How to Detect and Repair Leaks in Your Drainage System

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A leaky drainage system can cause a host of problems, from water damage to structural issues, and may even pose health risks due to mold growth. Therefore, it’s essential to detect and repair leaks promptly to avoid costly repairs and potential health hazards. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to identify leaks in your drainage system and the steps you can take to fix them.

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Visual inspection

The first step in detecting leaks is to conduct a visual inspection of your drainage system. Look for signs of water damage, such as damp spots, mould, or discoloured walls and ceilings. Also, check for pooling water or wet spots around drainage pipes, as these can indicate a leak.


A foul smell is often a telltale sign of a drainage leak. If you notice a persistent, musty odor, it’s likely that there’s a hidden leak causing moisture to accumulate.

High water bills

An unexpected increase in your water bill may indicate a leak in your drainage system. If your water usage hasn’t changed significantly, but your bill has increased, it’s time to investigate for potential leaks.


Unusual sounds

Pay attention to any unusual sounds, such as dripping or gurgling noises coming from your pipes. These sounds may be a sign of a leak or other drainage issue.

Repairing minor leaks

For small leaks, you can often fix the issue yourself using a pipe repair clamp or plumber’s tape. Simply wrap the tape around the leaking pipe, or place the clamp over the leak and tighten it to stop the flow of water. Make sure to turn off the water supply before attempting any repairs.

Repairing major leaks

If you’re dealing with a significant leak or damaged pipe, it’s best to call 1st class drainage. We have the expertise and equipment necessary to safely repair the issue and prevent further damage to your property.

Replacing damaged pipes

In some cases, a damaged pipe may need to be replaced entirely. This is typically necessary if the pipe has corroded, cracked, or is otherwise beyond repair. At 1st class drainage we will be able to assess the situation and determine the best course of action.

Clearing blocked drains

Blocked drains can cause leaks by forcing water to escape through cracks or weak spots in the pipe. To clear a blocked drain, you can try using a plunger or a drain snake. If these methods don’t work, call a plumber to professionally clear the blockage.

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