Drainage systems are used in all homes every day and play an integral role in the smooth running of every household. Unfortunately, though, some drainage setups are stronger than other, with pitch fibre drains falling into the weaker category. Pipes made from this cheap material are prone to breakdown, and it can be incredibly disruptive when they do. As such, it is vital that you have drainpipes of this type thoroughly inspected by a team of drainage experts.
Here at No1 PHD, we have been dealing with blocked drains and other drainage issues for many years, so we’re confident in being able to assist all homeowners and commercial properties in Basingstoke. Our team are fully qualified drainage professionals and have plenty of experience, so reach out to them today if you require assistance with your pitch fibre drains.
Pitch fibre is a cheap material made from wood cellulose that was used in the manufacturing of drainpipes from the 1940s until the 1970s when plastic took over. As such, many homes were fitted with drain pipes made from this material during this period. For the most part, there is little difference in the functionality of pitch fibre drains to plastic drains, and they can largely be maintained in the same way.
However, there are some notable drawbacks to having drains made from pitch fibre that make them susceptible to breakdowns. For a start, these pipes are more vulnerable to external damage, meaning they need to be better sheltered in respective homes. What’s more, pitch fibre can also delaminate, a process which results in the internal blistering of the pipe. This latter issue mostly occurs when the following waste materials travel through the pipe:
Of course, all of the above substances frequently travel through all drainpipes, so the reality is that pitch fibre drains will inevitably encounter problems. If you have pitch fibre drains at your Basingstoke property, it is highly recommended that you have then inspected by drainage contractors. By doing this, you can solve minor issues early on and avoid costly repair later.
If you suspect there is an issue with your pitch fibre drains, the first step is to reach out to the No1 PHD team in Basingstoke. Our staff operate a 24-hour emergency drainage service, so they can be with you at any time to carry out thorough servicing. After an initial consultation, we’ll arrange a convenient date to visit your site and carry out the required work.
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After carrying out an initial inspection, our team will be able to determine the best course of action. Most of the time, we can deliver non-destructive repair work that involves the relining of your drain. This process will involve our team re-round your existing pitch fibre drains to remove any blisters before inserting a liner that will harden to provide a structurally sound pipe. Our team will, of course, then be able to offer advice on how to better protect your system in the future.
If your drains have sustained enough damage that a repair is no longer possible, then our team will have to carry out a full drain excavation and replacement service. This last resort is incredibly disruptive, but our staff will aim to work with speed and efficiency to complete the work as soon as possible. You can rely on us to provide you with the most cost-effective solution so that you end up with a new system that functions without issue.
Do you require urgent repair work for your pitch fibre drains? Then reach out to the No1 PHD team in Basingstoke today. Don’t hesitate to bring any further questions to our staff, as they will be able to provide all the relevant information. Call now on 08006906777 or email us at email@example.com today.
After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.
For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.