Clogged, malfunctioned and blocked drains can cause serious health issues, from smell and skin irritation, to attracting rats and other vermin to the area. Also, if left unchecked, a blocked drain can cause property damage, including damp and even subsidence (where leaking drains cause the ground to become soft and sink which can cause cracks and damage to the building) which can be very expensive to repair compared to fixing the actual problem with the drains.
As well as causing damage to your property or place of work, a damaged drain pipe can cause costly damage to buildings in the surrounding area, both in urban and suburban areas, including flooding and sewage spilling over.
One of the first signs of drainage issues are blocked toilets as they are the main connection to the sewer outside so if you spot the water level rising, or any strange smells from toilets then it is a good idea to contact us to find out what the problem is.
Argo Drains specialises in drain unblocking both commercially and domestically throughout Birmingham and the West Midlands, including:
We are specially equipped to deal with a variety of different drains in the city, which can be crucial when working within the UK’s second largest city.
We can use CCTV surveys in Birmingham to navigate through your drain with either a robotic crawler camera, or a push CCTV drainage camera, to identify the causes of damage to the drain without having to dig an expensive trench – this can be minor issues from blockages and scale build up through to leaks, displaced joints and even cracked and collapsed drains.
We can also use hand rods and high-pressure water jetting systems to clean blocked drains. This can help to make your drainage system more efficient, as well as preventing leaks and protecting the condition of your drainage system so it lasts for years to come.
If you are looking to purchase property in the area i.e. perhaps you are looking to expand your business premises or perhaps you are a commercial property developer, or maybe you intend to move into the Birmingham area then a drain survey can be very useful to identify any potential drainage issues before you purchase the property so you can arrange with the existing owner whether they will fix these issues before you complete on the purchase and the problem becomes yours to look at.
Some of the main causes of a blocked drain in Birmingham include food waste, washing powder, sanitary towels, wipes, kitchen paper, toilet block holders, fat & grease, mud, leaves and bad workmanship. You can help these problems from occurring by ensuring that all items disposed of through sinks, toilets and drains are suitable to do so.
At Argo we have an average response time of around 4 hours and most issues are usually resolved within the first hour of our engineers being onsite. To help speed things along we require access to water & drains and a clear working area before we arrive.
Occasionally the issue may reside in your main sewer line where the responsibility would lie with your local authority. Unfortunately, this is not always evident when we first arrive but with our experienced engineers and tried and tested methods, we have over a 95% success rate in solving these problems whilst at the premises.
We have all been in an emergency situation where the drain is blocked and waste cannot be flushed away and it is important to get drains unblocked and waste flowing freely again before serious damage to your drains or property occur.
At Argo Drains, we have an emergency helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for businesses and customers within Birmingham so you can be sure when a drainage issue occurs that help will be on hand. We will assess your drainage emergency over the phone and arrange an engineer to be on site as soon as possible to find the cause of your problem quickly and with minimal disruption to you.
We cover all areas within Birmingham including: Aston, Balsall Heath, Bearwood, Birchfield, Bordesley Green, Digbeth, Edgbaston, Handsworth, Highgate, Hockley, Ladywood, Lee Bank, Lozells, Nechells, Newtown, Sparkbrook, Small Heath, Smethwick, Sutton Coldfield and Winson Green. We also cover the wider West Midlands including: Dudley, Lichfield, West Bromwich, Walsall, Stoke on Trent and Wolverhampton.