It is easy to forget that we need to take care of our drainage systems in order for them to work properly. In an era where we are surrounded by so many modern conveniences, we turn on the taps and expect them to provide us with the basic necessities that we take for granted. However, it is important to take good care of your drains before they begin causing trouble for you.
There is always a way to fix the problem, no matter how big or small it is. Blocked drains are all too common, but there are a number of ways we can rectify this. High pressure water jetting is the most popular choice of clearing a blocked drain among professional drain technicians. High pressure water jetting, also known as drain jetting, is a very simple yet incredibly efficient method.
It involves running the water through a high pressure hose with a jetting nozzle, and this forces the blockage to loosen and come away from the wall of the pipe. Drain jetting can be a highly useful method for clearing all sorts of blockages, including ones caused by food waste, foreign objects, and it can even be used to remove tree roots. The hose allows the drain technician to reach blockages that are far away, as well as negotiate the bends and turns in the pipes.
You may also require a drain engineer to provide you with drain maintenance services. CCTV drain surveys are the perfect way to inspect your drains and identify any underlying risks or problems in your drains. You may not have noticed these issues otherwise, which means they would have left ignored to grow in size and severity and you may have ended up with an extremely damaging and expensive problem on your hands. Calling a drain engineer to conduct a CCTV survey guarantees that you are nipping any problems in the bud before they can cause you any trouble.
Using the latest technology and software, the drain technician will inspect your drains and look for signs of wear-and-tear. The state of the art camera equipment will be able to locate issues such as decay, blockages, and cracks in the pipes. When your drain cracks it can have devastating effects if left untreated, as it can lead to a collapsed drain or a burst pipe. This will result in flooding, and not only will flooding cause a great deal of damage to your property, it poses a major health risk as well. The bacteria in the wastewater will quickly contaminate the surfaces in your home and if you come into contact with anything the wastewater has touched then you will likely become very ill with infection.
When a drain collapses, it can cause a huge problem for you. Not only will it lead to flooding, but it creates an easy access for many things that should not be able to make their way into your drainage systems, including tree roots and rodents. It also means that the wastewater you flush away is not being taken away from the property to the sewerage, so you’ll end up with a large amount of wastewater on your property which can be very harmful.
Drains that are particularly old and worn out are far more vulnerable to collapsing, and once the drain collapses you are better off having the entire system relined. You might need just a small section of the system relined, but it may be that you’ll end up regularly calling out a drain technician every time another part of the system collapses. This is why we highly recommend considering getting the system relined all at once, so you can rest assured knowing your drains are in the best condition.