When it comes to maintaining your drains in the best possible running condition, prevention really is key. Indeed an essential part of drain maintenance is resolving any issues before they have a chance to develop into a more serious problem. One of the first warning signs that you may have a blockage building in your drain, is when it starts to drain slower, which is the perfect time to act to prevent further problems . Here are some handy hints and tips for maintaining a healthy drainage system in your property.
Your shower bowl can become blocked easily due to a build-up of substances such as hair and soap deposits. Therefore it is important to regularly remove hair from your shower drain before it has a chance to build up and cause a blockage. Cleaning some shower drains can be particularly challenging, but there are solutions available. For example, you can install a shower drain protector, which can act to prevent hair blockages, allowing water to run freely in your shower drain.
The Kitchen Sink
Vital to maintaining the healthy running of your sink drain, is being careful about what you put down your sink. For example it is essential you do not pour fat down your sink, as whilst fat can appear liquid, when it cools sufficiently, it will solidify and thus potentially cause an obstruction in your drains. It is also important you do not allow too much food waste to go down the drain of your sink as this can also lead to blockages. An easy solution to prevent blockages of your sink before they can develop is to regularly use one of the many chemical products available to unblock your sink. A home grown alternative is to use as bit of baking soda and vinegar
In order to prevent your outside drains from clogging there are also a few handy maintenance tips you can follow. For example a key preventative measure is to ensure the area around the drain remains clean and free from debris such as leaves, which when allowed to build up, can cause your drains to block.
Whilst these handy tips can help you to maintain healthy drains in your property, some drainage problems such as a blocked drain require professional help and assistance. Here at Inspect-A-Drain our knowledgeable experts have many years of experience of treating blocked drains in Derby. So if you’re having trouble with your drains please do not hesitate to contact us and one of our friendly team will be more than happy to assist you with your enquiries