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Protecting Your Drains From Rodents

When you first move into a new premises, whether it be a home or workplace there is always a small chance that there could be unwanted visitors lurking about, and that’s not what you want… rats in your house of workplace is a major issue and needs to be sorted with immediate effect. It could be that your drains are damaged or have been installed incorrectly as the rats have found a way of getting into your pipes where they think they won’t be found. Little do people realise, once they are in your drains it is easy access for them to get into your property. One small hole or crack in your drainage system can soon deteriorate meaning it is easy access for rodents, plus just like sheep, once one goes the others will follow…. Which will lead to an even bigger problem.

Don’t let rodents become a problem in your drains, take a look at our advice below on keeping them away 24/7.

How do I know if there are rats in my drains?

Have you seen rat droppings begin to appear? Have you seen them before but not realised what they are? Dark pellets on your floor and skirting boards are a good indication of there being an intruder. Plus, you could also start seeing parts of your furniture with teeth marks in or holes from where they have been chewing at what is available to them.

Sometimes if there are rats in the drains, you’ll be able to hear scratching when it is quiet on a night or even small footstep sounds…

Once you know what the problem is or you have identified that there are rats in your property you will need to investigate further, find out if there is a nest and if so, where it is located. If there are multiple places within your drains where the rats can enter there will need to be some repair work carried out.

With a CCTV Drain Survey, our team will be able to see exactly where the holes are in your drains and if there are any rats in there.

What solutions are there?

If your drains are damaged, and there is a pretty high chance they are if there are rats, then you will need to have them repaired to stop any further infestation. Once any holes have been repaired, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that the rodents are out and there is no way of them getting back in. There are a few other precautions you can take just to be on the safe side (it’s better to be safe than sorry!).

  • Make sure all rubbish is in a sealed bin
  • If there are any gaps around door frames that lead into your property, make sure these are sealed so there is no possible way for the rats to enter.
  • Don’t leave any food out on countertops or where it is not sealed.
  • Speak to a local pest control team who can help you to remove the rodents in a timely and safe manner.
  • Once any repairs have been completed and the rats have been dealt with, after a few weeks you could have another CCTV Drain Survey carried out just to ensure that everything underground is ok and there are no problems.

With our team of expert drainage engineers, we’ll be able to tell you in a matter of minutes what the problem is, where the rat’s nest is located and provide you with any advice and guidance. Plus, with the survey we’ll be able to see exactly where the rats have been entering your drains and what needs repairing.

Do you think you have a problem with rats in your pipes? Contact us today and we can help you. Call us on 07807 790832.

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