Industrial & Commercial Services

Cork Drain Ltd. offer numerous specialised services to commercial and industrial clients ranging from CCTV Surveys to Smoke Testing.

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Smoke & Hydrostatic Detection

We use the Pea Soup Dragon to detect smells and leaks. The hose is placed into the manhole and non-toxic and odourless smoke is created by the machine. It is blown through the pipe and this in-turn escapes through any defects, ie. through the multiwick, defective pipes or manholes. This method enables us to solve problems quickly and effectively. See the video to learn more about how the Pea Soup Dragon operates.

Hydrostatic testing is used to locate leaks in pipework. Leaks can cause massive destruction to dwellings, footpaths, chimneys and driveways. Pressure testing is done with air and water by closing one end of the pipe and filling the pipe with air and/or water. By isolating each section, we are able to identify and locate the problem.

Pea Soup Smoke Machine

Drain Tracing and Cleaning

Drain Tracing

When customers are not sure of which way their drains run, we use drain tracing to locate the relevant pipes. A Sond/Sonar Tracer is used to locate buried pipes and manholes, covered tanks, direction of sewers, etc. We trace the drains and mark the line of pipework from buildings to the mains on street. This enables us to dig confidently if required. We also measure the depths of these pipes. Dye testing can also be used to locate drains, culverts, storm & foul sewers, process-lines and tanks.

Drain Cleaning

Our sewer jetters typically produce pressures ranging from 1000 PSI to 4000 PSI, with high water flow resulting in superb cleaning performance. Our drain jetters are ideal for removing soap scum residue, grease, hair and food blockages in drains as well as for maintaining and cleaning product conveyance lines. They are also great for root cutting, removal of mineral deposits and corrosion, industrial pipe and tube cleaning. Their ease of use and portability make them an excellent drain cleaner for scheduled drain cleanings as part of a preventive maintenance program.

  • Interceptor Cleaning
  • Gully Cleansing
  • Jetting Services
  • Cesspool / Septic Tank Emptying
  • Blocked Drain Solutions
  • Culverts Cleaning
  • Motorway / Highway Drain Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Grease Traps Cleaning
  • Ditches Dredging
  • Smoke testing of drains for smells
  • Leaks detection
  • Root cutting
Drain Cleaning

Power Washing

The most effective way to remove moss, grime and dirt is by power-washing the surface. We use industrial high pressure power washers for the removal of build-up from driveways, footpaths, buildings and roads. Our machines can power-wash all surfaces including tarmac, concrete, wood, slate, block work and stone. We regularly clean a wide range of agricultural infrastructure including stables, kennels, sheds, yards, slatted units and milking parlours. We also remove graffiti.

Tank Cleaner Truck

Tank, Gully and Grease Trap Cleaning


We at Cork Drain offer a comprehensive service to manage a wide-range of complex jobs involving industrial tanks. We use our specialised vacuum tankers to empty and clean:

  • Interceptor Tanks
  • Gullies
  • Oil Tanks
  • Swimming Pools
  • Effluent / Sewage Tanks
  • Dredge Ditching
  • Grease Traps

Grease Traps

We use our vacuum tankers to pump out grease traps on a scheduled basis as part of a regular maintenance contract or upon request by the customer. It is important that a grease trap is cleaned on a regular basis to ensure that it remains odourless and in good working order. Cork Drain Cleaning hold a valid waste collection permit to dispose of all fats, oils and greases.

Tank Cleaner Truck

Our trucks can fit in all driveways and have extended hoses to reach even the most out of the way tanks

Septic Tank and Treatment Plant Cleaning

Septic Tanks

A septic tank provides an effective way of treating waste water for a building or several buildings that are not connected to the Mains drainage system. We at Cork Drain have a fleet of vacuum tankers to manage a wide-range of jobs involving septic tanks. We use our specialised vacuum tankers to empty and clean:

  • Septic Tanks
  • Gullies
  • Oil Tanks
  • Swimming Pools
  • And many other types of tanks

Treatment Plants

Treatment Plants enable businesses/households to treat their wastewater on site if they are not connected to the main sewer system. They are different to septic tanks because they require more maintenance and de-sludging on a regular basis to ensure good working order. Treatment plants work by aeration which can lead to odours around properties. Our team at Cork Drain regularly deal with maintenance & de-sludging of treatment plants and are on hand to assist you in looking after your system. We are happy to advise/discuss any problems you may have.

Tank Cleaner Truck

CCTV Surveying

CCTV surveying of pipes enables our customers to obtain accurate information of the condition and location of their drainage systems. Locating the problems before they manifest enables us to keep disruption to a minimum and fix any defects or problems quickly.

Our camera system is perfectly suited to cater for any size pipe, above or below the ground. It provides colour CCTV footage and it’s pan and tilt heads enable us at Cork Drain to provide 360 degree views for our customers. We supply you with a full written report and DVD footage of the inspection from our WinCan 8 system. Our camera is able to handle an impressive range of tasks and challenges, from which we are experienced in completing the following:

  • Drain Pipe Surveys
  • Culverts Surveys
  • Gully Surveying
  • Coil Pipe Surveys
  • Excavations Survey
  • Mines and Tunnel Surveys
  • Ventilation and Heating Duct Surveying
  • Well Surveys
  • Ships’ Hold Surveys
  • Tanks and Vessel Surveying
  • Insurance Surveying
  • Wincan 8 Software
  • Instant report and DVD
  • Smoke testing of drains for smells
  • Leaks detection
  • Inclinometer reporting available
  • Pre-purchase house surveys
Tank Cleaner Truck CCTV Survey

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Bracken House
Co. Cork

Mobile: 087 253 5974
Cork: 021 4353897
West Cork: 023 8852906