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Maintenance To Avoid Drain Repairs

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Is your property in need of drain repairs? It’s not an ideal situation to be in when you have a blockage, crack or leak in your pipework. Sometimes it is down to the age of your system, or it could be something out of your control. You can, however, do some things to keep the health of your drainage system up to a good standard. Here are some things you can do to prevent the need for drain repairs.

Do:

Regular Cleaning

To reduce the need for drain repairs, you should clean them regularly. The plugs in your bathroom and kitchen, as well as toilets, are all going to be vulnerable without maintenance. Cleaning them with mild cleaning products can stop clogs from forming.

Look Out For Blockages

There are some signs to look out for if your property is experiencing blockages in the system. Things like strange odours, slow drainage and overflows can all indicate an issue. It’s best to get this sorted as soon as possible to prevent the need for drain repairs.

Get A Drain Guard

If you don’t have one already, a guard is an excellent addition to any kitchen sink. What this does is catch any debris, usually food, falling down the plughole. Debris like this can cause blockages, which might progress into permanent damage if it isn’t sorted out quickly. To avoid drain repairs, ensure you get one of these in your kitchen!

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Don't:

Flush Unsuitable Items

There are some things you shouldn’t do in regards to drain care. It’s really important that you don’t flush any items down your toilet that you shouldn’t. Things like nappies, wet wipes and sanitary products can cause some issues in pipes, so should not be flushed away.

Pour Fat Down The Drain

To reduce the need for drain repairs and unblocking services, you shouldn’t pour fat, oils or grease down your sink. They can solidify in the system and can get larger and larger overtime, causing a ‘fatberg’. In recent years, large fatbergs have been found in towns and cities that are the size of buses! To reduce your impact, it’s best to keep your system in a good condition.

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For Drain Repairs, Call Us Today

If you have any issues with the drainage system in your home, contact us now. If it has resulted in damage to the pipework and drains, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experts for our repair services.

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