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    Why You Need an Up-to-Date Drainage Plan

    You know your property’s drains are underground, but do you know their exact location? How far down is the pipework? Can you describe the layout of your drainage system? If you’re struggling to answer one or more of those questions, you’re not alone. The Bristol and Bath drains experts here at Mega-Rod help numerous residential […]

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    The Difference between Drain Engineers and Plumbers

    Every property owner will encounter a water-related problem (for example, a nasty odour coming from plugholes or a tap that refuses to turn off) from time to time. Whether you’re faced with this kind of issue at home or work, you’ll want prompt assistance from a professional. The question is who should you call? Is […]

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    How Heavy Rain Affects Your Drains

    Across England, drains serving homes and businesses are currently under much greater strain than usual due to heavy rain and flooding. When Storm Henk arrived in early January, it unleashed torrential downpours on vast swathes of the country, becoming the eighth major storm in just three months, as BBC News reports. At the time of […]

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    Do You Need a Homebuyer’s Drain Survey?

    When you’re buying a new home, there are numerous important tasks you need to cross off your to-do list, from exchanging contracts to finding a reliable removal company. With so much else to think about, you could well be tempted to adopt an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach to the property’s drainage system […]

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    Winter Drain Care Advice

    The coldest months – December, January and February – can be a testing time for your property, including your drainage system. This is especially true if you own a period property with ageing drains or your drains were laid in shallow trenches (the minimum depth for a drain is 600mm). However, it must be said […]

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    Choosing the Best Drainage Company for Your Home or Business

    The UK drainage industry encompasses hundreds of companies. There’s even a major trade event, the National Drainage Show, which takes place annually in November and showcases drainage specialists’ skills. Many drainage specialists’ day-to-day work involves helping homes and businesses to keep their wastewater flowing freely by providing drain unblocking, CCTV drain surveys and other vital […]

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    Fatbergs – A Growing Problem

    If someone told you that there are enormous, subterranean monsters called fatbergs growing in UK sewers and wreaking havoc on the country’s wastewater management infrastructure, not to mention the environment, you might think they’d been watching too much Doctor Who. However, water and sewerage companies know all too well that monstrous fatbergs really do lurk […]

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    Effective Alternatives to Harsh Chemical Drain Cleaners

    Perhaps you’ve noticed signs of blocked drains, such as foul smells or basins emptying slowly. Or perhaps you just want to perform some drain maintenance by cleaning out your drainage system to stop cooking fat or other nasties from creating obstructions in the first place. In these sorts of situations, you may be tempted to […]

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    Why Some Homes Have Septic Tanks

    Whereas most homes’ drains are connected to sewers (which carry wastewater to treatment plants such as the Avonmouth water recycling centre in Bristol), some lead to nearby septic tanks instead. These private, underground tanks don’t sound very appealing – ‘septic’ means they contain microorganisms such as bacteria – but they’re hugely important to many homeowners. […]

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    The Difference between Drains and Sewers

    When you run a tap, turn on the washing machine or flush the toilet, you probably don’t give a great deal of thought to where the wastewater goes or what ultimately happens to it. Drains and sewers are out of sight and usually out of mind. They’re part of a vital subterranean pipe network serving […]

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    Need your drains unblocking? Septic tank need emptying? Need a CCTV Drain Survey? Contact the experts at Mega-Rod on 01225 422980. We offer a prompt, competitive service from a family firm working in Bath, Bristol and the surrounding area.