Maintaining Your Drains, And Avoiding Blocked Drains
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Maintaining Your Drains, And Avoiding Blocked Drains

Maintaining your drainage system is completely necessary if you want to ensure a dry, hygienic & healthy home or office at all times. While this is the obvious case, many people still have a tendency to take their drains for granted and only pay attention once the damage has already been done.

This article will help you whenever you run into issues with your drains; how can I prevent further issues in the future? How can I deal with the problem that I have now? And should I use homemade recipes or call a professional? If these are questions that you need answers to, then you’re in the right place.

Preventing Blocked Drains

Prevention is better than cure – a quote to live by, especially when it comes to drainage. Although you can’t prevent every blockage, you can minimise the amount of damage and frequency of the blockages.

The main cause of blocked drains is from the build-up of waste, which may be unavoidable in the long run. However, you should be sure to take steps to minimise the damage and frequency of any blockages, this way you can save money in the long run and prevent damage to your property. Here are a few tips to help you prevent any blockages in the future:

• Don’t use your toilet for household waste - examples such as plastic packaging, cigarette buds and more should always go into the correct bin.

• Invest in a sink strainer - these will catch anything that shouldn’t be going down your drain such as hairs, food waste and more

• Flush your drains with hot soapy water on a weekly basis

The Causes of Blocked Drains

Blocked drains are inevitable. No matter how hard you try, drains will always suffer some sort of blockage during their life spans. Blocked drains are caused by a build-up of grease, fat, slit, food and other solids on the inside of the pipes. If the grime has been left to build up over time then they become compact and block anything that may be trying to pass through.

When a drain is blocked, the water or other liquid is trying to pass through the build-up of grime, this causes the pipe to fill up and overflow. This leads to other problems such as flooding, bad odours and even damage to your property.

Methods of cleaning out your blocked drains:

You may have read quite a few homemade recipes online that claim to help clear out your blocked drains, however these “homemade” recipes may actually do more damage than good. The methods usually include mixing different chemicals together which, in theory could erode the blockage and clean out your drains. However these chemicals could also cause irreversible damage to the pipes and drainage system.

In the long run these homemade recipes could end up costing you more than just hiring a professional, which is why any professional will tell you to stay away. Here is a list of a more efficient and cost effective solutions

High Pressure Jet Washing:

High Pressure Jet washing is the fastest and most effective method for cleaning out your drains, this includes a continuous high pressure jet of hot water to be sprayed into the drain, with hopes of forcing out the blockage with immense pressure.

We teamed up with JSnowDrainage who deals with blocked drains in London, Jamie Snow believes that everyone that owns a property should know how to maintain their drains, and prevent any damage or blocked drains from occurring in the future.


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