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15th March 2021


Being able to spot when your drains are damaged is so important as it means you can stop the problems before they worsen.

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Drainage systems are not indestructible so chances are that you will have to deal with damaged drains at some point in your life. Often problems go unnoticed or are pushed to one side as you cant see many aspects of your drainage systems. This gives any damage time to get worse and mothball into more serious problems which can be more costly and time consuming. It is good to know the most common signs that something is damaged within your drainage system so you can have Metro Rod Glasgow take a look. 

The 5 Common Sings of Drain Damage 

#1 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.

#2 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.

#3 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. 

#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 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.


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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