If your drains aren’t working as they should be and they’re blocked, then it can be a minefield trying to find out what the problem is before you can do anything about it. If you don’t know anything about drains, then where do you start? If you don’t know what the problem is, how can you attempt to solve it?
We’re looking at which type of drainage services you might need when you have a blocked drain, and they are all services which we use here at East of Scotland Drainage Services to solve stubborn problems with pipework.
Blocked drains are a nuisance and they may need different methods to solve them. Once of them is known as high-pressure drain jetting. This is where water is sent down the drain at high pressure and it’s a really powerful way of clearing drains out. This method clears away any blockage material and also helps to break down fatty deposits
Drain rodding involves using drain rods which are joined end to end and then pushed into the drain with special purpose tools on the end to help dislodge a blockage, this can also be a highly effective method. It involves pushing, twisting and pulling at the rods while at the same time flushing the pipes with water.
Another more sophisticated method is CCTV drain surveys, by sending a CCTV camera down the drain, it’s possible to accurately pinpoint what the problem is. Remote-controlled equipment with cameras attached is sent down the drain to ascertain what the blockage is, and once you know what it is, it’s much easier to deal with. This is usually quite useful with more serious blockages.
Tree-root cutting is sometimes beneficial if you have tree roots in your drains, two systems already mentioned above are used to cut the roots, those being water-jets and drain rodding. Dye testing is used when drains have been leaking, as it’s a great way of checking the flow by using a coloured dye. It’s also useful for finding out where an outlet has originated from.
Air testing will check to see if your pipework is watertight enough. Airtight stoppers are used on the pipe ends and then a pump pressurises the air, and a manometer reads and monitors the loss of pressure. Any potential leaks are identified with this method. Drain tracing can help detect a drainage system that’s been underground for some time. Sometimes if you’re having problems with drainage, it turns out there are no adequate system plans. This type of investigation can also be used alongside a CCTV drain survey, this way the problem can be identified and repaired much quicker.
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Are you having problems with your drains, and you don’t know what the problem is? Why not get in touch with us here at East of Scotland Drainage and we’ll see what we can do, we can make an assessment using any of the methods above and then clear away any blockages for you.