Regularly maintaining your drains is one of the best ways that you can avoid blocked drains, the need for repairs, and the general inconveniences that drain problems can often cause. Having drains that require drain maintenance services can be frustrating and cause disruption and downtime that sometimes could have easily been prevented.
Generally speaking, if you are mindful of what goes down your drain, you can avoid needing to unblock them very often. However, it is important that if you do end up with blocked drains, you address them as soon as possible in order to avoid further problems which can end up being much more costly to fix.
One of the first steps you should take in preventing clogged drains is to clean them as regularly as possible. Just as with the rest of your home, keeping on top of the cleaning and maintenance of your drains is pivotal. Some drains require cleaning and maintenance more often than others, such as your bath, shower, and bathroom sink drains. This is because they are more prone to becoming clogged with hair, soap, and even toothpaste.
As one of the leading drain unblocking companies in Birmingham, we have put together our top tips for keeping your drains clean and free from blockages, because put simply, prevention is the best cure when it comes to blocked drains.
Drain guards are small disks which sit on top of your plug. They catch debris such as food scraps which would otherwise be washed down the sink and into your drains. Over time, a buildup of debris can lead to blockages. Drain guards can be used on your plug holes to reduce the amount of debris washed down the sink or bath and therefore help to keep your drains clean and unclogged.
While kitchen drain guards are incredibly beneficial, equally as important to protect are your bathroom drains., there are drain guards specially designed for showers – which means you can prevent loose hair and other debris from being washed down these drains also.
It is important to always try and dispose of non-dissolvable products such as oils, cooking fats, and coffee grounds appropriately as these substances can easily block your drains over time.
Although professional drain cleaning companies make the best drain unblockers overall, there are many drain cleaning solutions that you can use when it comes to the general cleaning of your drains. We have an entire guide dedicated to helping you choose the right drain-cleaning solution, but some of our top recommendations include:
- Mr. Muscle Max Gel
- Buster Bathroom Plughole Unblocker
- Green Gobbler Ultimate Main Drain Opener
We would recommend that you try and use a drain cleaner that contains as many natural ingredients as possible. This is because using too many chemicals regularly can lead to corroded pipes.
Using Boiling Water
Another way to prevent drain blockages is by rinsing your drains out with boiling hot water once or twice a week. Hot water will help to dissolve any debris or oils from food that are lingering down the drain. By flushing the drains out with boiling water, you can help to prevent buildup on the interior of your pipes which can often lead to sluggish or clogged drains.
Checking Water Pressure
Staying mindful of your water pressure is another way you can stay on top of the maintenance of your pipes. If the water pressure is low throughout the entire house, then the issue is likely to be with the water distribution system itself. However, if the low water pressure is only within certain parts of your home, this usually means there is an issue with the drainage system. Blocked drains can cause water flow problems and if the water pressure has already noticeably decreased, you will need the support of professional drain maintenance services so that a drain expert can come and assess the damage.
Some older homes are attached to the sewer system which means that there are actually further pipes to bear in mind. It is usually roots and sprouts which cause problems with sewer systems as they can lift the pipes out of the ground or grow through them, causing them to burst. A CCTV sewer inspection will be able to review the situation and establish the best way to sort this.
Drain Maintenance Services
There are many different ways to look after your drains and pipes, but it’s important to ensure that if you do discover a drain problem, you address it without delay. Although some drain issues can be fixed without the need for professional drainage services, if you do require help determining the problem, or you need to unblock your drains, then MZR Drainage Services can help.
Equipped with the experience, knowledge, and specialist drain unblocking equipment, we can get to the root of the problem and fix your drains as fast and as efficiently as possible.
To find out more about our drain services in Birmingham, head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 0121 663 1060 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.
If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Drains During The Colder Months.