By Mr S. - Bedford area on 24/07/2017

“Drain Doctor Bedford and Milton Keynes provided an extremely professional drain repair service. We would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Mr S. – Site Manager, Bedford area

At Drain Doctor Bedford & Milton Keynes Plumbing and Drainage we maintain high standards of training for all our technicians, to ensure that they are confident and experienced in all methods of drain repair.

Many jobs that we are called to involve the excavation and replacement of traditional clay pipes, a time consuming and often costly process.

Properties dating back to the 1950s-70s, however, tend to have pitch fibre pipes which require a completely different set of skills in order to be repaired.

A recent blocked drain call-out was to a commercial premises in the Bedford area.

Drain Doctor Bedford & Milton Keynes technicians attended the site and jetted the drain system using high-pressure water jets to break the blockage down.

Flow rates were measured and the blockage appeared to be cleared. CCTV images confirmed this but also highlighted that the pipes, which were of pitch fibre construction were showing significant signs of wear and tear.

The surface of the pipe had become pitted and the shape had started to deform. In order to repair the drain, the damaged section of pipe would need re-rounding and lining.

The customer was made aware of the damage to the pipework and approved a quote for Drain Doctor Bedford & Milton Keynes technicians to return.

Re-rounding involves the smoothing and reshaping of pitch fibre pipes that have blistered and delaminated. This takes place internally, with a re-rounding head being winched through the pipe.

Once the pipe had been re-rounded it was lined using a cured-in-place liner impregnated with chemicals that bond to a pipe’s surface when wet.

The liner was pulled through the pipe to create a permanent and watertight drain repair without the need for excavation.

For more information about Drain Doctor Bedford & Milton Keynes Plumbing and Drainage’s drain repair techniques and charges, or to book us to repair your drain, call our office now on 0800 019 2416.