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How do you know if you need a plumber or a drainage engineer?

Many households will encounter an unexpected water-related emergency at some point, and we can all agree that dealing with plumbing and drainage issues in your homes or properties can be stressful.
How do you know if you need a plumber or a drainage engineer?
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Even more so if you are unsure of whether to use a plumber or a drainage engineer to fix your problem as quickly as possible. Understanding which kind of expert you need to resolve your issue is the first step in moving forward. We have created an easy guide to help you understand who you should call in an emergency, why a drainage engineer is your best solution for more concerning problems, and how Environ Drainage Services can help you with both!

What is the difference between plumbing and drainage?

A quick rule of thumb to keep it simple: plumbing primarily deals with systems that carry water into a property, while drainage focuses on systems that drain water away from your home or property!

What is plumbing and when should you call a plumber?

Plumbers deal with issues relating to indoor plumbing systems, including pipes, tanks, fittings, and other clean water suppliers that are essential in keeping your home running. If you find yourself with an overflowing bath, shower, or kitchen sink, you most likely need a plumber.

Indoor plumbing is critical for all running water appliances within your home, so leaks such as these mean that you are experiencing a problem with an internal clean water pipe. An easy indication that this is the culprit of your problem is that the water pressure within these pipes will usually cause a strong jet of water! While these issues are certainly inconvenient, they usually present minimal damage when handled correctly and can be resolved quickly when calling a plumber. Environ Drainage Services can solve these problems quickly and effectively. Call us now if you are experiencing anything like this!

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    What is drainage and when do you need a drainage engineer?

    Drainage, on other hand, deals with the removal of wastewater away from your home in a safe manner and relies on gravity to pull waste through the sewer pipes that run underneath your property to a treatment center or septic tank. Any emergency drainage problems such as sewage backing into your home or flooding from a damaged drain should be handled by a drainage expert. Drainage services that require a drainage engineer can include unblocking drains, unblocking toilets, fixing burst external pipes, and replacing and relining drains. Each of these issues should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid any further damage or recurring problems.

    Maintaining a safe and efficient drainage system is so important to the overall health and hygiene of your home, and any leaks or damage to drainage pipes can result in much greater issues if left unattended. Mould, mildew, damage to the actual structure of the property and unpleasant smells are just some of the problems that can arise if drainage issues are not treated correctly by a professional drainage engineer.

    Why using professional drainage experts is so important?

    If you find yourself dealing with drainage issues, such as emergency drain repairs or drain unblocking, it is essential to call a well trained and highly qualified drainage engineer to tackle problems as soon as they present themselves. Due to the nature of what is in these drainage pipes, issues that arise with them are often more concerning and can lead to dangerous situations if not properly taken care of. So, keep in mind that any situation that has to do with removing water from a property must be handled by a drainage specialist!

    Call Environ Drainage Services Now for same-day emergency drainage services in London!

    When handling drainage concerns, you want to know that you are in the best hands possible. Environ has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to handling any and all drainage issues, from emergency drain unblocking and drain repairs, to CCTV drain surveys, and much more. We offer a comprehensive list of services and expert drainage specialists that can meet any of your needs and solve your drainage emergencies quickly and efficiently. Call us now or request a call back to take care of your drainage problems today!

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