The drain care and repair franchise recently shared wisdom about why drain mapping is crucial with its customers.
Drain mapping, also known as asset mapping, uses GPS technology to accurately figure out the location and layout of your drainage system. It also cleverly determines the size, depth, directional flow and access points of each of your pipes. While on-site, a CCTV Drain Survey can be carried out, checking the condition of your drains and identifying any necessary repairs.
Metro Rod insists that a drain mapping survey should be a top priority when planning a building project, as drain mapping can prevent flooding and ensure that building projects are carefully planned. Without a drain mapping survey, your project and your drains are at risk.
According to the drainage franchise, drain mapping is often legally required in order to secure planning permission on a project. To prevent delays, the company recommends that you do this as soon as possible. Without a survey, you’ll have no knowledge of the size or layout of all the assets, and you’ll run the risk of seriously damaging drains. On top of this, existing damage could go undetected, leading to unforeseen repair costs at a later date.
MetroRod also expressed that if you’re planning on working with chemicals or trade effluent, drain mapping is a must. In this case, drain mapping will avoid the risk of spillage or cross contamination. Regulated commercial sites such as COMAH or EPR require drain mapping as part of their compliance.
Drain mapping is one of the many services that Metro Rod provides to its customers. Metro Rod can help to ensure that everything is safe on-site, and allow customers to feel confident that the risk of flooding has been minimised. Once all of the required drain mapping data has been collected from a site, Metro Rod will provide a comprehensive report.
If you’re interested in franchising with the drainage experts, be aware that you’ll need to make a minimum investment of £50,000. Find out more about opening a Metro Rod franchise.
Cara Squires, Point Franchise ©