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"County Drains were able to promptly provide us with a CCTV drain survey after a query was raised during our sale. They were prompt and acted with professionalism. They understood the urgency behind the need for the report and were able to get it to us quickly. We cannot recommend them enough.""
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Last week we installed our latest smart drainage monitoring system at a brand new local housing development. The development site is next to a watercourse which could be contaminated if the foul drains on the site were to become blocked. Our system monitors the foul drainage system for high water ... (click to read more)
Trainee Drainage Engineer A post has become available within the company for a trainee drainage engineer (full driving license required). This post will involve learning the drainage industry including CCTV surveying, Drain Cleaning, Drain Repairs, Drain unblocking, use of vacuum tankers, drain repairs etc. A basic working week comprises of 40 hours (Mon-Fri), however, start and ... (click to read more)
As part of our ISO 14001 compliance series, this article shows how we can help you when it comes to handling hazardous waste at your site. Delivery and handling of material such as oils, chemicals and foodstuffs is always a high-risk activity. Particular care should be taken during delivery, loading, ... (click to read more)
As part of our ISO 14001 compliance series, this article shows how we can help you with groundwater protection. Groundwater is a valuable resource that must be protected from pollution. Once groundwater becomes contaminated, it is complicated and expensive to clean up over many years. Groundwater pollution can occur through spillages ... (click to read more)
We’ve written about the various ways some unscrupulous drain companies can rip you off – the article is here in case you missed it – 8 Blocked Drain Scams (and how to avoid them). Another way contractors can take money from you unfairly is by doing work to fix problems ... (click to read more)
When it comes to unblocking drains, we often recommend CCTV surveys. But filming in a dark, enclosed space filled with wastewater or sewage doesn't always give you a clear picture. We want to give our clients better, quicker results, so we're excited to reveal the latest addition to our armoury ... (click to read more)
HGV Class 2 Driver Vacancy A post has become available within the company for a HGV Class 2 Driver This post will also involve driving and operating vacuum tankers on various sites as well as learning the drainage industry and how to carry out works including CCTV surveying, Drain Cleaning, Drain Repairs, clearing ... (click to read more)
In 1971, Fred Smith founded FedEx with $95 million in the bank. Three years later, the cash was almost gone. It was the height of the oil crisis and FedEx was losing a million dollars a month. No-one would lend them any more. When a final appeal for funds was turned ... (click to read more)
Trainee Drainage Engineers Required 2 x posts have become available within the company for trainee drainage engineers This post will also involve working as a team learning the drainage industry and how to carry out works including CCTV surveying, Drain Cleaning, Drain Repairs, clearing blocked drains etc. A basic working week comprises ... (click to read more)
Drains can easily be blocked by the build-up of fats, oils and grease (FOG). Homes and businesses often have issues with drains becoming blocked because of fats and oils poured down sinks and drains. At busy times of the year, it can be very tempting for staff to dispose of ... (click to read more)
Lifting the lid on blocked drain scams Autumn and winter is a busy time for drainage clearance firms, with blockages from fallen leaves and frozen pipes leading to more emergency call-outs. But as drains are something we never think about until there’s a problem, how do you know which company ... (click to read more)
The winter brings with it frost, snow and cold weather - all of which can cause damage to your drains and in some cases your property. During the winter pipes and drainage systems are all vunerable - so it's important to keep your drain system working well to ensure ... (click to read more)
We constantly talk about Drain CCTV surveys and their importance, but what should you expect as part of a drainage CCTV survey and report? A full drainage report should include the following elements: Invert levels of accessible manholes Pipe diameters Material of pipe Usage of drain. i.e. storm or foul Direction of flow Length of drain Any ... (click to read more)
County Drains Leicester Ltd have just introduced two new vehicles to their fleet. These are brand new Ford Transit vans which have been given a fresh look on the outside and now clearly show all of the areas that we specialise in. The vans are fully equipped with high pressure ... (click to read more)
Everyone thinks about environmental awareness as being recycling or waste removed from site, however drainage also plays a key part and especially as no-one can really see it. Pollutants can enter the drain from a number of locations which may then possibly enter a water course causing a significant ... (click to read more)
