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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
What our clients say about us
In my role as General Foreman with Cork City Council Housing Department we have had reason to use Cork Drains on an ongoing and regular basis to clear, clean and jet blocked sewers, carry out pipe surveys to identify problems such as line collapse or line breakages, to carry out dig out and repairs/replacements on specific jobs, carry out root cutting and clearance of same within pipes. I have always found their services to be both professional and efficient and there is always someone on the end of the phone in the event of an emergency. I also appreciate the fact that all of the equipment used is the most up to date and current and this paired with the professionalism of their staff would leave me satisfied to recommend and engage them for any work in the foreseeable future. My experience is that there is no job too big or too small for Tim and his colleagues.
John O Connell,
Cork City Council
We have been availing of the services of Cork Drain & Septic Tank Cleaning Co. Ltd on our Munster sites for a number of years, and have always found them to be efficient, knowledgeable, experienced and cost effective in any of the tasks they have been engaged to perform. Their on-site performance is backed up by their friendly, courteous and able office staff. The ‘can do’ attitude of the company, and their 24/7 availability makes them the ideal partner to deal with any emergency that may arise.
Purchasing & Plant Manager,
P.J. Hegarty & Sons
We manage upwards of 90 apartment complexes in Cork City and County in addition to over 300 individual houses and apartments. We have been using the services of Cork Drain for over 15 years and have always found them to deliver a first rate service in a prompt and professional manner. Every call is dealt with efficiently and whenever we have an emergency involving drains or sewers, they are always there to deal with it. Their team is knowledgable and helpful. We will continue to use their services and are happy to recommend their services to others.
Absolute Property Management