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The significance of drain inspection when buying a home

the importance of CCTV drain survey before buying a property

The significance of drain inspection when buying a home


When buying a home certain prerequisites have to be met. We look at requirements like proximity to train station, shops, parks and schools. A big determining factor is the state of the property that we are considering purchasing. We also place a prime focus on the amount of renovation and refurbishment that is required to be done. In some cases, we focus on the surface repairs or the cosmetic elements of the home. This perspective triggers us to contemplate on the colour and pattern of decoration that is required for the bedroom or front room. Whilst this is important, we sometimes ignore the important and less obvious issues. This is in line with Doug Larson who opined, “If people concentrated in the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” Focusing on important things like the nature of the drainage system and the flood history of the property is very important.

Benjamin Franklin stated that: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is in line with the argument that conducting a thorough CCTV drains survey before buying a property, helps prevent unforeseen cost that we might incur in the future. A complete drain inspection of a property helps us determine if the property has a poor drain line.

the importance of CCTV drain survey before buying a property

Signs of a faulty drain

On the surface level, there are few signs that could indicate the presence of a faulty drain. The first sign is a slow flow rate of dirty water. The presence of dried water could also indicate a problem with the drain line.

Importance of inspecting your drains

Failure to conduct a proper CCTV drain survey could lead to unforeseen drainage costs. Embarking on a proper CCTV survey before buying a property, helps you negotiate with the seller for an accurate valuation or ensure that the drains are fixed before the house is purchased.

A few days ago, a team of Hydro Cleansing engineers, carried out a CCTV survey for a home seller  to detect the drain lining issue. Our team of experts are readily available to provide a stress-free CCTV drain survey for you before you buy or sell a home. For more information contact our helpline on 0800 740 8888.


Thunderstorms could lead to flooding

thunderstorm brings about rainfall that could cause floodingThunderstorm is considered to be among the most dramatic weather phenomenon in the world. A thunderstorm is an array of rapid electrical discharges, which emanate from atmospheric conditions. This tends to lead to flashes of light and trembling sound waves, which are conceived as thunder and lightning. Thunderstorms are commonly followed-up by precipitation.

The rise of thunderstorms:

When the atmosphere becomes unstable, there tends to be the emergence of thunderstorms. The formation of this thunderstorm is as a result of a very systematic process, which witnesses how warm air exists beneath much colder air. It is also stated that as the warm air consistently rise, the water vapour will rapidly shape into cumulonimbus cloud. The interesting point is that the cumulonimbus clouds can be formed in less than 60 minutes.

With a brief background to the formation of thunderstorms, it is believed that they are products of the severe heating of the earth’s surface. That’s why they are generally common in areas of hot and humid weather. In the UK, thunderstorms are more prevalent in the East Midlands and the South-East of England.

In most cases, thunderstorm leads to a persistent band of heavy downpours which could lead to flooding in some areas.  Essentially, the rainfall from the thunderstorm is believed to cause flash floods. It is to this regard that the Met office, released a thunderstorm warning for the weekend commencing the 12th of June, 2015. A yellow “be aware” warning has been issued by forecasters in view of the thunderstorms and heavy rain that are set to hit the UK this weekend.

At Hydro Cleansing, we understand that the rise of thunderstorms could lead to heavy rains. This heavy rain could in-turn be a prelude to flash floods. Our expert emergency flood response team are trained and equipped to deal with any issue of flooding.  The services we offer comprises of flood prevention, clean-up and removal.

For your flood related services please contact our helpline on 0800 740 8888


Why flood maps are important

Flood maps are very beneficial


Have you ever travelled to a new city or country and wondered how to find your bearings? A few years ago, I had to leave the confines of my comfort zone to ask a stranger for step-by-step directions to my destination. With the emergence of apps like Google Maps, we are suddenly looking like residents in a foreign destination, we no longer ask for directions as we regularly glance at our smartphones or tablet devices for automatic updates from our maps.

Maps are important in life. We need a guide or a prompt to make the right decisions. This is also important in the area of flooding. Flooding has become a problem in the UK and also the USA with places like New Orleans, Oklahoma and Texas. Whilst maps may not always be able to accurately predict the future of a flood occurring, it does provides rich historical data, which helps us gain a better understanding of the areas that are at risk of flooding.

The Environmental agency provides a rich array of data in the form of a map, which expresses places that are at risk of flooding. This data indicates the number of places that are at risk of being flooded in each parliamentary constituency. The Environmental agency also provides a historic flood map that indicates the maximum extent of past flooding. Like Robert Kiyosaki stated: “The best way to predict the future is to study the past or prognosticate.” A flood map, therefore, helps us to understand the past in a bid to predict the future.

The flood map comprises of variables such as historic flooding, homes at risk of flooding, flood defences, homes at risks from coastal erosion and flood pictures. A more accurate flood map is believed to be beneficial to individuals, communities and society at large. It is believed that flood maps are used approximately 30 million times a year by government institutions, insurance agents, land developers, community planners, property owners and a host of others.

Google map has helped us a great deal in life, by providing direction in moments of confusion. In the same regard, a flood map provides us with insights when we are considering buying, developing or renting a property.

At Hydro Cleansing, we have an extensive experience in flooding. We deliver a wide range of services that encompasses and deals with every stage of flooding. You can contact our hotline on 0800 740 8888 for expert advice.