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22nd March 2021


Drains are integral to any home or business and when they are damaged they will start causing problems which you will want to avoid.


Drains in any property are constantly being used which puts them under stress on a daily basis. This can eventually cause drainage systems to develop faults as a result of this wear and tear. 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 guide should help explain some of the common signs of drain damage so you know it’s time to call Metro Rod.

Poor/Slow Drainage

A very common sign that there is something wrong within your drains is when they start draining considerably slower and you may even notice sewage backing up. This can be an indicator of a blocked drain which is caused by a number of things, but it may also be a result of a collapsed drain.

Water Pooling

If you find water pooling around your sinks, showers or toilets then this will indicate damage within your drains and pipes that is allowing water to leak. 

Unpleasant Odours

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. 


Metro Rod North London offer services across Tottenham, Highbury, Hamstead, Barnet, Enfield and surrounding areas. 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.

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