Cracked Drainage Pipe

What are the Symptoms of a Cracked Drain?

Often, when we’re called out to deal with a cracked drain, the symptoms have been going on for quite a while. We know that it can be difficult for businesses or residential customers to decide when to call us out. Most people tend to put things off, hope they’ll go away, or try a bit of DIY. We thought it would be useful to take a look at the most common symptoms that would indicate a cracked drainage pipe.


What Damage Can a Cracked Drainage Pipe Cause?

If you suspect that you have a cracked drainage pipe, don’t hesitate to call Drainflow. We won’t charge you a call-out fee and we could save you a huge repairs bill. Cracked drains can cause spreading damp, leaks, flooding, and even structural damage. The fact that we can’t see them means that we don’t tend to realise the damage a cracked drainage pipe can cause.

Our advice is always to call the Drainflow drain experts as soon as you know there’s problem. Most drain issues, if caught early, can be diagnosed quickly, and fixed efficiently.

3 Symptoms That Could Indicate a Cracked Drainage Pipe

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, call Drainflow. We’ll respond promptly and diagnose the problem. If it’s a cracked drain, we’ll offer a rapid solution.

1. Blocked Drains

If your sink is blocked, or your outside drain is overflowing, the most obvious diagnosis would be that it’s a build-up of fats, mud, wipes that have been flushed, autumn leaves, or silt. If this is the case, the Drainflow team can quickly unblock it for you, leaving your drains clean and healthy once more.

There is always a chance, though, that the same symptoms could be warning of damaged pipes. If this is what we find, we would need to carry out a CCTV survey to find out what the problem is and where it’s located in your drainage system. Once we get to the source of the problem, we can offer a non-disruptive solution.

2. Unpleasant Smells

A persistent smell of sewage is difficult to ignore. It’s a clear symptom of waste water escaping somewhere in your system, and it needs to be dealt with quickly. Even if you can’t see any evidence of leaks or water damage, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t any. Call out the Drainflow team and we’ll carry out a detailed investigation. Leaving it will just mean it’s getting worse – and more costly to fix!

3. Signs of Damp

If you’re seeing mould, or damp patches on your walls there are 3 possible explanations:

  • Poor Ventilation. In older buildings, a lack of proper ventilation means that there’s excess moisture in the air and this causes condensation that can turn to mould in humid conditions.
  • Blocked Gutters. If your gutters are clogged up, water can overflow and cause damp patches on your walls.
  • Blocked Drains. If water is leaking from pipes but has no way to leave your property, it will cause damp patches and could eventually lead to structural damage or collapse.

Don’t take any chances; Drainflow will take a look and let you know what the cause of your damp is. If it’s a drain problem, we’ll use a CCTV drain survey to check out where the problem is, and then offer a solution.


Call Drainflow to Check Out Drain Symptoms

“Very professional service and very knowledgeable. They didn’t give up on the problem until it was resolved! No more smells in my bathroom!!! Would highly recommend.” 

Debbie Harvey

Drainflow don’t charge a call-out fee. Instead, we carry out a prompt diagnosis of the problem and offer a free no obligation quote once we know what the problem is. We care about repairing cracked drainage pipes before they become a major problem.

Drainflow offers a comprehensive range of commercial and residential drain clearance services in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and North London. We respond to customer queries 24/7 and will always go the extra mile to get your drainage problems resolved quickly.


 Wondering if you have a cracked drainage pipe? If you’re experiencing any of the common symptoms, call Drainflow to take a look – 01525 718500