Feb 22

Out of sight, out of mind?

Most businesses don’t give their drains a second thought – they’re very much out of sight and out of mind. But when there’s a problem like a blockage or poor drainage it can cause flooding and costly disruption.

If left un-repaired a blockage, which would cost just Tens of pounds to repair, could lead to flooding costing a few thousand pounds worth of damage and disruption. In the worst case scenario this could lead to the drain collapsing, costing tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds to repair.

Clearflow Drains offer a range of services from CCTV drain surveys to jetting and rodding to remove blockages.

How we do it
Surveys: CCTV drain surveys are a cost-effective way to carry out inspections of your drains, with little impact on your day-to-day operations. We can also provide a DVD of high quality images and condition reports.

Remove blockages: We use a variety of methods, including jetting and cleaning, root cutting and rodding.

Maintenance: Regular cleaning of your private drains can prevent blockages, helping to avoid costly repairs and the associated disruption. It is worth carrying out regular maintenance checks every two years, but if you have a history of problems with the drains then you may wish to do this as frequently as every six months.

Refurbishment and repair: Whether you need a broken drain repairing or section of your drainage network replacing, we can help. We have the expertise to do most drain rehabilitation and repair work, from patch repairs to full pipe renewal.

Feb 18

Commercial and Domestic Drainage.

We highly value all of our commercial customers, and commit to offering excellent service.

We welcome the opportunity to become familiar with your requirements and to working with you to solve your drainage problems. We offer a professional service with a personal touch and at low prices.

Some of the industry sectors we currently work with include:

Facilities Management/Letting Agents/ Block Management
Builders/ Property Developers
Housing Associations
Offices
Retail
Light Industrial
Nursing Homes
Schools/Colleges
Restaurants/pubs/clubs
Doctors/dentists/medical centres.

Whatever the nature of your business and however small or large the problem – from a one off blocked toilet to an annual contract we are happy to help.

Feb 14

Tips to help keep your Drains Clear, and prevent Blockages.

A blocked drain in or around the home is something that can not only cause damage to your home; it can be a really smelly problem as well. If you can keep your drains functioning properly and with little problems, you’ll find that blockages and other issues rarely arise.
Prevention is usually far more effective than cure, and with these helpful tips and tricks you’ll find it far easier to keep your drains running smoothly.

Hot water

To maintain your indoor drains, one of the easiest ways to keep them clear and free from blockages is to pour boiling water down them on a regular basis. A kettle full of boiling water once a week can be a substantial help in removing build ups of fats, oil and grease and preventing blocked drains.
If you do this regularly enough you’ll find that it keeps your drains clear and prevents the need for any drastic action because something has gone wrong further down the line.

Baking soda and vinegar

While it’s not a good idea to use strong chemical cleaners on your drains, as you can never be sure what they’ll react with and if they will damage your drains, you can use a weaker cleaner.
The best solution is a combination of baking soda and vinegar poured down the drain, followed by hot water. You will be able to hear a small chemical reaction occurring once you have done this. This reaction helps to remove stubborn dirt and grime and should be done two to three times a year as a form of seasonal maintenance.

Watch what you drop down the drains

One of the best ways to maintain your drains is by being extremely careful with what you put down them. While most drains are designed to carry waste and small items such as toilet roll, waste pipes don’t deal very well with grease and fat from food, cleansing wipes, dental floss, nappies or sanitary products.
You should be very wary about what you leave to go down your drains and should try and dispose of waste into the rubbish bin where possible. With fats and grease you can pour them into a bottle or food storage container and dispose of them into the garbage.

Clear debris from outside

If you’re trying to keep your drains outside well maintained, it’s a good idea to make sure they are clear of debris at the point at which they enter the ground. This involves checking your gullies for leaves and twigs in order to ensure that they don’t restrict water flow at any point.
Remember, if you need any further advice or professional help with drain unblocking don’t hesitate to call us, Our professional engineers are always on hand to offer help and support.

Feb 11

Drain unblocking.

A blockage in your drain, sink or toilet could be caused by a number of factors, but whatever is causing the blockage, our high strength and powerful drain clearing and cleaning tools cure the problem quickly, accurately and with a minimum of mess.

Feb 02

Anywhere. Anytime.. Day or night.

Blocked drains can happen at any time, and when your drains or sewers are blocked or stop working you need the problem solved quickly and efficiently.

We are able to offer a local, fast, friendly and cost effective service to clean and repair any domestic or commercial blocked drain, sewer or toilet 24 hours a day.
For unblocking the really severe blockages we use our high pressure water jetting system.

This is an extremely efficient system to remove the most challenging of blocked drains or sewers. We can also carry CCTV drain survey inspections and manhole inspections.
Our Fixed Fee Service means you will never pay more than the price agreed over the phone.

Jan 22

Why you should choose a company that offers a fixed price, and a No Fix – No Fee policy.

