Detect Drain Problems With Drain Surveys

Drain Surveys

If your washing facilities and drainage systems aren’t working properly there may be a number of problems with your pipes and drains such as blockages and breakages. Undetected blockages can lead to more severe drainage problems and result in foul smells and not being able to use your sinks and washing facilities. For hygiene and comfort purposes it’s important to have drainage problems diagnosed as soon as possible, so that work can begin to fix the problem. Here at Budget Rod we offer drain surveys that can fully detect hard to reach blockages and survey the whole condition of your drainage system.

Drain Surveys

A survey of your drainage system is the best way to find any existing problems that are within your drains, as well as detecting the positioning and size of blockages so that repair work can be planned. Drain surveys are also a great way of detecting any major problems before they arise, as we’ll be able to see whether blockages are forming and if you need your drains cleaned to prevent future problems. Surveying your drains could potentially save you the fortune of big repair work in the future.

We use the latest drainage technology to fully inspect the condition of your drains.

CCTV Drain Surveys

CCTV Drain SurveysWe’re not afraid to get our hands dirty and solve complicated drain problems in hard to reach areas, but if you have access to the best technology that can make this more efficient and less expensive for our customers, why not use it? CCTV drain surveys are a faster and more cost effective way of inspecting the condition of your drains and give a more detailed view of your drains. It allows us to gain a clear and reliable view of the drain to see the extent of the problem.

As well as surveying drains, we also offer the following:

  • Sewer surveying
  • Manhole surveys
  • Tunnel inspections
  • Drain mapping and drain trace
  • Water main checks

The clarity of the CCTV footage allows us to see even the smallest of cracks which could pose potential problems for the whole of the drainage system.

Book a Drain Survey With Budget Rod Today!

With our drain surveys we will bring the very best technology to efficiently detect problems so they can be tackled as quickly as possible to regain properly functioning drains and pipes once again! Once the survey is completed we provide a full written report on the findings. From there a decision can be made on the best method of repairing the problem. It is certainly worthwhile having your drains surveyed, to do so you can call Budget Rod on 0151 268 0159.

Do You Need Drain Maintenance for Your Commercial Property?

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In large commercial properties it is easy for drains to become blocked quickly as the water systems in the building are used regularly by a high volume of traffic. It’s vital that you keep your drains in proper working order and fully maintained for the comfort of you, your staff, and your clients and customers. As the owner of the commercial property it is your responsibility to maintain any drains and pipes that connect directly from your building to the public sewer. This isn’t always known by many people, as there is a misconception that the local council is responsible for all drain maintenance. The public sewer is the responsibility of local authorities.

So, ensure that it’s not your business property that is causing havoc with the drains and dispersing that foul sewer smell into the air by having your drains and pipes thoroughly maintained by professional commercial drain cleaners.

Drain problems that can occur in commercial buildings

There are a number of problems that can occur in drains which can severely impact the daily running of a business – particularly for restaurants, where the flow of water is necessary. One of the most common problems is blockages in the drain. Food waste and debris are the main culprits for creating these nuisance drain blockages and can have a significant effect on the function of your water systems, causing them to work much slower or not at all.

As drains are located outside of the building it is easy for them to become broken and corroded through because of adverse weather conditions. Tree roots and pressure on pipe work lead to cracking and the collapse of your drains, meaning they will need to be replaced ASAP.

Poor drainage leads to many problems in a business environment. The necessities will become out of use – such as toilets, sinks and drinking systems – plus the unpleasant smells are certainly an off put for customers.

So to avoid any negative impact on your business get those broken or blocked drains in working order immediately with the help of the commercial drain cleaners at Budget Rod.

Budget Rod commercial drain cleaning services

As commercial drain contractors we are fully experienced in dealing with a range of drain problems in both small and large commercial properties. We have specialist equipment that helps us to tackle complex drain problems and help to avoid problems in the future. Our commercial services include the following:

  • Blocked toilets / urinals
  • Blocked sinks
  • Drain unblocking
  • Drain cleaning
  • Drain repairs
  • Drain jetting
  • Drain surveys

Call the commercial drain cleaners at Budget Rod today!

