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New Year’s Drainage Resolutions

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As we’re finally in 2020, we would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year from all of us at Drain 247.

The new year brings new hope and the idea that they should leave everything in 2019 and make a fresh start. This fresh start could include getting your finances in order or going to the gym to get your summer body ready. However, people tend to forget about their drainage issues, even though it’s essential to your property. We have collated a list of 5 resolutions that you should take into consideration this year.

We encourage you to follow these resolutions throughout 2020 because it will benefit the environment and it can keep your family and friends safe this year.

Choose Environmentally Friendly 

Water is the most vital element on earth, we can’t survive without it. Worryingly, there is a limited supply on earth which is alarming considering how its important H2O is to us. If you have new year ideas about renovating the house, the kitchen or the bathroom this year, we encourage you to choose water-efficient systems. You could include water-efficient shower heads or a point of use heater when water is constantly running through the taps to heat water up. Whereas, outdoors you can integrate a drip-irrigation system or have a rain-water harvesting system which you can use to wash the car or to clean the plants.

Connect a Water Filter 

We’re fortunate in the UK that we have clean drinkable water, however, there are still things that we should filter out before drinking this water. Water isn’t perfect! Some of the things that we should try and remove are sand, dirt and unwanted chemicals. You may need a whole house sand separator to keep your drains free of unwanted sediment. Or you may want to get rid of chlorine in the shower. Filtering your water is an effective method for getting the very best water.

Another reason you should filter your water to try and preserve the environment we live in. Filtering water means we aren’t adding more rubbish thrown into a landfill, on average it will take 450 years for the plastic to disintegrate.

What shouldn’t go down your drain? 

There are some ingredients that shouldn’t be put down your drain which could cause serious drainage issues, such as a build-up of other materials that end up in the drainage system. The items that are damaging to the drains are eggshells, they can harm the disposal blades, coffee grounds because they’re water-soluble meaning they mix with the grease, therefore, costing the pipes, flour is an important one because when flour mixes with water it goes gloopy and can cause all types of issues, often lining the drain.

Water Heater Flushing 

Water heaters should normally last around 10-15 years, however, if you don’t have effective drainage maintenance then your water heater may only last a 5 to 6 years, which could cause serious damage to your property. You should aim to do an annual flush to make sure the water heaters features are working well can save you financially and extend the life of the water heater.

Drain Surveys 

You may have the January blues, however, it’s important to keep on top of your drainage maintenance. If you think there may be a problem with your drains, a CCTV Drain Survey by a drainage professional will save any new years worries. This is an ideal way to recognise and pinpoint the problem giving you the confidence that your drains are in perfect condition.

Here at Drain 247, we will provide a comprehensive report on the drain, that locates the drainage issues and tells you how bad the faults are. We will also offer a camera recording of the survey being produced.

Contact Drain 247 for Drain Maintenance Services in London & Hertfordshire 

If you require drain maintenance services for your drainage issues, then please contact our drain experts. With years of experience and knowledge, we have built an outstanding reputation by consistently providing our customers with a first-class service that places an emphasis on quality and safety.

Call us on 0800 612 8038 or you can complete our contact form to get your free, no-obligation quote.

 

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