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21st June 2021


Drain repairs can become costly if the damage is left unnoticed for too long, here are some common signs that there is damage to you drains so you know what to look out for.

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Cracks in your drainage system can lead to leaks and possibly a collapsed drain if left unnoticed for too long. These are some of the signs you may experience if you have a damaged or collapsed drain so you can have it fixed quickly before it gets any worse. 

Sign #1 Slow Drainage 

Over time material and debris can build up in our drains and pipes which will lead to slow drainage, if you notice that this is happening slowly over an extended period it may indicate that there is a simple obstruction. However if there is a sudden change it may mean you have a collapsed drain, as this will produce a much larger blockage due to the amount of material, and it wont be possible to flush it out as you would a normal blockage. 

Sign #2 Odours 

Bad smells can surface for a number of reasons, including a build up of old food, fat, oil and grease, so you’ll want to try flushing it out first using one of the recommended home remedies. If the odours do not go after trying to flush them out it may be because there is a collapsed drain that cannot be flushed through. 

Sign #3 Damp 

If you notice water is seeping into your walls, floors and ceilings it will indicate that you have a leaking pipe somewhere, often due to cracks but it could be a more serious case of a collapsed drain, which could lead to more damage within your home so it’s good to have it checked out when you first notice it.

Once you’ve spotted a problem you’ll need to have it looked at as soon as possible so that the damage doesn’t mothball into something more serious. Metro Rod offer a range of services for drain repairs, including ‘no-dig’ and ‘trenchless' repairs which means we can minimise the disruption to your home or business. Our lining and patch techniques allow us to repair the problem drain without digging down to reach it, whilst still ensuring a reliable and good quality drain repair. However in some circumstances we may need to excavate down to reach them problem if it is not fixable via our other methods. Our engineers will ensure that the minimum excavation is carried out if this is necessary so as not to cause too much disruption. 


Metro Rod Glasgow 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/glasgow/

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

Call us on 0808 208 2627

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

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