Drain cleaning is an important part of maintaining the health of your drains and household. We have seen too many times, blockages that have caused severe and expense damages that could’ve been prevented.  Most people don’t think about their drain maintenance until there is a major issue. Drain clogs are not usually something that happen suddenly. They have built up over time and in most causes could’ve been prevented. Therefore, we at Ecoflow recommend a full CCTV drain survey and clearance once a year to find and clear any drainage problems before they become drainage disasters. Prevention is always a better than cure when it comes to cleaning your drains.

Drain blockages often first manifest as slow draining, as waste begins to build up in the pipe and restrict the flow of water through the system. If you notice your drains draining more slowly than they normally do, it’s a good idea to call for professional drain cleaning services. Even if you don’t notice any specific signs that your drains are having trouble with clogs, you should do your best to have them cleaned at least once every year. Preventive drain cleaning conducted on a regular basis will prevent clogs from getting far enough along to completely block your drainpipes and maintain the efficiency of the system. You shouldn’t need to have it done any more often than once a year to reap the benefits. So, if you haven’t had it done in the last year or so, now would be a great time to have your drains cleaned out! 

The Tell-tale Signs Your Drains Need Cleaning:

Your drains are at risk of clogging if you don’t clean them regularly. How do you know a blockage is happening? These are the three most common signs:

  • Slow-draining sinks: You may notice that water is taking a long time to drain down your kitchen or bathroom sink, or that you’re finding yourself standing in a steadily increasing pool of water while you shower. This is an obvious sign that there is something clogging up your pipes and that you need to act fast in clearing them.
  • Foul smells: If there’s a suspiciously bad smell drifting from your drains, it means something dirty is stuck and needs getting rid of.
  • Leaking or burst pipes: Large blockages in your plumbing system could potentially lead to a cracked or even a burst pipe as the water has nowhere to go. If you have an emergency like this, call our drainage and plumbing team who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including Bank Holidays).

Common Causes Blocked Drains?

What causes these tell-tale signs? Here is a list of common causes for blockages in drains that you should make sure to avoid doing yourself:

  • Excessive bits of food being poured down the kitchen drain
  • Pouring oil or fats down the kitchen drain
  • Soap and hair clumping together in bathroom drains
  • Excessive amounts of toilet paper in toilets
  • Non-flushable items like nappies and sanitary pads in the toilet
  • Drains which are not regularly cleaned

Avoid clog, breaks, fissures, root intrusions, or build-ups by scheduling a drainage inspection every year. Prevent the hassle of extra costs and replacements by detecting the problem early.

We provide scheduled servicing and maintenance by expert drainage engineers. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you.