Sonar Drain Tracing

Sonar Drain Tracing

Sonar Drain Tracing

What is Sonar Drain Tracing and How Can it Help You?

Advances in technology have increased the options available for dealing with the variety of drainage problems on residential and commercial properties. In the past, finding a blockage in the exterior section of the system was as difficult as carrying out repairs. Now, as alternatives to removing lengths of pipe, you can choose drain relining, patch repairs or spot repairs among others, for remedying drainage issues. Diagnosing the problem has seem impressive technological changes as well. One of the most noteworthy is sonar drain tracing.

What is Sonar Tracing?

The old method of finding a drain obstruction involved sliding a rod into the line until it hit the impediment. Using the length of the rod as a guide, the drainage professional could then estimate how far in the line the problem was. The main drawback to this method was that the bends in drainage systems could make manoeuvring the rod difficult. Improvement in the design of these rods and the addition of cameras helped, but this did not always identify the exact position of the obstruction. The technician would be able to see the blockage, but this would not be enough.

The introduction of sonar tracing devices improved the ability of drainage technicians to locate the exact positions of blockages. First, a transmitter is sent down into the system. It constantly sends out a signal, which the technician is able to follow using a receiver. Once the tracer stops, it is possible to make adjustments to pinpoint the exact source of the signal.

The Drawbacks

The system is usually effective in the right hands, but there have been occasional problems, especially with the older models. Electrical cables could interfere with the signal, making it difficult to tell exactly where the transmission was coming from. Cast iron pipes also added another level of difficulty to the use of this equipment. The signal was sometimes affected by the presence of reinforcement steel in concrete below the soil.

This equipment is now sometimes attached to hydro jetting systems and drain rods. One of the best reasons to use it, is that it can help to tell the technician the depth of the drain lines, and to work out the design of system. Your trusted drainage professional will determine what type of examination is necessary.

DrainBoss is centrally located, so we can provide fast assistance for any plumbing or drainage issue in Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Kent & South London, even emergencies. We are on call 24/7 and we never charge extra whether you need us in the middle of the day or the middle of the night. Call our emergency helpline at 07772 535248 any time. Make sure to use the discount code DB2301 and we’ll take 5% off of your invoice immediately. Check us out on Checkatrade to see what your friends and neighbours have to say about our drain tracing services.

