How Often Should I Have My Drains Cleaned?

How Often Should I Have My Drains Cleaned?

While it might not be something you think about bu having your drain cleaned is an important part of keeping your drain and sewer system in good condition. Despite this importance, however, most people don’t actually ever get their drains cleaned unless there is a problem.

If you want to make sure that your drains continue to operate to their full potential, you’ll need to make sure that they get the proper professional attention from Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at when you should have your drains cleaned.

Scheduling Regular Drain Cleaning

Drain clogs don’t happen all at once. They tend to occur as waste builds up on the walls of the drain pipe over time. As the waste continues to build up, the flow of water through the pipe will become restricted until it is completely cut off. In order to prevent that amount of waste from building up in the first place, it is a good idea to schedule drain cleaning for all of your drains at least once a year. That should be more than enough to make sure that your drains don’t clog, assuming normal levels of wear and tear.

When Problems Can Occur

Of course, sometimes problems just happen regardless of how prepared you are for them. Maybe you forgot to have your drains cleaned one year and now you are experiencing a clog. Maybe the drain is experiencing more use than normal and once a year isn’t enough anymore. Regardless of the reason, you should call for drain cleaning as soon as you suspect that a problem is developing with your drain. Faster responses means more damage prevented so don’t wait.

Still having a problem with your drain? Don’t wait until it’s too late. Now is the perfect time to start enquiring, so give Logical Heating and Plumbing a call. They will be on hand to answer any questions and can sort out the problem straight away.

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When to Call for Drain Cleaning

When to Call for Drain Cleaning

Drain cleaning is one of those services that every homeowner would eventually need, but very few people know that they actually do need it. What a lot of people do is when faced with a clogged drain, just pour some acidic drain cleaning liquid down the clogged drain and call it a day.

The visible way in keeping your drains in the best possible condition is to have professional drain cleaning done by a company, Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions. Here is when you should call for drain cleaning services.

Warning Signs

There are a couple of warning signs that you should watch out for, that indicate your drains need cleaning. Slow drainage, tends to be a sign of that a clog has begun to form in your drain pipe. Bad smells are also a warning sign, though they could also signify a problem further down in your sewer system. If you notice either of these symptoms, it’s a good idea to call us as soon as possible.

Once a Year

If none of the drains exhibit warning signs, you should still schedule a professional drain cleaning services at least once a year. The primary cause of drain problems is waste build-up, which can restrict water flow and cause other issues. This will not only get rid of any clogs that have already formed, but remove all built up waste from the pipes. This helps prevent further issues from cropping up as easily in the future. By scheduling annual drain cleaning services, you are ensuring that your drains serve you well for many years to come.

When you do encounter a problem with your drains and you are unable to solve yourself, give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing bromley company a call today. We’ll send our engineer out as soon as possible. Our number is 020 8664 9099

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How to clear a Blocked Shower Drain

How to Clear a Blocked Shower Drain Without Calling A Plumber

Blocked shower drain is one of the most common problems you will come across in your bathroom. If it’s completely blocked and the water simply isn’t draining, then you have a problem with your drains and it needs to be looked into.

The drain in the shower may be slow if the drains are not completed blocked. This can gradually leads to slippery build up of soap foams as well as old hairs and dead skins at the bottom of the shower drain. This can leads to slippery flooring and wet surfaces. Therefore you might need to actually clear your drain before any accident occurs. Clearing your blocked shower drain is very simple and you usually do not need to call out any professional plumbing.  Here are a DIY techniques to help you clears the blocked shower drain.

The very first step is to examine the root cause of the shower blockage by checking thoroughly if you can spot the actual cause of blockage. Remove the chrome cover of your waste. To remove you can merely lift it up or unscrew it, whatever suits to your type of waste. You can also pull out the plug in case you have an old school plug with chain variety.
The main cause is usually soap foams or the build up of old hairs. So if you witness the hair blockage try to get an access to hairs and pull them out carefully. You can also use a coat hanger or any other grabbing tool to perform the job.
The plunger is the next step to clear a blocked drain. You will need a ‘cup’  size plunger for clearing a shower blockage. You’ll need to have enough water in the bath or shower tray to completely submerge the cup of the plunger. Too much water and you’ll make a splashy mess, so use a bucket to remove the excess if you’re drain isn’t clearing at all.
Though how to unblock a shower through this method is a nasty business yet better than paying a huge amount to the plumber.

To find out more information please give Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions a plumbing croydon company a call today.

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How to Maintain Your Kitchen Drain

How to Maintain Your Kitchen Drain

The kitchen drain in the home is subjected to more wear and tear than any other drain in the within your property. This is due to it being used to dispose of all different kinds of waste, including food and cooking by-products. Because of this, it tends to suffer clogs and other problems far more often than any other drains.

Professional kitchen drain cleaning is ideal for preventing this kind of thing from happening, but there are other things you can personally do to help maintain your kitchen drain. Let’s take a look at some of those things now.

Avoid Fat, oils and grease

All of these are commonly used in cooking, and is poured down the drain in liquid form. Once these substance cools, however, it congeals into a viscous semi-solid substance that would clog up the drain. If you want to significantly cut down on how often your kitchen drain clogs up, you should avoid pouring those substances down the sink. It’s far better to freeze the Fat, oils and grease and then throw it away.

Pour Boiling Water Down the Drain

Drain clogs form as waste from various sources collects on the sides of the pipe. As the waste hardens and builds up, the flow of water through the drain is restricted until it is completely stopped. One easy way to get rid of waste build-up in your kitchen drain is to pour a pot of boiling water down it. The water loosens up the waste, allowing it to be washed down the drain much more easily. This won’t get rid of all of the waste, but it’s a good bit of maintenance to conduct every month or two.

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Important Tips for Using Your Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal is one of those modern conveniences most of us couldn’t picture being without in the kitchen. It’s also one of the over used plumbing components, which is a common cause of difficult drain clogs in your kitchen.

Follow these tips to prevent annoying clogs and keep your garbage disposal motor running properly.

Your garbage disposal is not designed to handle any of the following – so avoid these items:

Hard food items: Garbage disposal can only break up the same kind of foods you could chew with your teeth. Popcorn kernels, seeds, fruit pits, meat bones, and other hard items should always go to the trash.

Non-foods: Any item that is not a food (plastic and paper wrappers, cigarette butts, etc.) should also stay out of your drains.

Fibrous foods:  Celery, onion skins, cheese, and other stringy materials can wrap around the garbage disposal and cause the motor to stop.

FOG: Fats, oils, and grease can solidify in your pipes and lead to drain clogs, or they can coat the garbage disposal and create some difficulties for the unit.

Run cold water

You should dump fats, oils and grease into a separate garbage receptacle whenever possible, but we know it’s difficult to avoid some moving down the drain. That’s why you should always run the cold water when you use your disposal. This allows the fats, oils and grease to cool and solidify sooner, so your garbage disposal may be able to break it up and make it a little easier on your pipes.

Only put in a little food at once

Break up large hunks of meat and other foods into smaller pieces before you put them into the garbage disposal to prevent drain clogs and ease the work for your disposal. This is particularly important at holiday meals.

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