All year round we need to take care of the drainage system that we have in our home, but as the winter brings with it low temperatures and heavy rain, this means we need to be particularly aware of the importance of caring for our drains at this time of the year and take measures to ensure that they work well throughout the winter.
Being careful about what you put down your drains is something that you should do all year round, but when the temperatures get lower, and hit below zero, this can cause things like fat and food debris to freeze together, which then can cause a blockage in the drain.
You might want to check inside your drains to make sure that there is nothing wrong with the pipes. This is a good thing to do every so often, and you can get a professional like this drain lining Slough based company https://www.drainpower.co.uk/drainage-services/drain-lining/drain-lining-slough/ to come out and do this for you, as they will have specialised equipment to allow them to look at the drains.
If you are going away in the winter, it is a good idea to leave the heating on to keep the house warm if there were to be a cold snap – leaving the thermostat at 10 degrees Celsius should be enough to keep it warm. You can also ask someone to pop over to run the taps and keep the drains in use to prevent them from becoming blocked.