It’s easy to take drainage for granted but when you experience an issue it can be hugely disruptive, here are some simple tips to help keep your drainage in the best condition and reduce the chances of blockages and breakages.
It’s quite easy to know what should and shouldn’t go down your toilet –only pee, poo and paper should go down your toilet! Wet wipes are one of the biggest culprits for drain blockages as many are not flushable and will not break down in the water like normal toilet paper would. Wet wipes get merged with fat creating giant fatbergs in drainage systems and huge drainage problems.
Dispose of Fat Properly
We understand it can seem easy to pour cooking fat down your kitchen sink when cooking, but as you know fat solidifies and when you pour this down your sink – it solidifies and clings to your drains creating blockages that build up over time. When you need to dispose of cooking fat, pour it into a heatproof disposable container, let it cool and chuck it with your general rubbish or collect it in a container and take to your local recycling centre.
Invest In A Shower Trap
Hair sheds all the time, the average person loses 50-100 hairs a day! When you wash your hair, any hairs that are already loose or disconnected can tend to fall to the bottom of the shower and congregate by the drain. You’ll probably notice hair clumps around the plughole or will notice the shower is not draining as well as it should. One of the best ways to easily remove hair from plugs and preventing it building up in drains – is to invest in a shower trap. This is a filter than goes over the plug hole and catches the hair to prevent it causing bigger issues and hair balls down the line that need to be removed.
Keep Up With Drain Maintenance
Drain jetting once or twice a year can make a huge difference to the efficiency of your drains, helping to break down blockages with high pressure water hoses. Our hoses can reach remote areas and navigate bends easily to help your drains run at their best. If you do suspect an issue, such as a crack or blockage in your system, it is advisable to report this as soon as possible and get an expert drainage engineer to investigate.
Watch Out For Warning Signs
There are some simple signs you can look out for that may indicate there is an issue with your drainage system. For example, you may notice that water is not draining from your sink, shower, bath or toilet as quickly as it should or sits for a long time. You might also notice smells like sewage, damp or stagnant drains which could also indicate problems. Other signs can be gurgling or bubbling drains, leaks and flooding. Call a drainage company London as soon as possible to investigate the issue if you notice these.