To have a home means to keep a home safe and functioning blissfully and there are many things that we all (or most of us) practice to achieve this. We ensure our floors and surfaces are dust-free and sparkling clean, we scrub our bathrooms and all its nooks and crevices regularly and clean up our dirty dishes once we’re done eating. But these are all just superior measures, what about the inner workings of our home’s complex systems that keep the very simple systems working efficiently. Well, like our surfaces and dirty plates, these systems require much attention, more than you may sometimes think. Now, let’s talk about plumbing. If you happen to, unfortunately, abandon routine maintenance, you may land yourself in a sticky situation that could be damaging, dangerous and a serious health hazard. If you’re interested in learning about these harmful effects, continue reading.
Possibly one of the worst-case scenarios would be a leaking sewage. Not only will this issue exude a dreadful stench in your household and surroundings, it could be seriously detrimental to your health. It’s usually an obstructed drainage line that causes blockages and these are generally only found at deep points of your pipelines, which is why you must insist on regular maintenance checks to completely avoid this disaster from occurring or worsening.
General Leaks And Cracks
Due to a build-up of pressure, your pipes may succumb to internal and external cracks, which will, in turn, result in leaks occurring. Leaking pipes can be disastrous for your ceilings and walls and may result in large, unwanted stains beginning to develop. This kind of damp in the home will lead to mould creation, which can be a major health hazard as it contains bacteria. Damp in the air can lead to various health issues but may specifically attack the respiratory system which can lead to more permanent complications such as asthma.
If you have a home of your own, you know how much hard-earned money and time you’ve invested in making it a comfortable and safe environment for you and your loved ones. Now while the dangers of clogged pipes are plenty, one of the more basic but costly issues would be general, structural damage that may be inflicted on your home. Structural damage would be the result of your drainage system incurring a leak, forming mould or encountering a sewage leak as mentioned above. The cost of repairing layers upon layers of damage caused to your plumbing as well as your home’s structure can be frightening but it’s also avoidable with routine maintenance checks.
Bad smells in the home are just plain unpleasant and are usually caused by a build-up of debris or waste in your drainage system that’s begun to decompose. With that being said, a bad smell may not affect your health directly. However, it can cause unwanted stress and feelings of anxiety. For this reason, it’s recommended that if you begin to notice a funky smell wafting up and out of your drains, you should get it checked out as soon as possible.
Paying special attention to all the external properties of your home is great and an integral part of creating a comfortable living space. However, stop and think about whether you pay that same kind of special attention to the internal properties, the ones not so visible. If the answer is no, then we suggest considering the health and wellness of you, your family and your property and making that extra effort to schedule in regular maintenance checks before any of the dangers of blocked drains Rouse Hill take their effect. Contact us today and we will ensure that your Rouse Hill home is well looked after and a haven for everyone around.