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5 Major Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning

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    If you’re not in the habit of asking a drainage company to carry out professional drain cleaning at your property, it’s worth familiarising yourself with the key advantages of doing so. Some property owners don’t realise that whatever condition their pipework is in, drain cleaning can be beneficial – this kind of service isn’t just for blocked drains. Even if you’re not aware of any major problems, your drainage system’s performance could still be improved with the help of specialist drain jetting equipment, for instance.

    In fact, when property owners have their drains professionally cleaned by our Bristol and Bath drains experts and see what a difference this can make to everyday life, they often tell us they wish they’d called us out sooner!

    Let’s explore the major benefits of professional drain cleaning.

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    1. Suitable for All Kinds of Drains

    One of the biggest benefits of professional drain cleaning is that it’s suitable for all types of residential and commercial drains, including narrow, large-diameter industrial and ageing pipework. We clean the majority of our customers’ drainage systems with high-pressure jetting hoses (which are far more powerful than the pressure washers people use to clean their patios). But if your drains need particularly careful handling, we can use versatile metal drain rods with a whisk-shaped attachment or a flexible cable called a drain snake with a head like a corkscrew instead.

    All of these tried-and-tested cleaning methods enable us to reach deep inside a property’s drains, refresh them, and break up and remove unwelcome material such as rogue wet wipes.

    2. A Safe Alternative to Drain Cleaning Chemicals

    You’ll almost certainly have seen harsh, heavy-duty chemical drain cleaners for sale in DIY stores. If you pour the contents of one of those bottles down a plughole, you’ll unleash volatile, hazardous chemicals such as peroxides on your drainage system, with potentially extremely unpleasant consequences. As House Digest magazine emphasises, ‘one false move with these products can mean serious damage to your pipes, the environment – or even yourself’.

    By contrast, drain jetting, rodding and snaking are all highly effective non-chemical drain cleaning methods. They’re therefore much safer than controversial cleaning fluids and can be relied on to give you better, more predictable results.

    3. Speeds up Drainage and Stops Bad Smells

    Food debris, cooking oil, fat, grease, twigs, leaves… These types of organic matter can all too easily get washed down your drains and create congestion or obstructions in the pipework, preventing wastewater flowing freely away from your property. You’re likely to experience slow-draining sinks or frequent backups as a result. As if that wasn’t bad enough, organic matter produces horrible odours as it breaks down.

    Fortunately, our Bristol and Bath drain cleaning service can fix both problems by banishing the fat and other nasties lurking in your drains. So you can enjoy faster, more efficient drainage, as well as healthy, pleasant-smelling surroundings.

    4. Saves You Money in the Long Run

    You don’t need to wait until you have a major drainage problem to get in touch with the Mega-Rod team. Professional drain cleaning is an important aspect of drain maintenance. It not only helps you to extend the lifespan of your drains by keeping them in good working order but also enables you to nip problems in the bud.

    For example, invasive roots may have begun to creep into your drainage system. By using a rotating cutter alongside our drain jetting equipment, we can slice the roots up and flush them away before they form dense, tangled obstructions that are capable of causing serious, potentially costly pipe damage. In this way, professional drain cleaning helps you to protect your drains and save money in the long run.

    5. Minimal Disruption and Rapid Results

    If you’ve been putting off getting your drains cleaned professionally because you’re worried it might derail your day, let us put your mind at ease. Specialist drain cleaning, especially drain jetting, is fast, efficient and causes almost no disruption as it’s a non-invasive process.

    Compare that to what may happen if your drainage system isn’t cleaned: one or more sections could end up collapsing due to congestion, damage and neglect. The collapsed pipework would need to be excavated and replaced, which is inevitably rather disruptive.

    Professional Drain Cleaning in Bath, Bristol and Beyond

    Asking our experienced drainage team to clean your drains regularly (ideally once a year) helps you to look after your pipework and your property. So why not add booking professional drain cleaning to your spring cleaning to-do list?

    For drain cleaning from trusted experts, call Mega-Rod in Bath today on 01225 422980.


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