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13th November 2021


A cracked pipe within your drainage system can lead to a number of problems, so you’l want to get it sorted as soon as you notice the problem. 

Multiple Cracks Fracture And Displaced Joint

Metro Rod Stoke know that sometimes it can be difficult to know what is happening within your drainage system. To help with this we want to provide a quick and easy guide on cracked pipes so you can arrange a repair as soon as possible. Drainage systems are not invincible which means over time they will be subjected to natural wear and tear, so its likely you may have to deal with a cracked pipe at some point. By knowing what to look for you can catch the problem early on and have it repaired before it becomes more serious. 

What Causes a Pipe to Crack? 

There are a few reasons why the pipes might crack, often due to the exposure of the elements, the ground and the waste they carry away. 

    • One reason which will become more prevalent as we move into winter is the freezing and thawing of water in pipes. As the water freezes it will expand which can fracture the pipes, then when it starts to defrost the water will begin leaking out the pipes. 
    • Tree roots are another problem as they can grow down and into the smallest cracks or joints of the pipes and continue to grow bigger until they end up splitting the pipes to make a bigger problem. 
    • Often one crack can cause more cracks as the structure is compromised, so it is always a good idea to have your pipes checked out quickly if you think there might be a crack or leak.

Signs of a Cracked Pipe:

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 as the cracks will lead to leaks, so you should look out for:

    • Damp walls or ceilings 
    • Foul smells 
    • Low water pressure
    • Increased water bills 

You should try and be aware of any changes happening around the home that may be caused from a cracked pipe so that you can have a professional check it out as soon as possible. 


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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