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Top Winter Drainage Tips

During the winter your drains are prone to a number of disasters waiting to happen if not looked into or sorted out early on. Here at John Reeves we are able to provide you with some top tips before winter sets in.

Insulate Your Pipes

Frozen pipes are a common occurrence when the temperature drops, which is why it is essential that they are properly insulated to protect them. As water turns to ice it expands, meaning if there is no extra room in the pipes, it will cause them to burst, potentially costing a large amount of money to fix, not to mention the damage to your personal belongings. You should ensure that they are properly insulated if exposed to the elements to prevent this.

Regularly Clear Them

As the weather gets colder, the build-up of fats, grease and oils is more likely to occur, which can block the inside of your drains. By regularly pouring hot water down the drain you can dislodge and remove these build-ups. You should also take care that large pieces for food don’t fall down the drain, as well as these fats.

As well as the drain inside your home you need to take care of the drains outside. Ensure that you clear all debris from your gutters and gullies such as leaves and twigs to ensure they don’t get blocked.

Close and Repair Dripping Taps

As dripping taps release a slow leak of water, they are more likely to freeze. This can not only result in a large amount of damage, it can also mean you end up paying more on your energy bills and wasting a lot of water. Make sure these are repaired or properly closed to reduce the risk of this.

Here at John Reeves we specialise in drain unblocking so if you require our professional services, call us today on, 0800 3587 455 to speak to a member of our team.


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