How to Keep Blockages at Bay
As the weather heats up, drain maintenance is probably the last thing on your mind. However, neglecting it could have consequences!
With summer just around the corner, looking after your drains has never been so important. To make sure that yours remain in tip-top condition throughout the summer, here are our top drain maintenance tips. With our help, a blocked drain won’t disrupt your summer plans – saving you time and money.
Beware of waste during BBQs
For many people, summer means firing up the barbeque and having friends and family over for drinks and good food in the garden. It’s one of the biggest joys of summer – but you should ensure that your alfresco dinner parties do not have a negative impact on your drains. Make sure that leftovers go into the bin rather than down the drain, and ensure that your guests know what not to flush down the toilet.
As the weather heats up, you may find that you and the members of your household are taking more frequent showers to freshen up. After all, there’s no better way to cool down when you’re feeling hot and sweaty. Just be sure to place covers over the plughole to stop any hairs from making their way down. Hair is one of the leading causes of blocked drains, so doing this could make a massive difference.
Take care while gardening
Once the sun starts shining, many of us pull on our gardening gloves and tend to our outdoor space. Whether you are keeping your flower beds in order, growing your own fruit and veg, or simply mowing your lawn, it’s important to remember that gardening can lead to debris. Make sure that all suitable waste ends up in the compost bin, and make sure that your drains are not clogged with any materials while you are sweeping up.
Of course, you can’t see what is going on in your drains themselves. While you can take a variety of steps to ensure that your drains do not become clogged during the summer months, there could already be some build-up that you are not aware of; that’s where we come in! A maintenance plan means that we can visit throughout the year, checking on your drains and taking immediate action to nip any potential problems in the bud before they develop.
Now is the right time
Summer is actually the ideal time for drain maintenance. With no weather-related delays such as heavy rain or snow impeding us, we will be able to reach you in no time at all. The great weather also means that accessing your drains will be quicker and safer too, particularly if they are outside. This means that we will be on site for a much shorter amount of time, allowing you to carry on enjoying all that the fine weather has to offer.
Find out more today
We have years of experience when it comes to drain maintenance, and have worked on all kinds of homes in and around London. If you have any questions about us or the service we offer, please do get in touch with a member of our team today. They will give you all of the information you need to proceed with confidence.