Rectifying Drain Failure Blockages
During normal useage, drains become blocked. Probably the first you will know about it is when sewage seeps out from under a manhole lid, or a gully backs up and water runs away overground. Insitu Drainage Services can solve your problem. To fix this we will use rods, or a high pressure water jetting machine. If what you have is a simple blockage, the jetter will make short work of the blockage, and the engineer should be able to tell you what caused the blockage (see Accidental Damage to Your Drains).
Other than structural damage to the pipes, blockages usually occur when something gets into the pipes which should not be there. Over the years we have found ALL sorts of things down there: – toy cars, combs, cutlery, clothing, a wallet complete with credit cards and cash, and even a shoe!
If a blockage occurs repeatedly, chances are there is a problem down there, and an inspection by CCTV will be required (see CCTV Drain Inspections). This inspection should identify the reason for the blockages, and Insitu will be able to give you a fixed price quote, (not an estimate), to carry out the repairs.
The repairs will fall into either of these categories: –
• Excavation and replacement of the pipes
• Lining of the existing pipes
• A patch liner over a specific defect
• At worst, re-routing of the drains
Whatever is suggested, we recommend that you contact your insurance company, and ask if you are covered for this problem? The chances are you will be, but that you will be asked to supply at least a couple of quotes. Please contact us for a quote.
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