- Odour and smell issues
- Rodent infestation
- It has proven to be cost effective
- Reduces potential chance of blockages
- Reduces the likelihood of flooding and risk to health
- Financial appreciation
- Financial gains
- Prevention of internal external sewage flooding
- Maintenance reduces damage
- Less disturbance to business
- Reduces the emergency call outs
- Clean drains
- Reduces the likelihood of rodent infestation
The most common cause of sewer blockages is misuse, but reasons include:
- Fat, Oil, Grease and food waste
- Baby wipes, face wipes, sanitary products, cotton buds & hair
- Conventional cleaning products
- Debris, scale and silt
- Rodent infestation
- Defected pipe work
- Pipe obstructions
There are so many reason why and how a blockage accumulates, these being the most common:-
- A lack of maintenance on the drainage network
- Misusing and disposing of the incorrect material, such as food waste fat oil and grease, wipes. This is what we would call sewer abuse or misuse. Bin it don’t flush it!
- We attend a lot of emergency drain blockage call outs when property renovation or development has finished or has commenced. We usually find building material or debris in the drainage network
- Slow draining drains and stagnant water creates silt and scale compound which build top within the drainage network. Normally located on joint connections
- Rodent investigation – Rats cause severe blockages either by infestation in pipes causing severe debris build up or structural damage to the pipe work
- Root penetration and ground movement
- Smells and odours
- Toilet water rises when flushed
- Slow draining
- Gurgling noises
- Regular repeat reoccurring blockages
Every job is different. One of our technical drainage specialists will examine the extent of the blockage using our CCTV equipment to pin point the exact cause location of the blockage.
The engineer will then update the customers and recommend the best solution going forward.
All properties have different timescale and reasons for cleaning, it all depends on waste usage.
However as a rule of thumb we suggest every 8-12 months for standard domestic usage and every 6-8 months for commercial properties with high waste disposal such as cafes and restaurants.
If you have any queries please contact us so one of our experts can explain in detail.
Each insurance company has different views on cover, it would be beneficial to seek the correct advise either from your insurance company or one of our own professionals.