Areas we cover for Sonar drain testing

DrainBoss carries out Sonar drain tracing throughout Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and South London, including Croydon, Banstead, Coulsdon, Guildford, Godalming, Redhill, Reigate, Crawley, Horsham, Crowborough, Sevenoaks, Brighton, Eastbourne, Lewes, Portsmouth, Tunbridge Wells, Bognor, Hayling Island, Worthing, Ferring, Goring-by-Sea, Clapham, Durrington, Patching, Salvington, West Tarring, Broadwater, Findon, High Salvington, North End, Coombes, North Lancing, Sompting, South Lancing, Angmering, East Preston, Hammerpot, Kingston, Rustington, Amberly, Arundel, Bisham, Binsted, Burndell, Burpham, Cross Bush, Dale Park, Fontwell, Ford, Houghton, Madehurst, North Stoke, Poling, Poling Corner, Slindon, South Stoke, Tortington, Walberton, Warningcamp, Wepham, Yapton, Southwick, Kingston-By-Sea, Shoreham-By-Sea, Ashurst, Botolphs, Bramber, Hole Street, Steyning, Upper Beeding, Poynings, Pyecombe, Blackstone, Edburton, Fulking, Henfield, Oreham Common, Small Dole, Wineham, Woodmancote, Albourne, Clayton, Ditchling, Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, Keymer, Muddleswood, Sayers Common, Streat, Westmeston, Camelsdale, Fernhurst, Greyswood, Hammer, Haslemere, Henley, Kingsley Green, Linchmere, Lytthe Hill, Shottermill, Balls Cross, Barlavington, Byworth, Coultershaw Bridge, Dunctopn, East Lavington, Grafham, Gunter’s Bridge, Lickfold, Lodsworth, Lurgashall, Northchapel, Petworth, River, Tillington, Upperton, Upwaltham, Bepton, Cocking, Didling, Easebourne, Hayshott, Iping, Midhurst, Redford, Robins, South Ambersham, Stedham, Treyford, West Lavington, Woolbeding, Bramshott, Conford, Liphook, Milland Marsh, Passfield, Buriton, Chithurst, East Harting, Elsted, Nursing, Nyewood, Petersfield, Rogate, South Harting, Trotton, Blackmoor, East Liss, Empshott, Greatham, Hawkley, Hill Brow, Langley, Liss, Liss Forest, Longmoor Camp, Rake, Emsworth, Hermitage, New Brighton, Southbourne, West Thorney, Westbourne, Woodmancote, Bosham, Boxgrove, Charlton, Chidham, Chillgrove, Compton, Eartham, East Ashling, East Dean, East Lavant, East Marden, Funtington, Halnaker, Hambrook, Mid Lavant, North Marden, Nutbourne, Singleton, Stoughton, Strettington, Up Marden, Walderton, West Ashling, West Dean, West Marden, West Stoke, Wood End, Chichester, Fishbourne,  Aldingbourne, Apuldram, Birdham, Church Norton, Colworth,  Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering, Eastergate, Highleigh, Hunston, Merston, North Mundham, Norton,  Nyton, Oving, Runcton, Selsey, Shipton Green, Sidlesham, Somerley, South Mundham, Street End, Tangmere, West Itchenor, West Wittering, Westergate, Westhampnett, Woodgate, Aldwick,  Bognor Regis, Nyetimber, Pagham, Ancton, Barnham, Felpham, Flansham, Middleton-on-Sea, North Bersted, Copthorne, County Oak, Crabbet park, Crawley Down, Pound Hill, Three Bridges, Tinsley Green, Turners Hill, Worth, Crawley, Gossops Green, Ifield, Ifieldwood, Lowfield Heath, Pease Pottage, Broadbridge Heath, Bucks Green, Ellen’s Green, Faygate, Holmbush, Horsham, Kingsfold, Lambs Green, Roffey, Rowhook, Rudgwick, Rusper, Warnham, Ashfold Crossways, Barns Green, Bines Green, Brooks Green, Broomer’s Corner, Colgate, Coolham, Copsgate, Cowfold, Crabtree, Dial Post, Itchingfield, Lower Beeding, Mannings Heath, Maplehurst, Monks Green, Nuthurst, Partridge Green, Shipley, Slinfold, Southwater, The Bar, West Grinstead, Adversane, Billingshurst, Buckman Corner, Burdocks, Coneyhurst Common, Five Oaks, Ifold, Kirdford, Loxwood, Newpound Common, Plaistow, Roundstreet Common, Strood Greene, The Haven, Wisborough Green, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lindfield, Paxhill Park, Ansty, Ardingly, Balcombe, Bolney, Brook Street, Chelwood Gate, Cuckfield, Danehill, Handcross, Hicksted, Highbrook, Horsted keynes, Sandrocks, Scaynes Hill, Slaugham, Staplefield, Twineham, Warninglid, Whitemans Green, Wivelsfield, Wivelsfield Green, Ashurstwood, Brambletye, Forest Rowe, Wych Cross, Brockhurst, Dormans Park, East Grinstead, Felbridge, Felcourt, Hammerwood, Saint Hill, Selsfield Common, Sharpthorne, Sunnyside, West Hoathly, Abingworth, Ashington, Bignor, Bury, Coates, Codmore Hill, Cold Wartham, Cootham, Egdean, Fittleworth, Gay Street, Greatham, Hardham, North Heath, Nutbourne, Pulborough, Rackham, Stopham, Storrington, Sulington, Sutton, Thakeham, Warminghurst, Washington, Watersfield, West Burton, West Chiltington, Wiggonholt, Burstow, Charlwood, Hookwood, Horley, Horne, Norwood Hill, Povey Cross, Shipley Bridge, and Smallfield.


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