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Do I Need My Drains to Be Replaced?

Do I Need My Drains to Be Replaced?

Repairs and maintenance can only go so far – there comes the point when a drainage system is simply no longer fit for purpose, and it makes more sense for a drainage system to be replaced entirely. However, this is a significant investment, so you will need to be sure this is the right decision.

This blog article will shed some light on a few of the factors involved when making this decision. However, our helpful technicians will be able to give you an absolutely definitive answer, and guidance, so give us a call now on 0808 164 0776.

Do I Need to Replace My Drainage System?

Here are the most critical questions you need to consider in regards to your drainage system:

  • How much are you spending on repairs?
  • Are repairs viable?
  • Have you had a CCTV drainage survey?

Do I Need to Replace My Drainage System?

How Much Are You Spending on Repairs?

As affordable and competitively priced our services are, getting your drainage system replaced entirely costs a fair amount of money. It takes a lot of man hours, and there are complex processes involved like excavation. As such, there is a significant financial decision to be made.

The question that you will have to ask yourself is: is it more or less cost-effective to have my drainage system repaired or replaced?

For example, if you are spending £500 here, £200 there, £1000 every now and again, is this sustainable? If you are constantly shelling out money for repairs, then it might make more sense just to bite the bullet once and get the system replaced.

There is also the chance that an extensive collapse and subsequent flood might take place, which can result in a bill of several thousand pounds. If this is a risk, then there is no doubt that you will rue the day you put off making the upgrade a couple of months earlier!

Are Repairs Viable?

Anything can be repaired. With enough time, effort, and resources, something can be fixed up. However, this doesn’t necessarily make it cost-effective or viable. Sometimes, replacing something entirely is the best way to move forward.

At Clark Drainage, we have a number of sophisticated and advanced techniques that allow us to deal with a wide array of problems. For example, we can use expandable ‘sleeves’ which can be inserted remotely into damaged pipes to offer a quick and affordable replacement.

Despite our expertise, there are many issues that we cannot fix in this seamless manner. For example, let’s say that a critical blockage has lest to multiple bursts and subsequent collapse. By the time we repair everything, it might just have been better to rip it out and upgrade the system.

This can be especially true when it comes to old, rusted, and cracked metal systems which are likely to suffer more problems in the future. When repairs just don’t make sense, an upgrade is the most cost-effective alternative.

What Did the CCTV Survey Reveal?

Modern technology allows us to carry out a crystal-clear inspection of each and every area within your drainage system. When it comes to diagnosis, there is no tool more critical in the drainage industry.

Before recommending any extensive work, we always recommend having a CCTV drainage survey carried out. This will highlight any of the current problems that you are facing, as well as revealing any issues that are likely to pop up in the future.

When making an important financial decision like a drain system replacement, it is vital that you arm yourself with as much information as possible. In these cases, surveys are absolutely invaluable.

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Regardless of, however, you choose to move forward in regards to your drainage issues, you need to make sure you are using a reliable company that you can trust to deliver competitively priced and lasting results.

In addition, you need to make sure you are using a reputable company. There are a lot of unscrupulous organisations out there that will quote you for work that they want to sell you, not work that you absolutely need.

At Clark Drainage, we provide a trustworthy and professional service that not only offers unrivalled drainage services but always puts the customer first – and we have technicians available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Give us a call today on 0808 164 0776 to schedule in some work, or fill in our contact form, and one of our operators will be in touch as soon as possible.

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25th January 2019

Local Review

After Clark Drainage’s Camera Survey, I was informed of the action that was to be taken due to the block. True to their word, the blockage has gone and never come back.

Mrs Penn
25th January 2019

Professional Company

Professional, prompt and friendly, would use again

Erin Crawford
25th January 2019

Great Work

Professional Job, fixed in no time at all.

Laura McDonald

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