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Different Types of Drains and Pipes

Drains · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 10th July 2020

Nobody thinks about their pipes until a problem starts to surface. But knowing which types of pipes are in your home is the first step to resolving an issue. Know your clay from your copper? Your galvanised steel from your corrugated Polyethylene? Discover all the different types of drains and pipes and find out which ones are in your walls. Different shapes Pipes don’t just come in different materials, they also come in different shapes (and sizes!). Most people think of pipes as smooth and cylindrical, but this isn’t always the case. Smooth pipes Smooth pipes are the most common shape…

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Advantages of a CCTV Drain Survey

Drains · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 15th May 2020

Thanks to the magic of CCTV, modern drain surveys will save you time and money. Whether you’re a new homeowner or an existing one, CCTV drain surveys will afford you the comfort of knowing the exact condition of your pipework. Don’t let any potential problems get worse — check out this article to find out how a CCTV drain survey can benefit you. What is a CCTV drain survey? A CCTV drain survey is an inspection of your drains using a remote-controlled camera. An engineer will insert a tiny camera into your drains and navigate it through the systems, aided by…

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Signs You Have a Collapsed Drain

Drains · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 30th March 2020

A collapsed drain is often considered to be one of the most extreme and complex drainage issues to occur. There are multiple causes, including: Poor and low-level drain maintenance Damage to pipes and sewer systems Degradation of pipes A collapsed drain should be acted upon as soon as you notice a problem or one of the following signs that we’ll be presenting to you in this article. The sooner an issue is realised and rectified, the cost and disruption to your everyday life will be minimal. You’re experiencing regular blockages A simple blockage can be rectified by thoroughly cleaning the drain,…

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Drainage: A Glossary of Terms

Drains · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 29th January 2020

Drains aren’t always thought about in a great level of detail, so when an issue occurs, it can be difficult to know where to start. When you call a professional to fix the problem, it can be overwhelming when it comes to understanding the terminology used. Here at Power Rod, we understand the importance of our customers being fully aware as to what the situation is and what has been done to fix it. In order for this to happen, all jargon needs to be understood, and we’re on hand to help. In this article, we’ll be presenting you with a…

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Drain Problems That Require A Professional

Drains · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 29th November 2019

In a do-it-yourself culture, almost every homeowner will have a set of generic tools they try to fix everything with. From hammers and spanners to plungers and screw drivers, there’s a tool for everything, but what if you have a drainage or plumbing issue that you’re anxious about fixing yourself? Firstly, we strongly advise that you do not try to fix these problems yourself, as you could cause further damage and harm yourself in the process. Secondly, there are numerous drainage issues which could occur that only a professional will be able to rectify. In this article, we’ll be explaining the…

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Why it’s Important for Companies to Maintain their Drains

Preventing clogs·Preventing slow drains·Preventing smells · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 28th September 2019

There are many ways in which a blocked or leaking drain can destroy your property or surrounding land. Leaks could cause ceilings to fall down and blockages can cause pipes to burst over time. The best way to prevent this from happening is to ensure your drains are well maintained all year round.   The importance of drain maintenance There aren’t many places where water won’t collect or seep into, so no matter how watertight you think your building is, it most likely isn’t. Water can cause catastrophic damage to company premises, as well as the land it sits on. Water…

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