No-one else has the experience, knowledge that the management of Enviro-Clean has when it comes to cleaning sewers, drains and culverts. Coupled with the largest range of cleaning machines in Scotland, no job is too small or too big. Unless maintained correctly, sewer’s and surface water drainage systems will become restricted with silt, debris and other objects such as the shopping trolleys and road signs from the local shop and work site!
Working in sewage is not nice; removing dead animals from culverts is not nice; but someone has to do it. Our team is dedicated to making a difference and carrying out their task in a professional and safe manner.
How do you clean sewers and drains?
Sewers and drains in Alnwick can be cleaned by using high pressure water (HPW), to draw silt and debris towards a large industrial vacuum pump which will suck it from the pipe through a manhole in the road or open channel from a culvert.
The water is pumped under pressure through a specially designed nozzle which directs jets of water at the surface of the pipe and forces the silt and debris to break up and flow with the water downstream towards the suction hose.
If the volume of silt and debris are very high and if physically possible to do so, we can also use on of our high airflow units, predominately Disabs, to manually load and suck the material directly into a debris tank mounted on a truck. This has the advantage of being quicker and does not use water meaning your waste volume is reduced and therefore your disposal and landfill tax costs.
Why do I need to clean my drains?
You are legally obliged by law to maintain all sewers and drains within the boundaries of your property to prevent problems from occurring due to a build-up of silt, debris and fat/grease. Regular cleaning of your drains will prevent the blockages from building up and causing a pollution incident that may result in legal action being taken against you.
Your site may be governed by a PPC (Pollution Prevention Control) Permit and as such you will be bound by the conditions set out therein to clean your drainage networks regularly to ensure they run freely as intended.
Good housekeeping and general maintenance will prevent sewers and surface drains blocking, surcharging and flooding your working premises which may cause severe interruption to your business and possibly your neighbour’s property, loss of stock, building fabric damage, pollution of local water courses and public areas. This may lead to costly insurance claims that may be refused if your negligence is proved on the grounds of your company being unable to demonstrate a regular maintenance programme of drain cleaning.