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3 Tips for Good Drain Care

Poole and Southampton residents can relax in the knowledge that should they need any help with blocked drains or other water and drainage issues, Easy Drains is on hand to help them. As shown throughout our website blogs, we’re knowledgeable industry professionals who provide a reliable service to get your life back to normal in no time.

Given how unpleasant and inconvenient it is to deal with any blockages in your drains and toilets, it’s useful to have an expert company like Easy Drains to resolve the situation. With that being said, some of you may be asking yourselves- “What can I do to prevent my drain becoming blocked in the first place”. Relax, we’ve got you covered there too. 

Below are three useful tips that you can put into action to reduce the risk of drainage issues in the future.

Take the Strain off Your Drain

One of the simplest yet effective ways to avoid blocked drains that we recommend to our customers in Poole, Southampton and further afield is to get yourself some sink strainers.

Sometimes referred to as drain covers, these are small components made of either metal, mesh or silicone that act as sieves over your plugholes. When used in your kitchen, they will typically prevent food waste from entering your drainage system and in bathrooms and showers, they help prevent body hairs that combine with oils from soaps and beauty products from clogging your drain. Besides needing the occasional cleaning, sink strainers do an excellent job at keeping larger objects out of your drains.

Look After Your Outdoor Drains

When you’re having issues with blocked drains, sometimes the problem doesn’t always originate in the house. 

Your outdoor drains and gutters are susceptible to blockages from leaves and other debris if left unattended for too long which in turn affects your system as a whole. Clearing any obstructions from your outdoor drains when they occur is valuable to helping you avoid any unnecessary issues with your drainage.

Don’t Pour Your Oil and Grease Away

Something our clients in Poole, Southampton and across Southern England may not be aware of is the threat greases and oils pose to your drainage system. Unlike common liquids like water or milk, oils and greases have a tendency to set in pipes resulting in blocked drains. This can be further compounded when they’re combined with soaps and food debris, making it a nightmare to remove them from your drain. Instead, follow these steps to dispose of oil and grease properly:

  • When you finish cooking, allow the oil/grease to cool.

  • Once cooled, collect the oil/grease in a disposable container (e.g. an empty plastic bottle or glass jar).

  • Check your local waste disposal department to see how best you can get rid of your leftover oil and grease.

  • Dispose of your container of oil/grease, preferably by recycling it if possible or putting it in your general waste if not.

If you follow these three actionable tips, you can save yourself from a lot of drain-related stress and hassle later down the line. Although no matter what, remember Easy Drains is ready and waiting to help with all drainage issues should you need us.

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