Ashtead Technology appointed rental partner by Drain Doctor
3 October 2019
Ashtead Technology has been appointed as the Preferred Rental Partner for the CCTV inspection equipment needs of Drain Doctor, the UK’s largest drain clearance and emergency plumbing company. With over 57 locations across the UK, the deal will ensure that all Drain Doctor’s plumbing and drainage engineers are provided with quick and easy access to the latest inspection tools including crawlers, push rods and ATEX systems, from leading brands such as MiniCam, iPEK, Pearpoint and Wohler.
Drain Doctor’s Purchasing Manager Steve Pickwell, says: “With Drain Doctor franchisees spread across England, Scotland and Wales, and engineers serving both residential and commercial customers, every job is different, and the equipment requirement varies accordingly. Access to Ashtead’s fleet of inspection tools will therefore help to avoid significant investment costs and ensure that we are able to quickly solve customers’ plumbing and drainage problems.”
Drain Doctor has been providing professional plumbing and drainage services in the UK since 1994, and CCTV drain surveys form an important component of the services provided. This is because remote visual inspections help to identify the cause of problems quickly and cost-effectively, without having to dig holes or trenches. Typically investigations are undertaken in response to the problems caused by blockages, leaks, displaced joints, tree root ingress, pipe corrosion, scale, debris or fat accumulation, cracked or collapsed drains, or even poor installation. In addition, drain inspections are required for pre-tenancy, homebuyer and vendor surveys, as well as build over surveys at construction sites.
Expressing his delight with the announcement, Ashtead Technology’s Regional General Manager, Ben Travis says: “We have invested over £200k in our CCTV inspection rental fleet in the past 12 months which demonstrated to Drain Doctor our ability to serve all of their franchisees. Our partnership with Drain Doctor will help them to deliver peace of mind to customers, by ensuring that their engineers have access to the most appropriate CCTV equipment for every job.”