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How to maintain a healthy drainage system this summer?

So you’re looking to keep your drainage system in working order this summer? Total Pipeline Systems supply a wide range of waste pipes and fittings and are always on hand to advise you when it comes to maintaining healthy drains.

The best, and arguably the easiest, way to maintain your drainage system is prevention. Think before you put things down the drain - not everything can be flushed or drained. Being mindful of what you’re putting down your drains will effectively reduce the need to clear them often, saving you a great deal of time and effort.


Your drains can block for a number of reasons and you need to know how to fix them, should an issue arise. It’s also useful if you know how to maintain your drainage system as this will enable you to prevent serious problems from reoccurring in the future.

Here’s how to maintain your drains this summer:

1. Keep them clean

Drains that are cleaned regularly are less likely to experience problems. A great way to keep your drains healthy is to clean them as this prevents debris from clogging the system.

2. Use a drain guard

Something as simple as a drain guard can help you to control what goes down the drain. The small plastic or metal disc sits on top of the plug in your kitchen sink and collects food waste, allowing you to throw it in the bin.

A drain guard can also be used in the bathroom to conveniently remove hair, soap suds and toothpaste - allowing water to flow easily.

3. Keep an eye out for drainage problems

Usually, faults with your drains aren’t noticed until it’s too late but keeping them well-maintained will reduce the risk of these problems occurring. Look out for leaks, bad odours and wet patches as these can indicate that your drains need repairing or replacing.

4. Leave it to the experts

If you’re faced with a drainage problem, leave it to the professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to solve issues quickly and easily. They can save you the hassle of rectifying faults and restoring normal function.

5. Invest in new waste pipes

Waste pipes are the nuts and bolts of our industry, here at Total Pipes, so if you’re looking to install new drainage pipes to replace faulty or broken ones, you’re in capable hands.

Our waste pipes carry waste from sinks, toilets, showers, washing machines and other appliances that use water.

We supply:

Universal waste pipe fittings
Universal sink and bath waste traps
Toilet pan connectors
Overflow waste systems

Unlike soil pipes, waste pipes only carry water and there are no harmful gases, so they don’t need to be vented.

Why choose Total Pipes?

Here at Total Pipes, we are your one-stop shop for drainage supplies. All waste pipes and pipe fittings are manufactured from the best materials and are lightweight - making them easier to work with.

We keep our prices competitive to ensure you find products that match your budget requirements and receive the best value for your money. To maximise your investment, we offer free delivery for all orders over £300, so you can order all your supplies in one go and ensure you’re prepared for your project.

As well as this, we offer rapid delivery for all orders and aim to exceed the expectations of customers.

If you need to know more about how to keep your drainage system healthy this summer, feel free to contact us on 01254 382 000 and our team of experts will be more than willing to help.