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