There are different types of drainage repairs

by | Nov 22, 2013 | Plumbing

Imagine sewers and drains; they can be a small as the rainwater drain of a private residence to a huge industrial complex sewer system. Regardless of the drain size or complexity, they can fail. The repair of drainage falls into a few different categories:

1. Rainwater runoff and disposal
2. Waterproofing
3. General home plumbing including blocked drains in Brighton
4. Industrial plumbing

These problems can all be taken care of professionals who have been trained in the handling of these issues. Although plumbers can handle everything, the typical homeowner can manage some with no help from a professional.

Some of the worst problems for a plumber are home drainage repair. The drain side of a home plumbing network passes used water and material from the sinks, baths, showers, toilets and washing machines. A blocked drain can be as simple as food remnants getting lodged in the under-sink trap to tree roots invading the main drain to the street. Simple blockages such as a few food remnants can usually be moved with a plunger, blocked main drains will require a professional drain cleaner or plumber.

In some cases roof water runoff from rain is collected in a French drain system which is a series of perforated pipes that run under the garden. The rain water enters the system and weeps out through the perforations. These pipes can often get clogged with dirt and pebbles as they are perforated, in this case the homeowner can usually dig them up, clean them of the blockage and re-bury them.

Some homes are fitted with a drainage system that collects the rainwater in the gutters, directs it into downspouts which are directly connected to the storm sewer. The storm water is usually discharged into a river or holding pond.

Large sewage systems can have far more complex problems and are usually not handled by the same contractors that deal with blocked drains in Brighton homes. These pipes can be huge and are used to gather and usher out rainwater and sanitary sewage. Many of these pipes are large enough to stand up in and when there is a problem with a cracked or broken pipe, it requires heavy equipment to dig up the roads for pipe replacement.

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