Some Basic Facts On Drainage That All The Citizens in East Grinstead Need to Know

Imagine a monsoon when you are unable to go out of your home because of water logging on the road. You probably find it quite funny, isn’t it? Yes, it’s a vague idea indeed as we all know no matter how heavy rains it is East Grinstead will be okay.

Have you ever think how does it happen? How the city remains as safe as a house? Well, the answer is drainage. A good system of drainage and sewage make the city clean and safe.

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What is drainage?

Drainage is nothing but a removal procedure of water logging or other impurities. According to the authorised and reliable companies of drainage in East Grinstead, there are two major types of drainage- ‘foul’ and ‘surface water’.

  • Foul drainage

    In this process, it carries the used and unclean water from toilets, basins, sinks, baths, bidets, showers, dishwashers and washing machines. The above-ground pipe work, that maintains the manure of the basic or domestic drainage, is referred to as sanitary pipe work and the underground pipe work is referred to as foul drains or foul sewers.

  • Surface water drainage

    It carries rainwater and melted snow and ice in winter from hard surfaces or land. The above-ground method of drain and rainwater pipes is referred to as roof drainage; the subversive pipe work is referred to as outside water drains and surface water sewers.

Most of the time people get confused between the “Drainage” and “Swage”.

Most people are thinking both are same and one is the synonym of another
What are the difference between “drainage” and “Swage”?

In general, a drain serves the single property whereas, sewage serves more than one.
Personal sewers are possessed by the properties they serve up. Public sewers are processed by the sewerage undertaker or the agencies who take the charge the draining charges. Constructing workers and the sewers need a permission of the sewer owner.

A question may come frequently regarding drainage and sewage system and the drainage experts in East Grinstead answer this.

How can I find out the location of underground drains and sewers?

The public sewage maps can be scrutinised free of cost at the sewerage office workers or the local authority. On the other hand, Private sewers are not mapped and their location requires another specialised way to be found, as described below-

Drain covers give a hint of drains below. By unloading the cover, the direction, size and depth of pipes can be seen but do not enter the chamber as it can be filled with toxic gases and make sure that the lid is replaced securely.

Locations of sanitary pipe, rainwater pipes, stacks and external channels can point to where the underground drains are probably to run.

There are many agencies that can carry out CCTV surveillances that are able to indicate the condition and position of the drains as well as their location and depth.

You are strongly advised to seek advice from an architect, builder, Local Authority Building Control or drainage engineer before starting the work.

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