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7 Factors to consider for Underground Drainage

Understandably, you want to acquire the most suitable tools for your underground drainage products, so why look anywhere other than Total Pipeline Systems? We have the skill and knowledge to help you to find exactly what you’re looking for, whether it be drain chambers or pipes and pipe fittings!

You want to prevent the risk of damage to underground drainage systems (and rightly so!) so if you’re looking for a clearer understanding of how underground drainage works, be sure to get in touch with our experts.

Before you install any underground drainage pipes or fittings, there are 7 factors that you need to be aware of, including…

Plan in advance.
Don’t leave any planning to the last minute, make sure that you choose the most suitable equipment for your application!

Total Pipes can help you to plan your project efficiently, ensuring that you have the right tools for the job. Choosing to install your pipes correctly will make the installation process easier and more efficient in terms of time and cost.

Point of contact.
Should you need any expertise or guidance choosing or installing drainage pipes, Total Pipes can provide you with peace of mind! Our team of friendly professionals are always on hand to provide you with any help or assistance required.

As well as this, they make sure that your project is in-line with the law, ensuring that it runs smoothly. In some cases, planning permission is necessary, therefore, we recommend you discuss your plans with the Building Control Department, prior to undertaking any work!

Know your drains.
You need to know your foul water drains from your surface water drains, and although this can be rather confusing, we can help you to identify which is which. Depending on how old your property is, surface water may run into your foul water pipes, whereas newer properties will have separate pipeline systems, making installation/replacement simpler and more efficient.

Foul water pipes are the ones which transfer sewage water from bathrooms; toilets and sinks, dishwashers and washing machines, however, surface water pipes collect rainwater only.

A trapped gully will be required if surface water runs into foul drainage pipes, preventing any foul air from escaping.

Understanding equipment.
Making sure you have the right equipment is essential! The pipes used for underground drainage are brown, you should make sure that you use these as it ensures they can be easily identified in cases when the ground around them needs digging up to fix either issues with them or other underground caballing and piping.

Maintaining equipment.
Any equipment used for underground drainage is susceptible to wear and tear, therefore, you’ll want to prevent it from becoming damaged- ensuring that it lasts!

With regular maintenance, you needn’t worry about your system offering maximum functionality! Opting not to maintain your equipment will only provide you with expensive consequences, like having to pay for repairs and replacements- is it really worth it?

Installation process.
When laying pipes, you need to make sure that it’s done carefully. Although it’s a timely process, you can make sure that your underground drainage is efficient.

You’ll need to be mindful of the gradient. If you need the expertise of a professional, you can rest assured that the team, here at Total Pipes, have the know-how for what works best.

Prepare for inspection.
Once your underground drainage system is complete, it will be inspected by the Building Control Department, making sure that it adheres to stringent building regulations. If your pipes are installed correctly, you can expect to receive a Certificate of Approval!

To find out more- call us on 01282 222 077 today!