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Welcome to the Resource Hub section of the website. Here you will find helpful information and resources to help you manage and deal with your drainage issues. Remember, you can always call us on 01225 422980 to ask for a free quote on any works you need undertaking.



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What’s the Difference between a Septic Tank and Cesspit?

Imagine two houses nestled deep in the countryside in Somerset (one of the ten most rural English regions) or a similarly remote area. As they’re too isolated to join the sewer network, the buildings use common off-mains drainage solutions instead: one has a septic tank and the other a cesspit (which is also known as […]
countryside homes are often too isolated to join the sewer network, so instead have a septic tank or cesspit

CCTV Drainage Surveys – Your Essential Guide

If you’re responsible for a property, you’re also responsible for a drainage system and can therefore benefit from a CCTV drain survey. Your drains are vital: their job is to safely carry wastewater away from the building. Asking a trustworthy drainage company to examine these underground pipes using a CCTV camera is the best way […]
CCTV Drainage Survey

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. […]
Sewer Rats

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 […]
Septic Tank’s Drainage Field

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 […]
A row of terrace houses in Bath built around 1940

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 […]
professional drain cleaning improves your drainage system’s performance

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 […]
House Drainage plan

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 […]
Rubber ducks in a bath with water problems to be fixed by drain engineers or plumbers

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 […]
heavy rain and flooding affecting drains
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