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Drain Repair and Drain Relining

Royal Flush Drainage provides the very best in professional drain repair, drain pipe installation and drain relining. Specialising in both domestic and commercial drainage and soakaway systems, our experienced drainage engineers are available all year round to repair damaged or collapsed drains in a fast yet thorough, cost-effective manner. 

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In order to carry out successful drain repair, both internal or external, a CCTV Drain Survey is often required in order to determine the exact extent and location of the problem. Our advanced CCTV Drain Surveys can investigate even the most hard to reach places, including underground pipework or systems enclosed by walls or flooring. Upon successful diagnosis of the drainage problem, Royal Flush Drainage offer a wide range of drain repair techniques designed to get your drainage back to work as quickly and as efficiently as possible, without the need for destructive excavating of pipes.

Broken Drain Repair Techniques

How does Drain Lining and Patching work?

Our comprehensive CCTV Drain Surveys help us identify potentially problematic fractures and cracks in your drainage system. Drain lining and patch lining helps repair and restore the drain walls without the need for us to dig, which can become costly and not to mention destructive.

As experts in Drain Lining, our techniques offer an affordable, cost effective way of repairing damaged drains. After cleaning the drain, the Drain Lining method involves inserting a specially designed liner into a horizontal or vertical drain or sewer. The liner is impregnated with a unique resin which bonds to the interior of the pipe when water or air is forced through at high pressure. The liner resin then cures/hardens to create an impenetrable wall inside the existing pipe work. An excellent, non-destructive and highly effective drain repair technique.

Patch Lining works in a similar way, where by a resin based liner is bonded to the cracked or damaged area. This method however, involves using a pipe packer, or inflatable device to reach the affected area. The packed out liner is then left to bond with the pipe wall where the resin again hardens and repairs the damaged area.

Drain Lining and Patch Lining is an excellent way to repair drains without the costly need to dig up and replace existing drainage systems and pipework. This no-dig, trenchless solution retains its structural integrity for decades so provides a perfect long-term solution.

Identifying a Broken Drain

When to contact Royal Flush Drainage...

If you notice any of the following, at home or in the workplace, contact us as soon as possible for a free, no-obligation drain repair quote:

  • Still water collecting in basins
  • Slow draining water from basins
  • Unpleasant odours
  • Leaks or wet patches, big or small
  • Subsidence of any description
  • Damp in unexpected areas such as ceilings, floors or walls
  • Visible blockages or damage to pipes and drains

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FAQ

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For private properties, homeowners are usually responsible for the maintenance and repair of drains within the boundaries of their property. If a drain cover is broken within the confines of private land, it is the responsibility of the property owner to address the issue.

If you’re uncertain about who is responsible for a broken drain cover in or around your property, contacting your local water board or council can help clarify the situation.

Whether broken drain pipes are covered by homeowners insurance depends on the specific policy and the circumstances surrounding the damage. In many cases, standard homeowners insurance policies may cover sudden and accidental damages, including those caused by events such as burst pipes. However, coverage may not be guaranteed for issues resulting from lack of maintenance or gradual wear and tear.

It’s crucial to review your homeowners insurance policy or contact your insurance provider to understand the extent of coverage for broken drain pipes. Some policies may cover not only the repair or replacement of the pipes but also damage to property resulting from the plumbing issue.

Regular maintenance and prompt action in the event of a problem can positively influence the outcome of an insurance claim. Always consult with your insurance provider for specific details regarding coverage and to ensure you have the appropriate protection for your property.

The time it takes to fix a collapsed drain can vary depending on several factors, including the severity of the collapse, accessibility of the damaged area, and the chosen repair method. In some cases, a relatively straightforward repair may take just an hour or so, while more complex issues could extend the process to several hours or even a matter of days. 

Trenchless repair solutions, such as pipe relining can expedite the process considerably, as they require less excavation than traditional methods.

Before starting any drain repair works, we’ll always carry out a full assessment of the problem and provide an accurate quote, with timescales, for any required repair works.

The cost of drain repair can vary widely depending on several factors, including the extent of the damage, the location of the issue, and the chosen repair method. Simple repairs such as fixing minor leaks or clearing blockages may be more affordable, while extensive damage requiring complex solutions could be more expensive.

Basic repairs can start from £100+VAT as a rough estimate but can increase for more significant issues. More extensive repairs, such as drain pipe relining or replacing sections of pipework will typically cost more, however, we’ll always provide an accurate quote prior to repair work commencing. 

