When your drains are blocked it can be really frustrating. It’s one of those things that we don’t think about on a daily basis, but if blocked it really interrupts your day which can cause a huge issue. It can also be costly if the issue isn’t sorted straight away. Blocked drains can result in poor drainage and can cause a bad smell, which may even start attracting rodents. So we’ve put our heads together and thought of the best five tips to help prevent you drains ever getting to this stage.
These are super useful, simply pop it over your sinks plug and it’ll catch most of the excess waste. Then just remove it, dump the waste in the bin, rinse it and pop it back. Depending on how much you want to invest these can vary in price but overall, they are relatively cheap and can be found in most hardware shops and if not there’s plenty on Amazon.
Watch what you put down the sink
Sometimes it’s difficult to know what you should and shouldn’t pop down your sink. So, here’s a list of what to avoid:
- Grease, fats and oils
- Coffee grounds
Keep an eye on it
Just having a look at your drain every now and then can be incredibly helpful. You’ll be able to notice any issues quickly and solve it before it develops. If you regularly have issues with rodents you could install CCTV so you can keep an eye on it at all times.
When pipes are frozen it can be a bit of a disaster, the best way to deal with this is to remove as much ice as you physically can and then very slowly heat the ice up to melt it. Try not to apply too much heat to the pipes directly as this could damage them. Use an electric heater or a hairdryer, this is a great way to slowly remove the ice.
So, what should you do if your drains are blocked, don’t worry give us a call on: 800 677 1321. We operate 24/7 365 days a year and are experts in providing great service at a competitive price. We don’t charge VAT, our response time is 1 hour, 95% of drain issues are fixed on the same day and we provide a free no-obligation quote. So get in contact via email: [email protected] or through our website https://localdrainagesolutions.co.uk/contact/