Modern technology has influenced many areas, and the progress we’ve made can be seen in almost every aspect of our lives. From the electric toothbrush you use to brush your teeth in the morning, to the smart features of public transport systems and more, innovative tech has influenced many professions too, streamlining matters, and rendering once insurmountable tasks an absolute breeze in comparison. At Drainage Consultants Ltd, we have long been a leading force in the world of commercial, industrial and domestic drain clearance, but modern technology has made our job easier, opening new pathways and possibilities. Let us take you through everything from our current offering, to the potential for increased efficiency in the drainage sector in 2024 and beyond.
Major issues and hazards are much more common within the commercial and industrial realm, with domestic drain networks certainly not immune, but required to complete less complex tasks and procedures. Drainage problems can quickly turn into an incredibly expensive mess if not rectified quickly, therefore knowing the issues that could likely crop up before even discussing the technology involved is a sensible step to take.
Whether your circumstances make food, fat and grease blockages a very real possibility, or you’ve already had problems in the past with minerals deposited by hard water, we possess the equipment and knowhow to resume regular working conditions. A little bit of knowhow and preventive maintenance goes a very long way in most instances!
Embracing the innovation to come from new tech and the emergence of specialist teams can definitely come in handy when sourcing an appropriate expert. In the past, licensed plumbers were responsible for many drain cleaning and pipe replacement jobs, always the first point of contact for commercial and industrial stakeholders - though in recent times, those jobs have been passed on to drain-cleaning specialists like Drainage Consultants Ltd.
With a more nuanced and specific idea of various drain blockages and what may cause them, experts possess the modern equipment to get to the core of the problem, serving a very different role to the ‘jack-of-all-trades’ position that a local plumber might take. Site owners and property managers are increasingly understanding the value of maintaining clear drain lines, cementing the role of our drain clearance professionals as a crucial one.
CCTV And Remote Control Units
A very modern way of checking drain systems for issues and discrepancies, small CCTV drain cameras can be placed in the drain pipes during an inspection process. The entire drainage system is then traversed by the object, controlled via a remote system, capturing footage so specialists can determine the problem. With this thorough drain mapping, you can update existing plans, fix immediate issues and ensure any future construction work isn’t going to damage drainage infrastructure.
We use the latest state-of-the-art CCTV and remote control technology to survey drains, and from the information we gather, we can then produce an accurate, comprehensive survey of the drainage system. This includes schematics and survey sheets, produced in a high amount of details. From our extensive survey and investigation we produce detailed plans showing internal and external drain runs and connections, where manholes and inspection chambers are located, as well as the direction of water flow.
Another innovative method of drain investigation is that of sonar technology - particularly useful in delicate situations, where a clumsy move could cause further problems. Used as a substitute for remote CCTV cameras in many cases, during the sonar mapping process, electrical pulses are transmitted by specialist equipment. This allows us to discover what is going on underground, and various features of drain networks can be identified by utilising this method - from concealed manholes to collapsed pipes.
By using highly accurate equipment, we can access a complete view of what is going on below the ground, even determining how deep down the drain is by measuring the distance between the sonar device underground, and receiver device above ground. If this sounds like something that could be applicable to your situation, we’re available to assist at the click of mouse.
The Root Of The Issue
A large amount of damage can be caused to drainage systems by tree roots causing blockages in the drains. This is a natural issue to deal with as trees and plants tend to grow towards water sources, and thrive in damp areas - including drains where water is present. If roots get into the drains and aren't dealt with, they will grow over time, causing damage to the pipes, collapsed drains and also blockages.
Getting to the literal root of the issue, we can analyse the situation of your drains and provide recommended actions to reduce and resolve issues. If encountered during a drain clearance, drain survey or drain repair process, tree roots should be removed as a matter of urgency - before incurring further costly damage.
Not sure if you could benefit from any of the innovative services and procedures listed above? We maintain an array of conventional methods to assist with your drain network. Take a look, and don’t hesitate to contact with any routine queries or immediate issues affecting your business:
At Drainage Consultants Ltd, our fleet of tankers are available for a wide range of services - whether you’re based in a remote location or the city centre. Our specially trained engineers are here to keep your drains flowing, with complete tanker services including everything from flood water removal to septic tank and cesspit emptying. All of our drainage contractors have completed the relevant training and as a result, will always prioritise safety, efficiency and quality when working on your specialist tanker job.
In many scenarios, drain cleaning consists of pouring chemicals down the pipes every few years, though in many other other situations, drain cleaning is a much more substantial job.Though we offer a wide array of helpful drain cleaning options, the most common method used to clear industrial drains is drain jetting - also the most economical, environmentally safe and compliant option available. Routine cleaning doesn’t always need to be a complex task, with many options available, suited to your context, and decided by our team in advance alongside your needs.
Not usually included in a standard home buyer or property acquisition survey, drain checks can help flag potential issues with pipework, drainage, infestations, or a property’s structure. Along with a healthy flow check and identification of problems, drain surveys are often a common stipulation from mortgage companies and banks for property purchases - representing a quick and hassle free service which could save individuals thousands of pounds. Typically, a drain survey is a thorough inspection of the pipes connecting a property to the corresponding water network, and is as thorough as it gets.
Drainage Consultants Ltd: Drain Clearance And Drain Repair Specialists
At Drainage Consultants Ltd, our growing drainage division specialises in all aspects of drain work. Carefully selected and fully trained, our NRSWA (New Road & Street Works Act 1991), and Confined Space accredited supervisors allow us to repair, replace and maintain pipework in the public highway - fully in accordance with Health and Safety Regulations, as well as Local Authorities Regulations. Our teams are adaptable to different situations and issues, employing a range of advanced drainage techniques, such as CCTV drain surveys, investigation and rehabilitation.
By ensuring problems are solved and solutions are implemented quickly, we strive to be the leading drainage repair and drain clearance experts locally - whether you’re in need of a comprehensive survey or routine inspection. Our specialists are on call no matter the time, ready to resolve your issue quickly, efficiently and to the highest possible standard. Speak to one of our advisors today about your domestic or commercial drainage service, for quick clarity and peace of mind.