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drainage specialist with 25yrs experience. all works carried out from unblocks,high pressure water jetting,cctv,patching,lining and excavations. fair prices,we treat every job as it is our own home all work guaranteed 24/7 availability

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Reviewed by shmuel on 20/10/2020

quality-excellent value excellent reliability excellent arrived on time, did what was required efficiently and pleasantly, provided extra necessary services for no extra cost. great job well done exceeded expectations. Will definitely look to use this service again.

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 Emma on 23/9/2020

Really pleased with the service. Very reasonable quote. He arrived and got on with the job promptly and was done quickly. Would definitely recommend and will use again.

Highly-skilled engineers offer quality clearances for all drain blockages internal,external we operate 24/7

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Reviewed by Sam on 21/10/2020

Excellent

Pure Drainage is a 24/7 drains service. We have over 10 years of experience in drainage and groundworks, and have the skills and tools to tackle all the drain issues you may have.

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Reviewed by Les on 15/10/2020

It took 3 hours due to the need to source a suitable tap. but i still I think £542 to fit a tap was a bit steep for a pensioner like me.

D&K Drainage Solutions was founded in 2020. After working for some of the leading companies in the drainage industry for over 20 years I decided to set up my own company. Covering commercial and residential properties in London, Essex and Kent. With the very latest equipment and £5m liability insurance and a waste carriers license, no job is too big or too small. Also DBS checked and with security clearance.

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Reviewed by Rachel on 25/10/2020

Came on a Sunday! Responded quickly to my request and did an excellent job. 5 Stars and a big Yes from me!

We are a drainage specialist based in Kent covering all aspects of drainage work including unblocking , cctv surveys , drain lining , patch lining , pitch fibre reforming , rat blocking systems. CCTV FOOTAGE. We use the latest CCTV equipment to inspect a drain or pipe, and get to the bottom of what’s causing a blockage. DRAIN LINING The easiest non dig repair option , we offer drain lining for 4’ inch 6’inch and 12’inch pipes. ON SITE All our repairs are on site without any excavation. We repair and renovate drain lining. PITCH FIBRE REFORMING Thorough pitch fibre reforming and repair of compressed pitch fibre pipes. REPAIRS Our experience means that we can repair damaged, broken, and defective pipes. COMMON CAUSES We understand what typically causes a drain defect. We can easily identify the common causes and offer advice and recommendations. CCTV SURVEYS WP Drains’ drain CCTV surveys are a very sensible way to get a deep and detailed look into your drain and sewers. This makes sense both whether there is an existing problem or equally so, if you are looking to avoid a problem or suspect there may be an issue. Our CCTV service is fast, efficient & you will get a detailed look at the things you can’t see or know with your naked eye. Often, the situation underground deteriorates quickly with a “build-up” inside the drain. This can cause expensive problems to occur later on. We use specialist industry camera systems that are remotely controlled. These carry out our detailed CCTV Drains survey and they deliver a clear picture of what is happening inside the drains, where damage cannot be detected by the naked eye. Our experts will assess the structural integrity of your drains or sewers thereafter. This way, we can minimise the damage to your property and your environment, in general. We provide a report back to you with a clear explanation of what the various issues are so that you can make an informed decision and have the all-important peace of mind. RAT BLOCKERS We offer 4’inch , 6’inch , 12’inch rat blocking systems made of stainless steel to stop the rodents entering your household or place of business .

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Reviewed by Paul on 17/9/2020

Excellent - William communicated clearly, turned up on time, knew his stuff, resolved the issue. Would not hesitate to use again or 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 Rachel on 13/5/2020

I had no idea what to expect when hiring a gas engineer but drain burst plumbing were great. They contacted me quickly, turned up on time, were efficient doing the job and were much cheaper than I expected. Will hire them again.

From minor plumbing repairs to full water supply pipe installations and everything in between. You can trust your local Dyno franchise. Your one stop plumbing and drainage service, with expert engineers local to you. Don't leave it to chance trust the professionals.

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Reviewed by David on 21/9/2020

Chris was a very efficient and pleasant person who carried out the work to our satisfaction. Mr D Lipman

We are a Plumbing and Drainage Company based in the heart of the North East. We carry out all domestic and commercial work. We pride our selves on giving 100% satisfactory service making sure you get the best experience. We operate 24/7 at no extra cost

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Reviewed by Sheila on 2/9/2020

Beware I was quoted£1800 for a job that they didn't even explain The job was done for £475 and very well finished Take care!!

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 George on 27/7/2020

Very punctual and professional. Got the issues resolved.

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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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