Have you checked the drainage in your home recently? Of all the home plumbing problems we may encounter, problems with the drains is one of the most common and easily avoidable. Most drainage problems can be averted just by checking them and making sure they are well maintained.
So how does your home drainage system work? It’s job is to control the flow of water in your home and to provide an outlet for your waste water to run out. The system is connected by a series of pipes that go from your kitchen and bathroom out to the sewer system.
There are a number of simple ways in which you can keep your drains free of blockages and running smoothly. Because your home drainage system is a system for water to flow in and out of your home, you need to keep the number of other matter such as food, grease and hair out of the system as much as possible. When we constantly throw food down our drains, it builds up and you end up with a clogged drain. Fitting a drain strainer over your shower and bath drain holes will help catch unwanted hair and soap. If you are experiencing some minor issues with your drains, you can clear them yourself but try to use drain cleaners that aren’t full of harsh chemicals as these can end up doing more harm than good.
Remember to also check and maintain the drains in your garden. Without proper drainage you may end up with pools of water collecting underneath your home causing damp and rotting problems. Check that all water in your garden area is able to drain away from the house. You also need to clean out your guttering on a regular basis to keep your home drainage system working as effectively as possible.
Ask your plumber or local drain specialist to inspect your drains and drainage system (search on the internet to find one in your area, eg: blocked drain Leeds). If you are moving into a new home, this is essential. Be sure to have the number of a good emergency plumber stored in your phone in case of any drainage problems.