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    Jonathan Taylor
    Jonathan Taylor
    16:29 12 Sep 22
    Great response and service. We had our drains blocked and was quite stuck. The team talked us through each stage and what can be done to prevent further issues.
    Sasha Nixon
    Sasha Nixon
    10:23 18 May 22
    Excellent service and communication on my pre purchase survey in May 2022. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mega-Rod!
    Rich Williams
    Rich Williams
    13:12 22 Dec 20
    I find myself posting another very positive review for this company. I find the customer service absolutely impeccable with the owner of the company even arranging urgent visits to my house whilst he is on holiday. All of the staff with whom I've had contact have been highly knowledgeable, courteous and providers of solutions whereby my drainage can be more efficient and not cause continued problems.They also have all the kit so it's not just a man visiting with his rod but you have... technology and power which combined with the friendliness makes for a very stressfree experience.I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this company to those looking for support and quick fix more
    Toni Clothier
    Toni Clothier
    13:23 27 Mar 19
    Mega-Rod responded to my issue in a prompt and professional manner. When the engineer attended my property he was friendly and talked me through what had been found and what works he was undertaking. The engineer resolved the issue in less than an hour but his process was thorough. The engineer took care in my possessions, returning all items as they were found. I would have no doubts in using this company going forward.
    Claire Doig
    Claire Doig
    09:07 25 Jul 17
    I called Mega Rod to help with a very blocked drain and someone arrived quickly to sort it out. He quickly identified that it was a shared sewer and was actually Wessex Water's responsibility so he contacted his office and all the billing was arranged directly with Wessex Water so we didn't need to pay or do anything else. We also used them for a CCTV drain survey before doing building work.We also used them years ago for a blocked drain at a previous house we lived in. Staff have arrived... promptly, been very helpful, friendly and professional and the prices have been very reasonable for all the work they have done for us.It's great to have a local, friendly company to contact for this type of work. I would highly recommend Mega more
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    Collapsed Drains

    Collapsed drains are arguably the most extreme drainage issue that can occur. Usually, drain collapses are the result of years of poor drain maintenance, but can also be a result of damage to pipes and sewer systems, or degradation of the pipes themselves.

    In an ideal case, your drains will be regularly maintained so collapsed drains can be entirely avoided, but sometimes severe damage can be unavoidable. You should act on a collapsed drain as soon as possible to minimise repair costs and disruption, but how do you know if your drains have collapsed? Read on for some telltale signs.

    Regular blockages or sewage back ups

    One off blockages might be solved by a thorough drain cleaning, but if your home suffers from regular blockages or even back ups of sewage in your home, then a collapse somewhere along the drain is the likely culprit.

    Without having a survey done in your drains, it can be tough to differentiate between a blockage and damage to the pipe itself. If you’ve suffered numerous cases of blocked drains in your home, a CCTV survey will identify any damage that is impeding the function of your drains. After that, the problem can be sorted out once and for all.

    Smell of sewage

    You might think yourself incredibly unlucky to have drain and rat trouble at the same time, but truth is they could easily be related. When a drain is damaged – cracked or collapsed – it becomes open to intrusion from the outside.

    Rats can lead a thriving life in sewer systems and if they end up finding their way to your damaged drainpipe, they could end up setting up shop in your home’s drainage system. We have previously covered the prevention of rats in drains, but it’s worth saying again: if you believe rats have infested your home through your sewers, a professional pest control company will be able to deal with the main infestation, while drainage contractors can repair your drains to prevent future infestations.

    Rodent infestations

    Undoubtedly the main benefit of French drains is that they protect your property from flooding. The more a building floods, the more likely it is that you will encounter further problems such as brickwork becoming damaged and mould forming in your home.

    As well as this, they’re also among the easiest and most cost-effective drainage solutions out there.

    Damp or mould

    When your drainage is damaged, the flow of water through your home will be affected. This can lead to wastewater creating damp patches on your walls around where your pipes have been damaged. Damp leads to mould, which creates an unhealthy living environment for children and the elderly in particular. If mould has begun to appear in your home, and is accompanied by a sewer smell, it’s possible that you have a collapsed drain on your hands.

    Slow drains

    Slow drains are frustrating to deal with. Usually they’d point towards a blockage, but if the drains remain slow – or revert back to being slow after a clean – then it’s likely that there is something more serious going on. A CCTV survey will show whether your drain is collapsed or damaged in any way – tree root intrusion is a common cause of drain damage, for example – then your drains can be fully repaired to maximise their performance.

    These are just some of the common signs of collapsed drains. If you notice any of these, it’s important to call a professional drainage contractor to carry out a full inspection.

    Solution for Collapsed Drains

    If a drain breaks down, specialised assistance from the Mega-Rod specialist is necessary. Repairing or replacing collapsed drains is not easy and NOT a DIY exercise; instead, call in one of our trained specialists. Fixing a busted drain needs experience, and you can rely on our experienced, well-trained team.

    Usually, the ground would have to be excavated to detect the extent of the damage after the drain collapse. Then we would have an idea of the extent of the damage, and the items needed for the repair. The only remedy for collapsed drains is replacing the broken and collapsed pipes.

    How Mega-Rod can help

    The team at Mega-Rod can resolve all your drainage trouble. Whether you suspect that your drains are severely damaged, blocked or have no idea what the issue might be, we have the skills and equipment to identify and fix problems large and small. We work promptly and safely at all times and will work closely with you to ensure the most appropriate solution is implemented at your convenience. To find out more about our drain repair services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

    Need your drains unblocking? Septic tank need emptying? Need a CCTV Drain Survey? Contact the experts at Mega-Rod on 01225 422980. We offer a prompt, competitive service from a family firm working in Bath, Bristol and the surrounding area.