Are you worried about drainage issues? What are the consequences of a clogged drain?
Here is a guide which you should go through once if you want to maintain a safe and clean home. Most of the homeowners do not know the harmful repercussions of a clogged drain. This is a very less discussed topic which the article will brief. As a house owner you have plenty of things to take care of, one of them is to maintain an unclogged drainage system. Usually, people forget to properly clean their drains but let me tell you this can cost you a lot. Yes, it is an annoying thing to do but regular cleaning of drains is very crucial since it can create a lot of damage. Once you know the repercussions of your negligence in keeping your drainage system functional you will never forget to clean your drains.
Six different types of damage that a clogged Drainage can cause:
• Overflow of water
It is the first headache which you will get after your drains get clogged with dirt. If the drains are not cleaned properly after washing food items, utensils etc your drains will be blocked which you should know what you don’t know is that this blockage will lead to greater plumbing problems. The clogged drains of your bathroom or kitchen will lead to overflow or flooding of water. You should immediately fix your clogged drains as it is easier to clean or fix a visible water flow than the hidden one which is difficult to detect.
The overflow of water can cause you-
- Destroying important documents or valuables
- Occurrence of molds
- Plumbing defects
- Structural damages
- More insects in the house and many more issues
• A breeding ground for microbes and bacteria
This unappealing problem of clogged drains can be harmful to your health. To protect your family and yourself you have to ensure your drainage system works properly. The dirty water of the clogged drain makes your house a breeding ground of microbes and bacteria which can be the worst enemy to your health. When clogged is left as it is the bacteria keeps thriving and affecting the health of your family members. The microorganisms can cause: typhoid, Campylobacter, Salmonella, E.coli staph etc. So be aware and try to keep your bathroom, kitchen and all the drains clean.
• Structural damages
when the drain does not function properly it creates havoc to the entire plumbing system. The clogged drains will cause such hidden structural damage which can cost you a lot of money. When the blockage in your drain gets worse it can leak the pipes which are not easily detected. The damage will keep on growing right in front of you but you won’t be able to recognize the root cause. Hence, this guide is not only a piece of information but rather an awareness to protect you from greater harm. The sooner you fix your drainage system the lesser your structural damage will be.
• Pest infestation
The clogged drains contain the solid food waste, hair, plastic and other types of waste which not only lead to microbes and bacteria to grow but also invite pests. These nasty pests are very injurious to health. The pests are attracted by the dirt and water, they will keep on thriving in the clogged pipes and drains if left untreated. Try to keep your pipes junk free and clean to avoid any kind of pests in your house. The clogged drains give rise to these common pests – cockroaches, drain flies, silverfish, ants, mosquitoes,fruit flies etc. So if you were not able to find the reason behind the increased number of cockroaches, mosquitoes and ants in your home, your clogged drains can be a reason for that. To keep pests away from your beautiful home unclogged and thoroughly clean your drains.
Molds are that type of nasty fungus that are formed by having organic matter. It can be easily spread or rather reproduced just by releasing spores. They basically eat materials like wood and result in decomposing the wooden furniture of your home. A water leak in your basement or building can increase the growth of mold and destroy the wall and ceiling. The most bad thing about molds is that they completely devastate the material that makes up your building. The temperature and oxygen required is usually met in the indoor environment. Moisture can be received through water overflow from the clogged drainage system which penetrates the walls and helps the molds to grow. Molds do not stop growing unless they are removed. So the water damage that turns the growth of molds should be fixed. This fungus will grow larger and larger if it keeps getting exposed to moisture. It can harm your health by giving you coughing, rashes, shortness of breath, headaches, irritation in the lungs, Allergies and irritations.
• Nasty odors
You cannot expect fragrance from dirt! The clogged nasty drains can only give you unpleasant odors which are unbearable and change the whole ambience of your house. Automatically these stinks will make you irritated and can create an embarrassing situation for you. The solid food waste blocked in the pipes creates bacteria too as mentioned above and such microbes and bacteria add more to the nasty smell.
Now you can imagine how much harm a clogged drain can lead to, it is highly advisable to keep on checking your plumbing system. You can keep the waste materials in the dustbin before you wash anything containing solid waste in your sink. Yet another tip is to do a professional cleaning after every 6-8 months can keep you away from all the problems caused by a clogged drain. There are many cleaning service providers in the market who professionally clean the drains and give proper advice for the proper functioning of the whole drainage system.
Name:- Aimee Grace
Aimee is a marketing manager at EZ Plumbing & Restoration. She is very passionate in writing about discrete plumbing services and leakage detection as well as repair solutions. Her vision is to educate people about the consequences of water and slab leaks at home or office and what they should do to repair them to avoid further water damage as well as property damage.
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