Summer is just around the corner and on everyone’s mind is heading to the beach or the park and enjoying a BBQ. The last thing that anyone wants to be dealing with during the sunny weather is a blocked drain.
Here are some common drainage issues that can occur in the hot weather and some handy tips to prevent them ruining your time in the sunshine.
People often associate blocked gutters with the colder autumn and winter months but blocked gutters can also cause an issue during the summer.
Gutters can become blocked with falling leaves, twigs, grass cuttings etc. And we often have summer showers causing a high level of rainfall in a short space of time.
Gutter maintenance is important for commercial and domestic properties and it is always best to use a company you can trust.
We can offer gutter cleaning from ground level which uses a powerful vacuum system and has an on-board camera for precision cleaning of gutters up to 10 meters. Our system allows east access to restricted areas such as roofing above conservatories.
Leaking Outdoor Taps
This is a common problem in summer with the pressure on outdoor taps to fill paddling pools and garden hoses for watering the grass. Leaking taps are notorious for wasting water meaning your bill will be skyrocketing.
A handy tip is to collect the rain water in a water butt to save on your water bill and also reduce the pressure on your taps.
Slow Clearing Drains
The sunshine often means trips to the beach and park and your shower and bath drain can suffer when sand and pebbles become blocked in the drain.
You can get a specialist drain cover that will catch any unwanted debris before it enters your drain and causes a blockage.
Structural Damage to your Drains
A lack of rain in the warmer months can mean that the pipes in your property can crack. You should deal with any visible cracks ASAP to avoid the crack worsening and the costs going up. You can get pipe insulators to cover the exposed pipe work around your home to prevent damage from heat.
Blocked drains are an issue all year round but can cause a particularly smelly problem in the summer; spoiling anytime planned in the garden.
To help avoid any blocked drains you can ensure that the following are not put down the sink or toilet:
- Food waste
- Fat and grease from cooking
- Kitchen Roll
You can also help to keep your sink flowing by pouring boiling water down every few days – but please ensure to be careful.
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The summer is a great time to get your drainage system maintained with ease and help prevent any of the problems listed above so you can enjoy the hot weather.
We hope this list has been of use to you but if you have any other drainage issues then call us now for a free of charge quotation. You can get in touch with us in the following ways:
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