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?

commercial drain cleaners

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.

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.

How To Unblock an Outside Drain

guide to unblocking outside drains

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.