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Schools, Colleges and Universities

At Kent Drainage, our highly trained engineers deal with drainage and plumbing issues in schools, colleges, and Universities on a regular basis, so you can rest assured you are in good hands. We frequently work with the University College of London alongside other commercial clients such as Artic, Kier, Blu-3, Threds Construction, City FM, County Hall and Southwark Council.

We aid schools, colleges and Universities throughout London, Kent and surrounding areas with all of their drainage requirements 24/7, 365 days a year. With Kent Drainage, you can rest assured that your plumbing and drainage issues will be fixed in the quickest and most efficient way. We work with a range of both domestic and other commercial clients including restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, housing associations, letting agencies, agricultural properties and care homes.

Please see below work carried out for University College of London. Our engineers arrived at the site and found water pooling in the lab and all sinks were found to be backed up with water. The red light indicated a fault with the pump, so an electrician was contacted and it was arranged for him to meet our engineer on-site to isolate the pump for further investigation. Our engineer removed the submersible pump and tested the float, yet found this to be sticking. The float was freed from its stuck position and tested again to find it working and a pump was re-installed to lower the water level. After this, the fault light turned green indicating the pump is working. Finally, our engineer tested the system of blockages by running all sinks in the lab for ten minutes.

Unblocking Services

We understand the importance of ensuring your plumbing and drainage system is consistently functioning, especially when it is being used by a vast number of people on a daily basis. As a school, college or university, taking measures to prevent disruption, damage and health and safety issues as a result of a blocked drain is crucial.

Kent Drainage is here to help! With 20+ years of experience, emergency out of hour callouts and a low hourly rate, you can guarantee you are in safe hands.

Our drainage engineers cover a wide range of services when it comes to blockages from blocked toilets, sinks, urinals and more, using high-pressure jetting equipment to ensure your drainage and plumbing is free-flowing in no time.

If you are a school, college or university in London, Kent or surrounding areas and are experiencing any drainage issues, waste no time in calling us today.

Planned Preventative Maintenance Contracts

At Kent Drainage, we can offer you long-term protection from the incessant dangers of a malfunctioning drainage infrastructure such as flooding, with our planned preventative maintenance contracts. We understand the importance of this for the operation of schools, colleges or Universities. We ensure that your drainage and plumbing infrastructure remains flowing and that foul water and surface damage drainage issues are tackled in the quickest and most cost-effective way.

All drain maintenance, cleaning and repair work is carried out by our team of experienced drainage specialists. Our contracts offer a reliable, convenient, and stress-free way of controlling and managing your drainage costs. This can be arranged at a time that is convenient for you to avoid disruption during school-time hours.

With Kent Drainage rest assured that you will receive the highest quality service. Our highly qualified, specialist engineers will carry out an extensive drainage survey of your entire site, assessing problem areas and bringing these to your attention before they can lead to blockages. We then use our specialist high-pressure water jetting system and mechanical equipment to clean all ground drainage pipework, internal pipework and traps, road gullies, ACO channels and guttering, leaving all drains free of scale, fat, debris and silt build-up and ensuring a free-flowing drainage system.

Our drainage maintenance contracts are available as three-month, six-month and twelve-month planned preventative maintenance programs and are designed to cater for all drainage system requirements. On average, your drains and plumbing infrastructure should be checked 4 times a year.

CCTV Surveys

CCTV drainage surveys play a vital role in our preventative planned maintenance contracts but are also offered by Kent Drainage as an individual service to both our domestic and commercial clients. Our experienced drainage specialists will investigate all aspects of your plumbing and drainage infrastructure using CCTV surveying equipment of the highest quality.

CCTV surveys allow you to take preventative action, before insignificant drainage and plumbing issues turn into larger ones, leading to a hefty bill. Our specialist engineers will identify any current or potential issues using state-of-the-art CCTV reporting program that gives you a detailed, fully comprehensive report. From this, we can offer you a fixed quote for any remedial work necessary.

A CCTV survey carried out by Kent Drainage can identify:

  • Blockages
  • Damage such as cracks and breaks which could potentially lead to bursts or fissures
  • Collapsed pipes
  • Fractured pipes
  • Corrosion
  • Poorly installed pipework
  • Tree root encroachment
  • Displaced joints
  • Scale build-up

Why choose Kent Drainage for your CCTV Survey?

