The snow is finally here! A little late for a white Christmas but London and the South East finally got their blast of the Beast from the East recently. And whilst the snowy weather may be a wonderful distraction from lockdown, closed schools and workplaces, for some the colder temperatures could be expediting problems within their household. One of the most common issues we see during colder temperatures are frozen pipes, cracked pipework, and other such problems which will require drain repairs in London.
In order to avoid your pipes freezing, it is important to ensure you keep your house warm and the heating on - in particular the hot water. By using the system regularly, this will prevent the pipes from getting frozen over. You don’t need to keep it on at full blast, just enough so it ticks over. If your property is vacant, then it may be worth turning the system on every so often, in order to avoid frozen pipes.
If your drainage system already has issues, such as broken pipes or leakages, the freezing weather is unlikely to help the situation. In fact, breakages within the pipes may worsen, leading to bigger problems. During lockdown and even if this extreme weather, Drainsmart are able to operate as we are deemed an essential service. We are key workers who will be able to visit your property - maintaining social distance and safety measures wherever possible - in order to restore your drains to be fully operational.
It may be tempting to put off drain repairs in London and the surrounding areas, especially with the increasingly worrying levels of COVID-19 and the varying strains. We understand that many customers are anxious during this time, however, we would urge anyone needing drainage services to get in touch with our team as soon as possible - because delaying could lead to hazards and risk to life. If you are worried about any aspect of the drain repairs, the Drainsmart engineers will be more than happy to discuss what’s needed and how we can best accommodate your concerns. We will do our utmost to keep you and your family safe within the property, whilst we carry out our essential tasks.
Having worked in London and the surrounding areas for many years, we have encountered a large array of drainage issues and our team have the experience, tools, and know-how to get the job done efficiently and quickly. This, we understand, is valuable to our customers who wish to keep their exposure to a minimum during these tough times.
Stay warm, keep the heating on (at least intermittently), and get in touch with the friendly Drainsmart team if you require drain repairs in London or the surrounding areas.