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Foul Water Drainage System
One of the most important systems in your home or business is the foul water drainage system. This solution carries waste water away from your property. This is essential when preventing health hazards and removing unpleasant smells from your residential or commercial building. If foul water is allowed to remain in your property, it will cause a range of extremely unpleasant smells to develop.
Here at Drainage Care, we can deliver a comprehensive service to help you maintain your foul water drainage systems. Our team can even install completely new systems to ensure that your property is a safe and comfortable environment. The foul drains that we can provide are able to deliver a long-lasting and reliable service to all kinds of properties in the South of England.
What is Foul Water?
Foul water is the term used to describe the wastewater which is removed from:
- Toilets and Bidets.
- Sinks and Basins.
- Baths and Showers.
- Dishwashers and Washing Machines.
This wastewater can be harmful to the health of you and your family, or your employees and customers. It can also contain a range of other ingredients, including fats, oils and greases, dead skin cells and hair. These ingredients make the wastewater extremely unpleasant to deal with and can result in a range of issues across your drainage system.
How Do Foul Water Drainage Systems Work?
Your foul water drainage system works to remove all kinds of wastewater from your property. Whenever you flush a toilet or release water from basins, the water is passed through the system and directed towards the mains sewer lines.
The first part of the drainage system is the P-shaped or S-shaped trap which holds some water. This water is designed to prevent foul gasses from inside the drains passing back through the pipes and exiting into your home or business. This is essential when it comes to eliminating unpleasant smells and potential health hazards.
Foul water systems are the most important kind of drainage solution in your residential or commercial business. In most cases, your other drainage systems, such as surface water drainage, will join your foul water drainage. This allows properties to make the most of one mains sewer line connection, forcing all their waste to exit via one high-capacity drain pipe.
What are the Potential Problems with a Foul Water Drainage System?
Foul water drainage systems need to be installed correctly and maintained efficiently. Otherwise, they could suffer from a range of problems which, in turn, could lead to significant property damage. Blocked drains, or damaged pipes, can cause issues across your residential or commercial property.
There are many different ways in which drains can become damaged. For example, they can become blocked by flushed materials, suffer from tree root intrusions or even collapse due to heightened pressure or wear and tear. When foul water drains do become damaged, they can cause water and other substances to enter the surrounding soil.
This can create an unpleasant, water-logged area if it occurs close to the surface. Worst of all, if this leakage occurs too close to your property, it can cause damage to your foundations. Water-logged soil can expand and shrink as it gets wet and dries. This can cause foundations to move in place and, in the worst cases, actually crack.
When foul water escapes your drains, it can also carry waste with it. Human waste can create extremely unpleasant areas on your property and cause horrible smells which need to be dealt with as quickly as possible. Failing to do so can not only be dangerous to your property’s structural integrity but can create a range of health hazards.
For Foul Water Drainage System Installation or Repairs, Contact Drainage Care
Here at Drainage Care, we have worked to help properties of all kinds make the most out of their drainage solutions. Our repair and replacement services are essential for all kinds of existing systems. We are also able to install foul water drainage systems in commercial and residential properties to suit your needs.
Over the years, our experienced team have helped thousands of properties to enjoy the benefits of effective wastewater drainage. Using industry-leading CCTV drain surveys, we can identify weak points in existing systems and ensure they are repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. Whether you’re looking to repair a damaged system, identify the location of a blockage or you need an entirely new system installing, get in touch with our professional team today.
If you want to talk to one of our drainage engineers directly, you can call us on 0800 193 9973. If you prefer, you can email any questions or concerns you might have to our experienced team using our simple enquires form. If you do, we’ll do everything we can to get back to you as soon as we can.
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