Drainage Contractors Camden
London Drainage have been operating in Camden for more than 20 years.
During this time, we have completed pre-purchase drain surveys for customers looking at purchasing a property in the London borough, unblocked countless toilets and deep-cleaned drain pipes – tackling those hard-to-reach areas – using our high-pressure jets.
Our CCTV drain surveys are ideal for homeowners who suspect their domestic drains in Camden might be blocked and prospective buyers that want to check the condition of the drainage system before they sign and exchange contracts.
With our drainage inspections, a camera will be attached to a long cable and fed into your drain pipes. Our expert engineer will then watch the live video footage from a screen and assess the condition of your domestic drainage in Camden – keeping an eye out for potential issues.
Once the survey is complete, our team will compile a thorough report that shows our findings in a way that’s easy to digest. We’ll provide HD images to help you visualise the severity of the issues identified, along with our expert recommendations for repairs and maintenance.
For more information about the services of our domestic drainage contractors in Camden and how we can help you, call 0208 594 7171 today.
Accelerated Drain Services (ADS) has been operating in Camden for over 20 years and is proud to offer a full range of drainage services including Home Buyers CCTV Drain Surveys, drain mapping and drain unblocking.
Our reputation is built on the importance we place on friendly, professional customer service and tailoring our service to meet your specific drainage needs.
To book a free, no obligation drainage inspection with one of our engineers, call us on 0208 5947171.
Our drainage services are available in the following Camden postcodes: EC1, EC2, N1, N19, N6, N7, NW2, NW3, NW5, NW6, NW8, W9, WC1, WC2
Drainage Services Camden
CCTV Drain Surveys
ADS provides an affordable, professional and friendly CCTV Drain Surveying service. Using the very latest CCTV technology we produce an in-depth and comprehensive drain survey for our customers, presented in a detailed and clearly understandable manner.
All CCTV drain surveys are carried out on Wincan survey software which produces the highest quality reports available to the drainage industry.
Due to the accuracy of the software programs available for CCTV drainage surveys, reports can be generated on-site, providing instant information and feedback. We use the latest plant and electronic equipment, including XTI Drain Cameras which produce the clearest underground images resulting in extremely accurate surveys.
Drain Cleaning is normally carried out by employing a variety of specialist electro mechanical machines typically combined with high pressure water jetting.
As all drainage systems across London and the South East are in what is known as a hard water area as a consequence hard water scale builds up within your drainage system which reduces flow and creates a reduction in what is known as hydraulic capacity.
Hard water scale is a leading contributor of drain blockages this combined with the fact that London’s Drainage systems are amongst the oldest in the world.
Making it imperative that drains need to be routinely descaled to ensure maximum flow capacity at all times and reduce the risk of blockages and flooding.
Drain UnblockingWhen drains stop working, you need the problem solved quickly, efficiently and at a fair price. We are the experts in solving drainage problems in the home or commercial premises. This is the core element of our business and we respond to hundreds of drain blockages on a weekly basis to clients across the London region.
As you may already be aware, the south east of England is a hard water area. This hard water creates scale in pipe work in everything which contains water, your kitchen kettle is a perfect example of this. Drainage systems across London, have, for years suffered from reduced flow due to hard water scale building up within the pipe work.
If you have a damaged drain requiring treatment you should consider drain lining as there are many advantages.
Drain repairs can be carried out without the need for expensive and messy excavation work making it a cheaper and quicker solution to your problem, also in most cases there is no sign of any work having been carried out.
The cost and time of drain repairs can vary greatly but it is advised that you use a drainage company/personnel that is registered and fully qualified - you don't want to pay for your drains to be repaired again for a long time.
Cracked or Damaged Drain Pipes?
A cracked or damaged drain pipe can be repaired from within the pipe itself (see drain lining) therefore removing the cost and time of excavation work.
All our CCTV drain reports are produced by certified drainage surveyors using WRc™ approved reporting software programmes including Viewline and Wincan. Reports are provided in PDF format and are normally produced to our clients within 48 hours of the survey being completed. Please see the attached example report, this also includes mapping and manhole chamber reports. Reports are provided to both domestic and commercial clients in the same easy to read and understand format and comply with the Manual of Sewer Condition Classification 5th Edition.
Drain Mapping and Tracing
We offer a full range of drain mapping and drain tracing services. Drain mapping is designed to locate and record the location of underground drainage systems and is often carried out in conjunction with CCTV drain surveys. Different coloured dye are also used to confirm inlet and outlets.
Drain Milling is a new technology which employs the use of specialist equipment designed and built in Norway. Drain milling machines are designed to removed attached deposits such as scale, concrete, jointing compound and encrustation from the interior walls of pipework without causing damage to the host pipework.
Used in combination with high pressure water jets and CCTV cameras drain milling is proving to be the most effective solution for pipes that have suffered a reduction in diameter and flow capacity.
Electro Mechanical Drain Cleaning
These machines are in common use when large descaling jobs are in progress and often used to clear blockages.
High Pressure Jet Washing
High pressure water washing is employed as the ideal way to deep clean and unblock most drainage systems. It’s versatile and safe and the ideal way to get to those hard to reach places.
All of accelerated engineers undergo extensive training prior to work placement. They are trained to use equipment ranging in power from 3,000psi to 10,000psi. Our washing units are able to break down harden debris and often years of build up of scale or cement.
We carry out jet cleaning across the London area. Jet washing patios and driveways for domestic clients and forecourts for commercial clients.
We use ultra high pressure jetting units to carry out these works with working pressure in excess of 3000 psi.
