Dealing with a leaking soil pipe

A leaking soil pipe inside your property is usually fairly noticeable. You may notice unpleasant smells or that water is not draining from the toilets as quickly as usual.

soil pipe leak can be caused by a number of problems that are hard to pinpoint if you're not a trained professional.

Because of the nature of the material that flows through them, repairs can end up being very messy. So for a job of this sort we recommend you call in a professional plumber before the problem escalates.

What to do?

  • Check the source
    Leakage from the soil pipe may be due to a number of factors that can include cracked cement or a loose connector. Water seen below the cistern may be caused by condensation.
  • Don't struggle
    Because of the nature of the material the soil pipe carries, fixing the leakage can be a messy, unpleasant experience for those who are not used to carrying out such procedures. It would be advisable to seek the services of a qualified plumber.

Top tips

If you're trying to determine the cause of the blockage, full clothing and face protection is recommended.

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