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Flow3 has been trading for 2 years with over 10years experience we are a trusted professional family run buisness who offer competitive prices for top quality work.

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Reviewed by angela on 28/3/2020

Alan patiently explained the process of what would need to be done to rectify the concrete build-up in sewer/drain pipework which meant digging up a section in my kitchen flooring to carry out works accordingly, Thankfully Alan and his colleague were able to access the affected area and make the repair with very minimal disruption to my kitchen also leaving the area very tidy. Would definitely recommend.

We have been in the drainage business for 20 years. We specialise in excavation to repair existing broken drains or lay new systems , also no dig trench less technology to reline damaged drains . Recent works to Severn Trent and Thames Water approval.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 7/11/2019

Marc worked hard to connect up our old drains on a cesspit system to new mains drainage. Great workmanship and a reasonable price . Would highly recommend to others.

At Ezeeplumb, our goal is to not only help you with all your Plumbing & Drainage Needs, but to make the process easy and enjoyable for you. We are a fullservice Plumbing & Drainage company with a wide range of experience. 24hr CALL-OUT AVAILABLE

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Reviewed by Ian on 16/3/2020

Fast, excellent and friendly service

BASED IN STOCKPORT We are a family run business, 100% positive reviews across the web before you make a decision. Our reviews across multiple platforms speak volumes, so you can breathe easy knowing that we run an honest reliable service. Why choose us? Well, that's easy, as it stands we have 100% customer satisfaction with no negative or neutral reviews so you know that we are the company that will get the job done without any messing about! Also, the price quoted on the phone is the price you pay with no hidden extras or costs! Myself (Dave) and my trusty van (Clive) will get your drainage job resolved with almost 100% of all jobs cleared on the first visit! Our services include but not limited to....... Drain/Toilet Unblocking High-Pressure Jetting CCTV Surveys Sonar Drain Traciing Drainage Repairs New Drainage And Planning Root removal Please call on for a no obligation quote and absolutely no pressure selling!

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Reviewed by Susannah on 28/2/2020

Great service, professional knowledgeable and really helpful! Pointed out that one of our drains was not connected to anything! Would definitely recommend

Welcome to our profile. We aim to provide a professional service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With over 20 years experience, we guarantee the highest standard of work from our fully trained engineers. Please see our ratings for 100% piece of mind. We are continuing our services throughout this Covid 19 pandemic, following government guidelines on who can continue to work. Emergency call outs will take priority over any other works.

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Reviewed by Babatunde on 20/3/2020

The task was completed and drain unblocked.

Hi, I'm Giles, proprietor of Velocity Plumbing. I have been working within the plumbing industry since 2004. During this time I have obtained my qualifications and built my experience, knowledge and reputation to now be able to proudly provide you, the residents, landlords and small businesses of Devon, with a complete plumbing service. As your local plumbing specialist, Velocity offer a wide array of plumbing services to suit your needs. If you have a problem that involves water, the chances are we have seen it before and know the best solution and how to action it. From blockages to bursts, taps to toilets we can fix it. I'd very much like for Velocity to have the opportunity to prove our worth and provide you with your resolution. > Our affordable fees are designed to provide a quality service with no surprise costs. > Workmanship fully guaranteed. > Velocity Plumbing donate 2% of all our profits to water charities to help make water work for everyone.

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Reviewed by Dan on 2/4/2020

After being let down by another plumber Giles came at short notice. Did a good job, finished on time. Would recommend him and would use his company again.

Based in Ealing and cover most areas with in the m25 our priority is customer service. we undertake plumbing, gas and drainage work. we offer a reliable and affordable service.

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Reviewed by Rachel on 6/3/2020

Excellent job - instant response, all went to plan, reasonably priced and great job done I would absolutely recommend Myles.

AP home improvements.Professional steam cleaning of roofs and driveways clean sealed and restored.upvc dry verge and guttering services excellent job done at very reasonable prices

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Reviewed by Chloe on 7/4/2020

Lovely guy and did a brilliant job.

30 years of experience in new builds , general, commercial work,building, quick and efficient. Drainage, small roof repairs. My business has been successfully running for 18 years.

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Reviewed by miles on 5/12/2019

Thank you. Great job and nice bloke to deal with

Optimal Solutions Your solution to anything.

