Pitch fibre drains are a very commonplace feature in UK properties that were built anywhere from 30 to 50 years ago. At the time they were first introduced to the British market, they were a new type of pipe that utilised pitch fibre as opposed to the traditionally used clay, and they proved to be very popular.
The goal of the manufacturers of these drains was to create a flexible and cost-effective pipe that was also quick to install and set up. Decades ago, this was considered to be a revolutionary development in construction, which led to their huge popularity.
At the time, they were also promoted as a long-lasting solution that wouldn’t need to be replaced anytime soon. Unfortunately, it turned out that these types of drains were fraught with all manner of issues that we have had to address, especially in recent years.
Numerous clients all over the Chelmsford area have had to call out local drainage experts No1 PHD to take care of these systems and replace them with more modern versions. Keep reading below if this is something that you’ve recently been considering yourself!
When it comes to pitch fibre drains in Chelmsford, blockages are very common but this is normally only the beginning of the problem. As we said above, these types of drains had a shorter service life than people initially realised.
Another sign is that the bitumen tends to blister, which might lead it to fully break off eventually. If this type of issue is left unattended for long enough, the exterior of the pipe will weaken. This will, in turn, compromise the entire system, which is obviously something that property owners want to avoid.
A third issue is that the pipes can start absorbing water internally as well as externally. This causes warping issues and may end up collapsing the pipe altogether. In case your property in Chelmsford has pitch fibre drains installed, it is very important to have a professional drainage team on standby to check them on a regular basis.
If any of the issues that we have described above have already occurred at your property, then don’t wait any longer to call us as we offer a 24hr emergency drainage service so we can be with you in a flash. These problems are definitely time-sensitive, so let us secure the premises and ensure that your household is safe.
Absolutely blown away by the service we received. Took all the stress out of losing our heating and hot water. Highly recommended!
2 weeks ago
Couldn’t have asked for a faster resolution to our drainage conundrum. Nothing was too much for these guys who were brilliant throughout.
1 month ago
Here at No1 PHD, we’ve been in the business for many years and dealt with countless plumbing and drainage issues with pitch fibre drains in Chelmsford and beyond. This means that we’ll know exactly what to look out for and consider before we start our drain excavation to remove and replace you damaged pipes.
Because the drainage system is such an essential part of any property, looking after it is an absolute must and we’re here to help. Whichever service you end up choosing from our wide range of plumbing installations and repairs, to any of our blocked drain services in Chelmsford, you can rest assured knowing that it will be fairly priced.
Are you now ready to get your drainage issues sorted quickly, comprehensively and affordably? Would you like one of our drainage team members to carry out a site survey? In that case, you can book your free check-up now by either calling us on 08006906777 or sending a quick message through our online enquiry form. We will get back to you shortly using your preferred method of contact! So for all your plumbing and drainage issues or if you do require our pitch fibre drainage services in Chelmsford or the surrounding areas, give No1 PHD drainage team a call, we are here for you now!
After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.
For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.