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The Effects of the Summer on Our Drains

During the winter, it is not uncommon in the UK to have periods of very heavy rainfall. This is normal and something that we expect to happen at this time of the year, but it can increase the risk of flooding and disruption to travel in some parts of the country.

Making sure that you are prepared for this is important especially if you live in an area that is more prone to flooding. One of the ways that you can reduce the risk of flooding is by ensuring that you have good drainage around your home. Because of the long and very hot summer that we have had the ground became very dry, and underground pipes could have been damaged for a number of reasons.

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One thing that can happen is the heat causes the ground to dry out so much that it becomes cracked, which also can then cause the pipes that are in the ground to crack too. Another reason why a summer like this one can cause damage to the pipes is if there are trees around your home. The roots of the trees seeking water in the dry ground can make their way into the pipes and cause significant damage to them.

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Autumn then brings with it the usual problems for drains, such as falling leaves causing drains to become blocked. At this time of the year, it is wise to get a professional like this CCTV drain surveys Slough based company to come and have a look at the drains for you and check that they are ready for winter.


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Henry Doe is a seasoned DIY enthusiast and home improvement, blogger. With over 10 years of experience in renovating his own home, he has honed his skills in carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work. Henry's passion for creating beautiful and functional living spaces has led him to share his knowledge and experiences with his readers through his blog, "Home Sweet Home DIY." His goal is to inspire and empower homeowners to tackle their own home projects, big or small. When he's not hammering and sawing, you can find Henry hiking in the mountains or sipping on a latte at his local coffee shop.