Drain Installation and Repairs

If you are looking for a company that specialise in drain installations and repairs then look no further as we have many years experience in the industry. We have the skillset to re-route existing drains if you’re planning changing a building layout; install the new drains to a property, extension or treatment plant/septic tank; or identify problem drains and repair or replace them, depending on the problem and location. 

We understand that problems with drainage systems can cause great disruption to your household or business, which is why our our knowledgeable team work hard to ensure they complete any drain installations or repairs in a short time frame.  If we are unable to carry out the works within the required time, we are happy to recommend drainage and groundworks contractors, who we work along side, who may be able to complete the works sooner. 

There are many factors that can affect a drainage system, some easier to solve than others.  Sometimes all that is required is a root cut to the affected drain, followed by relining or patch lining the problem areas. If the drain is badly damaged or collapsed then it will need replacing, and we carry this out with as little disruption as is possible to yourselves and your neighbours. When having to excavate a drain we take care not to damage surrounding areas and to avoid any utilities and other drainage. Once the drain has been replaced and the levels checked as correct, the trench is backfilled with a suitable aggregate and then completed by reinstating to its original finish (or sometimes better).

 

Drain clearance

You flush the toilet and the contents rise to meet you; or you pull the plug to empty the sink and nothing happens or it empties slowly glugging as it goes; or maybe your shower tray fills up with something unpleasant everytime you empty the bath or flush the toilet! Any blocked drain can cause seious problems to your property and potentially, your health. We have the Drain Clearing equipment to assist us in all aspects of drain unblocking. From the humble air plunger and drain rods to High pressure water jetting units, we have what it takes, and will only use the equipment designed for the drain being cleared.

As part of our drain unblocking service we can offer CCTV drain surveys to ascertain the type of blockage, and sonar tracing of the drain to pinpoint the location of the problem. If the blockage is down to roots we can also offer root cutting to clear the drain.

We are able to unblock drains for residential, commercial and industrial properties and are happy to discuss your requirements should you wish to put a planned preventative maintenance plan in place to prevent forseen or possible problems.

Often if a blocked drain is causing an emergency, such as flooding, or backed up appliances. If this is the case, and we can’t get out to you in the next few hours, we will happily refer you to someone who could get out to you quickly. We can also send out a vacuum tanker  to help clean up and empty cellars, store rooms, etc. To book our drain unblocking services or find out more about the drain services we offer, please get in touch with our experts today on 01772 864987 and they will gladly talk you through the drain services we can offer.

For more information on what can go down your toilet, and potentially prevent any blockages, United Utilities have a great page with useful and interesting advice. There is also a great video that United Utilities has produced, just watch it, learn and laugh!

 

Drain surveys are more effective than trial and error!

Drain surveys are much more effective than just trying to clear a recurring problem, as constant high pressure jetting or plunging could damage the drain, and although may release the blockage it will not actually sort out the underlying problem.

We offer drain surveys and can often be there the same or next day to carry out the CCTV survey of the system, and provide a written report and access to the footage, if required. This will normally be able to determine the whereabouts and the nature of your drainage problems.

 

Conditional surveys

Even if the drain isn’t a problem, but you need a conditional report and drainage plan of the property, we can supply this. We are finding that more and more mortgage companies are requesting specialised surveys, in addition to the normal house survey, prior to making a mortgage offer, especially on older properties. In the case of pre-purchase surveys we can also survey and provide conditional reports on Septic Tanks, Cess Pools and Treatment plants, as well give details of any remedial works and costings to carry out the repairs. If the system needs emptying prior to the survey, we can also arrange to do this for you.

 

Drainage Fields

Septic tanks are often connected to a drainage field or soakaway. These, like many things, and contrary to popular stories, DO have a shelf life and will eventually fail. There are many contributing factors, although the biggest culprit of modern day living is the dishwasher! If your drainage field does fail the only option available, other than going on mains drainage or installing a package treatment plant, is to replace it.

Not all land is suitable or large enough for a drainage field. If this is something that you need as a replacement, or as part of a new installation, then we can survey and ascertain the suitability of the ground and area for you, providing the test results and calculations along with a plan of the suggested drainage field.

As part of the services we offer, we have teamed up with companies that specialise in drain surveys and repairs to ensure your problem system can be dealt with sooner rather than later.  For further information regarding our survey services, or for referral,  please call or email one of our experts today and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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