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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 [...]

Our new RCV Ultra Cleaner Recycler lorry is already out clearing floodwaters

The Met Office declared February 2020 the wettest February on record, with floods devastating families and businesses across the country. At Drain and Sewer Services we continue to invest in the newest resources to help customers recover from flooding more quickly. Our latest jet unblocking and floodwater suction capability It’s essential to have the [...]

Scanprobe Technology: Making flood alleviation easy

Drain & Sewer Services were recently asked by a local authority for assistance in flood alleviation. The local area was hit with flooding following several days of heavy rain. Build-up of surface water and debris washed onto the roads had caused flooding to houses, footpaths and roads which contributed to major disruption and inconvenience [...]

Specialist flood response services – 24 hours a day

With shoppers stranded in shopping centres and families being evacuated from their homes in South Yorkshire last week we’re seeing at first-hand how quickly torrential rain can turn into flooding and how no-one expected it until it happened. The clean-up will take months and £millions, not to mention the distress and disruption for the [...]

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 [...]

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