Summer Drainage Problems

Posted on September 6, 2018 in Building Maintenance,Cleaning

Preparing drains for hotter weather

Summer Drainage Problems

Summer has finally come around; it’s time to dig out your barbecue and paddling pool, sit back and enjoy the Sun! For many people the last thing they think about is undertaking drains maintenance in preparation for the summer months- but the warmer weather is the ideal time to have drain repairs and other drains maintenance work carried out. Having work done at this time of year can be carried out quicker due to good weather conditions – meaning less disruption for you.

Summer Drainage Problems

Most people associate blockages with the colder, wetter months of the year, not thinking about the possibilities of problems in the Summer. In truth, the Summer can be the worst time for drainage problems, with trees and bushes given the environment to grow significantly. Their roots thus grow into pipes and drains and cause new blockages or worsen existing ones. The increased levels of heat can also exacerbate smells, making them almost unbearable.

Why The Summer is the Best Time for Drain Maintenance

Whilst summer drainage problems such blockages and resultant unpleasant smells are common, there are still many reasons that the Summer presents the best opportunity for carrying out drain maintenance. Essentially, dryer, brighter days are much easier conditions under which to complete maintenance. Without delays caused by rainfall, scheduling such maintenance is considerably easier.

Catching drainage problems before wet weather sets in later in the year certainly makes sense. Winter brings with it the dangers of freezing and flooding, conditions, which make maintenance work much harder and more expensive to carry out, but equally, when extremely hot weather sets in, clogged drains can become breeding grounds for bacteria, germs and mould. As such, scheduling maintenance at the beginning of the Summer, before temperatures become too intense is the best decision.

Organising CCTV Surveys

The best way to organise and identify your need for work and maintenance is to organise a CCTV survey. A CCTV Survey offers the opportunity to identify troublesome blockages, without the need to dig any pipework up and cause unnecessary disruption to your life, home or place of work.

For information on our drainage services please visit Protech Drain Solutions or call one of our friendly team on 0845 604 1288.