Drains are built to last and if looked after properly with regular maintenance, they will usually do so. However, through neglect, regular blockages or simply extended periods of wear and tear, drains can become damaged. In especially severe cases, your drain may eventually collapse completely. To make sure you know what to do should the worst come to pass, here are some tips to help you identify and deal with a collapsed drain.
Signs of a collapsed drain
Spotting a collapsed drain can be tricky since the damage necessary to cause such a collapse typically accumulates slowly over a long period of time rather than suddenly all at once.
Fortunately, there are some tell-tale signs that indicate you may have problems with your drainage, and therefore a little vigilance and regular maintenance can go a long way towards preventing a collapse or minimising the damage should one occur.
- Strong smells of sewage
- Slow running drains
- The appearance of damp patches around or inside your home
These can all be indicative of a collapsed drain, so if you notice one or more of these signs it’s important you seek help sooner rather than later.
What should I do about a collapsed drain?
A collapsed drain is arguably the most serious issue you can face with your drainage. The longer you leave it untreated, the more difficult and costly repairs will be and the worse you will feel its impact, which can even include structural damage to the building itself as the water leaks into the foundations. It’s therefore vital that you deal with a collapsed drain as soon as possible, and the best way of doing so is by enlisting the services of a professional drainage specialist.
Fortunately, we at Alternative Drainage are experts in drain repairs of all kinds. Whether you are worried your drain may be damaged or it has collapsed altogether, our experienced team are equipped with the knowledge and skills to resolve your issues and get things flowing smoothly again.
To get in touch, call us today on 0800 980 1362 or email us at email@example.com.