Waste Pipe Repairs

Any homeowner knows how important it is to keep their plumbing and pipes in order. Waste pipes are no exception, with a well-functioning system essential to the drainage, cleanliness, and hygiene of your home. 

Our team at UKOOA pride themselves on being the place to go for Londoners who are looking to get their plumbing fixed up and ensure their waste pipes are working the way they should be.

What is a waste pipe?

A waste pipe is a horizontal pipe that transports recycled greywater from your home to underground drains.

You may already know that greywater isn’t as clean as whitewater, but isn’t as contaminated as blackwater (sewage). Greywater doesn’t contain all the real nasties that you’d get in sewage, but it might contain things like soap, skin cells, or food particles. 

Greywater waste pipes connect and remove water from places including sinks, baths, and washing machines.

So, given that waste pipes remove greywater, what kind of pipes flush away sewage and other nasty stuff? That is the job of the soil pipes. Your toilet waste pipe is the best example of a soil pipe in the home. 

When does a waste pipe need repairing?

There are several signs to look out for that mean it’s time to call in a professional team to repair your soil or waste pipes. 

Clogs and blockages are some common problems with soil and waste pipes. Though you might be tempted to grab the nearest plunger and get to work yourself, you could end up doing more harm than good, and even damage the pipes in the process. 

Thankfully, UKOOA is here to help. Our expert team of plumbers have a wealth of experience in fixing drain blockages of all kinds and can swiftly restore your pipes back to good working order.

Bad smells

A nasty odour emanating from your drains or lingering around your kitchen and bathroom could mean that someone is flushing things down the toilet that they shouldn’t be. Items like sanitary items or wet wipes are not supposed to be flushed down the toilet and will cause blockages in your pipes and drains.

If it’s a smell you’re picking up on mainly in the kitchen area, you could have a build-up of grease and grime that’s caused by clogging. 

Gurgling drains

A strange gurgling sound coming from your drains means that water isn’t flowing through properly, resulting in bubbles of air forming inside. This could be because of clogs and blockages, or damage to the pipes. 

Slow water drainage

If the water in your bath, sinks, or shower isn’t draining as freely as it should, this is another sign that you could have a clog somewhere in the system. 

Toilets emptying inefficiently 

One of the more unpleasant signs that your toilet waste pipe needs repairing, is when your toilet doesn’t empty properly, leaving sewage in the bowl after you’ve flushed. 

Water backups

A water backup is when water flows back through your waste pipes the wrong way. No one wants their basins, baths, or showers filling up with old water— it can even be dangerous if it contains sewage. 

Damaged soil and waste pipes

Sometimes problems can arise because of damage to the pipes. This can be due to things like pipe corrosion, cracks, leaking pipes, or even just old age. This can cause real issues in your home such as rot, mould, low water pressure or even sewage leaks. 

It can be tricky to pinpoint the exact reason why your pipes aren’t working as well as they should. That’s why it can be helpful to contact us as soon as you notice an issue. Our team has the expertise and knowledge to get right to the root of the problem, saving you time and stress, while preventing any further damage to your drainage system. 

We’ll get out to you as quickly as possible, and are available to carry out emergency plumbing if your needs are particularly urgent. We’ll aim to be on our way within 30 minutes of you getting in touch. 

Why call in UKOOA for waste pipe repairs

UKOOA is the place to go in London to get your waste pipes repaired. We have heaps of experience sorting out all waste pipe issues, and we always leave a trail of happy customers in our wake. 

Our team have all passed extensive training courses and has all the relevant plumbing certifications and qualifications. This is why our customers can rest easy knowing that their homes are in safe hands with our fully competent, professional, and friendly plumbers. 

Once we’ve finished the job, we’ll give you an itemised bill, so you can be sure you’ve been charged fairly for our work. 

We only use WRAS-approved parts, meaning everything we use meets the highest industry standards. 

To talk through your options and get a free, no-obligation quote, contact our experienced and friendly team by filling out our simple online form. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 0203 519 6605, or email us at [email protected], and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.