A problem with bent pipes

We had an interesting call out from a client in Pollokshields this week.

Their downstairs toilet sink was draining slowly and they couldn’t figure out why.  They had tried using a plunger themselves and they had tried pouring drain unblocker down the sink hole but nothing was working.

The cause of the issue it turned out was that the plastic drain pipe under the floor had actually bent slightly.  Just a light bend – nothing too dramatic enough but it was limiting the gravitational push of the water.  Long story short, the water going down the sink hole was not generating enough weight to push the water and waste that was already in the drainage pipe.

We replaced the bent pipe section with a new section and ensured that it had enough support to prevent the same issue from happening again.

Overall it was actually a fairly straightforward fix – however if the client had not been so active in firstly trying to fix the issue themselves and secondly calling in the professional drainage expert when they couldn’t fix it themselves then the situation could have been a lot worse.

The bend would have allowed a greater build up in waste material which would have increased the weight resting inside the pipe which in turn would have increased the bend and so on.  Eventually the drainage pipe would have cracked or split open and flooded the underfloor space with drainage water.  As it was a hand basin that is not used as often as say the kitchen sink, the problem could have gone on for a long time and caused significant damage to the building and its structure.

 

At JSL Drainage, we would always advise an overly cautious attitude to checking out your drainage system.  If you have tried to fix an issue yourselves with no luck, just remember that we don’t charge a call out fee and all our work only begins when you have accepted our written quotation.

 

If you want to know more, simply give us a call on 0141 406 1658

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G1, G2, G4 City Centre | G3 Finnieston, Kelvingrove, Woodlands, Park Circus | G5 Gorbals, New Gorbals | G11 Broomhill, Thornwood, Partick | G12 Hyndland, Hillhead, Kelvinside, Kelvindale | G13 Knightswood, Anniesland | G14 Jordanhill, Yoker, Scotstoun | G15 Drumchapel | G20 Firhill, Kelvinside, Maryhill | G31 East End, Dennistoun, Alexandra Park | G32 Tollcross, Mount Vernon | G33 Stepps | G40 East End, Bridgeton | G41 Pollockshields | G42 Govanhill, Queens Park | G43 Shawlands | G44 Cathcart, Croftfoot | G45 Castlemilk | G46 Giffnock | G51 Govan | G52 Hillington | G53 Silverburn, Darnley | G60 Bowling, Old Kilpatrick | G61 Bearsden | G62 Milngavie | G63 Balfron, Strathblane, Kilearn, Blanefield | G64 Bishopbriggs, Torrance, Balmore | G65 Kilsyth | G66 Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown | G67, G68 Cumbernauld | G69 Moodiesburn, Baillieston | G71 Uddingston, Bothwell | G72 Blantyre, Cambuslang | G73 Rutherglen | G74, G75 East Kilbride | G76 Clarkston | G77 Newton Mearns | G78 Barrhead, Neilston | G81 Clydebank | G82 Dunbarton | G83 Balloch, Alexandria | G84 Helensburgh | ML1 Motherwell | ML2 Wishaw, Newmains | ML3 Hamilton, Ferniegair, Quarter, South Lanarkshire, Limekilnburn | ML4 Bellshill | ML5 Coatbridge | ML6 Airdrie | ML8 Carluke | ML9 Larkhall | PA1, PA2, PA3 Paisley | PA4 Renfrew | PA5 Johnstone | PA7 Bishopton | PA8 Erskine | PA11 Bridge of Weir | PA13 Kilmacolm | PA14 Langbank |

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