Drain Repairs: Why You Need Them And How Much They Cost

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You’ve searched for drain repairs in Birmingham, UK, and landed on this page. The chances are something’s up with your drains and you’re looking for answers about the best course of action to get your drains repaired. You’ve come to the right place.

Here’s our drain repair FAQ:

What types of drain damage can be repaired?

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There are two main types of drain damage: physical and structural. Physical damage is the most common and is caused by corrosion, root intrusion and blockages. Structural damage is usually caused by burst pipes or poorly maintained sewers and will require more significant repair work.

What can be done about cracked or damaged pipes?

Cracks and damage can be repaired using a variety of methods, including epoxy injection and pipe relining. In some cases, a repair may not be possible if the crack or damage is too severe. We’ll be able to advise you on the best course of action once we’ve inspected your drains.

Do I need a plumber or drainage contractor for drain relining?

Although many plumbers will offer to perform drain relining work, it is a specialist job that requires experience and equipment. You should always use a qualified drainage contractor for this type of work.

What’s involved in pipe relining?

burst pipes need to be repaired with drain relining

Pipe relining is a process that involves the lining of your drains with a flexible, polymer-based material. This will fill any cracks and holes in your pipe, ensuring that they are watertight.

Do you need to excavate pipes to repair them?

No, you do not need to excavate your pipes. In fact, pipe relining is much more cost-effective than excavation and can be completed in a matter of hours. It also means that there is no disruption to your home or business as the work is carried out.

What could happen if I don’t repair my drains?

not carrying out drain repairs can cause problems like rising damp

If you don’t repair your drains, they could become blocked and cause flooding in your property. They may also develop into a major problem, like rising damp, that requires extensive work to fix. Drainage pipes are often located underground, so even if you can see water coming from a drainpipe there’s no guarantee that it will be visible from the surface.

How much will drain repairs cost?

From £70 to clear blocked drains, to £750 for an average drain relining job (not including the cost of a CCTV survey, which is £100 – £200.)

Why do I need a CCTV drain survey before drain repairs?

A CCTV drain survey can help you to determine the cause and location of your drain problems. It will reveal what needs to be repaired and what we need to clear before we can repair it.

How long will drain relining take?

The time it takes to complete a drain relining job depends on the size of your drain and how many sections need to be repaired. It could take anywhere from one hour up to two or three days depending on what needs to be done.

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Who can repair my drains in Birmingham?

We are a professional drain repair company with years of experience in the industry. We know that drains can be a real problem, but we also know how to fix them. Whether you need to clear blocked drains, a CCTV drain survey or drain repairs in Birmingham and the Midlands, we can help. Solve your drainage problems by calling 0121 663 1060.


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