CCTV drain services
Soakaway Cleaning and Flood Prevention
Hydro-Cleansing Ltd completed a major flood prevention task, working to clear a soakaway on the Beachwood Estate in Orpington. The job involved finding and implementing a solution to reduce the risk of flooding to the area, by Jetting and cleaning soakaway surface water pipes and chambers, along with providing a conditional CCTV report. Hydro Cleanings veteran Rainmaker Tanker and her sister tanker Megatron accompanied the job to prove once again that there is no job we cannot do!
This extensive job required night works, together with traffic management, to cleanse and jet soakaway pipes and chambers from one stretch of a major road to the other. Hydro Cleansings specialist recycling Tanker – Megatron, together with a Bulk Tanker, CCTV unit and a specialist Confined Space Team, came together as the ultimate Hydro – Cleansing Dream Team to complete the task. Our expert engineers were praised for providing the client with the best service and enthusiasm for carrying out a successful job.
We Are Here To Help You
Flood prevention is a fundamental part of drainage maintenance, especially for boroughs outside of London. With the weather proving to be quite temperamental so far this summer, preventative measures are always key to eliminating the devastation that can be caused by floods.
Hydro Cleaning provides 24/7 flood response services including prevention as well as comprehensive Soakaway cleansing, for planned and scheduled work or just one off emergency response. If you require our flood prevention services or Soakaway Cleaning services contact one of our friendly team today on 0800 740 8888 who will be happy to assist you.
“On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me,
four broken pipes,
three Septic Tanks,
two feet of tree roots,
and Hydro Cleansing’s Mega-Heat…”
Day four of the Christmas countdown is upon us, and so is the latest blog instalment! Today’s blog is all about our talented CCTV team and their top of the range trenchless technology. Drain repair equipment has come a long way in the past few years. Discovering you have a cracked or damaged pipe no longer means digging up your garden and weeks of work. Advances in technology mean that repairs can begin almost immediately with no digging or disruption. Read on for a journey of drain lining discovery!
How does it work?
When you request a drain relining service the first step is to identify the cause of damage. We will send a CCTV unit into the pipe to assess the damage and check if a drain pipe relining is feasible. When we have completed this stage and agreed a drain relining is the best option, our team will start work!
What does it involve?
We will use one of our state of the art jet vac tankers to clean and remove any blockages within the drain or sewer pipe. This is to ensure the pipe has a good clean surface for the resin to bond to. We then insert a deflated packer (also known as a bladder) within the drain, pushing it through to the damaged area. Once we have confirmed we are covering the damaged part of the drain with the drain relining patch, the packer (bladder) will then be inflated.
This will force the drain relining to bond with and secure itself to the inside of the drain or sewer pipe. Once dried, this makes a completely secure, leak-proof seal. Once we have removed the packer our team will then re-insert the CCTV unit into the newly repaired pipe to make sure that the resin has cured and there are no leaks. Drain relining can patch drain pipes from as little as 100mm diameter up to 1.5 metres and is a permanent solution.
Over two nights were commissioned (working to exceptionally tight timescale) to work on Tower Bridge by a major blue chip construction company, to carry out CCTV inspections using Solo Pro and a mini cam to identify the:
- Drainage layout relating to invert levels
- Branch lengths
- Pipe diameters.
To assist our CCTV unit, one of HCL’s Fleet of Combination units was deployed and when required cleared the gullies of debris and obstructions to allow for clear run of all the lines. Man and machine working in harmony.
Hydro Cleansing have now successfully produced the associated CAD Drawings relating to the drainage system of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.
The pictures taken by our in house team show yet again the capabilities of HCL’s team, both relating to manpower and equipment.
Yet again HCL deliver on time and within budget.