With the good old British weather having its usual seasonal melt-down; it’s a perfect excuse to implement a few drain maintenance tasks, making sure that you are prepared for any unexpected weather conditions that may arise in the coming months.
Too often, people only consider their drains when something goes wrong, but by then, it is usually too late and bacteria-filled water has already damaged your property.
So, if you want to provide your home with a preventative drain-disaster care plan, whatever the season – here are a few reasons why drain maintenance is vital to your home’s overall health and efficiency.
As with many types of home repair, preventing occurrences through regular property maintenance is the best and most efficient way to keep a property healthy, and any unexpected repairs at bay. As you’re probably aware, there are many pipes which run throughout your home, taking waste water from your home, under your home, through the garden and eventually, leading to a sewer connection. So, of course – it’s important to keep these plumbing lines clean, and drains flowing well.
When drain lines work well – waters flow quickly and straight down the drain. However, eventually drain lines will become clogged due to an accumulation of food, grease, soap and various other bits and bobs that may fall down the drain.
This is completely normal, however, at the first sign of slow draining, contact a professional. Professionals are able to use proper tools and chemicals to keep your drains clear, without damaging pipes and fittings. Even the simplest of sink clogs can cause serious flooding, resulting in drywall.
Clogs can happen to a number of different fixtures and fittings, and are not more prone to a particular one. For some sewer lines, tree roots are a common problem, and result in discarded sewage backing up through floor drains in the lower level of the home. This can, in turn, become a serious problem, particularly for older, more established properties which are surrounded by far reaching tree roots.
Preventative maintenance is the answer for such issues, and prevents drains from clogging and breeding bacteria. For the best prevention all year round, home owners are advised to have their bathtubs, showers and sink drains professionally cleaned at least once a year, reducing the risk of serious and more expensive repairs.