Rat problems associated with Drains

Rats are known inhabitours of drains and sewers.

When these systems are compromised through drainage defects, rats can leave the sewer network, typically close by to your house foundations and wall cavities.

Working with Rat Detection drainage specialists, Countrywide carry out site surveys to find the defects that allow rats into your property.


  • What type of defects are there?

    We carry out specialist drain surveys utilising top of the range CCTV equipment.

    Defects in the drainage system could include:

    • Displaced joints,
    • Broken or fractured pipework
    • Redundant junctions
    • Incorrectly fitted connections into the drains
  • How do rats then get into the home

    Once rats leave the drainage system they can tunnel along pipes or come straight under the foundations of the house.

    Cavity walls then allow rats free movement around the property which normally ends up in the roof/loft space.

    Redundant drain systems beneath house extensions can also provide an easy route in under the property if they are not apped off properly.

  • Extensive drain surveys
  • Branch lines inspected
  • Connections inspected
  • Sewer valves fitted
  • Detailed Survey Report
  • Video files and Drawings

Book a free survey

Please provide your details below and we will complete your survey at a time convenient to you

Why Countrywide?

  • Full British Pest Control Association Member
  • BS EN16636 (Pest Management) Accredited Quality Management System
  • Your local fully accredited Pest Control company
  • CHAS - Health & Safety Accredited
  • £10 Million public liability insurance £5 Million Employers Liability
  • ALL pest control technicians are training towards the recognised BPCA/RSPH certificate in pest control
  • BPCA Registered technicians - We take the development of our staff seriously with ongoing CPD

Areas we cover

Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire

  • Newbury
  • Thatcham
  • Reading
  • Henley on Thames
  • Bracknell
  • Wokingham
  • Abingdon
  • Oxford
  • Swindon
  • Marlborough

Contact the regional office:

0800 078 7255

Hampshire, Surrey

  • Basingstoke
  • Tadley
  • Farnborough
  • Farnham
  • Andover
  • Winchester
  • Southampton
  • Portsmouth

Contact the regional office:

0800 078 7280

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