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Reviewed by Silva on 20/3/2020

Fantastic service and high quality work. Our job was not straight forward and there were some unexpected challenges which Ben navigated calmly and smoothly, advising and consulting us along the way. He was patient, polite and hardworking, I would definitely use him in the future and highly recommend to others.

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Drainage Specialists - what you need to know

Drainage specialists tackle a lot of reactive work. They tend to be brought in whenever there’s a problem to sort out. They repair drains and deal with other sewerage issues like blockages. As well as the tell-tale signs of water not draining away in a sink or toilet bowl, there can be signs of a blockage outside your home too. Cracks in a path near a tree can be a sign that the tree roots are interrupting the sewer line. A specialist can bore the sewer line open, get rid of the roots, treat them to stop them from growing again and then replace or reline the pipe.

What a drainage specialist can help with

  • Repairing drains and dealing with sewerage problems.
  • Emptying septic tanks.
  • Installing septic tanks or soakaways.
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Some houses don’t have a pipe carrying waste away from their property. Instead, they have septic tanks to collect waste. If you have one of these, you’ll need to get a drainage specialist to empty it for you otherwise you’re flouting the environment agency’s rules. By law, only people who have permits to dispose of waste can take it away. 

The qualifications your drainage specialist needs

While not strictly a qualification, a drainage specialist will need to have a contract with sewerage treatment works to dispose of waste. The environment agency requires a company to have an environment permit to dispose of waste like this. Septic tank waste will be taken by a tanker to sewerage treatment works where it’s passed to the works inlet. If a sewer’s blocked, it’ll be emptied into a tanker while any repairs are made and the tanker will then pass decanted spirits back into the sewerage network.

How to unblock a drain

Most pipe blockages are caused by hair in the shower or bath. You can solve this by pulling up the stopper in the plughole and removing any hair that’s wound itself around the rod. Sometimes, you’ll need to unscrew the nut which holds the sink and rod together to do this.

If your kitchen sink’s blocked, you can try pouring half a cup of baking soda down the drain and then follow it up with half a cup of white vinegar but most of the time, DIY remedies like this won’t do much good unless it’s cooking fat that’s causing the problem. Before calling out a plumber, you can also try running water into the sink and letting it block up a little before placing a plunger over the plughole. After that, cover the overflow with a damp cloth and pump until the water drains away. For bigger drainage problems, including issues that are affecting the outside of your house, it’s worth calling in a drainage specialist to have a look.

 

How do you maintain a septic tank?

Septic tanks need to be emptied regularly. If you have a family of four, you should empty the tank once a year and if there are two of you living in a house, it’ll need to be emptied every two years.

Planning permission for drainage jobs

Unless you live in a listed building, you won’t need to apply for planning permission for repairs, maintenance and minor jobs but you should check with your local planning authority that any work beyond this is covered by your permitted development rights.

You should also clarify ownership and responsibility of any drain or sewer before starting any maintenance or repair work. They might be shared with neighbours or owned by a sewerage undertaker. Normally, drainage inside your property’s boundaries is your responsibility while a sewerage company is responsible for drains outside of property boundaries along with sewers. There are still a few private sewers around so if your property is served by one of these, the responsibility for maintaining it might fall with you.

Building regulations for drainage jobs

Building regulations may come into play for drainage if you’re building an extension or making alterations, including making your roof larger. If you’re building a patio or driveway, a tradesperson will need to think about the sizing of the soakaway and how surface water will drain away.

Drainage will also need to be considered if you’re connecting pipes in kitchen and bathroom sinks to make sure they’re not at risk of blocking up and they can be easily got to if that does happen. Any pipework will also need to be ventilated to stop air from travelling up from the drains and being released into your house. Generally, it’ll be your builder, conservatory installer or driveway specialist that needs to comply with the building regulations rather than a drainage specialist.

 

Insurance for drainage work

There’s no legal obligation for drainage specialists to be insured but it’s recommended that a drainage specialist purchases public liability insurance so they’re covered in the case of an injury or accidental damage to a property.

Questions you should ask a drainage specialist

  • How long have they been trading?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Have they got a permit to dispose of waste/a contract with a company that has a permit?
  • Will it be themselves carrying out the work? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • How long does the warranty for the work last?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking drainage specialists.

Drainage ideas

Find out how to keep your home’s pipework in order and read more about unblocking a sink. If the toilet’s blocked, you can try attempting a DIY fix but if in doubt or the problem still persists, bring in a drainage specialist as a first port of call.

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