Emergency Flood Response

Flood Response and Clean Up Service

In the unfortunate event of extreme flooding, our 24 hours a day emergency flood response team will be on hand to assist.  Flooding can be caused by many factors including a drainage system or sewer becoming overwhelmed due to a sudden or heavy downpour or flooding from rivers overtopping their banks or breaking through dikes.

Subscan have a team of professionally trained drainage engineers who will be on site as quickly as possible to assess and clean up the flooding.

Contact us on 0344 499 5220 – 24 hours a day if you require emergency flood response.

Off Road Drainage Capabilities

At Subscan no location is off limits when it comes to drainage services thanks to our comprehensive off-road jetting services. Our off-road jetting vehicles are capable of traversing the most treacherous terrain with minimal damage to surfaces.

All our off-road equipment complies with the agriculture and environment regulations, along with keeping disruption to our wildlife and environment to a minimum.

Railway Network Drainage – RISQS Audited and Verified

With an outstanding first class industry reputation for quality drainage work and a huge number of railway drainage achievements under our belt, we are the best drainage company to service your railway drainage requirements. Especially when tight deadlines and budgets need to be met.

We are fully RISQS audited and verified and all our rail operatives are PTS trained, attesting to our commitment to Health and Safety and ensuring it is at the heart of everything we do. We provide reactive and pre-planned maintenance work to ensure minimum disruption to the UK rail network.


  • 12,000 litre (2,639 UK Gallon) tank capacity with moveable partition
  • Jetting at 85 UK gpm at 2030 psi
  • 942 cfm suction
  • Recycling system with Desmi pump
  • Scania P360 chassis with Euro 6 Engine

Super Recycler

  • 14,000 litre (3,079 UK Gallon) tank capacity with moveable partition
  • Jetting at 103 UK gpm at 2175 psi
  • 1,824 cfm suction
  • Recycling system with Vogelsang pump
  • Scania P450 chassis with Euro 6 Engine

A Thoroughly Professional Service

At Subscan we send a full team of specialist engineers out to every drain jetting job no matter how small it might appear. It’s part of our commitment to every customer. Our experience means that you can be sure of a top quality, professional service, whether we’re there to carry out one of cleans and unblocks of your drains, sewers and interceptors or grease traps; or we’re carrying out a pre-planned maintenance programme.

Case Study

A One +

Project type:
CCTV Drainage Survey, Drain Cleansing and De-Silting

A64, North and West Yorkshire


Reactive, complete solution to remove blockage from a vital culvert on a stretch of highway. Subscan worked throughout the night to minimise disruption to local community.

Subscan were appointed on emergency works as a vital culvert was blocked under the A64, causing major flooding across the highway. As the only major transport link from Leeds to the East Coast, the drainage solution caused a huge problem to the general public.

Our team were tasked in removing all excess water on the highway using our fleet of jet vac tankers. Once all of the water was removed our team completed a detailed CCTV drainage survey to locate the blockage. The culvert required de silting and cleansing to restore the flow to the structure.

The works were carried out over three nights shifts and 8 tonnes of silt removed from site.  All flow was restored, and the highway was back to full operation.

Client Testimonial

“The Subscan UDS team of surveyors and drainage engineers helped our minor works team out again and did a thoroughly professional job. We will continue to work with Subscan on LNE projects throughout the region.”

Lee Sanderson, Building & Civils Project Manager, Construction Marine Ltd