Drainage Resolutions for 2019
Now that 2019 has begun, many of you will be making the usual resolutions such as losing weight, starting a new hobby, or giving up alcohol. By all means, give those a go, but this is the perfect opportunity to commit to some new drainage habits too!
In this blog, we will outline some practices that you can follow in order to make sure that from January through to December your pipes continue to flow as freely as possible.
Some of them involve arranging some professional maintenance and services, but there is also plenty of opportunity to do some good work yourself!
Looking After Your Drains in 2019
If you want to make sure you make it through the entire year without any nightmare drainage emergencies, make sure you deal with the following:
- Arrange for a CCTV drainage survey
- Protect your plugholes
- Get your system jet cleaned
- Rake up fallen leaves
Get a CCTV Drainage Survey
Before doing anything else this year, it is vital that you get a good grasp on precisely what is going on within your drainage system. Unless you plan on shrinking yourself down or excavating the entire system, the only remaining option is a CCTV Survey.
In essence, this involves putting a robust HD camera on the end of a very long and sturdy wire into your drainage pipes. By manoeuvring it around the entire setup, we are able to inspect every last inch of it for any cracks, leaks, or blockages.
This will help to highlight things that will have to be dealt with before they become critical, causing significant flooding. If we find, for example, that roots are beginning to force their way through a crack then we can address the issue before it causes a burst or worse.
The entire process is incredibly painless and can take as little as two hours from the arrival of our technicians to them packing up and leaving. Additionally, there is a very good chance that we will not even require access to the property and will be able to work from outside.
Guarding Your Plugholes
Many people don’t pay much attention to what goes down their sink or bath plugholes. In a perfect world, once it is out of sight it is out of mind and it will never come back to haunt you. However, this is not how the world really works.
Our society flushes a huge number of hazardous substances and debris into our drainage systems which not only affects us on a national level but can cause clogs and blockages which result in a burst pipe and widespread flooding.
These materials include:
- Fats and greases
- Food debris
- Soap scum
The above list is by no means exhaustive but lists some of the worst offenders.
Check out our other blog posts in order to get tips on dealing with these issues.
Organise Professional High-Pressure Drain Jetting
Although there are many steps you can take to protect your drains, there is very little you can do to clean them after debris has already entered. Luckily, we provide an affordable and incredibly efficient service which will allow you to ensure your drains are unobstructed.
By blasting water at incredibly high pressure through your drainage system, we are able to knock off any materials which are clinging to the side of your pipes. Although the water will make short work of anything from fats to tree roots, it is utterly harmless for the pipes themselves.
The process is also far from disruptive and our technicians can commonly carry out the entire procedure without direct access to the property. Moreover, since water is the only resource used, you do not have to pay for expensive or harmful chemicals.
Rake Up Fallen Leaves
Although this might not be a problem just yet, when Autumn strikes and the leaves begin to fall it is vital that you get to work with a rake!
Leaves and other plant matter is bad news for your pipes and they can quickly get caught up in debris already within the pipe in order to form a larger clog or blockage.
Naturally, it is impossible to make sure that absolutely none of the matter enters your system at all. However, gathering the majority of the plant matter in your garden up and at the very least putting it in a neat pile will make the world of difference.
Get in Touch
Even if you have never had a drainage issue within your home, take our word for it that it is not a pleasant experience. By following the good habits that we have outlined in this guide, you can help to minimise this risk and have a drainage-problem-free 2019!
If you are facing a drainage emergency or just want to arrange for some routine maintenance, you can reach us round-the-clock at 0808 164 0776.
Alternatively, stick your details into our contact form and one of our operators will be in touch as soon as possible.