When it comes to property maintenance we often think about the painting and decorating and perhaps some repair work around your windows and doors. There are however many other areas that need your attention and the pipes and drains in your home and those outside your property are also important.
Most people have been in the situation where they have a sink that is blocked or a toilet that won’t flush and this can in some cases indicate that there is a blockage or a problem somewhere in your pipes. This can be diagnosed by speaking with a specialist company who can come and take a look. If there are any repairs needed to the larger drainage pipes then Drain Lining is a great option as it doesn’t require the need to dig up large portions of the road in order to carry out the repairs.
There are a number of ways that you can help to take care of the drains in your property.
Watching what you flush down the toilet and pour down your sink is a great way to help maintain the stability of your drains. There are lots of products that can cause blockages such as sanitary products and nappies down toilets and pouring fat down the sink. In the case of fat, it starts to collect in the twists and turns of your pipes and combines together with all the other bits of debris and forms what is known as ‘fatbergs’. These fatbergs can then block the pipe.
Using a plughole catcher can help you to trap unwanted debris and hair from finding its way into your drains. This means that you can collect it after you have finished your shower or bath and know that you have helped to keep your drains running freely. It is also a great way to trap any food items in your kitchen sink.
If you find that you have blockages building up you can buy drain cleaning products in the first instance that can help to dissolve any hair and debris that is blocking the pipes. Some people use these on a regular basis to help keep the water flowing through the pipes. Make sure that you are using a reputable cleaner that is appropriate for the type of pipes that you have in your property.
It is important that if you suspect a more serious blockage or notice that your drains outside are leaking that you speak with a reputable company who can come and investigate the issue for you. They will then be able to talk you through what is causing the problem and let you know what remedial works might need to be undertaken.