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8th March 2021


Knowing how to spot damage within your drainage system will help prevent problems escalating as you can have it fixed as soon as possible.


Metro Rod Stoke are experts in all things related to drain care and repair so we know the common signs of a damaged drain. We know it can make all the difference being able to spot these signs of damage early on so that the problem doesn’t worsen. With the danger of bacteria building up and spreading you’ll want any problems looked at and fixed as soon as possible. This guide should help explain some of the common signs of drain damage so you know it’s time to call Metro Rod. 

The 5 Common Sings of Drain Damage 

#1 Slow Draining Water

If you notice a slow draining toilet or sink this could indicate a blockage or damage to the actual pipes. Tree roots are a relatively common cause of damage which also results in slow draining water. The roots can grow into the pipes splitting them open and restricting the flow of water.

#2 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 due to the added moisture. 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.

#3 Foundation Cracks

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. 

#4 Water Pooling

Water pooling around the base of your toilet, sink or shower is a sign that a pipe is damaged. When you try and flush water down the drain, the water can start to come out through the cracks in the system which is when we see water pooling.

#5 Dark Patches in Grass

Random patches of luscious or dark patches of grass may indicate that a sewage pipe is broken. Sewage can act as a fertiliser making the grass grow more than in other areas.


Metro Rod Stoke offers services across Stoke-On-Trent, Stafford, Wolverhampton & Worcester, 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.

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

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