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Drain Services

Smiths have been unblocking, laying, servicing and repairing drains as part of its award-winning construction service for over a decade

Jetting Units

Flexible, Adabtable and Powerful

Smith’s jetting is a key facet of our service package. Our dedicated jetting vehicles have the following features:

  • Custom built for the job
  • 3500L on board water tank
  • 4000psi pressure to clear/ clean stubborn jobs
  • Spray bar fitted for dust suppression/ cleaning
  • Lance attachment for cleaning
  • Small enough to get into most sites
  • 100m length of hose with 20m leader hose to get to the blockage
  • Fully trained and certified operators
  • Root cutting equipment on board
  • Full solution provider, even if we have to completely relay the entire drain system to a property
CCTV Units

Fully Equipped Survey Vehicles

Smiths CCTV surveying offers a comprehensive suite of reports examples of which can be found here:

  • 100mm to main sewer pipe diameters can be surveyed DVD production for site commissioning/ insurance requirements/ fault identification
  • Identify the cause of the problem precisely before any action is taken
  • Contract inspection to ensure your drains remain fully functioning
  • Preventative maintenance programme rather than reactive service where required
  • Confined access equipped with trained, certified operators
  • CCTV Imaging – Smiths Drains utilises its detailed imaging within its comprehensive reporting process.
  • CCTV Video Reporting – Video is a very important part of our daily work. We have a fully equipped Video Services Vehicle which produces hi quality video images which we use both for inspection and reporting purposes.
  • CCTV Reporting – As part of our CCTV Surveys we produce comprehensive written reports supported by details, images and where appropriate video recording.
Gully Suckers

Clearing and Disposal
Specialist vehicles and safe disposal :

  • Six Gully Suckers in our fleet
  • One dedicated Foul Water vehicle
  • Disposal completed internally
  • Licensed site at Smiths Moreton Valence facility
  • Foul disposed of at Severn Trent Site
Deep Water / Confined Spaces

A specialist team for a specialist job

When the task becomes technical and the environment becomes challenging our specialist team comes into its own:

  • Confined space trained
  • Enclosed drains covered
  • Tank cleaning services
  • Dive team

Smiths has a dedicated team who specialise in confined space entry situations. These jobs not only require specialist knowledge of drains, but also a huge investment in training, certification, safe operating practices and equipment. Often on full breathing apparatus and entering hazardous environments where there is risk of explosion and biological contaminants, our team can keep going where other drain service provides have to stop. Typical jobs for this team include but are not limited to culvert inspection and clearance, mainline sewer surveying, tank cleaning and deep drain surveys. Where other teams have to turn away, this specialised team has the ability, the equipment and determination to keep going until the job is completed.

Cleaning Services

From car parks to patios we have the power to clean

Deep cleaning, high powered equipment allows us to clean a wide variety of situations:

  • High Pressure Jetting:
  • Flagstones
  • Driveways
  • Patios
  • Paths
  • Playgrounds
  • High Pressure Spray Bar:
  • Car Parks
  • Tennis Courts (tarmac)
  • Sports Halls
Additional Services

Total Drainage Services

Smiths Drains Services is a complete service provider. Our capabilities encompass the whole life of a drainage system including:

Full Bore Structural Lining

  • 100mm to 600mm pipework
  • Localised patch repairs possible

Leak Curing

  • Resin injection
  • Duct sealing

Root Cutting

  • Hydro cutting for small root systems
  • Mechanical cutting for more substantial systems

Drain Line Tracing

  • Sonde and Deep Sonde tracing (over 6m deep)
  • Engineering drawings with all levels
  • CCTV support if required

Bio-Digester and Rain Water Harvesting

  • Installation of systems
  • Maintenance of systems

Tankered Waste Solutions (Certified Waste Carrier)

  • Septic tanks
  • Fuel/ oil interceptors emptied and serviced
  • Grease traps

Why Smiths for Drain Services?

