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Waste Control and Drain Clearance in Leicestershire FAQs

At Northants Waste Control, we have a depot in Northampton that gives us immediate access into the neighbouring county of Leicestershire. Our liquid waste management and drain clearance services are already very popular in the area. We also have a large client base in Leicestershire that uses our company to have septic tanks and interceptors cleaned.


We field many different queries every day but here are some of the most frequently-asked questions (and answers) about our company and our services:


Can you help with emergency drain clearance work?

Yes. Northants Waste Control cover Leicestershire on a 24-hour basis and provide a responsive drain clearance service for the times where you need us the most.


How do you clear drains?

We have a number of different drain clearance systems at our disposal including high-pressure jet washing. This is arguably the most innovative way to clear blocked drains because water, under pressure, can reach further into the drainage system. Our equipment descales, degreases and unblocks most drains.


I suspect I may have more extensive damage at my Leicestershire home. Can you help?

Of course! We have advanced CCTV drain survey equipment available and we arrive at your property in Leicestershire in fully mobile units. A remote-controlled device is navigated through your drainage system to stream footage back to an above-ground receiver. We record this footage onto a DVD and show the findings to our clients.


What can CCTV drain surveys reveal?

Sometimes, a survey may be able to show us the cause of a stubborn blockage. On other occasions, CCTV drain surveys reveal more serious problems without the need for preliminary excavation. We may find collapsed drains, fractured pipework or damage caused by tree roots in the drainage system of your Leicestershire property.


Do you clean septic tanks?

Yes. This is a key service provided to customers in the Leicestershire area and we recommend that septic tanks are cleaned once a year. Septic tanks store solid sewage which is broken down using bacterial processes. After cleaning, we add fresh bacterial content so that septic tanks are primed for good operational performance the following year.


Do you clean interceptors too?

Yes. We have a fleet of pump trucks with capacities of 2,000 gallons and 3,000 gallons. These vehicles are large enough to remove sewage from most interceptors. They are equipped with jet washing equipment and can remove oil, sand and silt from interceptors. Regular maintenance of interceptors protects the sewage system and watercourse.


We strongly recommend that clients in Leicestershire have their interceptors cleaned twice a year to keep them working at maximum efficiency.


Call Northants Waste Control on (01604) 588988 to arrange drain clearance services and CCTV drain surveys in Leicestershire.