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Drain Damage to Your Home

Keeping your home clean and well maintained is a continuous and lifelong task; ensuring surfaces, floors, windows and walls are free from dust, dirt and similar household mess. We use disinfectants, cleaning solutions, and our concoction of ingredients to keep our houses clean, and this is just the start of your cleaning ritual.

However, our daily house cleaning routines take care of only the superficial places. Sometimes household issues can be hidden in areas you may not be aware of until it’s almost too late, just finding out about it once it has reached severe conditions and has caused damage to your property.

Despite popular belief, blocked drains can cause severe damage to your home. Stagnant water, accumulating over a significant period, will begin to emit foul odours; these odours can become unhealthy for both your home and your family. The trapped water can start to leak into the corners and foundations of your home, jeopardising the structural integrity. Moisture can even begin to saturate your floorboards and walls, leaving behind water stains, warping, discolouring; all of which are lasting damage.

Stagnant water also becomes an attraction for pests and insects that typically carry germs and disease. It also makes the area prone to mould, mildew, and bacteria growth.

Noticing any of the signs mentioned above, or if you believe water isn’t flowing through your house correctly, can help prevent the amount of damage, and the cost of repairs! Happy Drains can easily recognise these signs and carry out an inspection of your drains to determine the issues you may be having.

Learn more about blocked drains here.