Drains can have nasty smells for various reasons but it can be a symptom that there is a problem which needs fixing. A pipe could be blocked or damaged and could be causing a build-up of waste water, sewage, or fat deposits.
Drains block for a variety of different reasons, the main ones being damage to the drain caused by grease and fat build up, excessive use of wipes or foreign objects becoming lodged.
In a soakaway drain, water is not deposited into the main sewer system but is deposited into a pipe in the ground so the water ‘soaks away’. Typically, soakaway drains are used for rain water only.
Jetting is the most effective way of clearing a drain for a number of reasons. Jetting offers substantially more force when removing a blockage, using rods carries risks as they can break and become trapped creating more of an issue.
Typically if a drain rod is not too far into the drain and by using a bit of persistence and some skill we can hook the jetter around the rod and bring it back to the surface. This usually works but occasionally excavation work will be necessary to remove the rod.
Drains can offer a warm sanctuary for rodents and the constant food supply they can receive from houses flushing food waste down the drains makes them an ideal place for rodents. By being only a few feet underground, drains provide a hiding place for rodents to breed and gain access to a property.