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Ways To Manage Your Drainage System Effectively

Managing your house is a job easier said than done. Homeowners are required to do a lot. The size of your house doesn’t really matter. A small house also requires pretty much the same type and kind of maintenance as a big house (a mansion of sorts). The rooms need to be cleaned regularly, the bathrooms and toilets need to be checked frequently. Most importantly, you need to ensure that the drainage system is working fine. 

There are times when a faulty drainage system ends up complicating matters. If such a drainage system is left unnoticed for long, then it might create major problems in the long run. Nobody is strong enough to bear the foul smell of a faulty drainage system. It might also end up making inroads into your house if not managed properly. SB Civil Engineering is here to help you if you happen to be facing such issues. 

Here are a few effective ways of managing your house’s drainage system:

Use a drain guard

Using a drain guard to reduce the amount of waste that gets washed down your sink is a great idea. Drain guards are optimally-sized and do not end up occupying too much space. Drain guards sit on top of the plug, and collect the waste items which can then be thrown into the bin. A drain guard can also be used in the bathroom area to collect loose hair.

A handy tip: You need to dispose off certain things, such as coffee grounds and cooking fats appropriately. 

Drain Cleaner

You can use a bacteriological drain cleaner to maintain all of the drains in the house efficiently. You can pour this solution down ( into the drain). Leave it there for about 30 minutes, and wash it down with some hot water. You can carry out this exercise every few months to ensure that all of the drains are clean. Additionally, this would also help you avoid blockages. Just make sure you use a drain cleaner that is natural in order to avoid corrosion. 

You can also use boiling water 

Washing your drains with hot water on a regular basis is perhaps the easiest way of maintaining the health of your drainage area. Wash all of the drains with hot water every now and then. The good thing is: water won’t end up damaging the pipes. You can undertake this exercise every six months in order to ensure better that your drains remain clean and tidy. 

Garbage Disposal

Clean all of your bins once a month to ensure the garbage doesn’t get piled up. Also, clean the bins with a few cups of ice cubes and table salt. This will help you cut down the grease. The sides of the bin can also be cleaned effectively using this technique. Flush it out by using cold water once the ‘icing’ part is done. Add half a lemon in order to keep foul smell at bay. 

Keep checking the drains

Drains should never be taken for granted. Even a slight error in judgement can end up being fatal. Make sure you do not take drainage problems for granted. Also, do call the experts if you feel you’d be needing help. 

Final words:

It is time drainage maintenance is taken a bit more seriously. Experienced home owners are well aware of the fact that drainage systems need to be taken care of. Even a slight bit of carelessness can lead to heavy losses and long-term problems.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of Ways2GoGreen.com and Ways2GoGreenBlog.com. I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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