Monday, August 31, 2015

Plumbing Tips to Keep Drains and Pipes Clog-Free

You probably take your home’s draining system for granted, without realising how essential drains are to modern living and how inconvenient life can get when a drain becomes blocked.  The drainage system in your home runs from the inside to the outside and all parts can become clogged or blocked if not properly maintained, leading to property damage and health hazards.

You can tell if your drains are starting to become clogged as the water will take longer to drain and may eventually stop draining all together. This happens when food waste from plates, particularly grease, is washed down the sink and starts to form a gunge inside the pipes.

This causes a narrowing of the space where the water passes through and if not dealt with promptly, the pipes will eventually become totally clogged. It’s not a good situation to be in, as water overflowing from sinks can spill onto floors and surfaces in your home. Bacteria also breed easily in conditions where water is allowed to stagnate and you’ll probably catch a whiff of an unpleasant smell too, which could even permeate throughout your home.

If you suspect a problem with your drains, your trusted plumber is always there to step in with a range of appropriate technical and chemical solutions to clear blockages. Your plumber will also give you tips on how to maintain your drains properly, such as scraping food waste thoroughly from plates and using a sink strainer. In the case of outside drains, it’s important to clear leaves and dirt regularly and also to use drain covers.

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