By Mrs V. - Biggleswade on 27/02/2018

“The smell from our blocked drain was awful and was what made us realise there was a problem. Thank you so much to the technicians from Drain Doctor Bedford and Milton Keynes, who unblocked and repaired our drain and got rid of the horrible smell.”

Mrs V. – Biggleswade

There are many signs that a drain is becoming blocked. However, one of the most common symptoms of a blocked drain is the appearance of unpleasant odours coming from drains around a property.

Mrs V., a resident in the Biggleswade area contacted the Drain Doctor Bedford & Milton Keynes Plumbing and Drainage office when her family noticed foul smelling drains over a number of days.

Arriving promptly for the requested appointment, Drain Doctor Bedford & Milton Keynes technicians began work to identify the source of the smells.

Using high-resolution CCTV cameras that can be pushed through drains, our team surveyed the network of drains serving the property.

The cause of the blockage was soon identified. A section of pipe had deteriorated and cracked, allowing roots from nearby shrubs to grow in to the pipe.

Nutrient-rich water inside the pipes had encouraged the roots to grow quickly, creating a net-like structure, that over time, had caught debris within the water and restricted the flow of the waste water. The blockage was causing the smells as waste water could not flow away efficiently.

High-pressure water jets were used to break the blockage down and to clean the interior of the pipe.

The pipe was then repaired using a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liner. This method of drain repair can be carried out without any excavation.

The pipe is repaired via the insertion of a tough liner impregnated with bonding chemicals that form a rigid, water-tight seal to the original pipe.

After the preliminary searches to find the cause of the blocked pipe the customer was given a quote to unblock the drain and again for the repair work that was diagnosed.

At Drain Doctor Bedford & Milton Keynes Plumbing and Drainage we aim to treat a blocked drain in under an hour. If additional work is necessary, we will provide a quote to the customer to ensure they understand what needs doing and are never faced with hidden costs.

Call Drain Doctor Bedford & Milton Keynes Plumbing and Drainage on 01767 662040 for all your blocked drain needs.