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Maintaining Your Drains


While being able to solve issues with your drains is an incredibly useful talent, it could be argued that maintaining them to a high standard is even handier.





The Problem

Blocked drain

A blocked drain in or around the home is something that can not only cause damage to your home; it can be a really smelly problem as well. If you can keep your drains functioning properly and with little problems, you'll find that blockages and other issues rarely arise.

Prevention is usually far more effective than cure, and with these helpful tips and tricks you'll find it far easier to keep your drains running smoothly.



Health & Safety Messages

This article has been produced for information only. It offers you basic advice to do the job yourself but in order to prevent harm to yourself or damage to equipment or property, please ensure you use the correct tools and suitable personal protective equipment. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate in contacting one of our professional engineers.

Watch what you drop down the drains

One of the best ways to maintain your drains is by being extremely careful with what you put down them. While most drains are designed to carry waste and small items such as toilet roll, waste pipes don't deal very well with grease and fat from food, cleansing wipes, dental floss, nappies or sanitary products.

You should be very wary about what you leave to go down your drains and should try and dispose of waste into the rubbish bin where possible. With fats and grease you can pour them into a bottle or food storage container and dispose of them into the garbage.

Clear debris from outside

If you're trying to keep your drains outside well maintained, it's a good idea to make sure they are clear of debris at the point at which they enter the ground. This involves checking your gullies for leaves and twigs in order to ensure that they don't restrict water flow at any point.

Call Dyno-Rod

Remember, if you need any further advice or professional help with drain unblocking don't hesitate to give us a call. Our professional Service Engineers are always on hand to offer help and support.


What Our Clients Say


“ Your engineer called yesterday to clear blockage from the waste water drain, He was very efficient and arrived promptly, and cleared the blockage. Many thanks to Pat, based in Galway ”

Ann Hough - Galway

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