If you own commercial property in the UK, then you know that the health and safety of your employees and customers is a top priority. You also likely know that if your property suffers from drainage problems, it can cause serious damage to your building, putting those very people at risk. 

If you’re like most business owners, however, then you might not be aware of exactly what signs indicate that professional drainage services are needed. 

We’ve put together this list just for you so that we can help ensure that your building stays safe and secure – especially when it comes to keeping pests out!

Leaking drains

A leaky drain is the result of a crack or hole in your plumbing system, which causes water to seep out and make its way into your basement. Leaky drains are an obvious sign that something is wrong with your drainage system. If you notice any signs of leakage from your drains, it’s important to address the problem immediately before it gets worse.

If you have an underground pipe that’s leaking onto the ground around your house or building, then there may be other problems with the structure aboveground as well–such as cracks in walls and floors–and these issues need attention as well!

Stagnant water around your building

If you notice that stagnant water is building up around your property, the first thing to do is identify the cause of the problem. You can do this by looking at how much rain has fallen in recent weeks, as well as how much water has been used inside your building. If there has been a lot of rainfall and little activity within your business premises, it may be that some pipes have become blocked or are leaking onto the ground outside. If this is happening on an ongoing basis, then you should call Woking Drainage Services immediately!

The same goes if there’s another reason why water might be accumulating outside–for example if there’s been flooding nearby. Once we’ve identified what needs fixing and why it happened in the first place (soil erosion), our experts will come up with an effective solution for preventing further issues from occurring in the future.

Sewer backups

One of the most common signs that your drainage system needs professional help is a sewer backup. Sewer backups can cause serious damage to your building and pose a health risk to you and your employees.

When it comes to keeping your drains clear, there are many reasons why they may become clogged: tree roots, broken pipes, or other obstructions can all contribute to this problem! If you notice any of these signs in Woking then you must get in touch with an expert drainage services firm as soon as possible so they can come out and assess the situation for yourself before it gets worse than it already is!

No dampness or mildew odour in your basement

If your basement has a dampness and mildew odour, it can be a sign that it needs professional drainage services. Damp basements are prone to mildew growth because of the moisture they contain. Mildew is harmful to your health and can damage property if not properly removed. It’s also important to note that mould spores are highly flammable; this means that if left untreated, they could cause fires in your home or business!

Mildew usually appears as greenish-black patches on walls or ceilings–you may even see surface mould growing where water has leaked through cracks in concrete floors or walls. If you notice these signs of dampness and/or mould growth anywhere in your property’s crawlspace or basement area(s), we recommend calling us immediately so we can assess the extent of damage before taking further action steps such as removing excess moisture from these areas using dehumidifiers/air conditioners which help reduce condensation issues within basements/crawlspaces thereby preventing future problems related directly linked back towards poor drainage systems installed throughout our region.

Water Accumulation

If you notice water accumulation on your property, it may be time for drain repair. If you see water collecting in one or more areas of the building and not going away after a few hours, this could be caused by a blocked drain. Similarly, if there are several small puddles of standing water throughout the building and no known source of leaking pipes or broken mains, then it’s likely that there’s something wrong with your system’s drainage pipes.

If these problems persist for more than a day or two and aren’t addressed immediately by professionals who know how to fix them properly (and safely), then they could end up causing structural damage to both interior floors as well as exterior foundations over time due to prolonged exposure from moisture buildup inside walls/floors which can lead mould growth if left untreated too long without any remediation efforts being taken beforehand such as installing new sump pumps, etc.

Foul Odours

Foul odours are a sign that your Woking commercial property needs professional drainage services. The foul odour may be caused by a sewer backup, clogged drains, or other problems. The source of the odour could also be bacteria and other organisms in the water. Foul odours can also be caused by rotten eggs (hydrogen sulfide) or methane gas–these gases are also a sign of an unhealthy environment.

If you notice foul odours coming from your Woking commercial property’s drains and pipes, it could mean that there is sewage backup somewhere in your building’s drainage system or that something is blocking one of its pipes or drains causing sewage to back up into an area where it shouldn’t be located.

Soil Erosion

Soil erosion can be a major cause of flooding, damage to infrastructure and property, environmental degradation and crop failure. It can also lead to soil contamination and pollution.

Soil erosion happens when water flows over land without being absorbed by vegetation or absorbed by the ground below it. This causes the top layer of soil, which contains most of its nutrients for plants, to wash away with rainwater runoff into nearby rivers or streams. As this happens over time it reduces the fertility of land because all its nutrients are washed away with each rainfall event until eventually there’s nothing left at all!

Cracks in the Foundation or Walls

If you have noticed cracks in your building’s foundation or walls, it could be a sign that there are drainage issues. Check for evidence of moisture, mould and rot. Water pooling around your building may also indicate drainage problems. 

Mosquitoes and Other Pests

Mosquitoes and other pests can be a problem in commercial properties. Pests can damage property, making it unappealing to clients, and they can also be a health hazard. Drainage systems have to be cleaned and maintained regularly as part of commercial property maintenance; this includes drains, pipes and gullies that run from the ground up into your building or business premises.

Although these systems are designed to take wastewater away from buildings without any problems occurring (and most of them do), they’re susceptible to clogging and water damage if they aren’t looked after properly by experts.

In a nutshell

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, you must contact a drainage services company right away. In most cases, they can resolve the problem within one day and ensure that your building remains leak-free for years to come.
Protect your commercial property with professional drainage services. Contact Woking Drainage Services for a comprehensive solution to all your drainage issues. Your business deserves a dry and safe environment!