Drainage pipes can operate with little maintenance for decades. But after a certain amount of time, you may notice that the flow rate from your bath or sink slows down. This could be due to the build up of waste products in the trap, or it could be that the drainage pipe has a reduced diameter.
A drainage pipe can have a reduced diameter because of a number of reasons, but the most likely is that a build up of scale is hampering the flow of waste water. Scale usually forms in hard water areas such as London and can cause serious problems to the drainage system.
Drain maintenance companies have now developed state of the art technology to remove scale from the inside of the pipes, without the need for digging or complete pipe replacement. They use a device called an electro-mechanical descaling machine. This removes the scale from the inside of the pipe by rotating a think cable that has a scale cutting head attached. The cable is fed into the drainage network and slowly cuts away the scale from the pipe, restoring it to its full waste carrying capacity.
Scale can be the cause of many drainage problems in London, so it’s important to contact a drain maintenance company at the first sign of a problem occurring.