  • Our specialist engineers are highly experienced and work with schools, universities and colleges on a regular basis./li>
  • Visual fault finding
  • Mapping of the entire drainage system
  • Recordable surveys to DVD
  • All works guaranteed
  • 2-hour response time
  • 20+ years of experience

Please see below images of a CCTV survey carried out by one of our specialist engineers.

You can read more about our CCTV drainage surveys in Kent Drainage’s blog post: ‘What are CCTV Drainage Surveys?’.

Drain Lining and Localised Structure Repair

If it is discovered that your drainage infrastructure or pipework is damaged in any way, you may want to consider drain relining or localised structure repair (LSR). Both services offer a cheaper, mess-free alternative to traditional drain repair methods such as ground excavation.

What are the benefits of Drain Relining and LSR?

As a school, college, or University the last thing you want is the disturbance of ground excavation- with drain relining and LSR, this is unnecessary. Drain relining is the process of attaching a new protective layer to the inside of an existing pipe. This layer acts as a shield, protecting the pipework against any damage such as cracks or breaks for up to 50 years. The trenchless method we use ensures that drain relining is mess-free and avoids the disruption of excavating pipework. Drain relining is typically used for drains with diameter ranges of 100mm to 1200mm.

The Method:

At Kent Drainage, we first remove and clean any blockages from the pipe. A flexible liner impregnated with resin is pushed through the drain, whilst an airbag is also pushed through to mould the resin to the pipe. The liner is heated, and once cooled will mould exactly to the sides of the original pipe. Once the airbag is removed, it leaves behind a smooth new pipe inside the original. This method avoids the major upheaval and logistical nightmare of excavating and replacing pipes.

Localised structure repair (LSR), also known as drain patching, follows the same method as drain relining but is carried out on a smaller patch of pipework. At Kent Drainage, we tend to work with pipework with a diameter of 100mm to 450mm and a length of 1 metre.

You can find out more information about these services in our drain relining and localised structure repair blog posts.

Please see below Localised Structure Repair work carried out at the University College of London Estates by our drainage engineers.

Our Kent Drainage engineers attended the UCL site for the report of a collapsed drain from DS from MH1. A CCTV inspection determined that the collapse was at approximately 2.7m - 3m down the run. An excavation was then carried out near the collapse and the broken pipework was removed with a length of 225mm PVC being installed. Our engineers connected these to the run using localised structural liners. The new pipework was surrounded with 10mm shingle and the backfill was made. The top was then finished with concrete.

It is essential to have one of our specialist engineers assess the damage of your pipe to ascertain whether drain relining is possible or whether the pipework needs to be replaced.

If you are unsure whether you require drain patching or drain relining please contact us today to receive direct advice from our specialist engineers. We offer drain relining and LSR throughout London and Kent to both domestic and commercial clients.

Sewer Connections

Kent Drainage can connect your private drainage system to the main sewer ensuring all sewage is channelled away from your property in the most efficient way possible, reducing the build-up of waste. As a school, college or University, a functioning drainage infrastructure if vital if in constant use.

If you own a private drainage system, this should be connected to a main sewer or a treatment plant. These are typically located in roads and footpaths but can sometimes be found in gardens.

In the instance that you do not have an on-site builder to install a private drain, Kent Drainage are also able to provide this service. If you are a school, college or University in Kent or London and are interested in this service, contact Kent Drainage today.

Sewer connections or a sewage treatment plant?

A connection to a main sewer is cheaper in the long-term compared to a treatment plant. A main treatment plant needs to be maintained, typically on a yearly basis. This is not necessary with a main sewer connection.

How do Kent Drainage install sewer connections?

Initially, our experienced engineers will need to visit your site, free of charge, to identify the location of your drains and any site requirements. Once this has been carried out, we will need to request a drainage plan from the local authorities before applying for a sewer connection.

At Kent Drainage, we manage the entire process from start to finish including all required road/footpath closures, diversion routes and road applications to the local authorities, guaranteeing you have a stress-free experience.

During the initial stages of sewer connection installation, it may be necessary for a CCTV survey to be carried out.

At Kent Drainage:

  • Our drainage specialists have 20+ years’ experience in the installation of main sewer connections.
  • Our engineers hold the required NRSWA certification to carry out sewer connections to the highest standards.
  • We commit to a 2-hour response time.
  • We guarantee out of hours emergency call outs, 24/7, 365 days a year

Contact Us

For more information about our services please call us on 01622 919012 or send an email to info@kentdrainage.co.uk. You can also request a free quote.

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