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How to Protect Your Home from Rats: Expert Tips from a London Drainage Company

Rats can be a serious problem for homeowners. Not only are they a health hazard, but they can also cause extensive damage to your property. If you're worried about rats invading your home, read on for expert tips from a London drainage company on how to protect yourself!

Rat Defence in London
Rat Defence in London

One of the best ways to protect your home from rats is to make sure that your drains are in good condition. Rats are attracted to places where there is food and water, so if your drains are blocked or leaking, they will be more likely to come into your home in search of a meal. To avoid this, regularly check your drains for any blockages or leaks, and get them repaired as soon as possible. If you require drain repairs in London or the surrounding areas, please get in touch with the friendly Drainsmart team as soon as possible.

Another way to deter rats is to keep your property clean and tidy. Rats are attracted to clutter and mess, so if your home is cluttered with rubbish, it will be more likely to attract them. Make sure that you regularly dispose of any rubbish in a sealed bin, and try to keep your home as clean and tidy as possible.

You should also make sure that there are no gaps or holes in your property that rats could use to get inside. Rats can squeeze through tiny spaces, so it's important to check for any cracks or holes in your walls, floors, and ceilings. If you find any, seal them up with concrete or another durable material.

Finally, it's important to be aware of the signs that rats are present in your home. Some of the most common signs include droppings, gnaw marks, and footprints. If you see any of these signs, it's important to take action immediately to get rid of the rats before they cause any more damage.

If you follow these expert tips, you can help to protect your home from rats and other pests.

How Drainsmart Can Help Protect Your Home From Rats

One of the drainage services we provide is Rat Defence. We can use a variety of methods to block or trap rats and remove them from your drains, these will depend on the property and the individual situation. To find out more about your options, please get in touch with us using the contact form at the bottom of this page. We will be happy to arrange a time to speak with you.

One of the best ways to determine if rats are within your drains would be a CCTV drain survey. This would allow our experienced drainage engineers to record footage within your drains to see if any infestations are present, as well as any other potential issues which rats (or other visitors) may have caused, such as broken pipes. You can book a CCTV drain survey in London with Drainsmart by getting in touch below too.

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