A blocked drain, whether on commercial or residential premises can be at best inconvenient and at worse a health hazard. With the very latest equipment our dedicated team will diagnose your problem promptly and with the minimal disruption. You can be assured that one call will put you in touch with a service known for their efficiently and professionalism.
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A blocked drain, whether on commercial or residential premises can be at best inconvenient and at worse a health hazard.
With the very latest equipment our dedicated team will diagnose your problem promptly and with the minimal disruption. You can be assured that one call will put you in touch with a service known for their efficiently and professionalism.
All Drainage Work Undertaken
All drains and waste pipes need cleaning at some time. Drains are often subject to abuse. Scale, silt, grease and foreign objects inevitably accumulate and usually it's only a matter of time before the pipe's capacity and flow is reduced or obstructed creating conditions liable for blockages.
The simplest technique used to unblock drains is the use of rods. Blocked drains are bad news. They cause unpleasant odours and potential flooding but there are measures that can be taken to guard against the inconvenience of a blocked or structurally defective drain:
Water Mains Replacement
There are many reasons why a water main would need to be replaced ranging from a burst pipe to replacement of old lead pipes that can be damaging to your health. We specialise in these situations daily and have all the tools at the ready to allow us to complete the work fast, efficiently and causing the minimum disruption to the home, public and the environment.
All RH (UK) Ltd engineers are experts in the use of trenchless technology, enabling us to complete the replacement with the minimum of disturbance, damage and cost.
Thanks to our expertise in this field we have been appointed as principal plumbing & drainage contractor for many leading utility, facilities management and insurance companies, throughout UK to repair and renew underground pipes, ducts and cables using techniques that minimise disruption.
This trenchless water mains replacement technique is ideal for using in driveways, paths, car-parks, golf courses and gardens where new or replacement water mains services are required without disturbing the surface above.
Using our specialist techniques is of benefit to both our clients and the environment for the following reasons.
We can efficiently install water mains, ducts, cables and underground services
Less expensive than traditional trenching methods
Minimal or in some cases no excavation beyond necessary launch pits or termination points for the installed service
Less disruption to the customer's property than a standard dig
RH UK Ltd engineers are also equipped with listening apparatus’ that we can use to locate and trace the position of leaking underground water mains. Allowing us to fix the water mains quickly and efficiently.
Do you require a water mains replacement?
Here are a few useful tips to distinguish if you have a leaking supply pipe. If you do, you can contact us to discuss how we can help you replace your water main
Have you noticed any damp patches even in dry weather, in the garden, on your driveway or at any other place in your property ?
Is your grass is greener in some places more than others ?
Have you noticed a marked drop in water pressure, do your taps or shower run more slowly ?
Can you hear a constant hissing noise from your water pipes ?
High Water Pressure Jetting
Most people do not give a thought to their drainage, until they start to suffer problems. At some point all drains need to be cleaned. Over a period of time deposits such as fat, grease, silt and scale build up on the pipe wall, reducing the hydraulic efficiency of the drain.
The most effective way to rid the pipe of these deposits is high pressure water jetting. Strong jets of water remove the deposits from the pipe wall. The deposits are flushed out of the pipe and the drain is returned to a free flowing condition.
High pressure water jetting can also be of benefit in other applications such as stripping floors and machinery of dirt, shifting rubber deposits, cleaning of rubbish chutes and skips, the removal of markings and grease from garage floors and many more. Whatever your request, you can be assured that you will be in the hands of professionals.
When larger sewers and culverts need cleaning and there is no available mains supply, or when a substantial flow of water is needed to clear a blockage then our Tanker Jetters provide the solution.
RH UK Ltd has a Vactor unit which is specially designed to meet the demands of fast clearance of pipes, culverts and sewers from 100mm upwards. This unit is designed to clean the large, deep and most inaccessible of heavily silted drains.
It operates at speeds of up to six times that of conventional jetters. However, high flow rates and variable low pressures mean there is no risk to the structural integrity of the drainage system.
CCTV & Survey Reports
Because drains are largely hidden from view, the exact cause and nature of the problem may not be immediately apparent.
