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Water main leak

Home Drain Maintenance

Why Get It?

The drains servicing your home are easy to neglect. We cannot see them and rarely think about them. So when something goes wrong we guarantee it will be an unexpected frustration resulting in unpleasant smells, damage to your property, inconvenience and potentially a large financial burden to fix.

Similar to maintaining a car, regular drain maintenance removes the risks of critical failures. Unlike with a vehicle however where you can use a different method of transport, there is no alternative solution for broken drains.


Check Ups?

At DHC Utilities we recommend regular maintenance should be carried out at your property every 12 months.

We find this gives an appropriate level of coverage to tackle build ups that could cause blockages and accounts for any damage that may be caused by seasonal elements such as freezing and thawing.

Maintenance helps stop smaller problems from escalating into larger ones. Dealing with drain issues when they become critical usually means we can’t use our less intrusive options.

A cracked drain, for example, could be repaired from inside it with patch lining but if left it could collapse requiring extensive digging to replace the damaged section.

Who Is


If you are the homeowner, then it will be your responsibility to resolve the problem.

If you are renting a property, it may be the responsibility of your landlord, but you need to look at your tenancy agreement to be sure.

If you are experiencing a leak because new repairs have been done recently, it may well be their responsibility.

If you’re in any doubt, you can contact us on 07753 259 174 for a free consultation.

A Drop in Water


One sign of a potential water main leak is a sudden drop in water pressure throughout your home’s plumbing system. This drop may be noticeable when turning on faucets or showers and not getting enough flow from them as usual.

Lowered water pressure can also cause dishwashers to take longer to fill up than normal since they need at least 15 PSI (pounds per square inch) for proper operation.

Lowered pressure could also make it difficult for toilets to flush properly. If you notice any changes in the way these appliances run due to lowered water pressure, it might be time to call DHC Utilities for an inspection of your plumbing system!

High Water


One telltale sign that you have a potential water main leak is receiving unusually high bills from your local utility company even though you haven’t made any major changes in how much water you use at home lately.

If this happens then it’s likely that some of the water being used at your house isn’t making its way into the sewers but instead is leaking out somewhere else unseen.

This means you are paying for usage even though most of it isn’t actually being used inside the house! A quality experienced water company like ourselves here at DHC Utilities can detect where this wasted water might be going and repair it quickly before more money goes down the drain (literally!).

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