Our drains are essential for making sure that our homes are clean and hygienic. Drains get rid of wastewater and ensure that we are not at risk of any illnesses associated with dirty water. Before proper drainage systems were put in, many people were very ill from water borne illnesses such as cholera.
In order to do their job, drains need to be working correctly. If you suspect that you have a problem with your drains, you should contact a professional like this CCTV drain surveys Reading based company www.drainpower.co.uk/drainage-services/cctv-drain-surveys/reading who will be able to come and check for you, and then make the necessary repairs.
One of the issues that drains can cause is the fact that they are attractive residences and food sources for some creatures, which in some cases can be damaging to the drains or cause an infestation.
Here are some of the creatures that might inhabit your drains…
Centipedes – These leggy creatures love places that are damp, dark and quiet – so a drain can provide them with the perfect habitat. Centipedes are masters at getting into places through the tiniest of gaps, and even a thin crack will allow them to gain access.
You may notice them in your kitchen and bathroom too as these places are also damp and offer direct access to drains.
Rats – The pest that is most commonly associated with a drain has to be the rat. These creatures are brilliantly resourceful and have adapted well to live near to humans, and drains offer them a great place to breed, as well as a source of food.
Cockroaches – The secluded and damp environments of drains are also attractive to cockroaches. The much-maligned creatures are very adaptable and extremely robust, so you need to make sure that you deal with it quickly if you suspect you have them living in your drains.
Fruit Flies – These tiny flies are attracted to rotting fruit and vegetables, hence the name. One of the big reasons to make sure you are not putting any food down your plughole is the fact that it may well attract these little critters which breed very quickly, leaving you with an infestation on your hands!