The Importance of Regularly Cleaning Your Drains 

The Importance of Regularly Cleaning Your Drains 

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Cleaning your drains every once in a while can help you to avoid any build-ups occurring which can result in costly repairs to your drainage system. Having an issue with your drains is always an inconvenience which is why taking preventative measures can be a positive. 
In this blog article we’ve listed some of the reasons of why it’s a good idea to clean your drains as well as some tips on what to do if you notice a problem with them. 

Avoid Damage to Your Home 

A sudden drain blockage can cause all sorts of problems that can lead to structural damage of your home, from flooding to chemicals from wastewater.  
This can usually be avoided with proper care for your drainage system. A collapsed drain can go unnoticed for some time, if you start to notice cracks in your walls then it’s a good idea to call the professionals. 
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Keeping Your Kitchen Drain Clear 

It’s best to avoid letting any food waste go down your kitchen sink drain as this is a major cause of drain blockages. Using a drain guard can help prevent this and make sure that you scrape plates into the bin before washing them. Even coffee granules can lead to a build-up over time so try and be careful when washing up. 
If you notice that some food waste ends up going down the drain, you can always try the baking soda and vinegar method mentioned in the preventing drain blockages section or you can use boiling water to help flush your drain as it helps to loosen the debris. 

Preventing Drain Blockages 

By ensuring your drains are always free flowing, costly repairs should be avoidable. As soon as you notice slow drainage in your home then it’s a good idea to pour boiling water down your system. Another tip is to use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Half a cup of each of these will ensure that your drains are free flowing once again. 
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Managing Your Bathroom Drains 

Both shower and bath drains can become blocked with hair and soap scum over time. The tell-tale signs of this are that your drainage is slower than usual, or there’s foul smells coming from it as both of these indicate a problem. 
To avoid this happening, it’s a good idea to clear out the drain stopper around once a week. You can also get drain guards to cover your shower and bath drains which will mainly collect hair to limit the amount going into your drainage system. 

Need a Drainage Expert? 

Then we’re here to help. At Semilong Services we provide a professional drain cleaning service as well as a descaling service to ensure that your drainage system is functioning it’s best for as long as possible. The descaling service will remove any rust from the surfaces of the drainpipes and give them a longer lifespan overall. 
Our drain maintenance service will ensure that your drains are functioning their best all year round. 
No matter what problem you’ve got with your drainage system, we’re here to help. 
Get in touch with us on 01604 492 701 today to chat with us about your drainage needs. 
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