Our site engineers only need to inspect external drains and do not need to enter your house or meet with anyone.
Using our expertise, we'll help to keep you compliant with regulations and to maximise the life of drainage systems.
We work with some of the UK’s biggest landowners and property managers to ensure that their properties’ drainage systems are fully compliant with applicable rules and regulations. We also work to ensure that drainage systems are properly inspected, maintained and appropriately used in order to minimise unexpected costs.
It is estimated that up to 5% of UK properties are not connected to mains drainage, and have their own off mains drainage system such as a septic tank, sewage treatment plant or cesspit.
If a property is owner-occupied, the responsibility for the maintenance of the drainage system is clear – the buck stops with the property owner. Same as the responsibility for ensuring the system is compliant with the stringent rules and regulations that apply. They apply for a good reason as a drainage system that is leaking into the local environment could be causing serious pollution.
When the property is tenanted and the property managed, things can get a little less clear cut. Tenancy agreements might put the onus on the tenant but, if a system hasn’t been properly maintained across multiple tenancies who is going to take responsibility for a new system or, worst case scenario, a pollution fine?
Using our expertise, we work with some of the UK’s biggest landowners and property managers to ensure compliance with regulations and to maximise the life of drainage systems.
We assess the compliance of any off mains drainage systems at properties under your care or ownership.
We efficiently assess the condition of any off mains drainage systems in place and work with you to resolve any issues found.
We can also identify any minor system performance issues and nip them in the bud. As required, we can schedule annual services and inspections for complete peace of mind.
We’ll always tailor our approach to your unique circumstances.
We are delighted to already be working with some major UK landowners who recognise and value our expertise, diligence and professionalism.James Warren Technical Director, UKDP