Blocked drains in Maidenhead can occur for a whole variety of reasons. When they do occur, the first sign of an issue is usually the unbearable odour. Time is of the essence, and while you might be tempted to fix the problem yourself, it’s far easier to give 24 Hour Emergency Services a call. To enlist our professional services, call us now on 01628 659584.
Thanks to the latest advances in fibre optic camera technology, we are able to bring you the very best CCTV surveys in Maidenhead. Using specialist cameras, we can get to the source of an issue quickly, saving you time and money digging up the surrounding area.
CCTV surveys from 24 Hour Emergency Services are an ingenious solution for those searching for a reliable drainage inspection service that won’t result in everything being dug up. A fibre optic camera is fed into the pipework and thanks to the flexibility of these cameras, it can reach even the most awkward spots inside the pipe. Once a blockage is located, images are relayed back and interpreted by operator.
This information is then used to suggest the right course of action to tackle the problem swiftly and in the most cost-effective manner. CCTV surveys in Maidenhead enable us to address issues where in the past we would’ve had to rely largely on guesswork to locate a blockage.
Crucially, this means that we spend far less time digging up the road or garden where the pipe is located in order to pin down the source of the problem. So, if you’re plagued by drainage issues and are looking for a competitively priced solution, request a CCTV survey Maidenhead by calling us on 01628 659584.
Should you find a crack in your sewer pipe it can be expensive and intrusive put right. Damage to an underground drainage pipe can be a pain to deal with. The typical solution would be to dig up the section of damaged pipe and replace it with a brand new piece. Should you have a broken sewer pipe or drainage pipe and don’t wish to have the disruption of digging up the whole road enlist our drain relining Maidenhead service.
At 24 Hour Emergency Services, we know roots can occasionally grow into the pipes and drains, this can then cause those pipes to fracture and leak. An example of how drain relining in Maidenhead can benefit you is in the way it minimises any disruption caused by digging up the area. Trees are a pain when it comes to underground pipes, the leaves obstruct the drainpipes and the roots can cause extensive damage.
Our people have been dealing with drainage problems of all kinds throughout the Maidenhead area for many years. Have you detected a horrible odour in your house or backyard? Do you feel you may have an obstructed drain pipe or one that is definitely in need of repair? If so, choose 24 Hour Emergency Services for drain relining in Maidenhead. Call us now on 01628 659584.
Prevention is the best cure and is essential in keeping your outdoor drains free from blockages. The most common issues are usually associated with tree roots, leaves, branches and twigs. As these things enter outdoor drains, they accumulate forming blockages which can have far-reaching consequences.
The best way to avoid blocked drains is by taking proactive measures to sweep up any garden debris that might accumulate. This can be either disposed of or placed onto a compost pile for later use. Care should be taken to sweep out gutters too as this can help keep the general area clear minimising the likelihood of blockages occurring.
General litter that floats in off the street also needs to be taken care of quickly as this can wash or blow into exposed drainpipes leading to serious issues developing.
Because these were more affordable in comparison to clay drainpipes, pitch fibre drains in Maidenhead saw extensive use throughout the 1960s and 70s before being banned in the late 1980s. The problem is that these drains only had a useful lifespan of around 40 years and as such, many are now beginning to block or fracture. Whenever they do fail, this can lead to various issues for residential and commercial properties.
Pitch fibre drains in Maidenhead were not produced using long-lasting terra cotta based materials and plastics, which weren’t as advanced as they are today. These drains were typically made from wood pulp and bitumen and were more affordable than their clay counterparts. However, with this affordability comes an additional cost – reduced strength and durability.
Once the heaviness of the soil on top of the drainpipes becomes too much for the pipes to handle they begin to warp. This results in an effect known as ovaling which is where the pipes become oval-shaped preventing the water from flowing correctly. Any time pitch fibre drains in Maidenhead encounter such an issue, they become blocked and, in some cases, may even burst.
The leaking water can also attract tree roots that penetrate the damaged walls of the drains causing them to leak more and become blocked. If the coal tar layer comes away from the pipe, it will leave areas that are no longer water tight leading to water leaking into the surrounding soil. The water as it leaks out could attract the roots of trees. They can grow into the pipes causing further damage to the pipework. At this eventuality, you should enlist the help of 24 Hour Emergency Services.
A waste drain blockage is definitely not a pleasing thing to deal with. The very first indicator is often a horrible smell that will likely not leave. This is usually accompanied by standing water, water that drains slowly or toilets that become backed-up and overflow. The issue may be at the sink hole end of the pipe where it is easier to fix or further along the pipework where it’s harder to reach.
Water seeping from a damaged sewer pipe into your back garden or house is never a fun experience. Should a weakened or cracked pipe be placed under pressure by a waste drain blockage, Maidenhead may experience additional problems in the form of a burst pipe.
When you notice a stench or spot a bathroom sink not draining correctly don’t wait until the water is over flowing. Contact the experts and get the issue fixed fast by calling us on 01628 659584.
What Causes a Clogged Drain?
There is more than one way in which drainpipes become blocked. Blocked drains in Maidenhead may be brought on by lots of things and more often than not these are items that should never be put down them. From general household items and kid’s toys to food waste and hair, the cause will usually depend on the location of the drain.
If the drain is outdoors then tree roots, leaves, branches and twigs are usually the main culprits. Other causes may include litter that is blown in off the street. When items accumulate inside the drain and pipework, they create an impassable obstruction that leads to the drain overflowing.
Individuals placing too much toilet paper down the toilet can also cause issues leading to blocked drains in Maidenhead. The same is true for sanitary towels if they are flushed down the toilet.
Kitchen sinks may also become clogged, the root cause of this is commonly food waste, fat and grease that isn’t disposed of correctly.
Give the experts at 24 Hour Emergency Services a call if you have any issues with blocked drains. Maidenhead can enjoy the benefit of round-the-clock coverage as we are available 24 hours a day. To request a visit, call us now on 01628 659584.