Welcome to KCS Drainage
We don’t usually give a second thought to our drains in surrey. It’s only when something goes wrong we realise how important they are and how serious the consequences can be.
Blocked drains can arise for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes the drains in surrey were defective in the first place, but usually problems arise because the wrong things have found their way into the drain itself.
In this section we’ll be advising on how best to prevent blocked drains occurring and what to do when problems become serious. As with most things to do with the home, prevention is better than cure.
What is a Drain
Drains have a long and honorable history. Some drainage systems in the ancient world were more sophisticated than the ones being used in the Middle East today. But there’s little in the archeological record to tell us how the ancients coped with blocked drains. Modern drains largely came of age in the UK in the 19th Century when sewers caught on. For the most part there’s little point in having a sophisticated drain attached to a property located in a densely populated urban area unless there’s a sewer to connect it to.
A drain is the part of the water outflow system which is exclusive to your own property. When it reaches a point where it joins with flow coming from somewhere else it becomes a sewer.
According to the government you are solely responsible for your drains and the local water company is supposed to be responsible for the sewer. But this doesn’t always work out as it should. In 2012 families living with blocked drains in surrey in a village called Downside were told that they were responsible for fixing the sewer that served their row of houses. In the end they had to pay
During the controversy one resident who had moved to Surrey from New Orleans found herself living what she described as a third world existence, having to bathe in a bucket. She must have been disappointed that the drains in Surrey had caused her more distress than she might have suffered had she stayed in New Orleans during the hurricane. We can’t promise to guarantee you avoid such horrors, but we’ll help by advising you on basic preventative steps you can take to avoid blocked drains and telling you how to spot problems and fix them before it gets that far. We’ll also be telling you how to tell when problems are so trivial you can solve them yourself with a plunger.
You may not realise it but the contribution your drains can make to saving the planet extends well beyond avoiding putting chemicals down them. You can use your drains to reduce your electricity, gas and water consumption. Grey water capture systems can enable you to re-use your domestic dirty water, and a drain water heat recovery system can extract the heat from the effluent and cut your fuel bills. We’ll be telling you how.
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