Protecting your drains from rodents

It seems an obvious thing to say but keeping rats, mice and other rodents out of your homes drainage system is incredibly important.

Rats can easily gain access to a drain through a cracked section of pipe, a gap in a grate or other damaged section and once they are in, they can gain access to your home.  A drainage system is not just about flowing waste water out of the home, it is ensuring that nothing comes back up the other way.

Sewers are the ideal environment for rats to live in and they can access your homes drainage system that way.  This is why it is so important that your homes drainage system is working properly.  This may mean that you should consider additional specialised protective measures for your drainage system to prevent rats from penetrating.

What to look out for as common signs of rat infestation

  • Small holes gnawed in the wall
  • Rodent droppings found in the home
  • Scratching noises and other rustling noises behind walls, under floors and in the attic.
  • Chewed paper, cables or plastic
  • Food left out over night having moved or been disturbed

What to do if you think there are rats in your drainage system

Step one is to find out how they got there and stop them from re-entering.  That is where we come in.  Using CCTV drainage camera we can track your homes drainage system to find the vulnerable point and stop it from happening again.    After this, we can install other preventative measures such as flaps, valves and guards to prevent them from coming back.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more, please call us today.

Where we cover:

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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JSL Drainage Glasgow

A reliable, professional and trusted drainage firm covering Glasgow and the surrounding areas. For quotations, emergency call outs and commercial contracts please call our head office on 0141 406 1658.


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