Summer is here – and with it comes smelly drains!
Drain Doctor recommends enzyme cleaner.
It’s summer at last – a few days of sunshine is forecast. And not before time!
However, hot weather can be a mixed blessing. After weeks in which drains have been overflowing, summer temperatures can bring some unpleasant problems – and smells.
For a start, the warm weather is great for bringing on summer plants (and summer weeds!) but, below ground, the roots that support the new growth can play havoc with drains and sewers, penetrating pipes and causing blockages.
As a householder, if the blockage is within the boundary of your property, you are responsible for clearing it.
Locating the blockage can be difficult though. The best and most certain way is to put a CCTV camera into the drainage system to see what is actually down there – and where it is. At Drain Doctor Glasgow we can also give you a detailed report on request highlighting any problems that may be located in your drains.
Less serious blockages – in U-bends beneath sinks and baths, for example – require less serious treatment and these can be fixed on the spot by our trained Technicians.
There are a number of drain clearing products sold in supermarkets and DIY stores, but in all honesty, most dont have any effect and certainly wont stop the problem from re-occuring.
Rather than using a chemical-based product, take a tip from the professionals and consider using biology to shift the blockage. At Drain Doctor Glasgow we use an enzyme cleaner which digests organic wastes in drains, breaking down fat and grease build ups which lead to odours and blockages. We recommend using the product on a regular basis to keep drains free-flowing and clean-smelling.
Using enzymes rather than chemicals is much better for the environment – and, in the long run, much more effective at keeping drains clear.
Prevention, is of course, better than cure and Drain Docto Glasgowr has a number of tips to avoid summer drainage and plumbing problems.
◾Install a strainer in plug holes to catch hair and other objects that could block drains.
◾Don’t pour fat and grease from cooking down the drain – allow it to cool and put it in the bin.
◾Don’t dispose of old oil, paint or other substances down the drain.
◾Have a member of our team carry out a home plumbing survey to inspect drains for leaks, damage and corrosion and get problems sorted out while they are small, rather than waiting for a disaster!
By using a CCTV camera in the pipes, we can inspect and pinpoint exactly where drains are cracked, damaged or misaligned.
If you do have a drainage problem and simple DIY techniques don’t solve it then give us a call, we are more than happy to help.
So enjoy the summer sun (hopefully), the BBQ‘s and the longer nights and dont let a blocked drain, bad smell or plumbing disaster ruin your summe – The team at Drain Doctor Glasgow are here for you 24/7.