Drains are important for our health and hygiene, as well as the smooth running of our home. It is not until something goes wrong with drains that we give them much thought, however from time to time, problems can happen in the drainage systems of our home that can cause a lot of problems.
When it comes to drains, it is always best to get a professional to sort it out for you if you suspect that there may be a problem – someone like this CCTV drainage surveys Alcester based company wilkinson-env.co.uk/drainage-services-cctv-surveys-midlands/cctv-drain-surveys/cctv-drain-surveys-alcester/ will be able to help you with this.
One of the most serious issues that you might encounter with a drain is a collapsed drain. They can have many causes, from roots of trees entering the drain or moving the soil around it, to blockages that have built up over a period of time. This could be due to things like cooking oil or hair being washed down the drain, where it builds up to form a solid mass. When these form deep in the sewers they can get very large and are referred to as fatbergs!
Things that might indicate that a drain has collapsed include water draining away slowly, cracks around the drain and a bad smell. Left too long this can cause huge problems so it is really something that needs to be sorted as soon as possible.
Although this is a big problem, it is something that can be repaired. A professional will start by assessing the damage that has been caused to get a better idea of the problem. They will do a survey of the area and look for other signs of the damaged drain, as well as taking a survey of the drain itself using specialist equipment to look inside it underground and see what exactly is going on and what the problem is.
Once they have found out what is causing it and where the drain has collapsed, they will then be able to mend it. They may need to make repairs to the pipe that is damaged, or it may be that they need to replace a section of pipe if the current pipe is beyond repair.