The County Drains (Leicester) team were proud to retain their ISO 9001 Quality Assurance and ISO 14001 Environmental Assurance certification for the fifth year in a row. The whole County Drains team make Health & Safety a priority along with ensuring high quality standards and environmental responsibilities in everything they ... (click to read more)
Schools are already breaking up for the summer holidays. Now is a great time to carry out drain maintenance on school, college or campus sites. With no students around it’s a great to investigate an issue with existing drainage, clear out unwanted debris and check the condition of all ... (click to read more)
Look out for our new fleet of vans in the East Midlands area, they highlight some of the great services we offer to customers across the counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire. ... (click to read more)
The team at County Drains (Leicester) have created a series of show videos on our services, you can find out more about what we do on our YouTube Channel. Our services include: Planned Maintenance CCTV Drain Surveying Emergency Response Drain Repairs & Relining Specialist Equipment Vacuum Tanker Pollution Control and Containment Domestic Drains Services Coverage area: We offer domestic ... (click to read more)
The last you thing think about is drain maintenance during the spring and summer months - but the spring and summer is an ideal time to have drain repairs and other drain maintenance work carried out. Whether you are a business owner or home owner - scheduling drain maintenance in ... (click to read more)
A pre-planned preventative drain maintenance programme from County Drains Leicester can help to avoid blockages that can result in damage to property and stock, the potential health risk from flooding, the obvious inconveniences and, of course, unbudgeted expenditure. Take a look at our short video which tells you more about ... (click to read more)
This morning we had a visit from a local housing association to audit our Health and Safety processes, procedures and impacts. This also covered quality and environmental aspects of the business and how these impact on the clients needs. After a morning of paper trailing, question answering and process reviewing and ... (click to read more)
On Wednesday 12th October 2016 Rob McClumpha spent the day at Excel London at The Contamination EXPO Series 2016 event. This event specialises in presenting the latest equipment, products, services and strategies in managing, preventing and recovering from contamination incidents. This also included sector experts giving seminars and master ... (click to read more)
In October 2011 the law regarding the responsibility of drainage changed, however many people still are unaware of these changes and are spending money on drains that they are not actually responsible for. We are explaining to clients the changes in the law on a weekly basis to ensure ... (click to read more)
We visited a domestic property in Leicester yesterday to investigate rodent activity that had been ongoing for a number on months. A domestic CCTV drain survey was initially carried out to identify the structural condition of the pipe, connections (which were tested to see if they were live) and any ... (click to read more)
Torrential rainfall has been causing havoc since the start of June, today is no exception! We've been kept busy with emergency callouts, helping our domestic and commercial clients. All the summer rain will highlight any blocked storm drains. If they need unblocking you know where we are - www.countydrains.co.uk or ... (click to read more)
Drainage Engineers Recieve Health & Safety Award All drainage engineers at County Drains Leicester Ltd took part in a one day Heath and Safety course which covered roles and responsibilities of employees and employers, how risk assessments contribute to health and safety, how to identify and control risks from common workplace ... (click to read more)
The team at County Drains have a lot of experience of sorting out drain problems inside and on your property. Plumbing and drain systems vary dependent on the age of the property and how well it's been maintained. We've put together some of our top tips to help homeowners care ... (click to read more)
County Drains (Leicester) Ltd were delighted to be awarded an Enterprising North West Leicestershire grant for £6,820 in November. The company used the grant to help towards the purchase of two new CCTV drainage survey units and high pressure jetting system, the new equipment will allow the company to grow ... (click to read more)
County Drains Leicester Ltd have invested heavily this year in CCTV drain survey equipment by replacing 4 camera control units and 3 push camera reels. These control units have been individually designed to create a compact design that not only is easy to handle but also has the latest technology ... (click to read more)
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Drain Cleaning, Drain Surveys, Drain CCTV Surveys for Leicester, Hinckley and Coalville.
County Drains Drainage Company based in Coalville near Leicester and Hinckley in Leicestershire, offer complete drain cleaning, drain surveys and drain services for blocked drains, or drains in need of repair. We are a qualified Drain Company and complete all drain services from Drain CCTV Surveys to Root Cutting and Drainage Repair. We have a fleet of vacuum tankers to empty septic tanks, road gullies, petrol interceptors and grease traps. Coverage includes Leicestershire and surrounding areas.