Drainage systems are made to ensure that wastewater and sewage are disposed of neatly, thereby keeping the surroundings well-drained and free of waste.
However, when a business property suffers from drainage issues, water can cause a major inconvenience, resulting in a great deal of damage including puddling, pooling, and even saturated soil that can rather turn your landscaped garden into a swamp.
These problems only cover financial cost implications, but also operational disruptions and functional disruptions. Environmental considerations such as surrounding odour and contamination resulting in potential complaints and brand risks could detrimental as well.
What do you do when your drain is damaged?
In an ideal situation, you would start inspecting and take actions like calling a drainage specialist to address your drainage problem—and when you do find one, make sure to ask the following questions:
FAQs About Drainage Issues
What causes drainage clogs?
A clogged drain may start as some minor issue but it can briskly escalate into a major problem. It can cause slow water drainage, flooding, corrosion and in severe cases, sewage backup and repairs. Preventing these issues starts with recognising the potential causes of clogged drains—and often they are composed of the following:
• Oil, grease, and fat
• Food waste
• Wipes, tissue, and napkins
• Objects accidentally flushed
• Tree roots
• Plant litter
• Dirt & grime
What are the long-term dangers of clogged drains?
If clogged drains aren’t treated immediately, it can result in a range of complications that can damage your property. In addition to structural risks and extensive repairs, a drainage problem can also put you at risk of the following:
• Oversaturated soil causing structural foundation damage
• Pest infestation—rats, cockroaches, spiders, termites, etc.
• Health issues—asthma, skin problems, irritation, etc.
• Discolouration and premature ageing of concrete
• Damage to landscape, sidewalks, and driveways
• Mould growth and wood rot
• Soil erosion
• Foul odour
What actions should be taken?
The best thing you can do is to call a drainage professional. Our drainage specialists at Initial Singapore uses the technology and solutions in inspecting your plumbing and drainage system to effectively address the problem. We offer services including high-pressure water jetting and grease trap cleaning conducted by a team of highly-trained and experienced professionals.
What happens in a drainage inspection and treatment?
During the inspection, our technicians use a complete and integrated range of drainage management solutions including a CCTV equipment that can detect exactly what is causing the problem and where the clog is located. Our scanning device can also identify issues such as pipe cracks, gradient issues and corrosio
Take the next steps to resolve the issue which can include
• High-Pressure Water Jetting – removes blockages caused by hardened grease and other waste materials.
• Grease Trap Cleaning – cleans the grease trap filter to prevent odour, blockage and overflowing of wastewater.
• Electro-Mechanical Service (EMS) – clears minor blockages in service toilets and kitchen waste pipes.
• Ultra-High Jetting – removes blockages caused by concrete choke.
• Deep Clean Hygiene Treatment – improves hygiene standards in the washrooms and is applicable on floor traps and toilet bowls.
What happens post-treatment?
Following the treatment, we may suggest you sign up for regular drainage inspection and maintenance to prevent future problems that may result from damaged pipes. Our drainage technicians will apply practical, cost-effective and long-term solutions to maintain your drainage system and protect your business and the environment effectively. Giving your plumbing the attention it deserves has the potential to prolong its life, prevent damage, and avoid costly repairs in the long run.
How much will the drainage repair cost?
The cost to repair a drainage system is based on a variety of factors including the severity of the damage, type of drainage system, and the size of your property. While it’s true that hiring a professional doesn’t come cheap, it can potentially save you from causing further damage that can only hike up the costs. If you really want to save on repair costs, maintaining it properly should have been in order.
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If you’ve observed any of the symptoms of a damaged drainage system, contact us at Initial Singapore immediately.
Contact us for a free quote on (65) 6347 8138 or visit our website to learn more.