Eugh, what’s that smell? The benefits of drain cleaning

While you might think about cleaning your windows, weeding the garden or replacing a missing roof tile, how often do you think about cleaning your drains?

Making sure that drains are clear, clean and doing their job is one of the most overlooked home maintenance tasks, and if ignored, can have disastrous consequences. Most people may not even notice that they have a problem, until they have a clogged drain or foul smells wafting around the house.

There are a number of key benefits to having your drains cleaned, here are our top five:

  1. Reducing expenses

As the old adage says, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’, and by thinking ahead, you can save money on any costly issues that may arise from having an obstructed drain.

  1. Reduce blockages

When you have your drains cleaned every couple of years, you can stop further blockages from arising. If you are regularly getting blockages we would advise getting the drains cleaned more frequently. At AB Pipeline Services, we use high pressure jetting rather than chemicals, which is better for the environment and offers a more effective, longer-lasting solution.

There are things that you can do to extend the time period in between cleans, such as not putting items that do not break down into the toilet. The main offenders we come across are baby wipes and facial wipes, so our advice is to think before you flush.

  1. Prevent foul smells

Drains can be a source of foul smells within the home. Often we have people come to us when they can smell there is a problem with the drains but do not know where it is. By giving the drains a proper clean, we usually find that the odour is completely eliminated.

  1. Prevent damage to your pipes

Most people’s first port of call when dealing with a blocked drain is a bottle of drain cleaner. What they do not realise is that corrosive products can cause irreversible damage to the pipes, often burning holes in the metal and causing a costly problem to fix.

  1. Improve drain time

If you have ever had a blocked shower drain, you will know how frustrating it is when the shower tray fills up with water over a couple of minutes. Having your drains cleaned can improve drain time and make your drainage system far more efficient.

If you need your drains cleaned or have an emergency blockage, we will be able to help. You can call us on: 01242 838888 or email: