Winter’s coming! 5 top tips for looking after your drains in winter
Winter can be a crucial time for ensuring that you have blocked drain maintenance covered. Throughout this season leaves and wet mud and sludge from road surfaces can cause drains to become blocked. Be sure to check your drains regularly to ensure that they have not become blocked. And should you need assistance keeping them clear and cleansed, we are one call away where we can get an engineer out to you as soon as possible. Here are 5 top tips to looking after your drains over the winter season.
- Check that your storage tanks and pipes are covered and lagged (insulated) – this will retain heat and help to stop them from freezing, which can cause pipes to crack or become damaged.
- Outdoor drains and particular gully drains are more likely to block in the winter months, our expert engineers often advise keeping them free of debris such as leaves and twigs, as build up can lead to difficulties if they are not kept clear.
- Dripping taps not only wastes water but also encourages pipes to freeze. When water freezes it expands cracking pipes causing damage in the long run.
- Finally, to ensure that your drains are going to survive the winter, have your drains inspected by our qualified experts, who will offer you the best solutions.
We specialise in blocked drains and offer an array of different solutions such as CCTV surveys and inspections as well as drain lining and jetting for the best service in blocked drains. To find out more information, contact us today.