When your drains become blocked or broken you need to act immediately and get them functioning properly again – particularly if your property is a business. Here at Budget Rod we achieve fantastic results in record time with little disruption to your business. For drain repair and maintenance of your commercial property don’t hesitate to call us on 0151 268 8716.

Do You Need To Replace Lead Pipes?

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Years ago lead pipes were widely used in plumbing but these days we know that extended exposure to lead can be a health risk. Most lead water pipes in the UK have now been replaced but not all of them. If you suspect that your property may have them you could be looking to replace lead pipes and wondering whether it’s really worth the expense and disruption to your property.

At Budget Rod we’re often asked to replace lead pipes at properties across the Northwest. We do so with minimal disruption and at a reasonable price. Since any amount of exposure to lead can cause health problems for some people – especially, but not exclusively, pregnant women and young children – our suggestion is always to not gamble with your health and to ensure you replace your lead pipes. We provide a free up front quotation before performing any works, so you have nothing to lose by at least obtaining a quote.

How do you know if you need to replace lead pipes?

Firstly, don’t worry about whether or not you have lead pipes. If your property was built after 1970 then it won’t have. Lead hasn’t been used in plumbing since then. If your home has been modernised and the pipes replaced at any time since 1970 then you’re safe too. If your home pre-dates 1970 and you’re unsure about the state of the pipes, there are a few ways that you can find out whether you have lead pipes.

United Utilities suggests that:

You start by asking your neighbours whether they have or have replaced lead pipes. If your homes were built at the same time and they have had to replace lead pipes then you may do too

You find the pipe that leads to your kitchen tap and check the colour. Unpainted lead pipes are dark grey and when scratched they reveal the shiny silver metal underneath.

If your taps are copper in colour or obviously plastic then you do not need to replace lead pipes. There is also a chance that they could be made from iron. That can be recognised as a very hard material that may have some rust.

If it does turn out that you have lead pipes you can take precautions  to minimise the risks from them but we wouldn’t advise it. Contact Budget Rod right away and we’ll replace lead pipes for you.

How to replace lead water pipes

If you own a house, you are responsible for the pipes in your home, under your home and all the way up to the point where the pipes from your property connect with the water main. We are drainage specialists, so our team of trained experts can replace these pipes for you. Once we have, your water supplier will connect the new pipes up to the main for you, as part of the lead replacement scheme.

If you need to replace lead pipes, don’t wait. Lead pipes are a health risk that can be easily avoided and one not worth taking. Ring Budget Rod today if you suspect your pipes to be lead and want a quotation for replacement.

Our Top Drainage Services

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For services relating to drainage Liverpool homeowners and business owners choose Budget Rod. So if you’re looking for someone to unblock your drain, carry out a survey, or assist with any other services relating to drainage, Liverpool’s top specialist is here for you.

Perhaps you know exactly what service you need to sort out your drains or maybe you don’t; we certainly don’t expect you to get down there yourself and tell us what’s wrong! All we need to know is that you’re having a problem with your drainage in Liverpool and we’ll come round to sort it out. Just so you know a little about when people call us and what happens when they do, here is a list of the drainage services that we carry out most regularly.

Drain Unblocking

If you need your drain unblocking, you’ll probably know about it! It’s not pleasant to have a blocked drain and this is often a job that we undertake as a matter of urgency. Call us anytime on our freephone number for a super-fast response time if you have a problem with your drainage. Liverpool residents have been trusting us to unblock their drains for years.

Whether its a 1.5” kitchen pipe or a 6” external waste pipe, we have the specialist equipment and skills to unblock it for you. We can often replace blockages quickly and simply and we can even replace pipes if required.

CCTV Drain Survey

CCTV drain surveys are very often commissioned by corporate clients who want us to check the condition of a manhole, tunnel, or water main. However, we can also carry out these surveys on private properties, to easily locate the source of a blocked drain.

