Drain Maintenance

March 11th, 2010

When it comes to your drains, IQ Drainage Services believe form 1st hand experience that drain blockage prevention through regular drain cleaning and drain maintenance is a much better option than waiting for a problem to happen in the form of drains blocking up and overflow causing damage to property and posing a serious health risk to you and the people around you.

Drain maintenance on a yearly basis will minimise nasty drain blockages from forming which could cause flooding of your home or business in times of heavy rainfall. The problem with a partially blocked drain is that it can go unnoticed for months while your entire underground drainage system slowly fills up with solid waste, jamming up entire lengths of underground drain pipe and manhole chambers. In simple terms, a drain not regularly maintained could be a time bomb waiting to go off at any moment.

Drain maintenance is a stress free solution to all drainage problems in that we work around a time that’s convenient for our customers.

History of the British Drainage System

January 29th, 2010

Interestingly enough, if engineers from the Victorian era had not possessed creative and exceptional engineering skills then our drainage system today would be much worse than it actually is.

Of course, we all still suffer with blocked drains and a range of drainage problems, however, things could have been a lot worse than they are today.

Joseph Bazalgette was a chief engineer at the London Metropolitan Board of Works in the 19th century. Following his time as a railway engineer in the Royal Navy, Joseph gained a huge amount of experience in land drainage over his career.

Due to the constant cholera outbreaks which happened during the mid 19th century,
London’s Metropolitan Board began improving the London sewers. By 1866, a complete London sewer network has been designed and installed by Joseph that covered the majority of the city of London.

Joseph’s drainage design meant that waste water which came from old sewers and underground rivers was diverted to the Thames embankment treatment works.

He then began training other engineers in the United Kingdom who then were able to update each drainage system which existed under the surface of their British towns in similar ways.

We at IQ Plumbing Services have over 12 years of successful trading with the provision of emergency plumbers in London who are all professionally trained and able to respond immediately to any plumbing emergency. We have been voted as one of the best emergency plumbing companies in the city of London for 5 years running.