When your drainpipe is clogged it can have unpleasant consequences. It is therefore important to unclog a clogged drainpipe as soon as possible. But how do you do that and how can you prevent a clogged drainpipe? We'll tell you!
The possible consequences of a clogged drainpipe
You probably know that a clogged drainpipe is no fun, but did you know that the consequences of a clogged drainpipe can be very dire? If your drainpipe is clogged, in the worst case scenario, moisture can enter your home through the outside wall. As a result, mold can develop and this has a negative effect on your home as well as your health. Pipes can also become damaged.
Moreover, if you leave your downspout clogged for too long, you will have to pay more to have all that moisture combated. You can easily avoid this by having your drainpipe unclogged as soon as possible!
How does a drainpipe get clogged?
A clogged drainpipe has several causes, but usually a clogged drainpipe is the result of stuck dirt. Think sand gravel, pebbles or leaves that end up on your roof and get carried away with the rain and wind. In some cases, a clogged drain can also be caused by pieces of broken off roof tiles.