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How does drain jetting work?

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Drain jetting is a high pressure cleaning method for blocked drains and sewer pipes. It works by pumping water – which is stored in tanks – through a high pressure hose fitted with a jetting nozzle. This forces powerful streams of water into the pipe, allowing drainage engineers to target blockages and dislodge them with … Continue reading

How do you unclog a drain when there’s standing water?

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Blocked bathtubs and showers will often come accompanied with standing water – this needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. First things first, you need to remove the standing water before tackling the blockage itself. Use buckets or any suitable containers to remove the water – and don’t use your bath or shower … Continue reading

What can I pour down a drain to unclog it?

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Slow or blocked drains can be unclogged without resorting to bleach or industrial cleaning methods; the most popular solution is hot water, vinegar and baking soda. Here’s what to do: Pour a maximum of three cups of boiling water down your drain Mix 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar, then pour … Continue reading

Augmented Reality and Underground Utilities

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When you think of drains, sewers or underground pipe networks, you almost certainly don’t think of cutting-edge technology or computer-generated visual information. Why would you? Well, in the near future, the rise of augmented reality might be changing the way we think about – and look at – our sewer systems. How? Read on to … Continue reading

What’s Involved in a CCTV Drain Survey?

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In order to maintain and prolong the condition of your drains, it helps to know exactly what’s going on in your pipes. The best way to do that is through a CCTV drain survey. In this article, we’ll run through what a CCTV drain survey is, when and why you might need one, and what … Continue reading

Signs You Have A Collapsed Drain

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A collapsed drain is arguably the most extreme drainage issue that can occur. Usually, drain collapses are the result of years of poor drain maintenance, but can also be a result of damage to pipes and sewer systems, or degradation of the pipes themselves. In an ideal case, your drains will be regularly maintained so … Continue reading

Are Collapsed Drains Covered Under Home Insurance?

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When your drains have been damaged or suffered a collapse, all you want to think about is getting the issue fixed as quickly and effectively as you can. But something you might overlook is whether or not your drains are covered by your home insurance policy. Figuring out what is and isn’t covered can be … Continue reading

Who is Responsible for Drains and Sewers on My Property?

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The drainage system serving and surrounding your household can be prone to various one-off or recurring issues. When these problems arise, homeowners should be clear on who is responsible for any maintenance or repair works that might be necessary. In this article, we aim to make that clear. What is a homeowner responsible for? Back … Continue reading

Our Drain Survey Process – ClearFirst Drainage

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Blocked Drain Sources

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When it works correctly, the drainage system in your home efficiently carries away waste water from multiple sources. No fuss, no complications. However, drainage pipes can become blocked. While not completely unavoidable, most blockages are preventable. A large part of this is understanding the common sources of drain clogs in the home. Bathroom Most wastewater … Continue reading