When your business, or household, drainage system is failing to be as free-flowing and effective as it should be there can be many possible causes. This is particularly so here in London where internal pipework and external drains can be subject to very heavy usage.
At Metro Rod our high pressure water jetting and electro-mechanical cleaning equipment will clear blockages caused , typically, by things such as :-
- inappropriate items introduced into London drainage systems..for example none-soluble wet-wipes and other sanitary items
- Build up of FOG (fat. oil and grease) from food waste being poured down sinks into the drainage system
- Gradual accretion of scale in drain pipes. Gradual build up mineral deposits can cause complete breakdown of a building’s drainage system . Take a look at our previous news item by clicking on the link here to see a striking example of this !
However sometimes problems can arise from structural defects in the drainage system, where a pipe has suffered damage from a physical cause such as ground subsidence, rodents or, as pictured above, plant and tree roots entering underground drains !
Tree roots will enter drain pipes in “search” of water and will exploit any minor crack to do so. This invasion with quickly result in widened cracks in the pipe and can ultimately block the drainage system . Take a look at this root removed from a drain by Metro Rod Central London last month !!
Using CCTV technology Metro Rod can identify the exact nature of any problem in your site’s drainage system. We will then act accordingly to repair the damaged drain, wherever possible avoiding the need to excavate by using no-dig technologies where obstructions are removed and pipes repaired from ground level.
At Metro Rod Central London we diagnose the cause of drainage problems, and provide appropriate solutions, every day 24/7 for London’s business owners, Facilities managers, Property Managers, Maintenance Managers and residents . You can count on us to get to the ROOT of your issue, whatever it is.
Call us today 0n 0203 875 6780