One of the most important parts of our homes are the drainage pipes. We don’t give much thought to them until there is a problem with them, but these pipes are crucial to our health and hygiene, so it is good practice to ensure that our drains are kept in a good state of repair.
Holes, cracks and breakages can appear in pipes, and this is more likely to happen during a period of heavy rainfall, as this puts a lot more pressure on the pipes. Some other things that can cause pipe breakage is corrosion, old age, tree root damage and rats and mice biting through them.
Signs to look out for when checking your drains are visible blockages, water overflowing from drains and damp patches. These can be inside or outside the home, as the pipes travel through our homes to the outside, so keep an eye on walls, floors and ceilings when checking for these damp areas.
If you find that a pipe is cracked or broken, you need to get it sorted as soon as possible. Leaving it will make it larger and a much bigger repair job. It is best to get a professional like this drain lining company Wilkinson Environmental to repair damage to drains and pipes. Trying to do it yourself when you are inexperienced is likely to lead to further damage, or a poor job being done.