Relocation of Drains
Drains act as the passage through which water and other liquid waste products can be done away with. This makes drainage an important part of the plumbing structure of any building. When drains lose their ability to transport the waste liquids from where they are generated, they constitute a threat to daily life. Stagnant water creates an avenue for the production and accumulation of bacteria and other airborne pollutants. In some cases, partial or complete drainage blockage can result in flooding because the right channel through which this water should flow has been obstructed. Drain relocation is the last resort when all attempts to evacuate the blockages fail. The following are factors that create the possibility of drain relocation:
This can be found in the drainage and sewage system of many old houses. They can invade any drainage system, not minding the age complexity or simplicity. One would notice the presence of a gurgling noise as water flow as a result of blockage of tree roots. This predicament is faced by people who have trees, forests, woods close by, or even located in their residence. Roots are naturally drawn to sources of water supply, and this is why they are also attracted to drainages. You would need to call the attention of your plumbing service company before making conclusions. For blockages that have not progressed into total closure of drains, measures can be taken to remove the root entanglements
Paper products like toilet papers, baby diapers, sanitary pads, cardboard papers, tissues can form huge blockages along drainage lines. They don’t disintegrate when flushed down toilet systems because they are non-biodegradable. These materials, when released into the sewage system of homes and offices, will get them blocked. Baby diapers and sanitary pads are produced with soft cotton and fibers that can attract other drainage blocking materials. Waste containers should be distributed adequately so that individuals can properly dispose of these paper products instead of allowing them to get into our drainage lines. Paper products that have caused drain blockage can be evacuated to allow for easy flow.
The truth is that kitchen waste has a high blocking tendency when it comes to drainage lines. Particles of food, fat, oils, grease are a big “NO” when it comes to disposal through drains. People are continually sensitized against flushing food materials, whether protein, carbohydrates, fats and oils, vegetables, and the likes. The popular notion that since they are organic and thus would undergo decomposition processes is wrong. When disposed of, these substances cling to one another and form a thick clog that hinders the free flow of liquid waste products. Chunks of leftover food should rather be sent into the garbage bin, not sink system. The primary goal of garbage systems is to ensure that disposed of food substances are reduced to small particles before being introduced into drainage lines. This way, we don’t get to bother on whether they will result in blockages or not.