A CCTV drain survey is one of our specialisms and most requested services. It’s a quick, cost effective method for surveying the condition of drains that otherwise could not be viewed. We use the latest technology and skilled individuals to provide a top quality service.

Drain Cleaning

When you think ‘drain cleaning’, you probably think about pouring something that you bought in the supermarket down the sink hole. What we do is a little more thorough!

We are fully equipped to give your drains a professional clean. We’ll remove all blockages and even potential blockages; those build ups that aren’t yet blocking your drains but are likely to do so if left untreated. This kind of drain maintenance is a great way to speed up slow drains but it’s also an excellent method of prevention. To stop your drains from slowing in the first place you can contact us for drain cleaning anytime, whether you’re a domestic or commercial client.

For more stubborn blockages, ask us about high speed drain jetting.

Call Now For Drainage Liverpool Services

You don’t have to know what service you need in order to reach out. Call us now and we’ll provide you with a free estimate, plus we’ll fully guarantee all of our work. You can’t say fairer than that, can you?

Get in touch today by calling us on 0151 268 0159 and we’ll help to fix your drainage issues!

What Is A CCTV Drain Survey?

Budget Rod is Liverpool’s number one drain specialist. One of the services we carry out most frequently is our drain CCTV survey service. If you’re not in the industry you may not know what a drain survey is, let alone a CCTV drain survey, but that doesn’t mean you’ll never need one! For that reason, we thought we’d take a few minutes to explain the procedure.

When might you need a CCTV drain survey

If you suspect that there is a problem with your drain, such as a blockage, a collapse or anything else that is causing issues then you need a drain survey. Homeowners and business owners can commission drain surveys for their properties or councils, water companies, rail companies, and a range of other industry professionals can opt to book us for a comprehensive survey to find out what’s going on in their drain.

Why a CCTV drain survey?

A CCTV drain survey is simply the most comprehensive type of drain survey there is. We can’t get down into every drain in person but with a helping hand from modern technology we can see down  there just as clearly as if we could.

If you suspect that roots are starting to encroach on your drain and cause problems, you’ll soon find out with the help of our CCTV equipment. With the use of CCTV we can identify issues even before they become a problem and that means we can often do what’s needed to put them right.

If you’re planning to buy land or property, commissioning a low cost drain CCTV survey from Budget Rod could save you a whole lot of money in the longer term.

CCTV drain survey reporting

Part and parcel of any Budget Rod CCTV drain survey is a fully comprehensive report. We never consider a job complete until all irregularities are accounted for and we deliver a full written report on all of our findings. If you need to report back to anyone about the state of your drains, rest assured that this is a standard part of our process.

Are you in need of a drain CCTV survey?

The Budget Rod team carries out drain surveys across the Northwest, primarily in Liverpool, Manchester, and Cheshire. Whether you’re a homeowner or you’re working on a large commercial job you can rely on us to provide a professional service at an affordable price.

We are available on short notice and, should problems be found, you can trust us to fix them for you. With free, no obligation quotations offered and a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, there is no reason for you not to call us and inquire if you have drainage issues.

Budget Rod is the Northwest’s domestic and commercial drainage specialist. And did you know that for the whole of this month we’re offering 50% off drain unblocking?

Whatever you need us for, whether it’s a drain CCTV survey or a discounted drain unblocking, give us a call.

Is Your Drain In Need Of Repairing?

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Drain systems are vital to the function of your home as they guide the flow of water away to disperse into the wider drain network. However, drains can become damaged or blocked from household waste, excessive rain water, or outside debris. If your drains aren’t functioning as they should be, they could be damaged and might need repairing as quickly as possible. Here at Budget Rod, we’re experts at drainage repair.

How do drains become damaged?   

It’s easy for drains to become blocked or broken. Adverse weather, household waste, and general debris can cause significant damage to your drains, including blockages and cracked pipes. Tree roots can also grow into pipework which can cause even more serious breakages and blockages. Drains can also be damaged through corrosion or significant pressure being applied, both of which can lead to collapse.

Why do I need my drains repaired immediately?

