What makes a good drainage specialist
The Drainage Expert
A professional drainage specialist needs to possess a number of skills and qualities to ensure that they can carry out the job to the best possible standard. But what are these exact skills and why are they so important? This article will explain further.
A drainage engineer is someone who specialises in designing blueprints and improvements for water drainage systems. The importance of their job is to ensure the security, reliability and efficiency of drainage systems, whether that is through cleaning them or repairing and installing other parts.
A drainage expert will have the following qualities:
- A knowledge of all safety legislation and regulations
- Knowledge of how to operate all relevant equipment correctly and safely
- Must be able to work flexible hours – drainage issues happen around the clock
- Personable – there is a lot of talking to customers, on the phone and face to face
The engineer will be tasked with using jetting equipment to remove blockages from drains and ensure they are returned to the cleanest state possible. The jetting may be part of a scheduled maintenance contract, or it may be emergency work that is urgently needed to free up the drains – whichever it is, the same amount of care and professionalism is required to ensure the best results are achieved.
Drainage engineers also have a keen eye for detail, as they are required to carry out visual inspections of drainage systems to check for any faults that may be apparent, so they can get to work on rectifying them. Commercial and domestic drainage systems alike will be inspected, so a knowledge of both kinds of drainage systems is required.
As drainage issues can pose serious health and safety risks if not dealt with swiftly and appropriately, it is vital that all engineers are correctly qualified. By following the regulations of drainage work and making sure that all work is done to the highest, most professional standard, these risks can be minimised and eliminated.
At Jet Rod, we are immensely proud of our team and the drainage services that we offer to domestic and commercial customers throughout Macclesfield and the surrounding areas in the North West region. If you would like to know more, please get in touch with us today.