Bursting At The Seam? – What Can Hydro Do For You?

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Bursting At The Seam?
It is reported that 1 in 8 households are likely to experience a water leak or burst pipe. It is one of the most common plumbing issues across the UK.
Not only is a burst pipe or a backed up drain a huge inconvenience, but it can cause hefty property damage to structure, fixtures and furnishings. This can result in very expensive repairs and replacements. We thought it might be useful to list some handy hints as to what to do in the event of a burst pipe in your home:
• Turn off the water supply – As soon as you move house, it is important to locate the stopcock so that you are aware of its whereabouts in such emergencies. Usually, it lives under the kitchen sink.
• Drain the water system – This can be done by turning on all of the cold taps on in the house and flushing the toilets.
• Switch the water heating systems off – Turn off any water heating system such as immersion heaters and central heating. Then, turn all of the hot taps on to drain the system further.
• Turn off all electrics – It is vital to switch the mains immediately if the burst pipe is leaking water onto electrics or electrical appliances. If the fuse board has been covered in water, it is very important that you do not touch it. Call for a qualified electrician as soon as possible.
• Fixing the problem – If you are a dab hand at DIY plumbing and feel able to fix the problem, go for it! However, if, like most of us, you have no idea where to start, call an emergency plumber.
Backed up drains.
Here are some helpful steps to follow when you discover that the drains in your home are backing up:
• Firstly, check your toilets, sinks and waste pipes to see whether there are any blockages causing an internal plumbing problem.
• Call for help – If you cannot figure out the problem, the next step is to call your area water company or a local drainage company
• Do not use sinks and toilets – Avoid using anything that requires draining, this will only make the problem worse as the water waste has nowhere to go.
• Waiting game – Unfortunately, when it comes to backed up sewers, the repair process is out of your hands. This needs to be corrected by professionals who will fix the problem in the public draining systems.
Our expert team at Hydro are always more than happy to offer advice and provide a quick response emergency call out service that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you have any type of drainage problem and feel that you are unable to rectify it, please call us today on 01634 867297 or email us at mail@hydrodescaling.co.uk

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Sewer Inspection, Cleaning & Repair – What Can Hydro Do For You?

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As experts in our industry, our blog will educate you on any industry updates in addition to company wide news and findings, so make sure that you are kept in the know and keep visiting!

I though it appropriate that our first blog gives you a bit of an introduction on how we can work with you.
Are you a homeowner? If you are, chances are that you’ll be all too familiar with common household drainage problems. I’m sure you’ve had sink problems, food blocking the plughole causing a slow drain or a toilet blockage when flushing just won’t work. Issues like this can usually be remedied by the homeowner, however, if your best attempts fail, it’s time to call us.

What services do we offer?

As drain cleaning professionals, we offer many services besides regular drain unblocking, some of these include:

CCTV surveys

CCTV drainage surveys are a critical part of drainage professional’s arsenal. In the past, a drainage contractor would have to use experience alone to work out what the problem was with a blocked drainage pipe. After the introduction of CCTV survey equipment, images of the inside of the drainage pipe can now be relayed to a computer where a visual analysis of the problem can take place. This means that the number of unnecessary drain excavation jobs has decreased exponentially, as the drainage firm will be able to formulate a plan to remove the problem instead of excavating to see what is happening.

Drain jetting

Drain jetting is the process where a high pressure jet of water is directed down the drain to remove any debris which may have accumulated within the pipe. This could be non-flushable items such as sanitary wear, nappies, contraceptives or even a build-up of congealed fat. High pressure water jetting proves extremely useful to drain jetting firms because instead of using physical methods such as rods to remove a clog, which can damage the inside of the pipe, the jet of water washes through the blockage harmlessly whilst also cleaning the inside of the pipe in the process.

Drain liner repair

After a drainage company has performed a survey on a problematic drain they may find that the drain is cracked, broken or even deviated. If this is the case they will then have one of two options – either excavation, to replace the damaged section of drain or if possible the installation of a drain liner repair. If a drain liner repair is possible, it will mean that excavation will be reduced to a minimum level and the drain will be able to be repaired with the minimum of disruption. In this process a resin impregnated liner is blown into the damaged section of pipe. The liner is then inflated to the internal pipe diameter and left to set. The resin bonds to the original pipe and after the liner has set the pipe will once again be able to carry waste with no problems.

We implement all manner of drainage jobs, from simple sink unblocking to the installation and maintenance of sewer pump stations.

If you have any type of drainage problem and feel that you are unable to rectify it, please call us today on 01634 867297 or email us at mail@hydrodescaling.co.uk

Please check our services tab for the full range of solutions that we offer.