Drain maintenance tips for your home

At Alternative Drainage we know first-hand how important it is that you keep your drains maintained all year long. Whilst homeowners may not give their drains much of a second thought, they do require a lot of TLC. By looking after your drains and being attentive to what goes down it, this can ensure it stays healthy for longer and you avoid any long-term damage or difficulties.

Here are our tips for healthy drainage maintenance in your home:
Replace any damaged drain sections straight away
If you notice a crack in any of your pipes or you live in a house with old or outdated plumbing, you should replace the pipes with modern and durable plastic pipes. Leaky pipes can cause all sorts of damage in your house so much sure you fix the problem as soon as possible.

Avoid pouring oil into the kitchen sink
One of the most common causes of damage on domestic drainage and sewage is by pouring fats and oils down your sink. These are notorious for sticking and solidifying along the inside of your pipes just like the arteries in your body. Oil and oily foods will overtime narrow your pipes and event cause blockages so make sure you ‘bin it, don’t pour it’.

Check outdoor drains
Various types of weather can eventually take its toll on your drains so make sure you inspect them regularly. During winter the drains can freeze and crack and autumn is notorious for clogging drainage systems with clumps of leaves.

Remove deposits from your shower heads
To make sure your shower doesn’t block, it is always worth spending a little bit go time cleaning your showerhead to remove any mineral deposits that can build up. Vinegar is a great, easy and cheap solution as the acid will slowly remove stubborn deposits.

For all your drainage needs, Alternative Drainage provide a high-quality drainage maintenance service for homeowners across Yorkshire. If you are experiencing any issues with your drains, contact us today on 0800 980 1362.