Fixing Blockages Caused by Autumn Leaf Fall

It’s that time of year when the temperature drops, the leaves have turned to various wonderful colours and autumn has very much arrived. But pretty as the crisp autumnal leaves might seem on the trees, they are a very different proposition once they fall to the ground!

During the autumn period we are frequently called to commercial properties where outdoor drains and sewerage systems have been severely clogged by fallen leaves – causing drain blockages, flooding and a lot of unpleasant mess.

Here we list three popular services offered by the experienced team at AB Pipelines that can quickly and efficiently clear blockages caused by autumn leaf fall:

Emergency removal for blockages

When fallen leaves become wet and compacted, they can cause a blockage in drains or industrial sewer pipes that result in overflow. A problem that often requires immediate attention, a quick and effective emergency blockage service can save the considerable expense of water damage if flooding occurs, and the potential loss of earnings caused by repairs and a messy clean-up process.

High-pressure jetting

When autumn leaves build up in certain areas of a piping system, this can cause existing obstructions to become fully clogged and watertight, which usually leads to blockage and flooding. Water jetting offers a high-powered method of dislodging particularly tough blockages in drains and sewage pipes – with jetting pressures up to 10,000psi capable of displacing even the toughest obstructions.

CCTV Investigations

In the most extreme cases a blockage caused by fallen leaves can occur in concealed piping systems way below the ground, making the cause difficult to determine. When this happens, exploratory CCTV drain and sewer inspection technology is used to determine what the problem is, and how to fix it.

If your retail or commercial property is experiencing issues with blocked drains caused by fallen leaves, please call our expert team on 01252 838888.