How to maintain drainage systems?

Drain hole. Rapid Drainage, London drainage services

Prevention is the most effective strategy to keep a healthy drainage system. If you tend to be mindful about what goes down your drains, you shouldn’t have to clean them out very often. Clogs can happen, and it’s very important to know how to fix them as well as how to keep your drains in good working order.

Keeping drains as clean as possible is the very first step in preventing them from becoming clogged. In fact, several chores, if carried out on a regular basis, may assist to prevent problems with your drains from occurring in the first place. However, in the event that things go wrong, as they almost certainly will, we have compiled a list of our top 7 tips for maintaining a good drainage system. Drains can be cleaned and maintained in the same manner as the rest of your home, just as you would with any other part of your house. Maintaining the cleanliness of drains and keeping them free of debris is just as vital as keeping your bathroom clean and your kitchen counter-top clean.

Some drains in your home may need to be examined more frequently than others, particularly your bathtub, shower, and bathroom sink drains, as these are the most likely places where hair will accumulate. It may not seem like much, but it doesn’t take much to cause a drain pipe to become clogged. With the addition of soap suds and toothpaste, it is simple to understand how clogs can occur so quickly.

  • Keep your drain clean

Keeping your drain clean is probably the most important thing to do to keep your drainage system in good working order. We would advise you make sure that the least amount of debris goes down your drain as possible. The frequency of cleaning and the type of cleaner you use are also really important. 

Bacteriological Drain cleaners are a fantastic option that you can use to keep all of the drains in your home in good working condition. Simply pour the solution down the drain, allow it to sit for at least thirty minutes (or as directed by the manufacturer), and then flush with hot water. Repeat this process every few months to keep your drains in good condition and to help prevent blockages.

Top Tip: We recommend that you use a drain cleaner that is as natural as possible in order to avoid any pipe corrosion from occurring.

  • Boiling water is a great tool.

One of the easiest ways to keep your drains in good condition is to flush them once a week with hot water. When you use hot water, the possible oils and food debris are kept flowing down the drain rather than accumulating on the interior surface of pipes, which can cause pipes to become sluggish and eventually clog.

  • Invest in a drain guard

Drain guards should be installed on all of your plug holes to decrease the amount of waste that is flushed down the drain. Drain guards are little discs with holes in them that sit on top of your plug and catch hair and debris. After each shower or session of washing up, you should remove your drain guard, dispose of its content and place it back. Drain guards exist in different sizes so no matter the dimensions of your plug hole, you will find a drain guard that fits. 

Keep in mind that non-dissolvable materials such as cooking fats, oils, and coffee grinds should be disposed of properly to avoid any unpleasant surprises, those surprises being blocked and damaged drains.

  • Be aware of the signs of drainage problems

Problems with your drainage system are frequently not fully apparent until it is too late. However, if you often take the time to assess your drainage system, you may detect some telltale signs of drainage issues. 

Is there any evidence of leaking, or do you detect any unusual odours? When you begin to see wet patches or leaks around your property that are occurring in locations where they shouldn’t be, this is a warning sign. So pay close attention to any unusual water leaks, plugs or unusual smells.

  • Get professional assistance

If you are faced with a drain problem and are unsure of how to go about it, please contact a professional. 

Drainage problems can quickly get out of hand and can become very expensive to fix. To avoid the expense, hire a professional to take care of your drains for you as soon as you suspect there may be a problem.