How to Fix Underground Drainage Problems from Afar

11 November 2020
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If you live in a suburban location, you will probably be able to take advantage of public sewers. Your local government will process any wastewater on your behalf, and you won't need to worry about a septic system. Yet you will need to worry about drains that flow from the house to the edge of your property. You will be even more concerned if your drains back up and there is no obvious sign of an issue. How can you handle this problem with as little disruption as possible?

Excavation Ahead

There may be many metres of pipe beneath your pristine back patio or carefully manicured lawn. Somehow, part of this pipe is blocked, and this may be due to shifting soil or a foraging tree root. No matter what, you may be concerned at the prospects and imagine that excavation is the only way of reaching the problem area.

Cutting-Edge Equipment

However, the best plumbers will have access to state-of-the-art equipment that can not only locate the source of the issue but can, remotely, fix it as well. They will be able to handle the work remotely so that they can repair your drain and get back to normal with the minimal disruption.

Initial Analysis

When they arrive, the technicians will introduce a tiny CCTV camera complete with a light. They will slowly feed this down through the drain at the end of a flexible hose. Typically, they will have a substantial length of hose so they can push the camera down through the drain and to the edge of your property if need be.

Specific Work

Once the camera finds the source of the problem, the technicians can then draw up a plan. They may see that two pieces of pipe have split apart or that tree roots have penetrated through a crack. They may need to re-line and reconnect the pipe or cut away the tree roots with a separate tool. Sometimes, they may need to blast out some debris, and in this case, they will send a high-pressure water jet down through the pipe instead.

You'll be amazed at what these technicians can do while working from afar. In almost every case they will be able to fix the problem without any excavation, so you don't need to worry about your lawn or patio.

Expert Help

If you have drain problems and cannot work out what's going wrong, ensure that you only talk with plumbing companies that have the latest equipment on hand.

For more information, contact a drainage system repair service in your area.