At Axis Plumbers Drains, our professional, highly-trained team are ready and waiting to diagnose and resolve any issues you have with your residential or commercial Drains. With knowledge of the latest Drain Unblocking technology and our experienced ability to cure any Drains  problems you face – It’s that unrivalled expertise that has made us one of the leading Drain Unblocking companies in Edinburgh and East Lothian.

Cast Iron Traditional Trades

Cast Iron is a pipe for Drains, which as far as Axis Plumbers know came about in the fourteenth century and is still about today. To keep Cast Iron Drains in circulation it is still on sale with some manufactures. If your home was built after the 1970’s then there is a good chance you have no Cast Iron Drain pipe unless there is a specific reason for this. The most likely place you are going to see Cast Iron Drains outwith Edinburgh’s Traditional architecture is in the commercial Plumbing industry, schools and large mansions, which are old. With the Drains on the outside of the house, you can find a lot of Cast Iron used for soil stacks as long as they have not been replaced within the last 40 years. Axis Plumbers answer the most asked question when it comes to Cast Iron pipes.

Yes. Axis Mundi recommends specialist sized fittings are often required to achieve this. You must replace any cut out sections of a Drain stack that has Cast Iron remaining above with Cast Iron as the weight can crush plastic. For correct installation practises Contact Us.

Cast Iron Drain pipe can be found to be very expensive, which is due to the amount made in quantity in this country. As this is no longer essential in day to day life there is limited competition in the supply market. The average fitting today will cost you about £12 to £40 each and £25 per meter of Cast Iron pipe.

Buying Cast Iron Drain pipe is not as easy as it use to be 50 years or more ago, but if you understand the type of place you can buy this from, then you could call around. Try to find the best information for who is selling this product at the time. If you are searching online then maybe you could look up ‘Local Drainage Supplier’ or give the Axis Mundi team a call to help point you in the right direction.

The smell of sewage in your home is difficult to miss, so this is often one of the first symptoms you’ll notice. Smelling sewage around your Drains or in your home may indicate damage somewhere along the pipe. It could also be a sign of a blockage. However, if you have the blockage removed and the smell continues, you could have a collapsed Drain.

If your property suffers from regular blockages, or worse still, backups of sewage, there’s a good chance a collapsed Drain is the culprit.

If your Drains are seriously damaged, the flow of water through your property will be disturbed, resulting in wastewater creating damp patches or mould on localised parts of your walls.

Slow drains are one of the first signs of a drain blockage. However, if the Drains remain slow even after they’ve been cleaned, the likelihood is there’s a more serious problem. A CCTV survey will be able to show whether the Drain has been damaged in any way.

Our high pressure water jets can remove blockages from your sewers in minutes. They deliver a powerful water jet to remove obstructions and debris without doing any damage to the Drain walls.

Axis Plumbers use specialist CCTV equipment to inspect the sewer and diagnose the cause of the blockage quickly. We then remove the blockage in the most cost-effective way and use CCTV to check that all other obstacles have been cleared.

Root intrusion is one of the leading causes of blocked and damaged sewers. As part of the Axis Plumbers Drain Unblocking service, we use a rotary mechanical cleaning device to remove tree roots and other obstructions that cannot otherwise be moved.

At their very simplest, Rainwater Harvesting installations include stands and round water butts with a capacity of up to 400 litres. At Axis Plumbers, we can also provide Rainwater Harvesting tanks with a greater capacity, as well as free-standing and submersible water pumps.

Above ground Rainwater Harvesting systems are known for their ease of installation and low cost. Their capacities can range from 800-litre plastic tanks all the way up to 100,000-litre steel tanks for commercial and industrial units.

If the amount of space you have above ground is limited, an underground Rainwater Harvesting installation can be used. The disadvantage of this system is the cost, with excavation work having to be carried out, and the fact that a pump will have to be used to distribute the rainwater from the tank.

At Axis Plumbers, we supply and install cost-effective Rainwater Harvesting systems to help you gather and reuse rainwater. Our professional, highly trained team can provide as much advice and assistance as you need, from recommendations on tank size to the most appropriate location for the installation.

Axis Plumbers also provide a proposal for the work and all the costs upfront, so you won’t receive any nasty surprises further down the line. Contact Us today to discuss your Rainwater Harvesting installation requirements

With environmental issues and water usage coming increasingly to the fore, more and more homeowners are exploring the potential of Rainwater Harvesting  to optimise water usage and reduce their reliance on mains water. As British summers are getting hotter and hotter, so-called ‘grey water’ systems have the potential to reduce domestic mains water usage by 40 to 50 per cent and cut your water bill by the same amount.