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Drain Issues: How to Spot them and How to Act

Unless you are incredibly lucky, it is very likely that you will encounter some drainage issues over the course of your time in your home. There are a number of different ways your drains can prove to be troublesome, and there are differing levels of severity for these problems. Smaller scale problems such as blockages in showers, sinks or toilets can often be solved with a drain unblocking agent, but some may require more heavy-duty resolutions. This article will advise on how to check for these issues, and steps you can take to combat them.


One problem you may notice in the event of a serious drain leak is signs of subsidence. This means you may see cracks in surfaces such as brickwork, ceilings or even driveways. If you happen to notice this symptom, it is important that you contact a drainage professional straight away so they can advise you and take the necessary action.

Standing Water

Surface water on areas like patios or driveways can also be a sign that there is a blockage in your drain. These blockages can cause manholes and pipes to overflow, and the water that finds its way to the surface can be very smelly and full of bacteria. While this may not be an immediate danger to the structure of your home, it can pose a real hygiene risk to any people or animals in the building.

Broken Pipes

It doesn’t take a lot to cause drains and pipes to crack, particularly ones in older buildings. Anything from a heavy goods vehicle passing over them or other sudden vibrations can create cracks. No matter how small the crack is, if it is not dealt with swiftly it could soon expand to a much larger fracture, which could cause serious damage to your home or building. If you discover a crack in your drain or you suspect there may be one, shut off your water supply immediately and arrange a drain specialist to visit you.

If you are having trouble identifying the source of your drain issue, here at Jet Rod we can utilise our vast experience as drainage professionals to provide a range of different solutions. We offer a CCTV Survey that allows us to fully inspect the entirety of your drain to locate any damage or blockages that may be present. The main advantage of this service is that once we have identified the problem, we can then decide on the best, most efficient and least disruptive solution. As well as this, we offer a quick, thorough and hygienic drain jetting service to remove any blockages while causing minimum disruption to you and your premises.

By using Jet-Rod, you not only receive an efficient and professional unblocking service, but our friendly team will advise you on steps to take to maintain a free-flowing drain, helping to reduce the chances of you suffering drain blockages in the future. For more information about our drain unblocking service or any of the other excellent drainage services we provide, get in touch today and we’ll be happy to help.

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