A pipe has burst, you’ve got water running everywhere. Do you call a plumber or a drainage engineer?
A basic rule of thumb: Inside plumber & Outside drainage engineer!
There are exceptions of course, but that’s the guide most traders work from.
Plumbing brings water into your house, drainage takes it away!
While all skilled trades require vast amounts of experience and knowledge, it’s safe to say most people know more about a plumber’s trade than a drainage engineer’s, so what is a drainage engineer?
“Drainage engineers are the people who design systems that move water or sewage from one place to another as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
When that isn’t happening, they go into the dark (and often smelly) places none of the rest of us care to think about to fix the problem.
You may have seen pictures of the fatberg before you may have not.
Who had to clear that? Yep, you guessed it. Drainage Engineers.
And this one? Yep, Drainage Engineers!
“Drainage engineers can carry out a full survey of your drains and the sewers to discover where the blockage is, its cause and how to fix it.”
It can also establish if you are at a high risk of any potential drainage problems.
This is often done using CCTV cameras and gives clear results for both internal and external drainage pipes.
For blockages, sometimes the old fashioned rain rods will sort the problem out but nowadays high-pressure jets of water will be used to clear the blockage.
On bigger jobs, drainage engineers are also the people you will see working to excavate severe damage caused by blockages, floods or wear and tear.
They also provide the expertise when it comes to new build sites with excavation, installing foundations, groundwork, digging trenches and landscaping.
“Fat used in cooking and wipes used in the bathroom need to be binned and not poured down the drains or flushed down the toilet”
Remaining mindful of what drains are for can go a long way to prevent blockages and avoid the need to call a drainage engineer.
Fat used in cooking and wipes used in the bathroom need to be binned and not poured down the drains or flushed down the toilet.
The message from drainage engineers is simple.
Bin it – don’t block it!
If you have an issue in your home, knowing whether you need a plumber or a drainage engineer can save valuable time.
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