an engineer comes round to check out a blockage

September 15, 2011

It is not uncommon for a home or business owner to find their property’s drainage pipes blocked from time to time. This is especially more of a frequent experience in a big city like London or Manchester where there is a lot of strain put on the sewerage system. So should you ever spot a […]

Advice for if you notice surface water flooding

August 30, 2011

There are many things which can contribute to sewage flooding, which means that sometimes this situation is unavoidable. When the sewer system becomes overloaded with large amounts of rainwater during heavy rainfall then flooding is highly likely. If you ever spot any surface water flooding in your street or coming from the drains then you […]

Clearing a simple blockage under the kitchen sink

August 28, 2011

Some blockages found within drainage pipes should be left to the specialists to clear, but there are many uncomplicated problems around the home which could be sorted quite easily. One of these is when you find that the trap below the kitchen sink has become blocked due to the build-up of fats and food deposits. […]

When drain replacement and pipe installation work is required

August 22, 2011

In this day and age, with all the many improvements in drainage technology, it is becoming increasingly common for trenchless techniques to be deployed by specialist engineers to deal with severely damaged pipes and drainage systems. However, there are still instances where traditional trench excavation work is necessary. Should it not be possible to repair […]

High performance equipment to handle your waste disposal

August 19, 2011

As well as being able to maintain all drainage maintenance works, if you enlist the services of a leading drainage contractor you may also be able to benefit from their access to high performance equipment such as a combination tanker with jetting and vacuuming capabilities. The advantages to clients include being able to handle all […]

The benefits of relying on an emergency drainage contractor

August 18, 2011

When a blocked drain is posing so much of a problem that it is affecting your business operations, it is important to address the situation before it creates an even bigger disruption for you. As well as the inconvenience aspects, it can also become a serious risk to your health and any other people present […]

Clearing a blocked toilet in your bathroom

August 15, 2011

There are many instances where a toilet can become blocked and if not addressed, the issue can escalate and even cause the flooding of the home. We do not need to remind you of the health risks and unpleasantness caused by wastewater flowing back up the pipes and into the bathroom. This can make the […]

A typical scenario for those responsible for water drainage

July 26, 2011

Water companies have made a concerted effort over the past few years to educate home and business owners about the problems which can be caused when unsuitable items are flushed away into the toilet and drains. The result of this can lead to sewer blockages and so it is often the case that a drainage […]

The havoc that FOG can cause to your drains

June 26, 2011

The national ‘Bag It and Bin It’ group was founded to combat the growing problems with Britain’s sewerage system, caused by the way households dispose of their waste. One of the areas highlighted by the campaign was how pouring fats, oils and greases (FOG) down the sink can create a number of serious issues with […]

The main causes of sewer flooding

May 31, 2011

If the sewer system close to your home floods, the water company may not be held responsible for this situation. You should therefore contact drainage maintenance specialists to discuss how you can arrange for this health hazard to be cleaned up. In many circumstances the flooding could have been avoided. We will now look at […]

Always use qualified professional contractors for drainage work

May 29, 2011

The advice with regards to drainage in and around the home is the same as with anything else really; only attempt to take on tasks you feel are within your capabilities. For sure, basic drain maintenance can be carried out by those with DIY skills, negating the need to call in the professionals. However, don’t […]

Concerns raised over speeding drivers during roadworks

May 25, 2011

A resident of Bo’ness, in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, has voiced her anxiety regarding the speeds at which drivers are travelling, as they pass by drainage maintenance works. The safety of pedestrians is at the forefront of people’s minds around Cadzow Road where the roadworks are taking place. Falkirk Council, who had brought project […]

Bag your waste instead of flushing it

May 20, 2011

A number of sewerage and water companies in the UK are campaigning at this moment in time to educate people on what should and shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet as waste. This is because these 4-inch wide waste water drains are only made to hygienically get rid of toilet roll and human waste, nothing […]

Why you should not dispose of cooking fats using a sink

May 19, 2011

Did you know that around 55 percent of blockages in the sewer are due to the fact that people get rid of cooking fat by washing it down the sink? Many people believe that this is ok as you can always use bleach or detergent afterwards to ensure it doesn’t harden in the pipes. However, […]

Work on Preston drainage tunnels begins

January 31, 2011

United Utilities have started the construction of five micro-tunnels underneath the streets of Preston to stop waste water flowing into the River Ribble at times of heavy rainfall. At an estimated cost of £114m, United Utilites have just started digging the first of eight shafts at Watery Lane, which will allow a Micro Tunnel Boring […]

Roads closed in Stalybridge as work on sewer system starts

January 28, 2011

Work in Stalybridge at the junction of Dean Road and Trinity Street has just got underway to improve the Victorian sewer under the road. United Utilities are spending £8 million on sewer improvements in Stalybridge and Dukinfield over the next few months in an attempt to improve the water quality in the River Tame. Currently, […]

Sewer replacement scheme in Levenshulme

January 21, 2011

Drainage work in Levenshulme is currently being carried out by United Utilities to increase the size of the sewers, so they can carry a greater volume of water at times of heavy rainfall. In the flood prevention scheme, the sewage system under Clare Road, Davenhill Road and Errwood Road is being replaced. The new sewers, […]

Home drain unblocking tips

December 21, 2010

Over the years, the drains that lead away from your property can reduce in diameter due to the accumulation of waste matter. If they are not cleaned or maintained, this can result in a blockage or flooding on your property. Drainage maintenance is not something that should be ignored. And if you follow a few […]

Dŵr Cymru fined for sewage leak into lake

December 16, 2010

Dŵr Cymru, the Welsh water company, has just admitted responsibility for allowing raw sewage to enter a lake in Gwynedd. The firm received a six month conditional discharge from magistrates in Caernarfon after sewage was found in Llyn Padarn Lake in Llanberis. It was also fined £3,800 costs for the spill which happen in April […]

Fat clog causes stream pollution in Midhurst

November 19, 2010

After pollution in a stream in Midhurst, Southern Water has repeated its statement to customers to not pour fats into their drainage systems. Due to a built up of fatty deposits, a sewer became blocked causing raw sewage to escape through a manhole cover and find its way into a nearby stream in Midhurst. The […]

New sewers in Alsager

October 19, 2010

Work including the installation of a new sewer in Alsager has just been completed by United Utilities. It is hoped that the new sewer system and the installation of an underground water storage tank by drainage contractors will protect homes by preventing flooding on Barrett Road, Linley Grove and Linley Road. The installation of the […]

Solve root intrusion in your drainage system

June 10, 2010

Drain blockages can be caused by many different things. But one of the most common reasons for blocked drains is root intrusion into the pipe. Roots from surrounding trees and plants can find their way into the drainage system near your home and can not only block the waste pipe network; but also cause serious […]

Use a drain maintenance contract to protect your business

June 9, 2010

If you are the owner or manager of a large industrial or commercial facility, you will need to make sure that the waste water systems you have on site are maintained and are always in good working order. The large number of people you may have on site mean that disruptions to the drainage system […]