Tips to give to homeowners to prevent drain blockages

Tips to give to homeowners to prevent drain blockages

Blocked drains are not given much thought until it becomes a problem for homeowners. When the signs of blocked drains make themselves known, whether it’s pooling water, bad odours coming from the drains, or hearing gurgling noises, it can be daunting for homeowners to get sorted. Prevention is better than curing the problem. Below are a few tips to help with preventing drain blockages.

Drain Strainers

Drain strainers are a low-cost, simple and effective option to avoid blocked drains. They can help filter hair, food, and debris from your kitchen sinks and bathroom showers. They’re simple in design and application as they can be found in stainless steel and silicone and placed over your plug holes, and they are easy to remove and clean.

What not to flush!

More often than not, we see more blocked drains from households that have non-flushable items such as wipes, sanitary products, cotton pads, nappies and cloths. Flushing these down your toilet is not advisable and is a common cause of blocked drains.

Cooking Fats and Oils

Many people think that pouring cooking fats and oils down the sink is okay with its liquid form, but that’s not true at all. When going down your sink, the cooking fats and oils cool and, therefore, start sticking to the inside of your pipes, which, over time, can cause a build-up, inevitably clogging up your drainage system. Instead, pour the fats and oils into an empty jar or bottle and dispose of it with your general rubbish.

Drain inspections

If you start noticing problems with your drainage, don’t ignore them. The longer it’s ignored and left, the worse it will get and the more work it will need to get fixed. Have a drain inspection to ensure your pipes are all working as they should and if there’s anything that needs clearing.

Make sure you spread these Tips to help others in preventing drain blockages so that they don’t have to call anyone out.

Renting or Buying: what you need to consider

Renting or Buying: what you need to consider

Whether you’re a new start-up or an established sewer rehabilitation contractor, having the right equipment is essential to getting the job done. Whether you choose to buy the sewer rehabilitation equipment or rent it, there are a lot of factors you need to consider to determine what route would be the best for you, your company and the job that needs to be done.

Renting or Buying sewer rehabilitation equipment, when it comes to your equipment will save you some upfront costs while providing access to the necessary equipment. In renting sewer rehabilitation equipment, you get to test out the equipment you order and see whether it suits you and the job. In doing so, you will find out the equipment limits and if there are additional pieces of equipment that will make for a more efficient job. It’s a flexible option for those who need more funds to kit yourselves out with the latest and greatest equipment.

When buying sewer rehabilitation equipment, you will have to factor in the fact that, at some point, you will need to deal with repairs. Sewer rehabilitation is tough work, and the equipment can wear down over time. Getting your equipment repaired and serviced can force you and your company to have downtime. You will not have to worry about repair costs when renting or leasing equipment from the get-go. If you own your equipment and it needs to be repaired, you can rent the equipment you need to ensure you’re covered to avoid any downtime and loss of money and work.

If you’re interested in Renting or Buying sewer equipment prior to making the decision to purchase, you can do so with IMS Robotics. You can rent equipment for as long as you need and have the equipment either delivered to you or available to collect from one of our rental parks. Get in touch with us if you need to know more about a particular sewer rehabilitation equipment before renting. Our experts will happily tell you all you need to know to get you up and running.

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Keeping your sewer rehabilitation equipment up to scratch

There’s nothing worse than starting your day preparing for a job and finding that the equipment you need is dirty, has wear and tear, or has completely malfunctioned. Although our sewer rehabilitation and repair tools are built to withstand rough environments, they’re not unbreakable. Cleaning your equipment regularly and thoroughly can help keep your equipment in top form for longer, can help you avoid costly repairs or replacements, and avoid any delays or cancellations to jobs you have lined up. Here are some tips below on maintaining your sewer rehabilitation equipment.

The manual is your friend

All your equipment comes with a manual containing product-specific information and care instructions. Check the manual if you need clarification on how 犀利士 a specific part of the equipment needs to be cleaned or what you’ll need to ensure you get the most out of your equipment’s service life.


As mentioned above, there’s nothing worse than coming to work to get the equipment ready and loaded for a morning job to find it dirty and needed cleaning before you can start your day. Not only does this take time to rectify before your day can start, but it might also result in a delay that pushes your whole schedule behind. Make sure your equipment is cleaned regularly, either in between jobs or at the end of the last job of the day, whatever routine works for you and your team.

Avoid minor issues from becoming big ones

Before starting any job, check your sewer rehabilitation equipment for any damage. Even minor issues like tears can get worse if left to get worse.

Always have spares

Whether you’re on the job or back at base, ensure that you have spares ready and waiting for those impromptu moments. If you aren’t prepared for the worst, you run the risk of damaging the sewer rehabilitation equipment and the utilities you’re working on.

Get it serviced

The best way to extend the service life of your sewer rehabilitation equipment is to get it professionally services every once in a while. Wear and tear are expected over time, but you can’t go wrong when you have a team that can service your equipment to get it in tip-top condition.

Our professional IMS Robotics team can service and repair your sewer rehabilitation equipment with trained personnel using original components, ensuring a quick resolution. We will keep you fully informed, and your contact person will update you on the status/progress of work at any time.
If you still have an ongoing job, we can organise replacement equipment or rental models you can use whilst your equipment gets serviced or repaired so your work can continue with minimal disruption or delays. If you would like to organise a service or repair with us, you can fill in the form here.

We hope this helps you in Maintaining your sewer rehabilitation equipment if you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Choosing the right cutting tool for the job & Trenchless Pipe Repair

Choosing the right cutting tool for the job

There are many different types of pipework that need specific tools to do the job well. Our Turbo 4 cutting tool is the main all-rounder when it comes to main sewers. The Turbo 4 cutting robot can easily clean main sewers from DN 200 to DN 800, and with its many available attachments, so don’t worry when it comes to choosing the right cutting tool for the job, because rest assured you can do all you need with the Turbo 4.

Opening laterals and inlet lines

For opening laterals and inlet lines, if you’ve done lining work within the pipe, you’ll need particular milling tools for CIPP, PVC and Roots.
We have milling tools with 14-33 segments and can clear through such debris with minimal to no damage to the pipe itself. The diamond globe milling tools come in many shapes and have many segments to suit various diameter pipes.

Removal of intruding laterals and deposits

When it comes to deposits and intruding laterals in the pipes, you’ll need particular milling tools that will grind them down and remove the build-up of materials, such as concrete and vitrified clay, without damaging the pipes.
The Turbo 4 milling tools to remove the intruding laterals and deposits are suited for various-sized pipes. The diamond globe, half globe, and cone milling tools are popular for such deposits.

If you would like to know more about the Turbo 4 and the range of cutting and milling tools and other accessories you can use, you can find the specifications of the Turbo 4 犀利士 round-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);color:#601e2a” class=”has-inline-color”>here and the cutting and milling tools in our product brochure.

If you would like to put in an order or hire our products for a particular job, you can do so here. When hiring our products, there’s no time limit for how long you have them, and you can either arrange to return the product by delivering it directly to one of our rental parks or arrange for us to collect it when you’re done. As soon as the equipment is back with us, the rental 犀利士 period ends, and we will take care of acceptance and billing.

Before you hire any of our products, if you would like more information or some expert advice on what tools are right for your job our rental park staff will be happy to advise you to make sure you get the right tools for the job.

So don;t panic when it comes to Choosing the right cutting tool for the job IMS Robotics has got you covered