We were called out to a supermarket on Far Gosford in coventry today. They’d had blocked foul water drains for a week. This meant that they could not open the shop due to having a main inspection chamber inside the shop.
Over the past week, they’ve called 5 different drainage companies, all charging by the hour to clear the blockage. None of the companies could Get it clear, but still charged the customer over £2500.
When the customer called us, we gave them a fixed price of £125. And agreed that if we couldn’t clear the blockage, we would not charge anything.
We attended within the hour, and we cleared the drains using the h.p.w jetting unit.
The shop was back open and trading in no time at all.

Never Book A Company That Charges an Hourly Rate.

Always Make Sure You Agree a Fixed Price Before Any Work Is Carried Out.

And Make Sure There Is a NO FIX – NO FEE Agreement in Place.

Jan 21

We are the Drainage experts.

To ensure a rapid response to your drain emergency, all of our vans are ready equipped with the latest tools, including high pressure water jetting machines. We are on call 24 hours a day and are always ready to respond to your drainage problem, no matter how big or small.

WE PROVIDE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DRAIN SERVICES
MAINTENANCE AND CONTRACT WORK
24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK SERVICE FOR BLOCKED DRAINS
CCTV DRAIN SURVEYS
DRAIN LINING (NO DIG TECHNOLOGY)
PITCH FIBRE PIPEWORK RE-ROUNDED
TREE ROOT INGRESS REMOVAL
HIGH PRESSURE WATER JETTING FAT AND SCALE REMOVED
NEW SURFACE WATER DRAINS
NEW SOAKAWAYS
ROOT CUTTING AND CHEMICAL TREATMENTS.
GUTTERING CLEARED
KITCHEN SINKS AND WASTE PIPES CLEARED
NEW DRAINS
WATER MAINS

CLEARFLOW DRAINS, do not charge a call out fee and all work is priced per job (where possible) rather than hourly to save you money.

WE are experts in all aspects of drainage from blocked drains, to CCTV camera surveys, to all aspects of drain repairs. We also understand septic tanks and private treatment plants.

All of our drainage repair work is fully guaranteed for 10 years and all our engineers are fully insured. If you have a problem with drains, septic tanks, soakaways or simply want good advice, you can find out more about our extensive range of services by calling us FREE on 0800 987 5213

Jan 12

4×4 drain cleaning vehicles.

Clearflow Drains is capable of performing CCTV Surveys and High Pressure Water Jetting in virtually any location.

With the use of specialised 4×4 vehicles, remote hose reels and specialised access solutions, High Pressure Water Jetting and Drain surveys can be carried out on the most difficult of ground conditions.

Having portable mainline CCTV systems we are able to carry out surveys in the remotest of locations. This method requires only two men to carry the equipment, ensuring that no site is inaccessible.

These services are being used more frequently by our clients in emergency situations, where sewer blockages in the countryside could have devastating effects if an appropriate and effective service is not provided. Our dedicated 4×4 vehicles are on hand throughout the year.

Whether it be railways, countryside or more sensitive ground such as sports playing fields requiring minimal disruption, we are confident that we can provide off road services to suit any terrain.

Dec 10

Don’t get caught out this winter.

Winter drains advice
The frost, snow and cold weather can take a huge toll on your drains and plumbing systems during the winter, often causing a large amount of damage if things go wrong.

Prevent blockages

One of the key things to remember during the winter is that if the flow of water in your drains is inhibited at any point, it’s far more likely to block. To reduce this risk, it’s a good idea to ensure the drains are kept as free from debris as possible.
This means regularly clearing leaves, twigs and other debris from the gutters and gullies and using a grate of some sort to cover any open gullies. It’s also important to watch what you pour down the drains. Substances like cooking fat and grease can easily congeal in the pipes and cause blockages.

Avoid frozen pipes.

Frozen pipes can be an absolute nightmare during the winter months and are liable to burst. If the water flow appears restricted at any point on its journey, it’s a good indication that there is a frozen blockage somewhere.

If you’re expecting very cold weather, any pipes that are exposed to the elements, whether they are outside or found in your home, should be insulated properly with pipe lagging and heat tape. You can also regularly pour a little hot water down your sinks in order to remove any build-up of fats, oils and grease in the pipes.

Nov 21

CCTV DRAIN SURVEY’S

Our CCTV survey equipment allows our engineers great accuracy and ability to carry out a detailed inspection report of all the underground and above drainage and sewer pipe work. The CCTV camera inspection can reveal many things such as blockages, bad pipe work, fractures, collapsed pipes, root intrusions, rat or rodent infestation, badly laid pipe work which have the incorrect gradient causing back-fall or bellowing in the pipe work, open or displaced joints allowing the loss of water into the ground which possibly could lead to subsidence, so whatever the size of your property we can deal with it.