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Most people don't pay much attention to what their drains are doing for us beneath the surface. That is until something starts to go wrong. Then it's obvious just how important a drainage system actually is. When you need drain repair, our experienced engineers have the skills, experience, and specialist equipment to diagnose and fix your damaged drain or pipes.

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How do I know if I need drain repairs?

It can sometimes be quite difficult to know what's causing your drainage problems. Are they stemming from simple blocked drains? Or is a more serious problem like damaged or collapsed drains to blame?

If you have repeatedly unblock your drains only to find them quickly filling up again, this suggests that the blocked drain is being triggered by damage. This could be anything from cracked pipes to a collapsed drain, and it is at this point that bringing in local engineers to diagnose the problem is important.

How we diagnose drainage problems

The first step to fixing a drainage system is to properly diagnose the problem. Very often, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a blocked drain and a damaged drain simply based on how the system is behaving.

In both cases, you might see sewage backups or overflowing toilets and slow drainage. The difference is that with a blocked drain, once the blockages are cleared the system will go back to normal.

If it hasn't and it seems as though there is damage somewhere in the system, our engineers will be able to diagnose the problem, usually with minimal disruption. In the past, it was necessary to excavate the system to find the source of the damage, but that isn't usually necessary anymore.

Instead, we use CCTV surveys to precisely locate the damage that is causing the drainage issues. A CCTV survey uses a camera fed through the drain pipe so that the engineer can see exactly where the damage is.

Once the damage has been assessed, then our local engineer will be able to give you expert advice about the drain repair cost and the exact plan for how to move forward.

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Drain repair methods

Drain repair methods

Depending on the location and the extent of the damage, there are a few different drain repair methods that can be used. The drain repair cost will vary depending on how much work needs to be done.

No-dig drain repairs

Thankfully, a lot of the time your drain repair can be completed without any need for digging out a large section of the drainage system. These no-dig drain repairs mean that localised structural repairs can be achieved as a more cost-effective solution.

Drain relining

Drain relining is the perfect solution to most drain repair issues. With drain relining, you are essentially creating new pipes within the drain pipes that are already in place, without any need to dig out the pipes.

Epoxy resin fibreglass matting is fed through the pipe and then cured in place using either heat or UV light. Any cracks, open joints, or other damage in the pipe will be completely sealed by the new resin pipe and the new pipe will last for up to 50 years.

Our professional engineers are highly trained in drain relining techniques and do a fantastic job of fixing your damaged drains, the first time.

Tree roots

Often, drain damage is caused by tree roots that have grown through small cracks in the pipes. We can use a range of different techniques to remove the roots, without the need to do any digging. After the roots are removed, drain relining will stop any more roots from entering the system.

This can be a complex job but our professional and highly-trained engineers will use the best of the technology available to understand the root situation and to come up with a plan for how to remove them and to prevent them from entering the drain pipe again in the future.

Patch repair

Sometimes, a full drain relining isn't necessary. Drain patch repairs are the best solution if there is only a small amount of damage to one section of the drain pipe. It uses the same technique as a full drain relining but on only a small section.

Patch repairs will lower the overall drain repair cost and they can be less disruptive than a full relining. The use of CCTV technology can precisely pinpoint the location of the damage so that the correct section can have a patch repair applied.

This solution, of course, isn't available for all situations but you can be sure that when it is a viable solution, our engineers will use it.

Full drain repair

Drain relining and patch liners are going to be the desired solution a lot of the time because they involve minimal disruption and are most cost-effective. On some occasions, however, these solutions just won't be able to fix the damage to your drainage system.

In cases where there is complete drain collapse, for example, the only drain repair solution is to excavate and replace the damaged pipes and drains. Some burst pipes may be so warped and damaged that they can't effectively be relined, and in this case, a full dig is going to be necessary.

If you do need a full drain repair due to serious damage, our fully trained and experienced team of engineers will keep you informed from start to finish of the project of the repair cost and time needed to complete the job. And they will complete the work to the very highest of professional standards.

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What if I don't need drain pipe repair after all?

Sometimes, it turns out that no drain pipe repair is needed. If you are just dealing with a severe blockage, we can use a variety of techniques, including drain jetting and mechanical removal, to clear your drains of blockages quickly and efficiently.

What if I don't need drain pipe repair after all

Drainage Services

We also provide an emergency drain service and will offer free professional advice to ensure that only the necessary work will be carried out.

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Drain Unblocking

Drain Installation

Commercial Drain Cleaning

Drain Lining

Drain Descaling

Drain Cleaning

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Drain Patch Repairs

Drain Repairs

Drainage Survey

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Underground Surveys

Drain Mapping

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Can I claim on buildings insurance

Can I claim on buildings insurance?

If the damaged drains are on your property you can usually claim the cost of the repairs back through your home insurance. You can always use the company of your choice when it comes to repairs that are charged to your home insurance, and we are happy to work with your insurers to make sure that your drainage requirements are back to how they should be in no time at all.

If the damaged drains are not on your property, your local authority and water company have the responsibility for fixing them.

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Why choose Rider Drains?

With Rider Drains, you can expect great service, high-quality professional work, and a team of experts who will always be on the lookout to provide you with the best repair method for your situation.

Contact us today

If you suspect that you need drain repair, don't hesitate to contact us today for your free no-obligation quote. The longer you leave the problem, the more likely it is that further damage will occur.

We will have your drains repaired in a suitable timescale with as little disruption to your property as possible. So if you are noticing signs of damage, such as foul odours, slow drainage, or water coming back up through the system, we will help to clear blockages and get your drains repaired as soon as possible.

Emergency drainage services

If you think your drain damage problem is an emergency, call our emergency drainage services line. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with our drainage engineers on hand to help you as soon as possible. An emergency to you is an emergency to us, and you can rest assured that getting it fixed is a priority for our team.

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Can you fix a cracked drain?

Thankfully, it is possible to fix a broken drain pipe underground, so if you have one there is no need to worry, you just have to catch it before it's too late.

Who is responsible for an external drain repair?

It is almost always the homeowner who is responsible for drain repairs within your property boundary, beneath your home, in your garden, your driveway etc. These are all private drains. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to get any drains repaired. In the case of rented properties “As stated in the Landlord and Tennant Act 1985, it is the landlord’s responsibility to maintain their drainage, pipes, and other areas of plumbing. If a drain becomes blocked through tenant misuse however, then the tenant is liable for the cost of repairs.

Drains that are located external to your property are called 'lateral drains'. Lateral drains are the pipes that carry wastewater away from your home and into a sewer. These are connected to your private drains, but they are not considered your responsibility. Lateral drains are publicly owned. If you'd like to speak to a drainage engineer for some free advice, we'd be happy to help.

Do plumbers repair drain pipes?

Because the problem is external to your home, but still on your property, you will require a drainage expert if you have trouble with sewers and drains outside of your home. Plumbers are not usually equipped to handle your sewer pipes so professional drainage experts are the best people to call for sewer issues.

Does House insurance include drains?

Most buildings insurance policies include cover for damage to underground pipes, drains, cables and tanks (often called underground services). Policies generally only cover problems with pipes the policyholder is legally responsible for.
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