Shore Up Your Drain System via  Our Rodent Control in Croydon | Drains Ahead

Rats are clever creatures that often gain access to a property via its drainage system; they find holes and cracks in pipes which they can squeeze through, then try to seek out an opening into your home or place of work. These holes, cracks and similar defects can be a result of a botched installation or structural damage. In other cases, they simply enter through uncovered external pipes. At Drains Ahead, we offer a rodent control service to clients in our principal service areas of Bromley, Caterham, Coulsdon, Croydon, Purley and Warlingham – shoring up your system and making it impenetrable.

We achieve this by utilising High-Tec CCTV drain survey equipment to explore the nuances of your drain system, without the need for excavation. This gives us a live feed we can monitor, to find evidence of potential entry points and vulnerabilities. Then, we can carry out the appropriate drain repairs, e.g patching cracks or replacing sections of badly damaged pipe.


Another way our rodent control specialists can secure your drains, is the installation of drain covers on any external opening that may be proving an “easy in” for the rats making our Bromley, Caterham, Coulsdon, Croydon, Purley and Warlingham clients’ lives miserable. We can also provide advice regarding other preventative measures, to ensure the issue doesn’t reoccur in the future.

How do I Know I Have a Rat Problem?

Common signs that rodents have got into your property include:


  • Cables, paper, packaging and wood has been chewed up
  • Droppings are found
  • Walls have holes in from gnawing
  • You can hear a scratching or scurrying sound under your floor boards, or in the walls
  • Makeshift nests are found


It’s crucial to note that rats don’t always enter a Bromley, Caterham, Coulsdon, Croydon, Purley or Warlingham property via its drainage system. Sometimes they get in through other vulnerable areas such as holes in walls, gaps around windows or even via the roof. So our rodent control solutions should be pursued once it is clear drains are the access point, or other options have been exhausted.

Suffering a drain related rodent problem? Call Croydon, Coulsdon, Surrey and South London’s Drains Ahead on 020 8405 1291 or 07809 502 762 for help with rodent control.


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