While we’ve been experiencing darker commutes, drizzly lunchbreaks and leaves travelling in the wind, it’s safe to say that Autumn is in full swing. It’s very important for businesses to look after their outdoor pipes during Autumn because they can build up or get clogged with leaves and debris very quickly. Managing the build-up of leaves can be a draining thought (quite literally!), so we’ve done all the research that you need in this blog to tackle clearing out your drains and pipes this season.

Get your gloves on…

Affinity for Business How to prevent blocked drains and pipes this Autumn

When researching the best gardening tools online, it’s easy to get lost in the array of gimmicky gadgets that are used for cleaning up leaves. We would recommend to strip back to the basics and get a pair of work gloves to scoop out the build-up of leaves and debris in your down spouts and drains. Be sure to clear out your pipes at least twice a month to avoid them getting clogged over time.

Drain Guards

Affinity for Business How to prevent blocked drains and pipes this Autumn

To avoid your drains from getting seriously blocked, you can invest in a drain guard. Keep any leaves or debris out of the way while still allowing water to pass through the drain. With the power of online shopping, you’ll be able to safeguard your drains this Autumn by getting a drain guard delivered to your business by tomorrow morning!

Outdoor vacuum

Affinity for Business How to prevent blocked drains and pipes this Autumn

If you have left the task of clearing your pipes out too late this Autumn, there’s no need to worry. You can use a specialised outdoor vacuuming system to clear out any serious blocks in your drains and pipes caused by leaves and debris. There are many local companies that hire out this equipment and will quickly sort out the problem for ou.

Don’t forget to recycle

Affinity for Business How to prevent blocked drains and pipes this Autumn

After clearing out the leaves and debris from your drains and pipes, we would recommend recycling these materials. You can do this by disposing of them in your green garden waste recycling bin.

Another way to reuse the leaves and debris collected is to turn it into compost. Producing compost is easy and affordable, start by storing your leaves in a compost bin and within 3-4 months, they should turn dark and crumbly. Compost holds essential nutrients and moisture needed which means it’s perfect for growing healthy plants.

Have you prepared your business’s pipes for the cold weather yet? Avoid bursts and leaky pipes this season by following these 4 easy steps on our blog.

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