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When Is Drain Excavation Necessary?

The short answer to that question is – when you have absolutely no other option! Drain excavation is a complex task, needs careful safety monitoring and can be costly, so it should be used only as a last resort and only if the drainage problem is so severe that other methods are not feasible or have failed. What is drainage excavation and why would you need it? Drain excavation involves physically digging a hole or trench to the drainage in need of attention, with the possibility of damaging whatever is above the problem area. Sometimes a drainage problem is so severe…

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How To Avoid Common Winter Drainage Problems

The winter months are now most certainly upon us and we’ll be seeing the temperature dropping below zero on a more frequent basis. During this time our pipes and drainage systems are all vulnerable so you’ll want to keep your system working to its optimum and ensure no faults occur. If you do have a fault it can be both costly and unpleasant, leaving you without the use of certain taps and systems in your house at the worst possible time. To help you avoid common winter drainage problems we’ve got a few handy tips for you to take into consideration….

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Leave us a Review!

1st Call Drain Clearance have just created an account with Reviews.co.uk – this means that if you’ve used our services in the past, you can let us know how we did. Whether we solved a simple drain blockage for you, or had to fully excavate or re-line your drains, then we’d love to hear your feedback. Likewise, if you have an ongoing maintenance service contract with us then it would be great to find out how satisfied you are with our service. It’s really quick and easy, so why not leave us a review right now? Just click the big ‘Write A…

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A Complete Guide to CCTV Drain Surveys

We are frequently asked what the most common elements or what the process of a CCTV drain survey entails. To help out with any questions you may have before you pick up the phone we’ve compiled these into a helpful infographic. For more in depth information you can also read our written guide found here.

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How much rain falls in London?

The UK has a reputation for being fairly rainy and cold, but when it comes to our capital city how rainy is it in reality? Well we’ve put together the stats, and if you’d like to visit London this helpful infographic can help you plan your trip! So, how much rain falls in London?   *figures from the met office

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What Is A Pre-Purchase Survey?

When buying a home, the drains are not the first thing you might think about. They’recompletely hidden from your view and you’ll probably be more interested in the immediate condition of the house and your plans for a future there. However, the optimal function of your drains is key to your home and can be vital to any prospective purchase. Spotting Potential Issues Before A Purchase There are several ways in which your drains can be compromised, including through blockages, root ingress, cracked piping and collapsed drains. These are the kinds of things which would be a problem for anyone but…

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Do I Need a Plumber or a Drainage Contractor?

Any home will encounter some kind of water issue at some point or another, there are so many appliances, pipes and sewage points on every property that it’s inevitable. When these instances arrive – whether it’s a leaking tap or a backed up toilet – you’ll need to know exactly who it is you need to call in to take care of the problem. In this handy guide we’ll detail the situations in which you need a plumber and which require a drainage expert, helping you to save time and money by bringing in the right kind of expert. Who can…

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The Future of Sustainable Drainage Solutions

We all know the devastation which heavy rainfall can cause, even if we’ve never been a victim of floods ourselves. The rising of rainwater around your doors can be a grave cause of concern for people and there is only devastation left behind in its wake. The trouble stems from an outdated drainage system and the rapid growth of urban areas. By covering up a lot of our open spaces with impenetrable layers of concrete and tarmac, we prevent the rainwater which comes with heavy, flash floods from draining away. Where the ground would usually have soaked up the majority of…

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FAQs: Should I Replace or Reline My Drains?

When there is any kind of problem with your pipes, either a leak or a collapse further within, you need professional drainage services. However, it can often be difficult to know what kind of service you need and which will benefit you the most. When there is any kind of problem with your pipes, either a leak or a collapse further within, you need professional drainage services. However, it can often be difficult to know what kind of service you need and which will benefit you the most. Two common ways of fixing more challenging damage inside your pipes underground is…

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High Pressure Cleaning: Drain Jetting Benefits

A blockage in your drainage system is always a nasty, stubborn problem which most homeowners don’t have the equipment to tackle. You can ignore it and hope it goes away, but in all likelihood it will only get worse; you risk sewage water flowing back into your home causing bad smells and presenting a threat to your hygiene. One of the best ways to tackle any blockage or build up in your system is to have drain jetting carried out; there are many benefits to this service and it has become a vital weapon in the maintenance of drains and sewer…

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