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Using specialist equipment to de-scale pipes

Friday, March 26th, 2010

When undertaking the task of clearing blockages and ensuring all pipes are efficient for drainage, a de-scaling machine can also be used to de-scale the relevant sections of the drainage. It is easy for blockages to occur and high water pressure jetting is the equipment of choice in tackling this task. However, technicians may also report that the drainage system is soiled or scaled, and this is where a de-scaling machine proves to be useful. When de-scaling the pipes, the rough edges which contribute to the blockage are effectively removed by one of these electro-mechanical de-scaling machines. The equipment is manufactured specifically for use with all de-scaling requirements. The machine has a scale cutting head on the end of a rotating drum to clean the pipe in question. As the cutting head scrapes the pipe, it removes deposits and you are eventually left with a smooth pipe devoid of scales. This need for the utilisation of specialist equipment to perform effective drainage solutions is one of the key reasons why you should always enlist the help of drain maintenance professionals when your property is affected by blocked drains.

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Drain maintenance work can save money in the long term

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Sometimes when we find work in our homes that need doing / repairing we think a quick fix will make them go away – well, this may work in the short term, but when it comes to the drainage system in a big city such as London, things are usually a lot more complicated than this. To save a whole load of trouble – not to mention money – you should call in the experts with any drain related problems. When you enlist the services of the professionals, they will not only assess the situation and make a call (with your approval) that will be cost-effective and prevent any similar problems occurring again in the future. Drain maintenance engineers do much more than simply unblocking the drains of your property. Specialist equipment will be used to isolate the problem area and they can then ensure that the problem is dealt with effectively. This not only saves you money in the short term but means that you won’t have to keep throwing money at your home drainage issues in the future. So make sure you call in the professionals when it comes to drainage, this cost-effective solution will ensure you won’t have such problems time and time again.

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What are you responsible for?

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

When it comes to your drainage system, you may think that it’s simply a case of calling someone out every time you have a problem. Of course, asking the experts to tackle your drain maintenance is a good idea as they have the knowledge and specialist equipment to deal with a whole range of problems effectively and safely. But before you dial that number, it is worth having a look into what you are actually responsible for. For example, there is a difference between a private drain and a sewer. A private drain is the system which transports the wastewater away from your property. This is your responsibility as the property owner. Private sewers are completely different and these are the drains which combine to serve more than one property. These remain private until they become connected with the public sewer. A private sewer is jointly owned by the property owners of the houses it serves. They are all responsible for the maintenance and repair of these sewers. If this becomes blocked or there are any other problems with it, it is the joint responsibility of all of the property owners who use this sewer. A public sewer, on the other hand, runs below public roads and these are owned and maintained by the local water authority.

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Simple drain rules to follow

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Drains are surprisingly easy to block. You may not think it, but you can end up with a blocked drain by simply putting the wrong things down your sink. And if you have ever had a blocked drain then you will know how annoying they can be and how stressful it is to unblock them. By simply keeping a few key rules in mind though, you can normally avoid the trouble of a blocked drain. • You should never pour fat or grease into your drains. These solidify and can easily block up your drains. The same applies to waste oil and paint. • You should not plant trees close to your drains because the roots may enter the pipes and cause damage. • Never flush nappies down the toilet as these will very quickly lead to a blockage. • Make sure the inspection chamber is clear and that nothing gets accidentally dropped into it. By following these simple rules, you will be greatly decreasing your chances of blocking your drains. However, if you do find that your drains become blocked, then there are plenty of companies who can look at your blocked drain in London. These London drainage companies have specialist equipment as well as knowledge to tackle any blockage problems.

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Drain jetting and CCTV surveys

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Drain jetting is perhaps the easiest method in the drain maintenance professional’s arsenal to remove clogged waste matter from blocked drains. Over years of use, drains can become blocked by a number of different waste products. Because we don’t look into drain we can’t see the problem building up until it is too late. Waste water might not flow down the plug hole or the toilet might not flush. If you have a blocked drain the drain cleaning company will employ different methods to try to remove the blockage. The first and perhaps one of the most effective methods they may use is drain jetting. Using this method a high pressure jet of water is directed down the offending drain. The jet breaks up waste matter and so the drain can flow freely again. If the jet can not remove the blockage the drain maintenance company will use other methods to determine the exact nature of the clog such as a CCTV survey. After the drain survey the drain cleaning company will produce a report with viable options to restore the drain to its full working capacity. Roots might be the cause of the problem or the drain may even have collapsed. Whatever the issue, the drain company will have the solution.

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