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    For your convienience we have made a number of our policies available for you to download and print for your records. Many of our commercial clients useful for their own records and to meet the requirements of their insurance companies.

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    Septic Tank Emptying – Your Questions Answered

    Hundreds of thousands of UK homes, hotels, pubs and other properties send their wastewater to on-site septic systems, consisting of septic tanks and drainage fields. These systems are vital: they ensure wastewater is filtered and cleansed with the aid of gravity and helpful bacteria, so that waste matter is removed and only treated water is […]
    Septic Tank Emptying

    Why Sewer Rats Invade Drains

    You’ll be aware that many residential and commercial areas are plagued by rodents, but have you ever considered the scale of the problem? It may come as a shock to learn that there are approximately 80 million brown rats in the UK. In other words, there are several million more of them here than people. […]
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    Looking after Your Septic Tank’s Drainage Field

    If it isn’t practical for your property to be connected to the sewer network, you may well have an on-site septic system, consisting of a septic tank and drainage field (which is also called a drainfield or leach field), instead. This is often the case for Mega-Rod customers in the South Gloucestershire countryside, one of […]
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    The Problem with Pitch Fibre Drains

    Are you responsible for a property that dates back to the mid-20th century or had its drainage system altered during that period? If so, your wastewater could well be flowing through pitch fibre drains – and drainage issues may be present or just around the corner. This problematic pipework was introduced across the UK during […]
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    5 Major Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning

    If you’re not in the habit of asking a drainage company to carry out professional drain cleaning at your property, it’s worth familiarising yourself with the key advantages of doing so. Some property owners don’t realise that whatever condition their pipework is in, drain cleaning can be beneficial – this kind of service isn’t just […]
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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 […]
    Do you need a Homebuyer’s Drain Survey for your new home?

    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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      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.