Burst pipes can occur in anything from putting a nail in a heating pipe putting down a floorboard, to normal wear and tear or corrosion. During periods of very cold weather water in pipes freeze, expand and then split the pipe. Proper lagging of pipework and maintaining the house at a reasonable temperature will assist in preventing this happening. Isolating the incoming water supply and draining down storage tanks in the attic may also assist.
When your drain is starting to overflow and you decide to lift the manhole and all you see is a load of stones it usually means only one thing "You've got rats".Read Full Article
The tenant upstairs in this property in North Strand was oblivious to the fact that every time they flushed their loo it was dissappearing from their view but was re-surfacing up through the toilet downstairs. Alas the unit downstairs was un-occupied for a considerable period so nobody noticed events that were unfolding. The main sewer outlet was blocked so the waste had nowhere to go and found the easiest path....Read Full Article
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