Smelly drains 2018-04-26T08:38:53+00:00

Smelly Drains

Drain Leak Detection

Drainage problems can go undetected for a very long period and may be “Out of sight and out of mind”. The first thing a property owner knows is the toilet is backing up or there is an unusual smell which wasn’t there before.

Can you smell drains inside your house or outside? Do you know if you have an internal drain which could be leaking? It is not nice to think that just inches under your feet there may be effluent leaking into a floor void.

The Leak Team can quickly and easily come and inspect your drains with our full colour CCTV drain survey video camera, inspecting the pipes to look for signs of damage, for example where roots have grown through a pipe, or where there has been a collapse.
Inside your property we can take a closer look at a leaking waste pipe or drain with the minimum of disruption. By drilling a discreet hole, we are able to look under floors to inspect a waste pipe, rather than pulling up flooring and floor boards which causes expensive and inconvenient reinstatement works.

To inspect a drain with our CCTV drain survey video camera is simple, quick and straight forward. Our surveyor can show you the colour images in real time explaining what is being seen and then if required provide you with video clips or still photos.   A report with video or stills images can be provided for your insurance company along with a solution and a cost to fix.

Once we can see the problem, then it can be fixed, usually without digging up the drain or damaging you property.

Problems with drains can be caused by lots of things. People putting inappropriate items down the toilet eg. banana skin. Tree roots can penetrate drains causing blockages or slow draining. Drains can also collapse due to age, an unusually heavy vehicle passing over the drain or ground movement.

Not all drains are the property owner’s responsibility. Once a drain becomes shared, in a domestic property, the responsibility becomes that of your Local Water Authority. Check your water bill for their contact details. The drain until that point is the property owner’s responsibility.

Here at The Leak Team we can survey your drains and pin point problems giving recommendations on the solution . Problems may be;

A one off item stuck in the drain – You would be amazed at what gets flushed down the drain!

A cracked drain which needs repairing.

Tree roots which need cutting back and then the drain lining.
Old damaged pipes can leak and cause smells. The pipes can usually be lined without the need to dig up the drain. The lining process forms a new pipe with in the damaged pipe. If only a section is damaged then a simple patch can be inserted without digging up the pipe.

Our CCTV drain survey video camera can pin point any damage to the pipe. Then the patch can be inserted into the pipe. The patch is forced against the original pipe adhering to it and forming a stable and extremely strong repair.

See the process in action here 

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The Leak Team use the latest methods and equipment to offer a full Drain inspection and Repair service.

Our methods include:

Thermal Imaging Camera
Sound Detection
Endoscope Camera
Drain Inspection camera
Drain Repair Kit.

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