Most modern buildings are connected to pipework made from plastic, but there are many properties across the UK that have drains made from pitch fibre. If your home or commercial building in Guildford has these old-fashioned pipes installed, then you may need them replacing.
At No1 PHD, we are well versed in all aspects relating to drainage problems in Guildford, which includes pitch fibre pipework. We are your local drainage specialists so you can trust in our expertise. All of our technicians are certified and possess the skills required to repair or replace your pitch fibre drains. To find out more information about what we can do to help, give us a call on 01425 208031.
Many drainage systems installed between the 1950s and the 1970s will be made up of pitch fibre pipes as opposed to clap pipes. This is because they were deemed a cheaper alternative, but in the modern era, most pipes are plastic, with pitch fibre versions dying out.
When they were initially introduced, pitch fibre pipes were much more lightweight than clay, and much more cost-effective. However, added to the pipes to strengthen them was asbestos, which is a substance that can cause health problems. Given that the pipes were bound within the coal tar pitch, the asbestos wasn’t harmful, and it still isn’t as long as it is contained.
The problem, though, is that due to the structure of pitch fibre drains, they are more susceptible to breaking and general wear and tear. With this in mind, it may be beneficial to have them replaced or at least inspected to check their condition.
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It is best for you to contact our team at No1 PHD as we specialise in pitch fibre drain repairs and replacement. Guildford residents should know that we can take care of all drainage problems, from clearing blocked drains to unclogging sinks. With regards to pitch fibre pipes, they are perfectly safe if they are in a good condition.
However, if you suspect any form of damage, then our team can be of assistance. Our technicians will be able to inspect the drains and decide whether they are eligible for a repair. The other option is drain excavation, which consists of our professionals digging a hole or trench to locate the pipes and replace them.
If you pitch fibre drains have suffered cracks or tears, we can offer you two repair options. Our experts can insert protective lining within the interior of the pipes to prevent any further damage. Due to the strength of the coating, your drainage pipes will be like brand new! Waste water will comfortably flow through the passageway and your network will be in strong working order.
Alternatively, as part of our pitch fibre drain services in Guildford, we can provide patch lining, which covers any cracks or tears within the piping structure. Our experienced technicians will be able to advise you on the best form of repair once we have inspected the drains.
In most cases, it is in your best interest to opt for a drain repair over a replacement because it is much less disruptive. However, we completely understand if you feel that your premises in Guildford require more heavy duty piping, particularly as pitch fibre drains are not as long-lasting.
Our technicians aim to cause as minimal disruption as possible during the replacement process, and we will only dig where necessary. If you are uncertain whether your drains need replacing, feel free to arrange a site visit, during which we can assess the condition of your pipes and advise you on the best course of action.
To find out more information about our pitch fibre drain repairs and replacement, Guildford residents should give us a call on 01425 208031.
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.