When we launched Drain Detectives in 2017, we spent a long time thinking about what the name for our new company should be.
We had looked at a lot of the other drainage companies for ideas and most were combinations of the usual suspects: drain, dial, rod, clear, blocked, flow, easy, fast, services, jet and drainage. All very sensible… Continue reading “Choosing a name for your drainage company”
We are pleased to announce that Drain Detectives have now been accepted as members of the National Association of Drainage Contractors (N.A.D.C.). Continue reading “We are now members of the NADC”
Drain rods are probably the first tool your drain engineer will reach for, when he arrives at your property to to clear a blocked drain or manhole.
However a week doesn’t go by when we don’t get a call from a frustrated customer who has got drain rods or an attachment stuck in the drain.
In experienced hands, drain rods are perfect for clearing a drain blockage. Continue reading “Problems using drain rods to unblock drains”
You don’t need to have a drain survey before you buy your house, do you?
Money is tight when you are buying a new home, so many things to pay for, and if the drains are all ok, it would just be a waste of money, wouldn’t it? Continue reading “Why have a pre-purchase drain survey?”
This is the question that comes up most often when domestic customers call us about a problem they are having with drains on their property.
Why does it matter?
If the drains are your responsibility, then you must pay for blocked drains to be cleared and all drain repairs. If however the drains are the responsibility of the local water authority, then “it’s happy days”, because they must do any repairs and you don’t pay a penny. So it is quite important to know.
Continue reading “Who is responsible for your drains?”
This is our first post of hopefully many, over the coming months and years. What can you expect in terms of content? There will be probably the usual standard posts about what should or should not be put down the toilet etc.
Then maybe the odd interesting anecdote from our wonderful drain engineers out on the road, hopefully without too many graphic images (!), but maybe with the odd nugget of wisdom from “inside the manhole”.