Most of us enjoy the good weather in the summer, and this year has been very hot indeed! However, it is important to get a professional like this CCTV drain surveys Berkshire based company www.drainpower.co.uk/drainage-services/cctv-drain-surveys/cctv-drain-surveys-berkshire/ to check the drains for you after a long hot summer – here are a few problems that the heat causes for drains…
In the summer months, if you have a blockage in your drains you will know about it! Blocked drains in the summer months are a very smelly problem, as the food and other waste that is blocking the pipe starts to rot and decay. Because of this strong smell, you are also at risk of pests like rats making an appearance, so if you notice a bad smell in your drains, it is something that you will want to get sorted straight away.
The hot weather can damage pipes above ground as well as below. The sun on pipes that are above the ground can cause them to warp and crack, and pipes that are under the ground can be damaged by the ground drying out.
When the ground is that dry, all of the plants will be looking for water, and where can water be found under the ground in hot weather? Yes, in the drains! This is a time to be aware of the trees that are growing around your property, and make sure that you keep an eye on the drains, as the roots are strong and can do a lot of damage when they get into a pipe.