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Why Hydro Flushing Is the Best Option for Waste Removal

20/02/2018 Riky Hart

Hydro flushing is the fast, effective, no-dig way to manage and clean pipes, stormwater drains and home drains. Hydro flushing is where small volumes of water are blasted at a high speed to clean out grease, sludge and deposits from your drainage system without damaging your pipes. Effective hydro flushing will clear your drainage before […]

Professional Drain Management Services for Councils

01/02/2018 Riky Hart

Councils have a responsibility to property owners to ensure that Council owned and operated drainage systems are clear and functioning; after all, they need to capture any stormwater. How can this be done? At HydroVac, we believe prevention is better than cure. As professional drain specialists operating in Christchurch and Auckland, we can use CCTV […]

Why CCTV Drainage Inspection is a Great Idea

25/01/2018 Riky Hart

A CCTV drainage inspection is the fastest and most cost-effective way of inspecting your drains and sewers to identify any current and potential problems in your system. Because drainage systems are usually hidden from view, it can be difficult and expensive to inspect the full pipeline for faults and blockages. But, by using specialised CCTV […]

How to Tell If You’ve Got Serious Drainage Problems

04/01/2018 Riky Hart

Do you suspect that you’ve got a drainage issue at your home or business but you’re not sure what to do? The best thing to do is call a drain professional to assess the issue and fix the problem. At HydroVac, we have over 35 years of combined experience fixing drains, unblocking drains and more […]

Homes vs. Drains: Critical Issues for Homeowners

03/01/2018 Riky Hart

Drain issues in your home can include more than just drain blockages, leaking drains, or cracks. At HydroVac, we have the expertise and the most up-to-date equipment, including drain CCTV cameras, to find and fix common drainage problems in your Auckland or Christchurch home. Drain Problems for Homeowners that Require Fast Fixing Small drainage problems […]

Why Your Old Stormwater Drain Needs to Be Checked

15/12/2017 Riky Hart

Stormwater drains are designed to remove excess water from footpaths and roofs by funnelling away water from your downpipes and grates. If your stormwater drain is old, it could typically be at risk of multiple flaws, including collapsed sections, blockages and fracturing. These issues can affect adjoining areas and blocked stormwater drains can lead to […]

Air Lance in Action

18/10/2017 Lianne Rooney

NO this is not using water it’s our new air lance! NO mess and NO damage to the tree roots. Product that is vacuumed up can be tipped on site and can be reused for reinstatement. AMAZING!! NOW BEAT THAT . . .

Maintaining Your Stormwater Drainage Systems

11/06/2017 Riky Hart

Roof and Gutters – the First Line of Defence Your roof and gutters make up the first line of defence against stormwater. Your roof needs to be intact and able to channel the flow of water towards the gutters, which in turn need get it to the downpipes. If they’re not doing their job, most […]

Managing Waste – the Ancient Roman Way

11/06/2017 Riky Hart

The Ancient Romans were famous for their water and wastewater systems. They truly were the hydraulics engineers of the ancient world.  Wastewater systems and management were slow to progress after the Roman period, and in most cases, they declined. In fact, many primitive wastewater systems contributed to outbreaks of typhoid and cholera in the Middle […]

How CCTV Cameras and Hydro-Jetting Are Revolutionising Drainage Services

11/06/2017 Riky Hart

Many people don’t realise that advanced, waterproof CCTV cameras are an essential part of a drainage specialist’s  equipment. Cameras provide visual access to many hard to reach places – especially the insides of drains – meaning experts can now get accurate and precise information about a blockage. In the past, drain unblocking involved a lot […]

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