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  • Blocked Drains


    High pressure water cleaning, Root cutting, Scale cutting, No Call Out Charges, Quick response, Call Now we have engineers in your area.  >>more

    CCTV Inspection

    CCTV surveys from pipe sizes 22mm up to 1000mm. Professional written reports with colour captures and DVD recording. >> more

    Drain Lining


    Drain Lining & Patch repair system capable of lining pipe sizes from 75mm to 400mm & lengths of 100 metres from a single access.>> more

    Drain Testing


    Scanseal provides services and testing equipment that can detect and repair most on-site drainage problems.   >> more



    Where structural lining is not possible, our team are ready to carry out excavations to replace any damaged pipe work.  >>more

    Road Resurfacing


    25 year experience to reinstate and resurface to a first class finish whether it be tarmac, block paving or concrete  >>more

    Frequently Asked Questions - Scanseal

      How much does it cost?

    A. Each job we look at is different, with many factors involved in determining the final cost of the job.  These factors include:-

    Ease of access to the site
    Water supply issues
    Cause of blockage/problem

    Typically, the cost of removing a blockage is calculated by the length of time we spend on site.  Scanseal vehicles are extremely well equipped and our skilled operatives are usually able to resolve any problem on a single visit. 

    Scanseal vehicles typically have 2 skilled operatives,a high pressure jetting unit, drain rods, state of the art drain camera equipment, sonar tracers/locators, electro-mechanical augers, submersible pumps, lifting equipment and general plumbing tools. 

    The comprehensive range of equipment carried and the skill level of our operatives helps us to resolve any problems as quickly as possible, thereby keeping your costs to a minimum.  Our hourly rate is currently £75 per hour plus VAT during normal working hours - out of hours rates vary. 


      Who is responsible for the repair?

    A. As a general rule, whoever owns a drain or sewer is normally responsible for it's maintenance.  Tenants are not usually responsible for the maintenance of drains and private sewers, however it is best to check the tenancy agreement to see if this responsibility has been passed by the landlord to the tenant. 

    We give below broad definitions of ownership and maintenance responsibilities, however we would emphasise that each case should be viewed in isolation as the general definitions below may vary due to conditions in the property title deeds and other local factors:

    Drains, together with any associated inspection chambers, normally serve a single property and are owned and maintained by the property owner.  Drains are often laid, at least in part, under the public roadway.  Property owners are normally responsible for the cost of carrying out repairs to drains at the property unless they are able to prove that the cause of the damage is as a result of action by others.  Drains are the owners responsibility up to the connection of the drain with either a private sewer, a public sewer, a culvert or other public treatment facility. 

    Private Sewers
    Sometimes the Title Deeds of the property will advise on the ownership of a private sewer and the responsibilty for it's maintenance.  Where this is not covered in the Title Deeds the following convention normally applies:

    • If a problem occurs at any point along a private sewer, any properties which drain into that point are jointly and equally responsible for any costs of remedying the problem. 
    • The cost of removing a blockage, which has caused flooding at an inspection chamber or manhole, would be borne equally by all property owners upstream of the blockage and not just by the owner(s) of the property(s) on whose land the inspection chamber or manhole is located. 

    Public Sewers
    Public sewers are owned and maintained by the "Sewerage Undertaker".  Normally, depending on the area, the district council or local water authority maintains and repairs public sewers on behalf of the sewerage undertaker. 

    Section 24 Sewer
    A second type of public sewer, previously known as a "Section 24 Sewer", maybe described as a sewer that was built as a private sewer prior to 1st October 1937 which, as a result in legislation changes became the responsibility of the sewerage undertaker.  Plans of this type of public sewer are rarely available, however, the local authority and sewerage undertakers do hold some records so each case will be assessed by the sewerage undertaker using the record evidence available.

    A site survey is often required but the local authority highways department is usually responsible for any highway drainage issues.


      How long will the repairs take?
    A. Each drainage issue is different and there are many factors which will contribute to the length of time a job can take.  These include:

    • Ease of access
    • Water supply issues
    • Cause of blockage

    A typical high pressure jetting job to clear a blocked drain generally takes about an hour providing there is a good water supply and suitable access points. 

    Root cutting, de-silting and most other cleaning jobs depend upon the extent of the problem and the length, size and location of the pipe requiring attention. 

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