Drain Maintenance

Posted on January 9, 2019 in Building Maintenance

drain maintenance

All drainage experts will tell you that it is vital that you maintain and take care of your drains. It will save you money and time if you recognise the importance of drain maintenance. There are a few things you can do to help your drains. Sometimes, it’s best to call a professional expert, like Protech Drain Solutions. Here are a few tips for drain maintenance and few scenarios when calling an expert is best.

Use your drains properly

Drains are easily damaged if you repeatedly use them wrong. Watch what you put down them. Drains can become clogged if you are throwing waste and objects down them. Make sure anything that goes down them is degradable. Coffee grinds, oils, grease, sanitary towels are just some materials which should not be put through your drainage system. A common effect of these materials in your drains is fatbergs. Fatbergs block up your drains and sometimes stop them from working entirely. Think about disposing of waste in the bin as opposed to down the drain.

Proper maintenance of your outdoor drains

The drains in your property are connected to the drains outside of your property. If there is a block in the outdoor drains, you’ll likely find issues with drains inside your home. Treat the drains outside your property in the same way as the ones in your property. Do not flush any damaging products down your drains. It might be a good idea to install a grease trap, especially if you are working in a commercial kitchen or restaurant. These grease traps prevent grease from entering the external drains and also help your internal drains function.

Drain maintenance with drain cleaners

Another way in which you can carry out drain maintenance yourself is through the use of drain cleaners. You can use chemical drain cleaners which are very harsh and dissolve almost anything in your drain. However, their corrosive nature can also damage your drains over time.

One alternative to these harsh cleaners are natural cleaners. Why not try baking soda and vinegar method? Put these two ingredients down your drain and they will loosen any blockages. Finish off by pouring a kettle of hot water down the drain and the block should be sorted.

Importance of drain maintenance by professionals

Tackling your drainage issues before they become a bigger problem will save you a lot of time and money. Sometimes, it’s best to leave your plumbing issues to professional experts. We offer planned maintenance services in order to make sure your drains are working effectively. Our team of drainage experts use the latest drainage technology to give you the best survey of your drains.

We use methods such as CCTV surveys to provide a full report on your drains. If you are interested in proper maintenance of your drains, give us a call and we will give you a free no obligation quote.

For more information on our drain service please visit Protech Drain Solutions or call one of our friendly team on 0845 604 1288.