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Roots love drains, we clear them out!

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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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    Say Goodbye to Clogged Drains with Root Cutting

    Root cutting is an important option in the professional plumbers toolkit as although it may not be apparent at first, the roots of trees and hedges can cause harm to underground pipe systems. For homeowners, this can translate to a lot of problems. Some examples include:

    Loose Connections and Cracks

    Most root problems are caused by a crack in a pipe or a poor connection. Roots are attracted to the vapours that escape from any structurally compromised piping, so it’s important to make sure that there are no trees planted over pipe networks.


    When a root system has been gradually growing in a pipe over time, it will have eventually taken over the interior space, obstructing the flow considerably. With debris gradually accumulating, the flow of drainage contents will have become either narrow or entirely blocked. To clear a blockage at this stage, it is important to contact an engineer to remove and replace the affected drain pipe. If the pipe is part of a sewage system, a backed up pipe structure can cause significant inconvenience if it bursts or breaks.

    Drain Root Cutting

    An alternative to replacing the pipe is for the engineer to use a root cutting machine to clear the growth from the pipe. Once cleared the pipe can be relined and put back into use, without all of the disruption of digging up the pipe and relaying it.

    Root Infiltration

    Roots are in a perpetual search for water, oxygen, and nutrients. As pipes contain all these things, roots will try to infiltrate them given the chance. If a root system starts to grow inside a pipe, it’s more likely that debris, such as tissue paper and fats, could become stuck and slow the pipe’s flow.

    Therefore, it’s important to nip the problem in the bud and prevent further infiltration before blockages and damage occur.

    Pipe Damage

    If left to grow unchecked, the pressure exerted by a root structure on a pipe will eventually cause the pipe to break, necessitating repairs. Whether the broken pipe is for sewage, drainage, or water, it will be completely inert until repairs are made, as the contents will spill out into the surrounding soil. For sewer pipes that connect a house’s drainage system to the main sewer pipes, any damage or blockages are the liability of the homeowner. However, roots from a council-planted tree are the responsibility of the council, as well as any public places.

    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. Call us on 01225 422980 or fill in the form here.

    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.