With the passage of time and usage, drains and sewers can deteriorate. It may take several years, but drains can suffer as a result of many factors such as ground movement, poor construction, tree root invasion etc. The CCTV survey is specifically designed to investigate a drain’s condition for the following reasons:
Sometimes, nothing less than a visual assessment of a problem will meet the need. In such cases, CCTV provides the full picture. CCTV surveys of drains, pipes, and sewers provide an accurate and cost effective way to detect problems to the source and help establish the most practical remedial options.
The CCTV Surveying Process A CCTV Survey can be carried out with the minimum of fuss and disruption. The process is as follows:
The CCTV camera is introduced into the drain via the appropriate access point and pushed or powered through the pipe.
As the camera travels along the pipe, the image is relayed to a monitor screen above ground. The operator will then log any structural defects and record the location of each along the pipe length.
The survey report is then provided which lists the type and location of any defect. This can be backed up with photographs, video or CD/DVD evidence together with a site plan showing the drain’s location.
Rectifying structurally defective drains can be expensive so, if buying a property, it is recommended that a CCTV inspection is conducted to establish their condition as part of a prepurchase survey.
Road Evacuations (NRSWA)
Rectifying structurally defective drains can be expensive so, if buying a property, it is recommended that a CCTV inspection is conducted to establish their condition as part of a pre-purchase survey.
CIPP & Patch Lining
Where defects are localised in a small area, this can be ‘’patched’’ to produce a permanent high quality repair. Patches are applied by coating a fibre-glass mat with epoxy resin. The mat is then wrapped around an inflatable packer and pushed into position. The packer is inflated and the resin left to cure.
Section Lining – Where the drain is damaged along its length, the whole section can be lined. It involves the insertion of a lining ‘’sock’’ impregnated with a polyester resin fibre along the length of the damaged drain. It is then moulded into place using air or water pressure and left to cure. The result is a new fibre reinforced pipe within the old damaged pipe.
By using a multiple frequency DIGITAL LOCATOR we can detect and trace a drain with precision and accuracy.
The SONDE can also be used in tandem with a video camera to enable visual inspection.
We offer a range of discretionary desludging services to customers with septic tanks, domestic treatment plants and cesspools which receive domestic waste.
A septic tank is a two or three chamber structure, which retains sewage from a property for sufficient time to allow solids to form into sludge at the base of the tank, where it is partially broken down by bacteria. The remaining liquid in the tank then drains from the tank by means of an outlet pipe and soak away.
Domestic treatment plants are usually specialist glass reinforced polyester (GRP) units purchased to treat effluent to a higher standard than that achievable by a septic tank alone. These units usually have moving parts or require compressed air and as such require electrical connections. These units like septic tanks also discharge through an outlet pipe and soak away.
A cesspool is a sealed tank connected to a property by a series of drains. It collects the waste foul water from a property and when it is full it has to be emptied and the waste water taken away by tanker to a proper disposal point. Cesspools do not have an outlet pipe or drain.
Graffiti/Chewing Gum Removal
We can remove paint and graffiti from any surface including brick, stone, concrete, glass, plastics and metals without causing damage or leaving ghosting. We can remove graffiti from painted surfaces and soot and smoke from stone and brickwork. We operate self contained vehicles which carry their own water and power supplies enabling us to clean virtually anywhere at any time.
Lead Water Main Replacement (WIAPS)
With the health worries regarding the use of lead pipes, our engineers have the knowledge, skills and equipment, gained over several years to assist. As well as the health aspect of using lead pipes, new plastic pipers provide better flow rates, essential with modern day boilers and showers.
We have the capability of laying new pipe work without the need to carry out major excavation work. This saves the inconvenience of spoiled paths, gardens and patios and offers a great saving in time.
This is possible by using specialist moling equipment. A tunnel is formed under the garden and the new plastic pipe fed through and joined to the internal plumbing.
Roofing, Cleanups, Sewer traversing, Ground works, Excavation & repair, Root cutting, Drain unblocks, De scaling and Gutter Cleaning