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24th February 2021


Damaged drains can be a cause of worry for anybody and it is vital that the problems are dealt with immediately, which is where this guide can come in. 

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Damage in your drains can escalate over time, resulting in expensive problems, not to mention potential health risks. With the danger of bacteria building up and spreading you’ll want any problems looked at and fixed as soon as possible. But how do you know when there is a problem? This guid should help explain some of the common signs of drain damage so you know it’s time to call Metro Rod. 

Poor Drainage and Sewage Backing Up

The first warning sign that something isn’t working within your drainage system is a sudden decrease in the capabilities of your drains. Slow drainage may indicate a blockage but it can also indicate a collapsed pipe which can be serious problem. Similarly sewage backing up will also be a warning sign bringing with it the possibility of bad smells.

Bad Smells

Odours coming from your drains may also be a symptom of a pipe that has become damaged. You may be able to locate these smells both indoors and outside the property. If there is a continuing smell, even after the pipes have been cleaned, then it could be indicative of structural damage within the drainage system. 

Damp and Mould

When a drain becomes damaged chances are it might start to leak which may lead to damp and mould becoming visible on you walls, floors and ceilings. You’ll want this to be looked at as soon as possible so that the damage to your home or business doesn’t worsen and threaten the structure of your property.

Cracks and Structural Damage

In cases where the damaged pipe lies beneath a building’s structural points, it is possible for cracks to appear in the building itself, for example across the floors or walls. While this is only likely if the problem has been left for a significant amount of time, it can seriously threaten the integrity of the building. Additionally, if you notice an random lush and green patch of grass it may be a warning since leaking sewage may act as fertiliser. 


Metro Rod Aberdeen offer services from dealing with blocked drains, drain repair, CCTV surveys and septic tank maintenance. We believe in simple things and make sure we follow them through; available 24/7, professional, value for money service during and after the job and peace of mind in the fact that all our engineers are highly trained, DBS checked and fully insured.

Make sure you get in touch with us through any of the following:

Enquire through our website: https://www.metrorod.co.uk/local/aberdeen/ 

Get in touch with us via email: [email protected] 

Call us on 01358 723731

We any drainage needs, we are the drainage experts. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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