Drain Maintenance in the Summer

Advice | September 25, 2022

Did you know that the summer months are actually ideal to carry out drain maintenance? This is due to there being less of a chance of having disruption from the weather.

Below we’ve listed a number of ways in which you can ensure your drainage system is functioning properly and various signs to look out for that will indicate a drain issue.

Roots causing a drain blockage
Roots causing a drain blockage

Carry out Cleaning

It’s a good idea to clean your drains every once in a while to ensure that there are no build ups occurring. Drain cleaning is one of the most important maintenance services for homeowners and businesses to invest in. Naughty drains can cause unwanted blockages, major plumbing issues, flooding, or leaking.

Check on Your Drainage System

A common drainage issue is tree roots that have grown into the pipes and drains causing structural damage, as well as potential drain blockages. Roto Rooter® provides an innovative electro-mechanical solution to blocked drains with trusted machinery that is still the benchmark for solving drain problems. Our equipment has specialised blades for removing roots so you don’t have to lift a finger!

Water flowing down drain

Drain Odours

With the increased temperature, your drains can start to smell foul as bacteria is encouraged to grow. This tends to happen with kitchen drains as there is a reduced flow of water and any food remains can start to breakdown causing a build-up of bacteria within the pipes. The heat speeds up this process, which is why it’s important to get the problem professionally dealt with as soon as possible. Let us help you defeat your naughty drain and ensure no return!

Low Water Pressure

During the summer months people tend to use more water for gardening or for filling up their pools which means you’re more likely to notice if there’s an issue with your water pressure. Having reduced or low water pressure can indicate that there’s an issue with your plumbing which is when a professional should be called to take a look. 

Roto Rooter electro-mechanical machine in action
Roto Rooter electro-mechanical machine in action

Structural Damage

With the warmer weather, and lack of rain over the winter period, it’s possible that the ground would have dried up which can cause damage to your drainpipes with the lack of rain. While this can take a few years to happen, if you start to notice issues with your drains such as a strong smell of sewage, slow drains, and damp areas around your home.  

If you’re experiencing any of the above then please don’t hesitate to call us on 011 444 4040 as your drain is likely being very naughty!