If you experience a problem with your drainage system then it’s important that you get the experts in. Common services include drain cleaning, repairs and general maintenance but many drainage companies also offer a range of other useful services for in and around your property.
Using a drainage company that offers multiple services is very useful if you have several jobs that need doing at once. Not only will it save a lot of time compared to finding a different team for each job, but it could save you money too.
So, what other services could you expect from a drainage company? Read on for all you need to know.
What can a drainage specialist help with?
When problems that occur in your home or business, whether they’re directly related to your drains or not, it’s important that you find an experienced team who can help. You never know when an emergency situation could arise and drainage consultants can help.
Here we explain some of the additional services that a drainage company may offer.
When roots and shrubs grow close to your drains they often cause problems with your drainage system. Although your garden may look perfectly alright above ground, below ground, the root system could be causing serious issues. Since roots are attracted to water, it’s not uncommon for plants to use your drains as a water source and this can result in blockages and more complicated issues in the system.
Usually, the best course of action is to cut the roots instead of using chemical products. When roots are left to grow in drains, the pressure can cause cracks to develop which can lead to floods and other complications elsewhere in the drain which can stop appliances from working. Often the first sign of a blocked drain is slow draining water or water not moving at all. It may be a good idea to inspect your outdoor drains if roots are the problem you’ll be able to spot this instantly.
Incorrect use of drains, such as disposing of food, fats and oils in the wrong way can result in fatbergs which are large masses of oil and grease. In 2013, The Whitechapel Monster, a bus-sized fatberg, was removed from a sewer in Kingston upon Thames.
Fatbergs can occur in domestic and commercial drains. The easiest way to prevent them is to never pour fat down the drain, instead, wipe the residue with a kitchen towel and dispose of it in the bin. Alternatively, let it solidify so it can be thrown out in one large chunk. Restaurants, factories and other similar premises may experience fatbergs in their drains due to the high volume of food and liquids that are produced. Unfortunately, when fatbergs develop it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to remove these yourself so always hire expert drainage consultants.
It’s not uncommon for graffiti and other similar damage to appear on commercial properties making them look uncared for. Of course, when done in the right way, graffiti can add personality to an area as a unique piece of art, but, unwarranted vandalism can have a negative effect on your business.
By hiring a professional surface cleaning team, graffiti can be removed using specialist equipment such as water jets. Here at Drainage Consultants, our expert team are fully trained to carry out a wide range of surface cleaning projects. From graffiti removal to block paving cleaning and other kinds of exterior cleaning, we can transform your property back to its original condition.
Whether you look in a hi-rise office, factory or other large building, in fact, you’ll probably need a professional cleaning team to keep your guttering properly maintained. Gutters are one area of the roof that can become blocked up with leaves and debris, especially throughout autumn and winter. If you’ve started to notice water pooling or damp spots on the building, this could be a result of blocked gutters that haven’t been cleaned.
It’s recommended that gutters are cleaned at least once every six months. Clogged gutters can cause more damage then you may realise, effecting your foundations and therefore, the integrity of your building.
When it comes to drainage it’s very important that you have a system that works for your needs. Every building is different which means what works for one property might not work for another - and that’s where drainage consultants come in. As well as repairing and installing drains, you may be able to find a company that can design a unique system for you too.
The type of drainage system you have can make a big difference in how things are run, especially in commercial properties. A drainage system will only be effective if sufficient effort is put into the planning stage, which is why all efforts should be put into the quality of design.
Tips for finding a multi-service company
Not all drainage companies offer other related services so you’ll need to do a little research to find the right one for your needs.
Here we explain some top tips for finding a reliable multi-service company.
Do your research
The first thing you’ll need to do is research. A quick look on the internet will help you to find companies in your area, just make sure you search for keywords relating to the service you need such as ‘graffiti removal’ or ‘surface cleaning’ and include your location too. Drainage work and surface cleaning often go hand in hand, and with a little research you can find someone who’s perfect for the job.
Take a look on the internet, your local newspaper and even get recommendations from people who have had similar work done. Company websites should provide more details about their main services, but be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page or you might miss information about their additional services too.
Ask about experience
If you’re unsure if a company offers the service you’re looking for, just ask! It may be that they just don’t advertise the service as much, but they’re more than qualified to do it. Ask about their experience to determine their suitability for the job. Many drainage companies will be skilled in a number of jobs and will already have the tools and equipment needed.
Haggle a deal
If you’re looking for drainage work and another additional service, you might be able to bag yourself a good deal. Often, if you’re in need of multi-services, you can get them done at a discounted rate, which means everything can be done at once. Whether you require work for your business or domestic property, maintenance can get very expensive over time.
Drainage maintenance and sewer line installation across the UK
Here at Drainage Consultants, we offer a range of drainage services for commercial and domestic clients. Over the years we’ve dealt with a whole host of problems, from large blockages to fat removal and CCTV surveys, our experienced team is on hand to help. Drainage problems affect thousands of properties every year, but many issues can be easily repaired in no time. Improve your drainage system today, get in touch and find out more.