With investment  and expansion we are now able to offer a dedicated Drain Services team who are set up to deal with a range of projects sizes from residential emergencies through to large commercial requirements, there is no job too big or small. We pride ourselves on our ability to go above and beyond the expectations of our customers.

Our specialist equipment enables us to carry out CCTV surveys prior to commencement of works.


What our customers say

I’d like to express my gratitude to your employees, and also to say thank you for the amazing customer service I received during my recent skip hire.

I filled out the enquiry form online, received a call promptly from the Cardiff office, the lady I spoke to was very polite, great customer skills and very clear and concise, and explained the various options of the skip hire.

I also want to extend a special thank you to the skip delivery driver, outstanding service, really went above and beyond to deliver the skip safely and expertly, especially in a street that isn’t the easiest to turn a large vehicle in. This experience has cemented my views about Smiths as a company and I always recommend them to friends and family due to the continued great service I have received.

Ross – Skip Hire Customer 

The service from Smiths was as always well executed and this year seemed even more slick, with good communication between us throughout the weekend. The pace of clearance from the Smiths team kept ahead of the rate at which rubbish was being generated. We are very pleased.

Nav Ali – Marlow Town Regatta Committee 

It was our first time using Smiths for our festival, Dubs in the Middle and we are very impressed! Adam was extremely helpful with booking it all in. The team on site were all lovely who worked all weekend and even on a Sunday! Loved the bins themselves, lighter weight being plastic not metal so made my life easier moving them about the site. We will definitely be using these guys yearly now. Thank you all so much!!

Natalie Elliot

Dubs in the middle LTD

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Smiths for their co-operation with this project and in particular Tim who has been a credit to your company. Our thanks to all your employees who have worked on this project and have helped Barnwood Construction in producing a first class facility for Triumph”

Steve Dixon, Site Manager

“I have been in the events industry for 20+ years and have employed various companies for site cleansing at my events. I was extremely impressed when Smiths started to work with us 3 years ago on ‘The Mountain Bike Gatcombe and Thunder Run’. The service was excellent from the start and continues to be so today. Your staff, without exception, are the nicest, most hard working group of people I have met. I can stage events at prestigious locations in the confidence that not only will the site be kept clean & tidy throughout the event but I know I can hand back a site to the landowner in the best possible condition. Thank you for your superb service I would certainly have no hesitation to recommend Smiths as the first choice for any event organiser”

PVS Events Ltd

“2019 was a bumper year for us which was a fabulous way to celebrate our 175th anniversary. More visitors obviously means more work for you & the team so thank you for all your hard work. Our visitors were heard to comment that they were amazed how clean the showground was with no litter to be found! Well done Team Smiths!”

Nia Osbourne, USK Show

“Just wanted to thank you and your team for the service I have received during the Bristol Nightingale Hospital project, as you are aware the project was of the utmost urgency and lets hope it is not required!  It goes without saying if you guys had not performed as you did there is no way the result would have been the same.

It was fantastic that the whole team went over and above my expectations allowing me to concentrate on my tasks and if not for your amazing response rates we would have been double or tripling up on our already impossible work loads.

I would happily and highly recommend Smiths to any prospective clients”

Darrell Pearce, For and on behalf of O’Neill & Brennan Logistics

“We have been working with Smiths for seven years and as the event has grown so has the need for efficient and reliable waste management. Smiths have provided that service impeccably, are very easy to deal with, their team works relentlessly throughout the day and well into the evening afterwards. We are committed to using as many local companies as we can and Smiths will always be our first choice for waste management”

Frampton Country Fair

“Thank you for the work carried out this week. The Smiths team worked well and they were very helpful, it was a pleasure to work with such a good crew”

Cotswold Canal Trust

“The Cancer Research UK Race for Life at the Dudley went really well and the service provided was excellent. I’ve never had an event site so tidy”

