Drain maintenance might not be easily linked to the summertime, but this season is the best time to get these tasks done. There are individual projects that you can tackle at specific times during the year that all feel like common sense. Undertaking a few simple maintenance tasks in the summer can lead to less stressful winter months, with less of a risk of severe plumbing problems. Some of these you can do by yourself, but a professional plumber should perform most. Read on to learn the most crucial drain maintenance tips to consider for these hot summer days.
Add a Drain Strainer to Your Showers and Bathtubs
This is an inexpensive and straightforward step to take as part of your preventive drain maintenance tasks that make life easier while extending your drains’ life. A drain strainer is a basket-shaped insert that you can place into the drain. Sinks, bathtubs, showers, and floor drains are great for drain strainers, which keep hair and other items from moving down the drain and causing serious clogs and damage to your pipes.
Removes Debris and Leaves from Downspouts and Gutters
Not only does this reduce the chances of issues with your home’s gutters, but this will also reduce the chance of anything nasty getting into your outdoor drains to clog them up.
Check out For Leaks
Believe it or not, the fall is an awful time to have leaks within your plumbing. Even if you don’t think leaks are a problem, it is just as good to check for any problems like leaks and cracks at least once or twice a year. A drain maintenance checkup and cleaning service like this during the summer could save your drains during the autumn and winter.
Have a Perimeter Drain Inspection
Perimeter drains that get blocked up can create massive headaches, from basement flooding to foundation problems. If you have a professional crew come to inspect during the summer months, you will have peace of mind that your foundation is now safe and secure from leaks and that your family is safe from any mold problems in your basement as well.
Add a Backwater Valve to Your Floor Drains
A backwater valve is a substantial addition to a floor drain if you live in spots where summer storms tend to overwhelm storm drains and cause sewer line problems. This is a wise investment that can save you from substantial property damage.
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