What is a collapsed drain? 2/2

What is a collapsed drain?

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risk with roots collapsing a drainOn that same note, general wear and tear is another common reason behind drain collapse. If drains are left ignored for a long time, any fault that was pre-existing is given time to worsen and eventually the drain becomes too weak to withstand the pressure and force of the water running through it, as well as the weight of the earth on top of it.

In many cases it is just one small section that collapses, in which case only that section of the drainage system needs to be replaced. However, if your drains are particularly old and worn out, it might be a good idea to get the entire system replaced, in order to save yourself having to regularly call out a drain engineer because yet another part of the drainage system has collapsed.

These are not the only causes of a collapsed drain, but they are the most common and it is very important to know the risks there are in order to properly identify when something goes wrong, as well as prevent anything from happening in the future. It is always a good idea to use preventative measures in your property, and this can include using chemicals to fight off any tree roots near your drains, as well as replacing old pipes that are more vulnerable to damage than a newer system would be.

But not to worry, our professional team has seen all manner of problems, including collapsed drains. At blocked drain Sheffield, we pride ourselves on being able to handle any kind of plumbing situation, no matter the size. So, if you’ve suddenly experienced a drain collapse or if you fear one of your drains may collapse soon, do not hesitate to get in touch and call us out to deal with your drainage problems.