The dangers of flood water should not be underestimated.
It’s powerful and just 6 inches of fast flowing flood water can knock you off your feet.
But it’s not just its power that can be hazardous but also the pollutants it contains.
Each year in the UK we produce around 75,000 tonnes of human feces and 6 billion gallons of urine, with these figures rapidly increasing year after year.
Waste water from our toilets along with rain water mix together in sewage pipes underground, which lead on to wastewater treatment plants for processing.
Extreme rainfall can flood these pipes forcing dirty water back up spilling raw untreated sewage into our homes, straight out into our streets or into our rivers.
If your property is flooded you can’t just wait for it to dry out then move back in.
Any wood in the house, all furnishings and even plaster board on the wall will soak up the water, containing bacteria, so ultimately it all has to be removed and refitted.
Click here for information on Hydro Cleansing’s emergency flood response services.
To find out more about flooding in the UK watch ‘The Year Britain Flooded‘ which aired on Tuesday 12th February at 9pm on Channel 4.
There is estimated to be more than 5 million pump stations, across London and the South East, which collect and feed waste through the vast complex of sewers, drains, pipes and treatment plants. The average person uses 150 litres of water per day, which when multiplied by the 8 million people living in the South East of England perhaps gives some insight into the miracle beneath our feet.
Our drainage systems must be capable of handling waste water, rubbish, rain and anything else that comes its way, filtering, cleaning and ferrying the water through networks stretching miles, redelivering that clean water back to our homes whenever we turn a tap. When you consider also that London is Europe’s most densely populated metropolis, with the greatest level of growth and some of the oldest infrastructure, perhaps again you realise just how clever the utilities industry is.
The modern day miracle which is our current system has coped so well for so long but in order to ensure this continues it is vital that recognition is given to the following key issues:
- Pump stations maintenance
- Gullies and drain clearance and inspection
- Soakaway cleaning and maintenance
- Car park interceptor inspection and servicing
- Internal building drain cleaning
- Fat and grease is captured in traps which are emptied regularly, avoiding pollution
By managing our drainage infrastructure cohesively, we can:
- Mitigate the risk of floods
- Reduce pollution of our waterways
- Reduce insurance claims and rising premiums
- Prevent slips, trips, and falls
- Reduce repair costs from failed infrastructure
- Reduce the risk of loss of trade
Hydro Cleansing was built for London and all that London can throw at it. Our fleet encompasses the broadest range of technology in the market and is capable of dealing with the deepest flood, through to the highest blocked toilet.
With a wealth of knowledge and experience we offer services designed to your specific needs, committing ourselves to providing an unrivalled, cost effective service, causing minimal disruption.
Naturally, we hope our range our services may be of interest to you, so if we can be of any further assistance, you wish to book an appointment or receive a quote, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0808 256 5844 or visit our website www.hydro-cleansing.com
Allowing water to pass underneath trails, roads, railways and embankments a culvert is a device used to channel and direct water, each varying significantly in size. Hydro Cleansing are specialists in cleaning and servicing culverts, operating a fleet of tankers that have the power and technology capable of tackling the most intricate, complex drainage system using of our high pressure jets and high powered vacuums.
Important in defending and protecting road beds, ditches, banks, pathways and embankments by collecting and channelling excess water, strategically placed culverts help ease flooding, reducing erosion while helping to divert run off water to larger filtering areas. They play an important role, requiring regular servicing and maintenance, ensuring they work efficiently.
Regularly inspecting culverts, especially during seasons of heavy rainfall, is very important. Inspecting for signs of erosion, joint separation, bottom sag, pipe blockage, piping, fill settling, cavitation of fill, sediment build-up and the effectiveness of the inlet and outlet are essential. Our specialist engineers are experienced in all stages of servicing and maintaining culverts.
The experience we have behind us, has led to us consistently being able to provide an unrivalled service based upon dependability, efficiently completing the job in the minimum time possible, keeping costs and disruption right down.
If you wish to learn more on how we can help you with any culvert related issues visit our dedicated Culvert Cleaning website: www.culvert-cleaning.co.uk or call our head office on 080 256 5844