The best way to ensure your drains stay effective, is to have a technician provide regular maintenance. Drains are continually in use with grease, silt, fat deposits, scale and tree roots clogging up the pipe walls over time. These need to be removed to keep your drains working efficiently and decrease the chances of a blockage occurring.
How Do I Find What’s Clogging My Drain?
To establish the cause of a blockage, or just inspect your drain for any potential build up, a CCTV drain camera inspection will take place to pinpoint any hazards. Once the problem is established, your technician can put together a solution to clear blockages, repair defects or replace any broken pipework before any more damage occurs.
Jet Rodding To Clear Any Blockage
Super-efficient, versatile and powerful, jet rodding is the best way to clear out obstructions in your drainage system. Due to its high pressure 500psi force, jet rodding will cut through any blockage, including tree roots. Even though it produces a great force, it’s actually gentler on drainage and piping than the older electric eel system.
Get Your Drains Inspected Regularly
Drain health will vary from house to house depending on the age of the house and how many people live in the house. If you have a lot of people in a house, more debris is likely to build up in the kitchen and bathroom sinks e.g.; hair and food waste.
A rule of thumb is to get your drains inspected once every two years, but of course if you get a nasty smell from the plughole, or water starts to drain slowly, get an inspection sooner rather than later.
How To Prevent Drain Blockages
Taking steps to prevent blockages, will save you money and headaches in the future. Well maintained drains will take less time to upkeep and last longer.
- Brush excess food from your plate into the bin so it doesn’t get thrown down the sink
- Get a drain filter
- Remove excess hair from the bathroom plughole
- Install a lint catcher on your washing machine
- Use a bacterial drain cleaner frequently
- Collect grease don’t dump it down the sink
- Don’t throw personal products like sanitary items, wet wipes and cotton buds down the toilet
- Get a regular inspection of your drains, at least once every two years!