Many drain issues can be costly and disruptive, to say the least. However, prevention is possible. In this week’s blog post, we provide tips to prevent serious drain issues. Prevention is always better than dealing with a major drain problem. Such as a total drain collapse. By following a few simple steps, you can significantly reduce the risk of serious drainage issues. And ensure the longevity of your drain system.
1. Regular drain inspections help prevent serious drain issues
If you want to avoid a potentially serious and costly drain issue within your property, we recommend committing to regular inspections. By a professional drain company. Performing a thorough CCTV drain inspection at least once a year can help keep your drainage system operating optimally. A professional CCTV survey will flag any potential damage. No matter how small. Therefore, resolving the issue is cheaper and easier. Before minor damage can turn into something more serious.
2. Proper and professional pipe installation
Always ensure that you hire professionals when it comes to the installation of your drainage system. A professional will guarantee the correct installation of your drain pipes. Improper installation can lead to weak spots and an increased likelihood of issues. Such as pipe collapse.
3. Always use high-quality materials
The well-known saying ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ is accurate when it comes to a drainage system. Using cheap materials is a recipe for disaster. And you will end up spending more on repairs in the long run. Opt for high-quality pipes and fittings when installing or replacing drain pipes. Investing in durable materials can prevent premature pipe damage. Or even total drain collapse. And save you from costly repairs in the long run.
4. Regularly clean the gutters and downspouts to prevent serious drain issues
This next tip is relatively easy. However, many overlook this. Regularly clean and maintain your gutters and downspouts. In order to prevent debris from clogging the drains. Clogged drains can put excess pressure on the pipes and increase the risk of damage.
5. Be mindful of what goes down the drains
Educate yourself and your household on what not to put down the drains. Avoid disposing of grease, oil, or other substances that can cause clogs or damage to the pipes. Also, be cautious of excessive water usage, as it can put additional stress on the drain system.
6. Protect pipes during extreme weather to prevent serious drain issues
Take precautions during extreme weather conditions. Such as heavy rain or freezing temperatures. Although, in Ireland, we tend to experience the former more than the latter. So, clear out gutters and ensure proper drainage to prevent water buildup. Insulate exposed pipes to protect them from freezing and potential damage.