When A Blocked Drain Becomes A Bigger Issue

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When your drain starts to smell, the water starts to back up, or you find yourself facing an outside leak, the chances are that your drains are blocked. But what happens when those small everyday symptoms are hiding a much bigger problem?

Here at London Drainage Facilities, we work with drainage systems across the board – rectifying small problems, cleaning, and maintaining drains, and stepping in when more serious action is needed. One such solution includes our excavation works, which require specialist technicians and a whole new set of skills.

Here’s how our excavation services work, and how to know when you need them.

What Are Excavation Services?

Excavation refers to the uncovering and isolation of specific sections of your drainage system which are damaged beyond repair. When an issue is isolated to a specific spot, that area of pipe will be uncovered and dug up – with our specialists cutting the damaged sections of the pipe away ready to replace with new fittings.

One of the biggest benefits of this service is our ability to match the job with the scale of work which is required – whether that’s replacing small sections of pipe or completely reworking the system to prevent future damage, all without interrupting your drainage system during the project work.

So, how do you know if your drainage systems are hiding something more serious?

How To Know If You Need Our Excavation Specialists

When you get in touch with us, our team will conduct a survey to determine the root cause of the problems you are facing. If these issues lie beneath the ground, the excavation team will be called in to dig up the ground in the right location – minimising disruption and damage while granting effective access to the problem area.

From there, we use the latest excavation machinery and innovative techniques to lay and replace pipes and drainage systems – using the most efficient materials and resources to present not just an immediate fix but a long term, durable solution to the damage.

For homeowners, the signs that excavation work is required can often go unnoticed for a while – with the symptoms of serious drainage issues largely the same as those associated with a blocked drain. If you have recently noticed a change in the drainage time around your sinks and plugholes or have noticed a significant odour around your outdoor drains and pipes, this could be a sign that you need to complete a survey and inspection.

Is Excavation Work Expensive?

Because excavation works require a specialist team and very specific equipment, we price each job on a case by case basis depending on the issue and the size of the job. To minimise the need for large sections of pipe needing to be replaced in one go, it is important to ensure optimum drain maintenance and regular cleaning throughout the year.

You can find out more about drain maintenance and proper upkeep on our website.

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