Plumbing and Drainage Articles

Do Not DIY a Blocked Drain - Call Professionals

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
You're in a rush - you're already late for work, and yet something seems "off" as you leave the house. There's a smell in the air. . . ah, it could be a blocked drain.

READ MORE

Why Hire a Drainage Engineer to Unblock Your Drains?

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
A blocked drain is a frustrating inconvenience for any homeowner. However, if you notice that your drains are blocked, the worst thing you can do is attempt to remove the blockage yourself without the necessary training and equipment.

READ MORE

What to Expect When You Get a New Boiler Installed

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
A professional boiler installer will survey your home and ask you questions about your hot water needs, such as if you may need to use hot water from two sources at the same time (e. g. someone using the shower while hot water is required when washing the dishes in the kitchen), or whether you use a pumped power shower.

READ MORE

Tips on Finding a Plumber

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
Finding a plumber in can be difficult. You are limited to the plumbing services in your area, as few plumbing companies will travel outside their own locale.

READ MORE

How to Find a Suitable Plumber for your Plumbing Problems

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
Hiring a plumber can be a stressful experience for many people. Quite often, we only look for a plumber when there's an emergency.

READ MORE

A Look at the Dangers of DIY Drain Unblocking

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
In theory, the steps involved in unblocking a drain when you know what the problem is. . . is quite straight forward. In practice, a lot can go wrong.

READ MORE

A Little Knowledge is Dangerous When It Comes to Plumbing

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
I've been in the plumbing trade for nearly 20 years, and I can tell you that without a doubt that my most difficult customers are ones who've attempted their own plumbing repairs, and simply lack the skills to properly complete the job. So why is this more problematic than a regular plumbing job? Well, there's a number of possible problems that emerge from these jobs! A battle of the plumbersAborted plumbing jobs by the household owner often feels like a defeat to them.

READ MORE

Tips to Prevent Drains Clogging

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
If you're looking for ways to cut back on unnecessary expense, then starting with your property and its foundations will help to save you money. A lot of plumbers get called out to properties that have clogged drains, blocked toilets or even a slow supply to water.

READ MORE

Common Plumbing Problems in the Spring and Summer Months

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
Common Plumbing ProblemsIt may often seem that plumbing problems happen at the worst time, you can almost guarantee that a cracked pipe or unlit boiler on a freezing cold winters' night. These tend to be the times when we put the most pressure on the appliances and therefore when they're being worked to breaking point.

READ MORE

Why Does It pay to Hire A Plumber & When Do You Need One?

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
It certainly pays to hire a certified plumber, for many reasons. Let's say that you need a repair made, and you decide to hire a handyman.

READ MORE

What Are the Causes of Blocked Drains, and How Can I Deal with Them?

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
Any property can suddenly be impacted by a drain blockage. Blocked drains can cause serious issues throughout your property. They can make your bathroom unusable, which is the last thing that any of us want to deal with.

READ MORE

Thames Tideway Tunnel: the Future of London Sewerage Systems?

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
By now, you have probably heard about the latest project of London, The Thames Tideway Tunnel; but the question everyone is asking is what exactly is it? Well you're in luck as that is what we will be discussing here. The Thames Tideway Tunnel is the solution that Bazalgette Tunnel Ltd came up with to overcome the excess overflows that the current London sewerage system has. The proposed design of the tunnel is that it will be 25 km long and 65 meters deep; it will run from Acton Storm Tanks, under the tidal section of the Thames, through central London and make its way to the Abbey Mills pumping station.

READ MORE

A Look at Flood Prevention Measures

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
If you live in a flood risk area, then you must take necessary steps to ensure little-to-no damages occur; these damages can range from health threats to property damage and in some cases even death. Below are some things you can do to minimize these risks. Buy Flood Insurance.

READ MORE

A Primer on Culverts

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
Culverts have been in existence since ancient times, used by the Romans for their aqueducts and Egyptians to channel water from the Nile river. Culverts are used by a lot of businesses and residences if they have some water issues and they're used by cities within their drainage systems to minimize the risk of floods.

READ MORE

The History of CCTV Technology (1942 to Present)

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
In today's age, CCTV technology is something we take advantage of. Over 90% of the world employ the use of this technology in their homes, streets and businesses, this has become something we have accepted.

READ MORE

Modern Drainage Systems, Inspired by Romans

  in  Plumbing and Drainage
Most modern-day drainage systems have been inspired or influenced by the complex system that Ancient Romans used to use. Romans had "latrines"composed of a wooden board with holes cut out to act as a toilet seat; below these "latrines"was a giant trench with water that, when flushed, ran to a central channel to the main sewers; these then discharged to a nearby river or stream. It is presumed that between 800 and 750 BC, the first ever sewers of ancient Rome were built.

READ MORE