Caring for your Drain in the Summer Months 

Caring for your Drain in the Summer Months 

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Did you know that the summer months are actually ideal to carry out drain maintenance? This is due to there being less of a chance of having no disruption from the weather such as snow or heavy rainfall, although with the British weather this can still vary. 
 
Below we’ve listed a number of ways in which you can ensure your drainage system is functioning properly and various signs to look out for that will indicate a problem. 
Drain Cleaning

Carry out Cleaning 

It’s a good idea to clean your drains every once in a while to ensure that there are no build ups occurring. A simple way to do this with items you more than likely have in your cupboard is by pouring a half a cup of baking soda and a half a cup of vinegar down the drain, leave this for a few minutes and follow up with about a cup of boiling water. This is an easy method to give your drainage system a simple flush through and you can repeat this if you’re still experiencing slow drainage. 

Check on your Drainage System 

A common drainage issue is tree roots that have grown into the pipes and drains causing structural damage, as well as potential drain blockages. In this instance, we can run a CCTV survey which will give us a detailed look at your drainage system so we can determine where the problem is. We’re fully equipped with all the right tools to handle the job, so you don’t have to worry. 
Drain Tips

Drain Odours 

With the increased temperature, your drains can start to smell foul as bacteria is encouraged to grow. This tends to happen with kitchen drains as there is a reduced flow of water and any food remains can start to breakdown causing a build-up of bacteria within the pipes. The heat speeds up this process, which is why it’s important to get the problem professionally dealt with as soon as possible. 

Low Water Pressure 

During the summer months people tend to use more water for gardening or for paddling pools which means you’re more likely to notice if there’s an issue with your water pressure. Having reduced or low water pressure can indicate that there’s an issue with your plumbing which is when a professional should be called to take a look. 
Structural Damage

Structural Damage 

With the warmer weather, it’s possible that the ground can dry up which can cause damage to your drainpipes with the lack of rain. While this can take a few years to happen, if you start to notice issues with your drains such as a strong smell of sewage, slow drains, and damp areas around your home.  
 
If you’re experiencing any of these then please don’t hesitate to call us on 01604 492 701 as if this issue is left, it can cause major problems. 

Getting Help with your Drains 

If you’re in need of any further advice or assistance with your drainage system then please contact us on 01604 492 701 and we’ll be more than happy to help you out. We offer a wide range of services to deal with your drain related needs from repairs to unblocking and cleaning. 
 
Simply call us on 01604 492 701. 
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