The drainage system in your property plays a vital role in the day-to-day running of your household. These setups are different for every home, but some are stronger than others, with pitch fibre drains, unfortunately, falling into the latter category. If your piping is made from this cheaper material, then it will be more likely to encounter faults in the future. To ensure that you do not suffer from disruptive issues, you must have your pitch fibre drains inspected regularly.
At No1 PHD, our team have been carrying out maintenance and repair work on drainage systems in Winchester for many years. Our staff have dealt with everything from blocked drains to leaking pipes, so they’re confident in being able to fulfil the needs of all local residents; including homeowners or commercial businesses. Contact us today if you have pitch fibre drains that you’d like to be inspected, repaired or replaced.
Pitch fibre is a material made from wood cellulose. As it was cheap to produce, the material was used to manufacture drainpipes from the 1940s to the 1970s. During this period, many homes in Winchester were fitted with pitch fibre drains. Most modern day local drainage systems are now constructed using plastic, which is a far more durable material. In terms of functionality, there is little difference between drains made from pitch fibre or plastic, as they can be maintained using the same methods.
Unfortunately, there are a number of issues that can arise in pitch fibre drains as their build makes them more susceptible to damage. Firstly, pipes made from this material are more vulnerable to external damage, so it is vital that they are sheltered within homes sufficiently. Pitch fibre drains can also undergo a process called delamination, in which the internal lining of the pipe begins to blister. These problems and issues usually occur when the following hot substances travel through the drain:
All of the liquids listed above travel through our pipes on a daily basis, so if you have pitch fibre drains, they will inevitably suffer damage. If you have these types of pipes in your property, it is vital that you have them inspected for any issues. By catching problems early, you can avoid the need for costly repairs, or even drain excavation work, in the future. However, such work needs to be carried out by professionals that have the required knowledge and equipment.
If you have pitch fibre drains running throughout your home and want to have them inspected, you should reach out to our Winchester drainage team at No1 PHD. We understand that when you encounter issues, it is vital that they are fixed as soon as possible. It is for this reason that we operate an emergency 24-hour drainage service for Winchester residents. Our staff are flexible in their availability, so they can arrange a date a time to visit your property that is convenient.
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Upon arriving at your site, our team will first need to carry out an inspection to see if there are any issues with your pitch fibre drains. Most of the problems that we find can be fixed through no-dig repairs. Our staff can reline the inside of your drain through the process or re-rounding the inside of your drain before inserting a new lining. This method removes any blisters from your drains and ensures that that structural integrity of the pipe remains intact.
If we uncover more severe damage in your pitch fibre drains, it may be that a repair is not possible. In these situations, our staff will need to carry out excavation work to remove the damaged pipes and have them replaced. This process is incredibly disruptive, so for many, it is a last resort. However, you can rely on our team to provide you with a cost-effective solution while they work with speed and efficiency to have your new drainage system fitted.
Would you like to have your pitch fibre drains inspected by our professional drainage team? Then don’t hesitate to contact us at No1 PHD in Winchester today! Our staff are more than willing to discuss our services in detail, so call now on 01425 208031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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.