The UK has one of the best drainage systems in the world, meaning that luckily we can usually take for granted that our drainage system will run smoothly and efficiently.
However, over time the pipework that is the key to the system can require some maintenance or repair For example, over time clogged or slow moving pipes can cause your problems with your toilets, sinks or bath. We specialise in pipe cleaning and maintenance and have vast experience in providing the best solutions to keep drainage systems running smoothly and efficiently.
Tanker jetting is used to remove heavy debris and silt from drainage and sewer systems. There are tanker jetting services across London & the Southeast. We use high volume, high flow truck mounted jetting units for large diameter drainage systems.
It’s essential to get to the root cause of the problem of blocked toilets to prevent this from repeating. One of our drainage specialist will chart the drainage system and then evaluate where the problem is and decide on the best course of action.
Our specialist will completely unblock clean the system using the latest equipment such as electro mechanical cleaning to descale and deep cleanse the pipework.
It is likely that at one time all of us have had the annoying experience of a blocked bath, even us in the trade!
Waiting while the water slowly drains away is a frustrating experience. However, there is help at hand. We can send one off our friendly engineers to come and use the most advanced electro-mechanical equipment to quickly solve your problem.
Gullies are used to drain water away from the street into the sewers down below. However, they are also quite commonly block, therefore becoming ineffective. This is not surprising though as there are 17 million roadside gullies in the UK, all requiring periodical maintenance. Whilst leaves and debris are the most common cause, others are that the gullies have been used for kitchen waste or had it cover broken or not been cleaned properly during the last round of maintenance.
Like a blocked toilet, it’s essential to get to the root cause of the problem to prevent a repeat. One of our drainage specialists will chart the drainage system and then evaluate where the problem is and decide on the best course of action.
Our specialist will completely unblock clean the system using the latest equipment such as electro mechanical cleaning, to descale and deep cleanse the pipework. This method of cleaning is ideal for removing the build up of harden substances such as uric acid and limescale and is preferably on most occasions then to high pressured water jetting which may add to the problem by causing an overflow.
Consider the amount of waste that travels through your pipes and it’s not surprising that over time deposits begin to build up on the pipes wall. Eventually this will reduce the effectiveness of the pipe and start to lead to blockages.
We have the expertise and the equipment to deal with issues such as with blocked soil or rainwater stacks and will use the best equipment to match the problem. For example with high pressured water jetting.
Gutters are an essential part of your homes weather and water protection, providing cover from damaging rain or snow fall. It is part of the home that can be overlooked due to its difficult location and the fact it is an awkward job to carry out.
However, if overlooked blocked gutters can become heavy with leaves, moss and other debris, eventually pulling away from fascias or the home completely. The result is that walls can become damp and damaged.
Frequently Asked Questions
Home buyers CCTV drain surveys aren’t always required, however they are becoming more and more popular.
Some mortgage companies may require a CCTV drain survey before approving your mortgage application. This is so any issues can be flagged up as early as possible.
You may choose to have the survey carried out if you’re buying an older property. This is because older homes tend to have aged drainage systems which can be more complex. Plus, if the property hasn’t been lived in for some time, the drainage system may have been neglected, with blockages being left to build up and cracks left to form.
Not only will a home buyers CCTV drain survey show you the condition of your drainage system and identify any blockages, cracks or other damage before you purchase the house, it will also show you the layout of your drainage system. This will come in handy if you’re planning on any renovations or extensions.
Drain mapping is the process of mapping the layout of your drainage system and is usually used in conjunction with a CCTV drain survey.
Because of the camera, not only can we see the layout of your drainage system, we can also inspect its condition and identify any potential risks, blockages or damage.
Drain mapping is commonly used when construction is planned – an extension for example.
Before starting your construction project, you’ll want to know exactly where your drainage system is located. Once the drain mapping process is completed, you’ll be provided with a map detailing the layout of your drains. This map can be used to make sure your drains aren’t accidentally damaged during the building project.
If you think you could benefit from drain mapping, speak to our specialists today. Simply call us on 0208 594 7171.
Yes, you can prevent blocked drains in your home.
Believe it or not, one of the main causes of blocked drains in your home is loose hair. Every time you shower, you unknowingly shed small amounts of hair. If left to go down your drain, these strands build up over time, creating a tangled web which ultimately clogs the drainpipe.
The easiest way to prevent these hair strands from clogging your drains is to remove them from your bath or shower before they can enter the drains. You could even place a small kitchen strainer Over your plug hole to prevent any hairs going down your drain.
You can also reach into your drain, wearing gloves, after your shower to remove any hair which may have entered.
Flushing nappies, sanitary products and even ‘flushable’ wipes is another sure-fire way to end up with blocked drains. Instead of flushing these down your toilet, place them into your bathroom bin (or main bin).
Your kitchen sink is also a common place for drain blockages. To prevent any blockages here, make sure to scrape any leftover food into the bin before cleaning dishes. You can also purchase a drain strainer to prevent any small food particles from entering your drains, as these can build up over time.
When choosing your drainage specialist, you want a company you can trust.
Here at London Drainage, we go above and beyond to ensure your drainage issues are fixed.
With over 20 years’ experience providing our drainage services in Camden, we know what we’re talking about.
From blocked toilets, baths and gullies to drain mapping and drain surveying. No matter your drainage issue, we have the solution.
Our services are all tailored to your specific requirements, so you can have peace of mind that your drainage issues are being dealt with effectively.
Not only do we deal with your existing drainage issues, we also provide preventative services. Pipe cleaning, jet cleaning and tanker jetting are just some of the methods we use to clear your drainage system and prevent any costly future issues.
Get in touch with our experts today to discuss your requirements.