Down the drain is a term used to symbolise the throwing away of something, whether deliberately or by accident. It can be said that hopes are washed down the drain when things go wrong so drains have a kind of negative association, of opportunities lost or chances missed. Do drains get a bad wrap? They actually serve an incredibly important service, removing and transporting our waste, moving water away from our homes and preventing homes from flooding. So, here it’s time to celebrate the humble drain and focus on the great things about drains with songs for drains:
- Here Comes The Flood – Peter Gabriel
Thankfully, you won’t have to worry about damage from leaks or standing water when your pipes and drains are working as they should be. Everytime the heavy rain comes, don’t be worrying about lawns or gardens being flooded, if you suspect a blockage, get it checked out today.
- California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas
‘All the leaves are brown’ and autumn is well and truly on the way but how can you prevent sodden leaves from clogging up your drains? For those with trees in their gardens, keep an eye on fallen leaves this autumn and clear them away from exterior drains to avoid any blockage. Wet leaves can cause a thick clump to form which can affect how well water drains away.
- Drain You – Nirvana
Feeling drained by concerns over possible damage to pipes? Consider the benefits of drain experts investigating suspected issues. They can use special lining to fix any damage without the need for disruptive digging and replacing. For more details on Drain Lining, go to https://www.wilkinson-env.co.uk/sewer-repairs-drain-lining-concrete-cutting/drain-lining/
- That Smell – Lynyrd Skynyrd
If you’re noticing an unpleasant whiff from your sinks or toilet, it could be down to a clog which is forcing stagnant water to sit and fester! If you’ve tried unclogging it yourself with no luck, it might be time to call in a plumber to take a look at what’s lurking down the plughole.
- Wash It All Away – Five Finger Death Punch
We all enjoy our home’s systems running smoothly and this includes the ability to flush things away and get rid of bath water without pooling or slow draining. Drains do this for us every day and most of the time we don’t give them a second thought until there is a problem. Let’s take a minute to truly appreciate the service of our drains in keeping our properties and neighbourhoods sanitary!
- Flush – Brian Welch
There are some things that just shouldn’t be flushed away and this includes anything that doesn’t naturally break up in water. Some of these include things like face wipes, baby wipes, nappies, sanitary towels and pretty much anything other than toilet paper! Many non-flushable objects will actually absorb water, increasing their size and thus making it more likely to become stuck inside the pipe. So that you can keep a smooth, trouble-free ‘flush’, be sure not to put anything down a toilet or plughole that shouldn’t go there!