There can be a 101 reasons why you would need a drain repair, from minor cracks to the entire pipe collapsing. The first sign is a sink, toilet or an outside drain being blocked, normally most people will attempt many things to deal with the blockage themselves, using various drain cleaners to fix the issue. It is only at this stage that an emergency plumber is called.
We can tell you, and if this has happened to you, that it has happened due to the disruption to the ground around the pipes or simply just down to age. There are many ways to two ways to identify the problem, the first is far better than the second. Not all plumbers have CCTV surveying equipment like us, and we will always use this method to confirm our diagnosis of the issue. The second option is to dig around the pipes to ascertain what’s going on. Trust me when I say this, even if you decide to use another firm, ask them how will they identify the problem? If the letters CCTV is not in the answer, hang up and try again or give us a call, if that might save you a fortune.
So what happens if a damage pipe causes the blocked drain? Well this is not magic solution the to fix this repair we would do an excavation and replace the broken pipe and in most cases where we find their is an old clay drainage pipe, we would recommend replacing the entire system with a new plastic one, which is guaranteed to last a lifetime and stop this type of blockage from happening. But, like always with Bristol Drain and Plumbing it always your choice.