Autumn Leaves & Blocked Drains

As the seasons change and the leaves begin to fall, it's only a matter of time before the crisp leaves start to drop, wreak havoc with your garden! Outdoor drains are prone to blockage as the wind may blow debris and leaves across them, suffocating them with foliage over time.

Autumnal leaves can obstruct drain grids, preventing water from entering the drains and causing rainwater to back up into your garden, which may cause flooding. Leaves can also create significant issues when they get inside the pipes and form blockages from the outside, which might require a skilled expert to repair.

It's critical to be proactive, which is why remembering to clean your garden regularly and maintain it will keep it free of leaves and prevent the plants from decaying.

Leaves will block drains. If this happens, you should use a brush or a rake to get the leaves out of the drain. Make sure to take them far away from your garden so that they don't come back again.

To clear a clogged drain, move out the muck with a shovel and then vacuum the drain using a wet-dry vac.  The suction from the vacuum will suck up leaves and other debris. As long as most of the leaves are removed, then it should be easier to clean the drain.

Check your drain grid and clear the leaves off. This will help stop a blockage from happening when water is pouring out. Use a net to catch the leaves.

The last thing you should do is to take care of your pipes. Leaves can get in them and they will stop the water from coming out.

If you need help handling these tasks or you find that your drains are blocked before you realise there's a problem, give us a contact us to book a free quote and we can look at the best solution for you.

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