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5 Common drainage problems

When it comes to your drains, any problem is usually a big one. At Drainsmart, we provide a huge range of drainage services in London to our customers to help them no matter the issue they are having. In this article, we are going to look at some of the most common drainage problems homeowners face.


Old and Broken Pipes Leading to Leaks


It could be your property is old or has experienced a lot of ground movement over time, this can lead to broken and cracked pipework. The result for you as a homeowner or a landlord could be leaking pipework. This is a common drainage problem that we assist with at Drainsmart.


Common drainage issue: broken pipes

One of the potential solutions to this sort of problem could be drain lining. This involves placing a sleeve inside a damaged pipe in order to make it functional again. The big benefit with this type of drainage solution is that is involves minimal digging.


Drain Blockages Leading to Flooding


Whether it's a build-up of tree leaves (see later for more pesky tree issues), fat being poured down the sink, or some kind of obstruction, drain blockages are a serious issue for property owners and can lead to health implications for anyone living or working inside the property. It is important to contact a leading drainage company in London to get to you quickly.


At Drainsmart, we are able to locate common drain blockages using our CCTV drain surveys in London. To book yours, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to get in touch with our friendly team.


Tree Root Intrusions Leading To Broken or Collapsed Pipework


We told you those trees would be back. This is a common drainage issue for those lucky enough to have trees in or near their property. Tree roots can easily break your pipes and cause big issues with your drainage, and often this is happening underground without you noticing until it's too late. A CCTV Drain Survey is likely to pick this up and an reputable drainage company like Drainsmart has specialist drainage tools in order to deal with these kinds of issues.


Common drainage issue: tree root intrusion

Joint Issues Leading to Gaps in the Pipework


As mentioned, if the ground around your property has moved or some other type of disturbance has happened it could be the joints in your pipework have moved and led to gaps. This can also just happen over time. A CCTV drain survey is, again, a great way of detecting this common drainage problem.


Infestations Leading to Unwanted Guests

A small build up in the pipework of something small can lead to an infestation that is rather terrible to deal with - yes, we mean rats! At Drainsmart, one of our more popular services is Rat Defence. Get in touch with our friendly team to find out more about this and any of the other ways in which we can assist you with your common drainage issues.




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