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Knowing when to act on a drainage issue (Part 1)

In these tough economic times it is quite common for householders to leave seemingly small maintenance problems alone until it is imperative that they get sorted. While this is understandable from a money point of view, when it comes to drainage it could end up in an expensive mess.

This warning should certainly be heeded as most people do not really feel they need to understand about or tend to the drainage pipes servicing their properties until it is too late.

While most drain pipes seem to take care of themselves, if clogging has been allowed to build up over time, it will eventually get to a point when it becomes more noticeable that a blockage is forming.

Sometimes, however, there is no warning at all and so homeowners are left with an unhygienic situation. Sewage can not only affect the home itself but also the garden too. The backflow of wastewater can cause untold damage to a home and so it is always advisable to heed any signs.

Alternatively, you could ensure total peace of mind and have a drainage contractor perform regular drainage maintenance on the system. In the next article we will think about some common signs that your drains need checking out.