5 Ways to Prevent Blocked Drains

Metro Rod Brighton suggest when it comes to your drainage system, regular maintenance is a must. In fact, without regular care and attention from a qualified and experienced drainage cleaning professional, a small blockage can cause major damage within your property or commercial and industrial premises.

Below we have a put 5 tips how you could prevent blocked drains not only in your business property but in your own home.

  1. Beware of the forbidden items

One of the best ways to avoid drain repair is to be very careful about what you put down your drains. We’re all guilty of putting food items down the drain and treating it like a bin, even though we know we shouldn’t, but being strict in the kitchens, bathrooms or shared areas of your business property or even in your own home could mean preventing the blockages that could cause a lot of damage.

  1. Invest in a drain strainer/waste trap

Another great way to avoid drain repair is to use small devices in shower drains and in your kitchen drains to strain out hair and food. They can be picked up for as little as a few pounds but could save you lots in repairs and cleaning by preventing blocked drains.

  1. Have your drain cleaned and maintained regularly

A lot of chemical cleaning products are not good for your drains, so you should always consult with a professional to make sure what you’re using is helpful and not harmful (especially chemical drain cleaners – Read more here https://metroservicesgroup.blog/2017/06/12/dangers-of-chemical-drain-cleaners/  ) The more frequently your drains are cleaned, the less damage is caused because problems can be diagnosed and addressed much earlier.

  1. Run Hotter water than usual down the drain

Pour a kettle of boiling water down your kitchen sink drain once a week to melt away any fat or grease that may have collected inside your pipes. Be sure to pour the water slowly to avoid any splashing. Don’t use boiling water if you have PVC pipes, as the heat could cause their joints to loosen.

  1. Call us the professionals as soon as you notice slow draining or bad smells

The sooner you can have someone check everything out, the less damage will be caused and the less expensive it will be to fix. Call us today on – 01293 510520 and one of our team will help you.

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