Should I Switch to a Plastic Pipe System?
Plastics haven’t always been available, and they have revolutionised many industries, including drainage. Although cast iron used to be the norm, modern PVC plastics are superior in almost every way, over and above being much more affordable.
Get in touch with us today for more information on how an upgrade to your drainage system can save you significant money and distress over time. Call now on 0808 164 0776.
Should I Upgrade to a Modern Drainage System?
There are a few factors that have to be considered when deciding whether or not upgrading your drainage system is the right option for you.
Is It Causing Problems?
If you have a drainage system that is one hundred years old, it is not guaranteed that it is going to cause issues. You may be incredibly lucky, and for whatever reason, it has held up well over time and is still fit for purpose.
However, it might also be the case that it is continually cracking, leaking, and in need of ongoing maintenance. The cost of this will rack up and biting the bullet to make the investment into a new drainage system can very quickly pay for itself over a relatively short space of time.
Do You Live in a Hardwater Area?
Hard water means it is full of minerals, heavy particles that will build up to cause dense masses or limescale. These present a problem for drainage pipes as they will sink to the bottom, creating clogs that will grow over time, eventually creating a blockage.
The thing is, these minerals have a much easier time when it comes to attaching to metal compared to plastic. As a result, in areas with particularly hard water (for example, the South of England), PVC pipes will help to avoid the problem of mineral-led blockages within your drainage system.
Do You Have the Budget?
There is no getting away from the fact that a full drainage upgrade costs money. After all, we will need to carry out a full-scale excavation to remove the current pipes before installing the new products in their place.
Unfortunately, not everyone will have the money for this, and some maintenance might be required to make sure issues are kept to a minimum. Our technicians will always make sure that every penny you spend will go as far as possible and is spent in the most appropriate way.
How a CCTV Camera Can Expose All
If you are worried that your cast iron system might be in need of an upgrade but aren’t sure exactly how pressing the situation is, a CCTV survey from Clark Drainage will make sure that you have all of the information required to make a decision.
These surveys involve us feeding an optical device through your pipe system that will take a high definition recording of the inner wall. This will highlight any clogs, cracks, or potential collapses that could crop up and cause a significant issue in the future.
We will also prepare a full report that will explain precisely what is shown in the video, as we appreciate that you might not know precisely what you are looking at.
With the confidence and insight that our CCTV surveys provide, you can be sure that you will have all of the information necessary to work out whether an upgrade is the right decision for you.
The advice that our technicians will provide is not only knowledgeable but completely impartial. Our business is based entirely on our reputation, and it is important that we maintain as having a good name for quality advice. We will always advise our clients with appropriate suggestions.
Get in Touch
In any industry, there are more straightforward everyday jobs, and there are more specialist and significant undertakings. Although you might be able to trust a less reputable business to carry out a more simple task, certain projects should be left to real professionals.
Clark Drainage has worked hard over the years to build a reputation for reliable and quality work. We not only have the resources to carry out the excavation and installation involved with a PVC upgrade, but also the experience to make sure the work stands the test of time.
To make an enquiry or to schedule a consultation, give us a call now on 0808 164 0776.
You can also fill in our contact form, and one of our operators will give you a call at the earliest opportunity.