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The Benefits of cleaning your drains

17th October 2022

We all know keeping your drains in top-class working order will extend their life and perform to a higher standard for longer, but how many of us take the time to clean our drains or hire a drain cleaning company to take care of them for us? When something goes wrong it’s always a panic but with regular cleaning the chances of something going wrong decrease.

We’ve put together the benefits of cleaning your drains and why it’s so important.

  1. Drains perform at a higher level

Regularly cleaned drains will be able to clear water at a faster rate. Water will not stand in the drain or slowly make its way down the drain, with a gurgle for good measure. This decreases the likely hood of overflow, especially when in heavy use. This is even more important for sanitary drains to prevent build-up or backflow.

  1. Improve Drain Life and Prevent Leaks

The inside of our drains are exposed to a wide range of chemicals and substances, which eventually will build up and can cause them to corrode. Having your drains cleaned will clear any residue and stop any cracks or leaks from forming.

  1. Foul Odours

When something smells off in your home, it can be very off-putting and the first thing that you notice when entering a room. Drains face many liquids, whether from cleaning other areas of the home or toilet waste and failure to clean can allow the build-up of mold or bacteria. This in turn can create an unpleasant smell in your home. Remember, mold loves dark, damp environments to thrive in, the inside of a drain is the perfect place.

  1. Prevent further damage to your home

As we’ve said above bacteria and chemicals can cause damage to your drains and while this is a problem, it can cause greater problems across your whole property and garden. Water damage from a clean pipe is bad enough, but the damage that a leak in a drain full of wastewater can be even more devastating.

  1. Blockages

Of course, the most obvious benefit is clearing any potential blockages before they cause greater harm. Making sure no backflow occurs.

So, there we have it, 5 benefits to regular cleaning your drains. If you take care and actively think about your drain health, you will be in a much better standing if something does go wrong.

It can be beneficial to have a professional look at your drains before you try and fix the problem yourself. Professional drain experts will have seen the problem many times over and will have a great understanding of how to fix it, while also having the best professional tools to get the job done. Check out our 9 signs you need to call a drainage specialist.

If you want to speak to a professional from Cotswold Drainage about your drain cleaning, then head to this link and submit an enquiry form.