Duct Cleaning and Desilting


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Duct Cleaning and Desilting

Ducting is used to carry telecom, communications and energy cables, protecting the wires underground. However, cable ducts can suffer from similar problems to wastewater pipes, so any damage – such as root ingress or displaced joints – will allow silt, soil and other debris to enter the duct. A damaged duct may also result in water getting in, which is not an ideal environment for a cable.

It is very important to keep the ducting clean and free of substances that may damage electricals, as damage to those components can be lasting and can cause even more work than our process of duct cleaning and desilting. Don’t leave your cables vulnerable, call Lanes now on 0800 526 488 for consultation on how we can help, or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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Duct cleaning

Removing silt without damaging the cable inside takes skill. Our engineers use specialist jetting heads to push and pull debris to the nearest manhole chamber. From there, it is vacuumed out, quickly and efficiently, by one of our advanced jet vac tankers.

Remote locations, such as ducting carrying energy cables from on-land wind farms, may present additional challenges, so having the appropriate kit and resources is essential for maintenance and cleaning. Once again, Lanes is well equipped with a fleet of off-road units. That means we can carry out jetting, cleaning and inspection wherever it is required – and our clients know that they will always get a complete maintenance solution.

New cable installation

Lanes has been working with cable installation companies for years, removing silt from ducts to allow new cables to be pushed through. Where cables run through cities and towns, this is often done out of hours so that there is minimum disruption to commuters and the general public.

Again, this is done with our high-tech jet vac machines, and our engineers operate seamlessly alongside other companies to provide the most efficient service possible.

How Lanes can help

No matter where you are, Lanes will be able to help you with your duct cleaning needs, as we are the largest independent drainage contractor in the UK, and have expert engineers located at depots all across the country. Whether you are located in a bustling city, or a remote part of the countryside, our service promises a fleet of jet vac tankers, and off-road units, along with vast technical expertise.

Our access to modern, high-tech jet vac machines means our service will be as swift and smooth as possible, and our dedication to health and safety is manifested in a company-wide culture, having won us awards and accolades over the years.

Contact us today

Do you have a duct that needs cleaning and desilting? Just call us on 0800 526 488 and sort the problem early – we’ll be more than happy to help.

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