Residential Services

Cork Drain Ltd. offer numerous specialised residential services to our customers from CCTV Surveys to Smoke Testing.

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Smoke Testing and Smell 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 picture of smoke machine that we use.

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

Septic Tank, Gully and Grease Trap Cleaning

Septic Tanks

A septic tank provides an effective way of treating waste water for a house or several houses 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, manholes and soakaways. We use our specialised vacuum tankers to empty and clean:

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

Grease Traps

We use our specialised 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 holds 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

Pre-Purchase House Survey

Before buying a house, a pre-purchase CCTV Survey is essential to ensure that all drainage systems are in good working order. CCTV surveying of a property will eliminate the risks of potential problems, which could be expensive to repair later. We at Cork Drain know that buying a property can be stressful. Thus, our WinCan reporting software provides you with a comprehensive and image-based report, to ensure that you have all the relevant information required to purchase with confidence.

  • 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
Pre-Purchase House Surveys

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
Ballinglanna
Glanmire
Co. Cork

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

info@corkdrain.ie