How Often Do Your Drains Need Cleaning?
Most homeowners will know when their drains become blocked, with the main symptoms of a blocked drain including an unpleasant smell, slow draining sinks and plugholes, and a gurgling noise from inside the pipes of their home and drainage network.
A blocked drain is often considered a domestic emergency which requires urgent help – and is a completely different service to our drain cleaning London service which we market as a regular maintenance option for homeowners.
In this blog, we’re answering one of the most common questions we get asked about drain cleaning: how often does it need to happen?
What Is Drain Cleaning?
Drain cleaning is a maintenance service in which a team of experts will come and clear both internal and external drains of all debris and build-up, ensuring that the build-up does not worsen and become a blockage.
The issue that many homeowners face is that when they ignore a minor blockage for too long, or sample DIY solutions rather than bringing in a professional drain cleaning company, that minor blockage worsens and becomes an expensive and more severe problem. Not only that, but a full-scale blockage can cause major damage to the drainage system when left untreated, exacerbating the symptoms, and making properties unliveable.
Drain cleaning alleviates the issue before it becomes a long-term and costly issue, by keeping on top of the movement and flow of water through your international and external drains and pipes.
How Does Regular Drain Cleaning Keep Your Pipe Network Clean And Healthy?
When you invest in a regular drain cleaning service, you ensure that any debris which gets stuck in your drains is cleared before it can cause an issue. This could be fat or kitchen waste which has been washed down a sink, it could be leaves and other debris that have fallen into external pipes outside of your property, or it could be foreign objects that have accidentally been flushed down a toilet.
Regardless of the blockage or where it comes from, a regular and thorough clean will wash anything and everything that has become blocked away, protecting the functionality and stability of the pipes.
Do I Need A Drain Cleaning Or Unblocking Service?
The answer to this question lies in whether you have a major blockage which is causing the symptoms mentioned earlier in this blog. If you are finding that your property, sinks, toilets, and plug holes are surrounded by an unpleasant smell, or are draining more slowly than usual, then it might be that there is a blockage causing an issue somewhere in your pipes.
Generally, we recommend that new clients who are experiencing these issues book a drain unblocking service, and then keep on top of future issues with a regular drain cleaning and maintenance service once or twice a year. To discuss this and to find out our pricing structure for the different services available, get in touch directly.