There are several potential ways that a drain can sustain damage and need repair. Drains can become damaged through growing tree roots, ground movement over time or through non-flushable items being disposed of and the build-up of fat, oil and grease or scale. No matter how your drain has become damaged, here at Metro Rod we can help you find a solution and get your drains back in working order in no time.
When your drains become damaged, you need to get them repaired as quickly as possible to prevent further damage or issues later on down the line. At Metro Rod we specialise in commercial and domestic drain repairs, to help you get your drainage system back in working order.
No matter what is wrong with your drains, and no matter the size of the property, our drain repair engineers are experienced in delivering a range of drain repair techniques. We have the skills, training, and equipment to fix a wide variety of drainage problems, from blockages and debris removal to cracked pipes or collapsed drains. Whether you are on a large commercial premise or whether the problem has occurred in a residential property, Metro Rod is here to help.
Are My Drains Damaged?
Being able to diagnose drain issues correctly is vital to ensuring that your drains can be effectively repaired to safeguard against future problems. Although it can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between a drain that is simply blocked and one that is damaged, there are a few tell-tale signs that are indicative that your drain may need to be repaired. Core problems that may indicate a damaged drain include:
- The drain is continuously blocked despite repeated attempts to unblock it
- The drain omits a bad odour that can be indicative of a blockage or build-up in the pipes
- The drainpipes are noticeably leaking or have visible damage, or cracks, along the pipes
- There is damp or mould rising through the walls and concrete floor of the property. This can result in larger issues down the line, including subsidence.
- The land on top of the drain is soft underfoot or has become marshy.
- There is reflux coming from the drains, or sewage is getting backed up through the system.
- There are signs of a pest, rodent, or insect infestation which could be due to pipe damage creating an entrance way to the system.
If you believe that your drains are exhibiting any of the above conditions then it is important to get an expert to inspect them as quickly as possible. Carrying out a CCTV drain survey can quickly indentfy the route of any problems.
Experts in Drain Repair
Here at Metro Rod, we are experts in a wide variety of drain repairs and drain repair techniques. Using highly specialised CCTV equipment, we can conduct full drain surveys to inspect the damaged drain and understand for the cause of the problem. We are then able to suggest a permanent solution to repair the damage as quickly and efficiently as possible. This may be removing debris or a blockage with high-pressure water jetting, or it may include relining the drain or repairing a cracked pipe.
Our Drain Repair Methods
As long-standing drain repair experts, we use reliable drain repair techniques to leave drainage systems running smoothly again. These drain repair methods are designed to help you find a solution that suits your needs.
Drain Patch Repairs
Where there is a pipe that has been cracked, the best method of drain repair available is often to use a drain patch. We offer a range of patch repairs to suit all drain diameters. Drain patches allow us to fix a pipe from the inside by sealing it with a patch designed for effective and discrete repair. The patch helps support the lining, filling any cracks or fractures that could be causing damage to the drain.
Applying a patch repair is often preferred by professionals as it offers one of the least disruptive, and efficient, methods of drain repair.
No-Dig, Trenchless Drain Repair and Pipe Lining
Unfortunately, it is a common problem that businesses and homeowners alike, often delay getting their drains repaired as they are concerned about potential disruption. Leaving a drain in a state of disrepair can then lead to further damage and costs later on down the line.
The great news is that getting your drains reviewed and repaired doesn’t need to be disruptive. Here at Metro Rod, we are experts in no-dig and trenchless drain repair. To conduct these forms of non-disruptive drain repairs, we use a live feed camera to guide tools down the pipe. Using the best available technology, it is then possible to repair the drain without the need to dig up any land or expose the pipe.
Through using the correct materials, it is possible to offer a reliable fix, with minimal disruption to day-to-day life.
Full Drain Repair
In the rare occasion that a drain does need to be excavated to be repaired, you can rest assured in knowing that we will always conduct the repair as efficiently as possible. Our highest priority is our customers and ensuring that we can conduct our repair in a way that is convenient for you. It is for this reason that our highly trained engineers will cause as little disruption as possible throughout the repair.
You can read our expert advice on patch repairs and drain excavation if you want to know more about how we can repair your drains.
Call Your Local Drain Repair Experts
At Metro Rod, we pride ourselves on being able to offer you a friendly and professional service. We care just as much about your drainage requirements as you do and it is because of this that we offer a 24hr service, 7 days a week, every day of the year. With depots all around the country, we are well-positioned to repair your drains when you need it most. All our local Metro Rod depots have the equipment and the expertise to deliver our full range of drain repair services.
Click to find your local depot or call us on 0800 66 88 00 at the first sign of a damaged drain.
Drain Repair FQAs
What can cause my drain to be damaged and need repair?
How can I tell if my drain is damaged?
Depending on where your drain is and how it has become damaged several potential symptoms may be noticeable. These include foul odours being emitted from the drain, the drain continuously re-blocking after being unblocked, and noticeable leaks or damp around pipes. If outdoors, the ground may become marshy around where a pipe is, and that could be indicative of drain damage. If you notice any of those problems then call Metro Rod today on 0800 66 88 00 to find out how we can repair your drain.
Do drains need to be excavated to be repaired?
Where there is serious damage to drain segments there may be a need to have the pipe excavated, however, most of the time drains do not need to be excavated to repair them. Several techniques can be employed to repair drains using specialist tools instead of excavating them. This means that the drain can be repaired from the inside out using techniques such as trenchless drain repair and drain patch repair.
How much does drain repair cost?
At Metro Rod, we specialise in efficient drain repair that is designed to be as effective as possible. How much an individual drain repair costs can vary depending on the extent of the damage on the pipe. You can contact one of our engineers today to discuss your requirement on 0800 66 88 00.