If drains are left in their damaged state, the efficiency of your pipework will decline as water won’t travel through the system smoothly. Poor drainage will cause unpleasant odours and can result in significant damage to the foundations of buildings through flooding. Damaged drains can also attract unwanted rodents to your property.  

Drainage Repair in the North West from Budget Rod

Although you are responsible for the drain system in your home, repairing drains yourself is inconvenient, messy, and time consuming. Broken and damaged drains can often need repairing immediately so it’s best to get the experts at Budget Rod into your home as soon as possible!

We have specialist technology that can detect problems in your drains and we have the experience to confidently rectify any issues. No matter what the repair is or how big or small the job, we’re sure you’ll have properly flowing drains after a visit from Budget Rod, minus the mess and fuss!

Give our drain experts a call today on 0151 268 8716 for emergency drain repairs and long term problems.

Do Your Sewers Need Drain Jetting?

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It’s easy for drains and sewers to become blocked over time with internal and external debris clogging up your pipes. If they aren’t maintained, you’ll face problems such as blocked and cracked drains which prevent your water systems from functioning properly. One way of preventing these problems from repeatedly occurring is our drain jetting service. A thorough, powerful clean of your drains is just what your water systems need!

How does drain jetting work?  drain jetting service

Drain jetting works by pushing clean water through a high pressure hose to blast away dirt, grime, and debris to free the drains from blockages. The equipment can extend far into the pipe to access hard to reach areas, make their way around bends, and apply extra force for those stubborn blockages.

No matter the type or size of the drain, drain jetters can remove blockages from any drain. The high speed of our drain jetters can remove the toughest of blockages caused by outdoor debris, grease and waste.

Drain jetting is not only useful for solving problems when they occur by removing blockages, it’s a great way of maintaining clean and clear drains so that these problems never happen and you don’t have to face your washing facilities breaking down. Drain jetting will improve the efficiency of your drains and ensure that nothing is stopping your water from flowing freely.

Our Professional Drain Jetting Service

Our drain jetting service is super fast and effective with little disruption to your daily life. You can go about your business while we get to get to work thoroughly cleaning your drains. Our drain jetting machines are of the highest quality to produce quality results. We use the latest technology to blast away blockages efficiently and effectively.

Whether you have a blockage or not this service is worthwhile for the healthy condition of your drains and preventing potential problems in the future. It is a cost effective method of clearing blocked drains and regular maintenance of your drains will prevent large repair costs in the future.

Be sure to contact the leading drain jetters in Liverpool by calling Budget Rod on 0151 268 8716. Today!

How To Unblock an Outside Drain

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A blocked outside drain in your street can quickly become a nuisance. Not only can it affect your home, but the whole street can be affected – however not everyone will want to offer solutions for it. Calling someone out to unblock your drain can be expensive or might seem like a drastic move if you believe you can unblock it yourself. If you want to give it a go before calling the professionals, here are some simple tips to help you when unblocking outside drains by yourself!

Find out what’s causing the blockage

Most drains get blocked by debris that has fallen down from the street, which could include leaves, grease, or discarded rubbish. Once you’ve figured out what’s causing the problem you can easily determine how you will have to tackle the issue, including the tools you’ll need to unblock the drain.

Find the tools you’ll need and get started

Once you’ve decided to have a go at unblocking your outside drain yourself, you should make sure you’re wearing the proper protective clothing as well as buying or borrowing some drain rods.

From here you’ll have to remove the drain cover (probably with a screwdriver if there isn’t an accessible handle) and take a look inside the drain. If the drain chamber is filled with water then the blockage will be somewhere below it – you should be able to find the blockage by working your way along the chamber.

Make sure you’re wearing protective gloves and plunge your drain rod into the drain chamber, continuing until you can feel that you’ve dislodged the blockage. Make sure you always turn the rod in a clockwise direction slowly while pushing it deeper – don’t spin it anti-clockwise as you could end up unscrewing the drain’s plunger attachment.

