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How to prevent water damage whatever the season.

People always seem surprised by flash flooding in the summer. Why at a time when we typically enjoy our best weather can heavy rainfalls overwhelm drains and gutters? During the summer, prolonged hot and dry conditions bake the ground hard.  If there is then sudden, significant rainfall, the ground is unable to soak up [...]

Getting to the root of the problem of tree damage to pipes

Whilst trees are something to be enjoyed it’s unfortunate that their roots are a common cause of drain blockages and damage. It’s something our teams see all the time and if you have trees near your property, something you should be aware of. How do roots damage pipes? As roots spread searching for nutrients, [...]

By |2020-01-31T13:01:03+00:00January 9th, 2020|Blocked drain|0 Comments

Don’t let blocked gullies flood your property

Gullies play an important role in our drainage system. Yet many property owners may not even be aware that they are there, and if not properly maintained, a blocked gully can lead to serious flooding problems with the potential for causing damage. What is a gully? A gully is like a basin that’s usually [...]

Do you need a pre purchase drain survey on your prospective property?

If you are looking to purchase a new property why not reduce the risk of unexpected and unpleasant additional costs by having a pre purchase drain survey done. Why have a drain survey before purchasing? Buying a property is one of the biggest purchases we can make. We do our best to ensure we [...]

By |2019-09-18T11:33:37+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Blocked drain, CCTV testing, Crawler|0 Comments

What information will I get from a CCTV drain survey?

Previously we have discussed why our clients have a CCTV drain inspection and the benefits these offer. In this blog post, we discuss one of the real advantages of these types of inspection - the information we are able to provide our customers from the results. What do CCTV drain reports include? The technology used in [...]

By |2019-09-12T15:56:23+00:00September 12th, 2019|Blocked drain, CCTV testing|0 Comments

Drain clearance with minimal mess and disruption to your workplace

When it comes to heavy duty drain cleaning, a lot of people worry about the potential mess and hassle that might come with clearing a major blockage. At Drain and Sewer Services, we have a variety of tools to deal with a whole range of drain, gutter, sewer and gully clearance jobs. From the [...]

By |2019-08-28T09:31:54+00:00August 28th, 2019|Blocked drain, Drains and Sewers|0 Comments

New 2020 Septic Tank Regulations – are you compliant?

The General Binding Rules, which affect septic tank owners, are tightening in 2020 and placing greater restrictions on septic tanks discharging into a watercourse. Discharges from septic tanks directly to surface water are not allowed under the General Binding Rules. Under the new rules, if you have a septic tank that discharges directly to [...]

By |2019-09-12T15:33:11+00:00August 19th, 2019|Blocked drain, Drains and Sewers, Septic tanks|0 Comments

What causes blocked drains?

Blocked drains are unpleasant, cause flooding and give rise to bad smells and even health risks. So what can you do to prevent this from happening on your property? Why do drains get blocked? Many objects that lead to blockages are generated by daily activities. Grease from waste we wash down the sink, including [...]

By |2019-07-29T14:05:07+00:00July 29th, 2019|Blocked drain, CCTV testing, Drains and Sewers|0 Comments

Keep your gutters clear from plants and debris

It is high summer and nature is blooming in its full glory. It is a time to relax but there is one garden job for July that you might not be aware needs attending to – the unexpected plants growing in your gutter! The picture below is a plant recently extracted from a gutter [...]

Check the drains to beat summer flooding

June is here and so is the torrential rain. Just this week, with the heavy downpours, the Drain and Sewers team were out all day and night, working until the early hours of the morning clearing drains and pumping out flood water for our customers across the South East. As we head into summer [...]

By |2019-09-12T15:33:50+00:00June 12th, 2019|Blocked drain, Drains and Sewers, Flooding|0 Comments