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.

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.