Mr Bob Freeborn
Skills & expertise
Skills & expertise
We deal with anything from a blocked kitchen gully, rats and smells investigation to repairs, lining, and laying of new pipes.
Established in 1990 and still run by Bob Freeborn. Drain Scan caters for all drainage problems; from a partially blocked kitchen sink to major drainage issues. Our Operatives have come across just about every type of drain problem over the years.
Drain Scan is a small company, offering personal service to its customers and prides itself on maintaining high standards of workmanship. Several of our Operatives have been with the company for many years, building up a wealth of experience in the field; whether it be clearing a blockage, carrying out a CCTV, air or water testing for Building Control, radio tracing lost drains, in addition to carrying out drain repairs (including excavation, replacement and drain lining).
We work directly with homeowners and often work closely with surveyors, architects, builders, developers, management companies and other professionals.
DRAIN SCAN are Underground Pipe Technologists. Services include:
- CCTV surveys
- Radio tracing
- Clearing and cleaning
- Repairs and replacement
- Air and water testing
- Smoke testing
- In-situ GRP lining
Drain repair works are guaranteed for 10 years.
Free estimates, comprehensive CCTV reports, investigations, etc.
Waste Carrier Licence issued by the Environment Agency (Upper Tier Carrier Dealer).
Safe Contractor Approved.
QMS ISO 9001 Registered.
The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade
Drain survey prior to extension build
Great service. Carried out quickly and received the survey back in the timeframe agreed.
Video surveillance to map layout, falls and connections to uncover cause(s) of blockages.
Drainscan were called in where a previous company – with the same equipment – had failed to map the drain layout, identify the causes of recurring issues and propose solutions. Drainscan's two employees were thorough, quick and great at explaining what they were finding, and exploring further to confirm their analysis. They were also fun and proud that they do their work brilliantly. Fantastic!
Bob and his team carried out drain survey. They managed to find a manhole hidden under concrete and then carry out survey.
Work done on short notice. Impeccable service, fast, efficient and courteous
Locating an existing historic sewer pipe
We called on Drainscan to find an old sewer pipe that we had to connect to and build a manhole on. The two guys attended site on the date and time requested, they used their radar detection equipment and gave us a mark on the carriageway where we would find the sewer pipe, and that it was 3.5 metres below the road surface. We carried out our excavation over the next few days, and we found the pipe in exactly the location they had given us, and it was 3.5 metres below the surface exactly. Fantastic service and communication throughout from the whole team at Drainscan. We recommend them highly.
Clear rainwater gullies of silt and debris.
Bob is always very helpful in arranging call outs at short notice and the engineers are very efficient at getting the job done.
- Domestic Work
- Commercial Work
- Free Estimates
- Insurance Work Undertaken
London and surrounding southern areas, dependant upon the nature of the enquiry