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
Light Industrial
Nursing Homes
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.