Have you taken care of your drains lately? It’s easy to overlook them, but they’re incredibly important for keeping your home free of disgusting odors. Here are some tips for maintaining your drains all summer long. Get ready for fall and winter early!
Use a Drain Strainer
First of all, try using a drain strainer. When you do, you can help extend the service life of your drains. How does this work? This is an accessory that you can put into the drain of your bathtub or shower stall. That way, you can stop clogs before they form by making sure that clumps of hair and soap residue won’t block your drains.
Clean Out Your Gutters
The outside of your home is just as important as what goes on in the inside. So, take some time this weekend to clean out your gutters. Remove leaves, sticks, pebbles, and any other types of debris you might find in your gutters that can interfere with their ability to keep water damage off of your roof and out of your home.
Look Out for Leaks
Although summer thunderstorms are vicious, they typically only last a few hours. Either way, a leak anywhere in your drain can turn a puddle into a flood that can ruin your home. Make sure that there aren’t any cracks or leaks in your home’s drains, because even if you manage to avoid disaster over the summer, you’ll still want to patch up your drains and plumbing before the fall rainy season arrives after the summer ends.
Get an Inspection Done
To ensure that you’ll have no further problems, get an inspection done. Even if you feel confident that there is nothing wrong with your home’s drains, you should still have an inspection completed. You can prevent issues with your home’s foundation shifting, avoid potential basement floods, and also be sure that your home won’t be infested with mold.
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