Tracey Duffy, Area Event Manager

“I would highly recommend Smiths to any event or person. They are a fantastic team of people who thrive off of doing a fab job. They managed to keep Chatsworth Horse Trials clean at all times and were a lovely friendly bunch. Many thanks to all at Smiths”

Chatsworth Horse Trials

”Smiths Event Waste Management were proactive by circulating throughout the picnic areas constantly removing rubbish as it was dropped. On Saturday the team must have worked through the night clearing rubbish from the individual picnic pitches as the area was extremely tidy for the next day’s events in the arena. In addition the regatta committee were told by one or two visitors what a good job was done”

Julian Coster, Event Organiser, Marlow Town Regatta

“We had a visit from our group safety inspector on site and achieved another excellent score. I just wanted to say thank you your team’s efforts to date. Our regional health and safety manager was also on site this morning and was very complimentary about the progress being made and the quality of the supervision on site”

Dan Pascoe, Assistant Building Manager, Willmott Dixon Construction

“Waste was a massive stress for us as festival organisers. We tried for a few years to manage the bin provision and refuse disposal ourselves to save money. We started using Smiths and it became clear these guys were experts. We now outsource all of site tidying and clean up to Smiths and it was the best thing we ever did. We have no worries and no hassle – we have an extremely clean festival using Smiths experience. Meaning we can focus on making our customers happy and concentrate on running a safe and fun event. I couldn’t recommend Smiths highly enough. They are a pleasure to deal with and seriously professional giving outstanding results at decent value”

Lee Martin, LakeFest

“We recently switched our waste collections over to Smiths., having been let down numerous times by our previous contractor (one of the UK’s leading Waste Management companies).

Since switching, Smiths have collected exactly as agreed, without fail. The communication of changes in collection dates around Christmas and the New Year was much appreciated and helped us manage our operations effectively at a very busy trading period. The team at their Cardiff office are friendly, helpful and efficient too, and will adapt collections where possible to meet our needs. Overall Smiths provide good value”

Whitmore & Jackson

“The Smiths team provided the waste management services for 2019’s BMAD festival. We were incredibly impressed with the teams pre-planning and communication and on site they were dedicated, hard working and thorough. It was refreshing to work with a company that provided everything we needed and more to ensure the job was done to a high standard. It made a huge difference to the BMAD team to be able to not have to think twice about the waste knowing it was in competent hands. We look forward to working with them again”

Laura, Event Manager, BMAD Festival

“Smiths were the chosen contractor again at this year’s Moreton Show for our refuse requirements. There were 20,000 plus visitors at the event but you would not know this looking at how efficiently the rubbish was managed. Smiths were consistent all day in servicing and on the day following the show the whole site was efficiently swept, meaning the fields are now able to be handed back for livestock usage promptly. In addition to providing a great service, in today’s environmentally conscious world, the fact that none of our event waste ends up in landfill is also a big bonus”

Melissa Harrison, Event Organiser, Moreton Show

“Our remediation project carried out at Gloucester Quays in 2018 has recently won a 2019 Brownfield Briefing Award for best re-use of materials, which was great news – we wanted to say many thanks from Soilfix for all of Smiths’ work in providing demolition, operated plant, waste disposal and aggregate supplies to support the successful completion of this challenging project”

Steve Jackson, Director, Soilfix

“The team at Smiths have done a brilliant job, respected the site and a nice group of lads to deal with. I am grateful to everyone involved – Thank you”

Mr Carpenter, Domestic Customer

“What Smiths achieved in such challenging conditions and in such a short timeframe was outstanding”

David Martin, Commercial Manager, Stanford Industrial Concrete Flooring Ltd

“The past several weeks have been particularly trying for everyone in our industry and I know everyone has been up against it.
The team you have managing all of our queries and requests have been fantastic. Very professional and quick to come back to us on all matters. And an a pleasure to deal with at all times”

Danielle, Procurement Manager

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