Don’t Let Drainage Problems Spoil Your Fun

With summer on the horizon, it makes sense to take a few steps to ensure that your drains remain in good working order.

With a summer of fun ahead of us, we are sure to be welcoming more people into our homes. While this is an important step back to normality for us all, it could put pressure on your drains. As the experts in blocked drains London property owners trust, we are ideally placed to share some tips on keeping your drains clear this summer.

Invest in a plug screen

One of the easiest ways to prevent blocked drains is to put a plug screen over your plughole. This will stop any unsuitable materials from finding their way into your drains. They can be used on plugholes in both kitchens and bathrooms and are very helpful at filtering out materials such as food debris, hair, and bathroom products. There are a number of different sizes out there, so be sure to measure your plughole before you buy.

Keep an eye on your plugholes

If you do not have a plug screen in your bathroom, then you should check for hair and other substances in the plughole every time you have a bath or shower. Doing this will prevent them from travelling down into the drain and forming blockages over time. Making checking your plughole a part of your everyday cleaning routine will work wonders in the long run!

Be mindful while you’re washing up

With a summer of BBQs–and dinner parties ahead of us, there is going to be a lot of washing up to get through. One of the most common causes of blocked drains is things like cooking oil and grease binding with other materials to create an obstruction. So when you are washing up, make sure to scrape any excess food into the bin, and pour oils into a container ready to be disposed of.

Watch what you flush!

It is also important to be mindful of what you are flushing down the toilet. Wet wipes and cotton pads are some of the leading components of ‘fatbergs’; the huge masses that block sewers and cause widespread disruption. Be sure to only ever flush the three Ps down the toilet – that’s pee, poo, and paper. If you are welcoming guests this summer, make sure that they are aware of that too.

Getting rid of blockages

There are additional measures that you can take to care for your drains too. Drain unblockers are widely available and can be really effective on small-scale blockages. A trusty plunger is always helpful to have to hand as well – although you should be careful to never apply too must pressure, as this could damage the pipe.

If you are not confident tackling a blockage yourself, we are here to help. We have the tools and experience necessary to quickly and safely unblock your drains. No matter the layout of your home or the size and age of your drains, we will use all of our resources to clear the blockage while causing minimal disruption.

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