Drain Repairs in London
There are many different ways drains can become damaged and the cost and time of drain repairs largely depends on the extent of the issue. In most cases, a cracked or damaged drainpipe can be repaired from within the pipe itself through drain lining – removing the cost and time of excavation work. But when things go seriously wrong, make Accelerated Drain Services your first port of call. We are the experts in drain repairs London and can help resolve issues sooner, rather than later.
Knowing what to look for is always useful and will eliminate the need for sewer pipe repairs further down the line, helping to keep costs and damages to a minimum. The smell of sewage is a clear indication that pipes are damaged, or potentially blocked. If you have the blockage expertly removed and the smell continues, this means it’s a collapsed drain.
What happens when drains collapse? The first job is to diagnose the problem, and the best way to do this is to arrange a CCTV drain survey.
Drain repairs at ADS
We occasionally start by using high pressured water jetting – ensuring the drain is clean and ready for the camera to be inserted. A CCTV
survey provides our engineers with details of the damage and outlines exactly which areas need repairing. The footage from the survey will determine the best solution for drain pipe repairs – be it ‘no dig’ repairs or excavation.
‘No dig’ drainage repairs, including structural patch lining, are economical and less disruptive for homes and businesses. However, excavation is sometimes the only option to repair and replace damaged pipework, but the ADS team can guide and advise you on the best way to tackle drain repairs.
Although the cost of drain repairs in London will depend on the nature of the problem, we always quote in advance so you know exactly what you’re paying for. We also take into consideration factors, such as health and safety and the environment, and work closely with you to ensure you not only receive the best outcome but the most cost-effective solution for drain pipe repairs.
For more information about drain repairs in London, feel free to drop us an email at email@example.com or call 0208 594 7171 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your requirements in further detail.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is responsible for my drain repairs?
This is something we get asked a lot – here at ADS – particularly when domestic customers call us about a problem they are having with the drains on their premises.
The good news is, we are experts in our field and can advise about whether it’s you, your local council or water supplier who is responsible for drainage repairs in London.
The drains inside the boundaries of your property (private drains) are usually your responsibility, and you will have to pay for any repair work.
Lateral drains, however, are the ones that carry wastewater away from your home, and are located outside the boundary of your property (typically under a public pavement or road). If you’re experiencing a problem with a lateral drain, then the local water authority is held liable for drain repairs, meaning you won’t need to pay a penny!
If you have a drain that is shared with your neighbour, you don’t have to maintain or repair these. Again, the water authority is responsible for any drainage repairs.
We must point out that if you’re living in rented accommodation, you should contact your landlord before any work is carried out by our team.
How much do drain repairs in London cost?
Several factors determine the cost of drain repairs in London, and one of the main ones is the extent of the damage. As you’d expect, the more serious the problem, the more expensive drainage repairs will be.
However, here at ADS, we strive to offer the most competitive prices and will gladly issue a free quote. We tailor all our drain repair services in London to match your specific requirements and quote in advance, so no need to worry about any hidden fees.
What’s more, we’ll talk you through the different options available, allowing you to find the most cost-effective solution. Get in touch with us today, and find out how much it will cost to repair your drains. You can either call 0208 594 7171 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I prevent drain blockages?
The best way to maintain your drains, and to eliminate the need for drain repairs in London, is to arrange regular drain cleaning. Every drain requires a check every once in a while.
There are a few warning signs for blocked drains too. Look out for high water levels in sinks and toilets, foul smells and slow drainage.
As well as this, we advise you not to flush non-biodegradable items down the toilet. This could be wet wipes, cotton buds, nappies, sanitary products or medication. We also recommend that you scrape food waste, oils and fats into the bin, instead of the sink, and always keep your shower drains clear by removing hair from the plug.
Taking small steps – like these – will reduce the risk of drains blocking and, in turn, help you to keep your London drain repair costs to a minimum.