If you are thinking of building an extension to your property or adding a conservatory or garage, then you will need to know where your drains are.
Your drainage will by default be underground making it very difficult to see.
Continue reading “How do I find where the drains are on my property?”
The short answer is no, they won’t.
So what will your building surveyor check?
According to RICS (Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors) “Your surveyor will report on all the parts of the home that can be easily reached”.
Continue reading “Will a building surveyor check my drains when they carry out a homebuyer survey?”
We are contacted by many prospective house purchasers every week. They have normally just received a homebuyers report from their surveyor.
The report will advise that the purchaser get the property’s drains inspected to check for any defects, that may lead to subsidence.
The report will inevitably suggest they find a suitable drainage company to arrange to have a drain survey and a drain test carried out at the property.
But which one do you need or do you need a drain test and a drain survey?
Continue reading “Do I need a drain test or a drain survey before I buy a house?”
Your drainage contractor may come across pitch fibre at your property, and when he does, he may be shaking his head, with a barely disguised smile.
Here we explain everything you need to know about the dreaded pitch fibre.
Continue reading “Pitch fibre – what you need to know?”
We are pleased to announce that Drain Detectives are now members of Crystal Palace Business Club. It is a real privilege to support South London’s number one team. We may not be official CPFC sponsors (one for the future, maybe), however, we hope in our own small way to boost our local club. Continue reading “Drain Detectives join Crystal Palace Business Club”
There you are busily working away, without a second thought for what’s happening with your drains. And why would you? The toilets, sinks and urinals are doing what they always do. Everything magically disappears down the plughole, around the U-bend. Absolutely perfect, but…
Continue reading “Why have planned maintenance for your drains?”
When we launched Drain Detectives in 2017, we spent a long time thinking about what the name of 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 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?”