After unblocking the drain manually, you can simply run some clean water through it which should rinse away any remaining debris and stop any blockages building up again in the short term. You can then turn on your taps from inside your house and let them keep running for about three minutes so that you can be sure the water is running as normal. Then, pour some bleach down the drains so that you can be certain they’re as clean as possible.

Need help with unblocking outside drains in Liverpool?

You might find that your attempts at unblocking your drain are unsuccessful – but don’t worry too much, there’s a reason professionals are on hand! If you find that you do need professional help to ensure that your drain is fully unblocked, call us today.

We’re more than happy to help you in unblocking outside drains as quickly and effectively as possible. You can get in touch with us by calling 0800 612 7953 or use the details on our contact page to reach a member of the team.

Lead Water Pipe Replacement from Budget Rod

Prior to the 1970s, it was common to have lead water pipes connecting the water from the main street to your kitchen, as the dangerous properties of lead were less understood. If you believe that you own a property that’s still using lead water pipes then there’s a possibility that lead could be contaminating your water supply – especially if you’re living in an area with soft water. To avoid any potential health risks, you should be considering a lead water pipe replacement.

Lead water pipe replacement can be vital

Here at Budget Rod, we’re professionals who can expertly remove your lead water pipes whether they’re damaged or not. Removing the water pipes before they suffer any damage will eliminate any chance of a high amount of lead entering your water supplies. We’re highly experienced in all areas of drainage and drain plumbing, including pipe replacement, so you can be confident that having your water pipes replaced by Budget Rod means you’ll be receiving quality service.

When you choose Budget Rod as the professionals to remove your lead water pipes from your home, you’ll:

  • Receive an affordable service at reasonable prices
  • Benefit from rapid call-out response times across the North West
  • Receive minimal disruption to both you and your home
  • Be guaranteed safer and healthier water without any potential health threats

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Hiring Budget Rod to remove and replace your lead water pipes

If you need your lead water pipes replaced, you don’t have to look far for the perfect company to help. We’re always available at the other end of the phone to answer your questions about water pipe replacement and we pride ourselves on our ability to guarantee great response times. Get in touch through our website or by calling us on 0800 612 7953 and start your lead pipe replacement process today!

Are You Looking For Professional Drain Cleaning in Liverpool?

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Are your sinks or washing facilities taking longer than they should to drain water? Is there a bad smell coming from them? This is a sign that you may have a blockage in your drain or you need your drains cleaning before they become completely blocked. Drains can easily become clogged with leaves, debris, or dirt, causing problems with your washing facilities and inhibiting their normal function. So, if your bath is taking too long to drain, your washing machine is giving off bad smells instead of the usual lovely fresh, clean ones, and your drains are looking far less than sparkling, get in touch with us here at Budget Rod for drain cleaning in Liverpool!

Why do drains clog up?

With daily use of plumbing facilities it’s easy for drains to clog. Particularly in bathrooms where dirt, dead skin, loose hair, and soap scum are regularly drained, blockages can build up stopping the water from flowing. In kitchens, leftover food and grease are a recipe for disaster when it come to drains.

It is frustrating when your basic plumbing facilities are not functioning as they should, after all, they’re all used on a daily basis and are essential to our way of life. However,  there are certain things that you can do to keep the water flowing through your drains efficiently. Firstly, cleaning your drains regularly ensures that nothing can build up enough to cause a blockage. Trying not to overfill your toilet or sinks is another easy change to make that will lead to decreased chance of drain blockage.

Cleaning your drains can be a messy and unpleasant task and one that you may not want to do yourself, so why not hire professionals. Regular professional drain cleaning will keep your drains in working order and avoid those nasty blockages!

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Simply purchasing a plunger and some drain cleaning solution from your local shop is not sufficient for cleaning your whole drainage system. With our expertise, specialist equipment, and understanding of drainage, we’re able to do a much better job for a reasonable price!

Regular drain cleaning by professionals will keep your drain system clean, fresh, and functioning the way it should. If you believe your drains could do with a good clean make sure to call us on 0151 268 0159 today!