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.

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.

Do Your Sewers Need Drain Jetting?

drain jetting equipment

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!