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What is a ‘drains map’?

Like GPS in our phones or a physical map, we use them to navigate from A to B, and this is the same for drains underground. To ensure all is kept in clear order, drain maps exist to help workers pinpoint and find the appropriate drain, should they need to tend to an issue or … Continue reading

Why your bathroom sink smells

No matter how hard you try – whether you use sink strainers or food disposal – food particles will still journey through your drain and some bits can find themselves stuck within the pipes. So what we really want to know is, why does it smell so bad and what can we do to resolve … Continue reading

Cracked Drainage Pipes – What can I do?

If you’ve found a cracked drainage pipe, or you’ve noticed signs that you may have drainage problems, you’re probably wondering what you should do and whether or not you should call the experts out to solve the problem. If this is the case, read on because there might be a few DIY fixes you can … Continue reading

How Do I Fix Smelly Drains?

Every now and then you may notice an unpleasant smell coming from your drain and this can be the result of multiple things. This month Jet Rod are here to enlighten you on why this happens and what the possible cause might be. We will discuss DIY, home remedies and how to get a good … Continue reading

What is the difference between plumbers and drain contractors?

If you’re asking yourself Who do I need to call, a plumber or drain contractor? Read on because this month Jet Rod will be explaining the difference between the two, so should you need assistance, you know who to turn to. A drain contractor will unblock drains, replace old piping, relining and fix burst pipes … Continue reading

Drainage Glossary: What Do These Key Drainage Phrases Mean

Be ‘in-the-know’ with basic drainage phrases, presented to you by our professionals here at Jet Rod. If you’re caught in a tricky situation and need to get someone to look at your drainage quickly, this drainage glossary may help you to identify the problem and understand what your drainage expert is saying. Anti-flooding device An … Continue reading

How Hard Water Can Affect Your Drains

If you have ‘hard water’ where you live or work then you’ve probably noticed that the shine has gone from your taps and a thick layer of limescale has replaced it. Your clothes might not feel quite right on your skin and you may have a lingering, unclean feeling after showering – this is why … Continue reading

What is the technology required for CCTV Surveys?

Today Jet Rod will be discussing the technology that is used during CCTV Surveys, how they operate and why such technologically advanced devices are used for this job. Why we provide CCTV Surveys We provide CCTV Surveys for lots of reason, mostly to check any damage or interference including hairline cracks, large cracks, holes and … Continue reading

How can I prevent rats in my drain?

Having an infestation of rats is not a funny prospect, as well as ruining the foundations of any building, they chew through electrical appliances, leave droppings everywhere, endanger pets, multiply like mad and not to mention they carry life threatening diseases. This month with Jet Rod we will be explaining how you can prevent rats … Continue reading

Can you flush biodegradable items?

Firstly, “What does biodegradable actually mean?”. Biodegradable refers to materials that can be broken down by bacteria, fungi or by other natural means. It’s generally organic matter that’s decomposed by the environment, feeding microorganisms. Take a banana skin for instance, this can be disposed of onto soil and nature will intervene, turning it into microscopic … Continue reading