How Do I Know If My Drains Are 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 and in need of drain repairs, there are a few tell-tale signs that are indicative that your drain may need a drain repair. Core problems that may indicate a damaged drain in need of drain repairs 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 in case they need a drain repair. Carrying out a CCTV drain survey can quickly identify the route of any drain 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 the cause of the problem. We are then able to suggest a permanent drain repair 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.
What Are 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.
Patch Drain 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 drain 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 drain 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 and Trenchless Drain Repair
Unfortunately, it is all too common 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 for more extensive drain repairs 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 drain fix, with minimal disruption to day-to-day life.
Read more about our pipe lining drain repairs.
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 drain 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 drain 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.