With the unpredictability of the Great British weather, it’s important to ensure that your drains are ready to face whatever nature throws at them this season. From storms and flooding to harsh winds and ice, there are plenty of ways you can prepare your drains before extreme conditions hit. Here are some top tips on getting your drainage system prepared.
The best way to stay ahead when it comes to preparing your drains for extreme weather is by regularly checking for blockages, cracks or any other damage that may prevent the rain from draining away properly. If you spot any issues, call in a local plumber straight away so they can repair the problem before it gets worse.
Before intense storms arrive, make sure you clear away any excess debris such as leaves or twigs which can quickly clog up your gutters and drainage systems during a downpour. You should also check around the outside of your property for items like bins that can impede the swift flow of water and remove them if necessary.
Your gutters will take a lot of punishment during severe weather conditions so they must be as clear as possible before these events occur. It’s advised to clear out these channels every few months or after heavy rainfall but be extra thorough just before winter sets in so that everything is in tip-top shape.
Strong winds can easily cause damage to exposed pipes so they must have the right insulation fitted around them in order to reduce any potential disruption problems down the line. You may also want to make use of drain covers too - these provide an extra layer of defence against flooding due to blocked streets or other drainage systems.
By following these steps, you can make sure your drains are well-equipped for whatever Mother Nature has planned this year!