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!

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 solutions, 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

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Sewers And Drains – A simple guide to who is responsible for what.

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Sewers And Drains – a simple guide to who is responsible for what.

There are an awful lot of pipes, drains and sewers hidden away from view inside homes and under the ground – so it’s worth bearing in mind that responsibility for their upkeep is in the hands of different organisations and people – including you!

What are you, the home owner responsible for?
The pipes, gutters and drains in and around your home, including the drain from your property up to your boundary. If you have a problem with these, you’ll need to call a drainage company – but check your insurance first as you may be covered.

What United Utilities is responsible for?
The big public sewers that take sewage and rainwater run-off to waste water treatment works; the pipes from your property’s boundary that lead into the public sewer; and many of the shared drains where several property’s drains meet together before they join the public sewer. If you suspect that one of these is blocked, please contact United Utilities.

What your local authority is responsible for?
Road gullies; these are small grate-covered openings at the edge of the roads, and are used to drain surface water from the highway. If you’re worried about blockages or smells from these, please call your Council.

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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

 

 

The River Irk Looking an interesting colour !!!

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We have been trying to get our heads round why the River Irk has changed to a beautiful orange colour, have you got any ideas???

‘Stunned environment officers have been left baffled by a city centre stretch of water that has turned an unusual shade of orange.

Eagle-eyed residents in Manchester reported the unexplained phenomenon yesterday afternoon, after spotting water in the River Irk looking distinctly darker than usual.’

 

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Find out more:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/residents-left-baffled-city-centre-6127836

 

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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

 

 

The UK Weather – How it affects our drainage systems.

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The UK Weather; how it affects our drainage systems.

Ah, our wonderful United Kingdom. Our country the boasts ever changing, unpredictable weather conditions like what we experienced this weekend. With our summer undoubtedly bring rain and even with the rising temperatures and humidity we can be inundated with freak storms and flash floods that cause destruction all over the country.

Unwanted presents from Mother Nature

The lovely, summer weather, combined with our standard heavy downpours, creates the perfect environment for your flourishing flowers and thriving trees, yet the speedy growth of the roots can cause a problem for underground drains. The power of Mother Nature means that these roots can penetrate drains, causing them to crack, leak and become blocked.

Unfortunately, when these types of blockages and problems occur, the only way to pinpoint their exact location is with a CCTV camera. Who is accountable for the clearance of the blockage depends on where the problem is, responsibility may lie with the property owner or the local water company. If you suspect a blockage in one of your drains, contact your water company who will then determine who is liable to pay for clearance.

Dealing with Blockages

Big storms and large measures of rainfall go hand in hand. Heavy rainfall can cause the moss on the rooftops of properties to come away from the tiles and fall into the external drains. The moss then blocks the drains, reducing the amount of water than can flow freely away from properties, causing floods. Floods can have disastrously detrimental effects on people’s homes, causing significant amount of damage as well as creating foul-smelling odours for residents.

It is possible in some cases to limit the effects of blockages caused by leaves and moss. It is a good idea to check your external drains on a regular basis, as this will reduce the effect of this kind of debris and go some way to preventing flooding in your property.

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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

 

 

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

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