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5 Benefits of Regular drains Maintenance

In order to keep our plumbing systems working to a high standard, we must always maintain regular drains maintenance.

At Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions, we have put together 5 top quick tips you should follow to ensure you avoid problems with your drains.

Keep Drains Unclogged

Make sure that when you clear your clogged drains you are doing so properly. Many people use the wrong substances to clean their drains which can result in damaging the pipes. Bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and salt water are all natural and effective ways to successfully clear your drain pipes. Unclogged pipes mean that you don’t need to worry about built up bacteria or flooding.

Reduce Nasty Odours

It’s an unfortunate but true fact that if your drains aren’t cleaned regularly, they can begin to smell. This tends to be due to a build-up of bacteria and mold. Luckily, it can be avoided. While many natural and home-made remedies do work, they tend to only last on a short term basis. To have your drains cleaned thoroughly, you should call on the help of Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions.

Prevent Structural Damage

You may not be aware that your pipes are corroded and damaged beyond repair. That is why it’s important to have a professional check your pipes and replace them if need be. Damaged pipes can eventually cause structural damage such as flooding, mold, and dampness. Regular maintenance and checks will prevent these problems.

Improve Water Quality

Regular drain maintenance can improve the quality of your water. This is because the pipes are kept clean and bacteria free if regularly checked.

Use a Professional

Using a professional plumbing croydon such as Logical Heating & plumbing solutions means that you will receive a first-class service from a reputable and friendly expert. To find out more about how we can do regular drains maintenance for your home. Give us a call.

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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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How Lime Scale Forms in Your Home

How Lime Scale Forms in Your Home and How To Combat It

How lime scale forms in your home, is bit more of an issue to deal with than simply being something unsightly to see.

I’m sure as a homeowner you would have noticed this white, chalky substance building up around the head of a faucet or on the walls of a shower or around the taps in the bathroom?

Lime scale can actually be quite damaging to your home interior, specifically to the home pipes. If this isn’t dealt with properly, it can cause the need to replace your entire home pipes. Read on to find out more about how lime scale forms in your home, and how to combat it.

Hard Water

It could be the case that you live in a hard water area. By living in a hard water area, it means you have a higher mineral content than normal. As hard water flows through the pipes in your home, it deposits small amounts of minerals on the walls of each pipe. Over time, these mineral deposits grow into lime scale. Lime scale can form anywhere that is frequently exposed to hard water, which is why you may notice it in your sink or shower.

Problems Associated with Lime Scale

The biggest danger with lime scale is that it can grow so large as to block the flow of water through the pipes. If it is caught early enough, the lime scale can be scraped out of the pipes before this happens. However, often the lime scale becomes so ingrained that it cannot be removed without irreparably damaging the pipe. At that point, the pipe will need to be replaced anyway. If that does happen then calls Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumber croydon company and we will send out an engineer to have a look and to fix the problem.

The best way to solve the lime scale problem is to install a water softener in your home. A water softener is a device that sits in your water line, and filters out all of the minerals that can cause lime scale. In this way, you can protect your home’s pipes against hard water.

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Why Store Bought Drain Cleaners Are Not a Good Idea

Why Store Bought Drain Cleaners Are Not a Good Idea

Let’s take a look at why hiring a professional drain cleaning services are a much better option.

Having a drain clogged is every homeowner nightmare, so you might be tempted to just go to a store and pick up an off-the-shelf drain cleaner to take care of it. This is a mistake as store bought drain cleaners actually leave your drains worse off in the long run, even if they solve the immediate problem.

The Problem with Store Bought Cleaners

The reason that store bought drain cleaners are so effective at cleaning out the drains clogs is that the vast majority of them are highly corrosive. This eats through the clog well enough, but it will also damage the pipes. If you use store bought cleaners over a period of years to treat drain clogs, you will end up degrading your pipes to the point that they need to be replaced. Store bought drain cleaners also don’t completely get rid of the waste build-up on the walls of the pipe. This makes it easier for clogs to form in the future.

Professional Drain Cleaning

Professional plumbers such as Logical Heating & Plumbing Solution, are well aware of how damaging store bought drain cleaners can be, which is why they don’t use them. Instead, they use a couple of different procedure to get rid of clogs. Drain snaking is a procedure that involves using an auger on a long cable to drill through the clog. This is the most common method of drain cleaning. Hydro-jetting is also used, which basically involves firing a high pressure stream of water through the pipe to blast all of the waste out of it. These procedures clear up the clog without damaging the pipes.

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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3 Ways to Keep Your Drains Clog Free

Slow drains and clogged pipes always seem to happen at the most inappropriate times, and it often lead to larger repairs if they are ignored for a lengthy period of time.  We treat our drains as an “out of sight, out of mind” mind-set.  This is the case when we continuously pour grease down the drain, the grease doesn’t wash away; instead, it will create a clogged drain.

The first step to prevent any headache with clogged drains is to clean them, which is what our expert plumbers specialise in.

After Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions had your drains cleaned, here are some ways to keep your drains clear:

Take protective measures with your garbage disposal. Cold water helps prevent food particles from attaching to the inside of your pipes.  You should flush your kitchen drain with cold water before, during, and after using your garbage disposal.  Additionally, we always advise our customers to follow our garbage disposals tips.  This will help prolong the life of your system!

Pour grease in an empty can, not your drain.  If you love frying your food, resist the urge to pour the remaining grease down your kitchen sink.  Instead, grab a used can to dump the grease in.  Discard the can once the grease has hardened.

Watch what you flush.  Human waste and toilet paper should only be flushed down your toilet.  Invest in sink strainers for your kitchen and bathroom drains.  Keep unwanted particles like food, hair, and other objects out of your drains by using a sink strainer.

Logical heating & Plumbing solutions plumbers are experienced with working on clogged pipes and installing and servicing whole-house plumbing systems. If you are experiencing trouble with your clogged pipes due to various plumbing issues, give us a call on 0208 664 9099.We can help you straight away.

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