After enjoying a home cooked meal and fighting with the dishes to remove the stubborn baked on remainders of said dinner, the last thing you want to see as you remove the plug to drain away the dirty dishwasher, is the water not moving. This is could be a sign of blocked drains Birmingham and thousands of households throughout the country will be going through the exact same problem. Here at Total Drainage, we appreciate the issues connected with having a blocked drain, but they can be prevented.
Below is a simple how to guide, to provide advice on simple steps a homeowner can take to limit the chances of their drains becoming blocked.
One of the main causes for a blocked drain is the build up of fats, grease or cooking oils which have been deposited down the sink during the cooking process. This is something which we’re all guilty off, after all when cooking a lasagne, as you brown off the mince it’s likely you’ll want to remove some of the fat from the pan – and what is easier than draining it into your sink?
Unfortunately though cooking fats, etc will solidify once cooled, and this can happen within your u-bend or further down in the drainage system, leaving the piping blocked. To prevent this from happening, we’d recommend disposing fats via the bin.
Other ways to prevent your drain from becoming blocked is to recycle, bag or bin various products including:
• Waste Food
• Sanitary Products
Outside, you can prevent drains becoming blocked by ensuring your garden is clear of winter debris which has built up over the last few months – thus preventing it from falling into the drain as the rain water flows away. Check your guttering too, as decomposing vegetation can enter the drain and cause problems if left.
If you’re unfortunate enough to currently have blocked drains Birmingham though, here at Total Drainage, we can provide a professional and efficient clearance service, which is available 24 hours per day to suit your needs. We have no call out charge, instead the only fee is for the work which is carried out and this will be agreed before work commences.