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22nd March 2023


The full running of a drainage system is crucial to any property, but do you know what to look for if something is wrong?

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Our drains and pipes are essential to the smooth running of a home, but there are things that can go wrong. Over time cracks and holes can begin to show in the pipes which will eventually lead to problems, to help you spot when this starts Metro Rod Birmingham have written this advice for you. 

What causes cracks and holes? 

Drainage pipes can encounter problems for a variety of reasons, most often it will be due to the elements they are exposed to as well as the waste they carry away. The pipes aren’t made to be indestructible which is why over time they will inevitably show signs of wear and tear which may disrupt the use of them. 

Corrosion isn’t uncommon for drain pipes, especially in older systems where the materials used weren’t as resilient. Tree roots also pose a problem, they can make their way into the smallest holes in the pipes, before growing and eventually splitting that previously small crack or hole open to make a bigger problem. 

Often one crack can cause further cracks as the structure is compromised so its always good that if you think you may be experiencing a leaking and cracked pipe to get it looked at as soon as possible to prevent further damage. 

How to spot a potential problem

With most of the pipes hidden behind walls and even underground it can be hard to know when you have a problem. However there should be some symptoms that you can notice in your property. For example, cracks will lead to leaks and the common signs you have a leak may be damp walls or ceilings, foul smells, low water pressure and increased water bills. You should always be aware of any changes you find the home that could be caused by a leak and have it look at, at the earliest convenience. 

If you do have Metro Rod Birmingham take a look and we discover a crack or hole in your pipes then you needn’t worry as we offer a great service for drain repairs which include no-dig repairs and trenchless repairs so we can minimise the disruption to your property. 


Metro Rod Birmingham offer services across Birmingham, Solihull, Walsall or Dudley  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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