The cost of drain relining can vary depending on several factors, including the length of the damaged section, the diameter of the pipe, and the accessibility of the compromised site. Drain relining typically starts from £150-200+VAT but can increase depending on the severity of the problem.

While drain relining may seem more expensive upfront than potential excavation methods, it often proves cost-effective in the long run. It minimises disruption to the surrounding area, requires less labour, and can extend the lifespan of the repaired drain. Royal Flush drainage will always provide you with a comprehensive quote to cover all aspects of the drain relining process and there’s never any hidden charges.

A newly relined drain can last for as long as a brand new drain pipe! Such is the quality of the drain relining materials we use, with regular maintenance relined drained will serve honourably for several decades. 

Proper use of your drain system, such as avoiding the disposal of harmful substances and chemicals can contribute to prolonging the life of the relined drain.

Regular inspections and maintenance checks can help identify and address any issues promptly, ensuring the continued functionality of the relined drain. Overall, drain relining is considered a durable and long-lasting solution for repairing damaged pipes.

Identifying a broken drain pipe is crucial to prevent further damage and address the issue promptly. Here are some signs that may indicate a broken drain pipe:

  • Unpleasant Odours: Foul smells emanating from drains or in the vicinity of the plumbing can be a sign of a broken pipe, allowing sewer gases to escape.
  • Slow Drainage: If water takes longer than usual to drain from sinks, showers, or toilets, it could indicate a partial or complete blockage caused by a broken pipe.
  • Water Pooling: Puddles of water around your property, especially in areas near where drain pipes run, may suggest a leak or break in the drainage system.
  • Sinkholes or Depressions: Sudden depressions or sinkholes outside your home can be caused by soil erosion resulting from a broken underground drain pipe.
  • Unexplained ‘Lush’ Grass Patch: An unusually green or lush patch of grass or vegetation in your garden may be a sign of leaking water from a broken drain pipe.
  • Strange Sounds: Gurgling, banging or bubbling sounds from drains when using water fixtures could indicate air escaping through cracks or breaks in the drain pipes.
  • Visible Cracks or Damage: Inspect visible drain pipes for signs of cracks, fractures, or structural damage.

If you notice any of these signs, call Royal Flush Drainage today. Don’t wait for the issue to go away on its own – Ignoring a broken or damaged drain pipe can lead to more extensive and costly issues over time.

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5 Star Ratings

Fantastic service. Martin rang me back immediately and came within the hour – even though it was out of hours. Problem was fixed, clear, polite explanations given and cost very fair. Would use again and definitely recommend to others. Thank you.

Little My

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Fantastic service. Martin rang me back immediately and came within the hour – even though it was out of hours. Problem was fixed, clear, polite explanations given and cost very fair. Would use again and definitely recommend to others. Thank you.

Little My

5 Star Ratings

Great job by Martin – very professional service, punctual, efficient and friendly. He explained what he was doing and why, and everything went very smoothly.

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Great job by Martin – very professional service, punctual, efficient and friendly. He explained what he was doing and why, and everything went very smoothly.

John Bain

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Excellent service!! The work was completed the the same day. Friendly and knowledgeably. Happy to recommend and would certainly use again myself .

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Excellent service!! The work was completed the the same day. Friendly and knowledgeably. Happy to recommend and would certainly use again myself .

Charley Tarrant

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Highly recommended, excellent, reliable service.

Linda Fraser

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Highly recommended, excellent, reliable service.

Linda Fraser

5 Star Ratings

Very sound chap, was able to visit at the end of his busy day within a few hours of our call to provide immediate peace of mind on a matter that we had been very concerned about, and did not charge for the visit. Highly recommend.

Bill Hargreaves

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Very sound chap, was able to visit at the end of his busy day within a few hours of our call to provide immediate peace of mind on a matter that we had been very concerned about, and did not charge for the visit. Highly recommend.

Bill Hargreaves

5 Star Ratings

I was in real trouble with toilet contents filling up my back garden and all my attempts to clear the drain Failed. I called Martin and he arrived within an hour, he was a very pleasant young man, I found him friendly, cheerful polite and very helpful, he obviously knows his stuff and gives great…

Paul Egan

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I was in real trouble with toilet contents filling up my back garden and all my attempts to clear the drain Failed. I called Martin and he arrived within an hour, he was a very pleasant young man, I found him friendly, cheerful polite and very helpful, he obviously knows his stuff and gives great confidence. He had everything he needed on his van and had my blockage cleared in minutes I was chuffed to bits. He cleared up after himself and made a good job of clearing the garden. I would give him 5 start and would recommend him to anyone. His prices were great and I Thank You Royal Flush.

Paul Egan

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