4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Drains Clear
No one wants to deal with a blocked drain. Fortunately for you, there are a number of things you can do to keep yours clear.
As the experts in blocked drains London property owners trust, it’s safe to see that we see our fair share of blockages. A lot of our customers aren’t sure why they’ve been affected by a blocked drain. So, to help you out, here are things you can do to prevent your drains becoming blocked in the first place.
Invest in sink strainers
There are many tools and gadgets out there that promise to prevent blocked drains, but you don’t need to spend a lot. The humble sink strainer is a must-buy if you’re going to keep your drains clear – and it certainly won’t break the bank! Whether you prefer to use metal, mesh or silicone sink strainers, you will be catching anything that could cause a blockage. Use them in your kitchen and bathroom sinks and/or plugholes, as hair and food debris can be particularly troublesome.
Don’t put oil or grease down the drain
Don’t pour oil or grease down the drain – ever! Although it’s tempting to dispose of these down the drain to make washing up easier, you could be setting yourself up for a nasty blockage further down the line. Oil and grease have a tendency to set within pipes, as they cannot be carried away as easily as water. Over time, they can form a solid blockage. So next time you go to pour them down the drain, dispose of them in the rubbish instead.
Put food in the bin
Food products such as coffee grounds can also cause a lot of problems for drains. They seem innocuous enough, and their free-flowing nature means that many people assume that they can be poured away. No matter how small pieces of food or kitchen waste products are, they can still cause blockages. So, make sure that these, along with anything else small such as rice or grains, go straight into the bin when it’s time to clean up.
Don’t flush wet wipes down the toilet
Last but not least are wet wipes and cotton pads. We’ve all seen pictures of the huge ‘fatbergs’ that cause colossal problems in sewers and have to be removed in very complex operations. The main component of those fatbergs? Wet wipes! These, along with cotton pads, are one of the leading causes of drain blockages. So remember: unless it’s pee, poo or paper, it shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet in any circumstances.
We’re here to help
If you are unlucky enough to suffer a blocked drain, we are here to help. We have a wide range of tools at our disposal and our experienced team know how to get to the root of a problem while causing as little disruption as possible. Once your drain has been unblocked, they will provide you with expert advice that, going forward, you will be able to implement. Our excellent aftercare has made us the experts in blocked drains property owners in the capital trust.
If you want to find out more about us and our drain unblocking services, please reach out to a member of our team today.