You might think that a good solid plastic or metal pipe is pretty impervious to damage but sadly this is not the case. Given enough pressure or the right kind of impact over a long period of time then that pipe is going to break. What can you do to help stop this potentially disastrous situation? One answer is to look at using Pipe protectors from a company like https://www.meterbox.co.uk/pipe-protectors. They offer a great range of cladding products and other items to ensure that the life pipes lasts the longest.
What causes pipe damage? Here a few examples.
- Earthquakes – Luckily not the most common occurrence in the UK (although they do happen) earthquakes are bad news for pipes as most are under the ground for protection if the ground itself is moving about it can be a problem.
- Digging them up by accident – It’s good to know what is under the ground and you should always check first.
- Roots from trees and plants – Again, before planting its best to know where the pipes are so any potential growth cannot harm them.
- Animals – To be fair a dog would have to dig pretty deep when burying a bone so we are talking more about moles, badgers and rabbits. Generally creatures that live under the ground. They will happily crash into them regardless.