Roof drainage systems are an essential part of your house. These systems ensure that your house will be free from water damage after heavy rainfall. The main purpose of roof drains is to divert rainfall away from your house. 

This diversion will allow the water to be redirected to reduce the risk of water damage in the interior of your home, Interior water damage occurs when excess water backs up into the roof of your home. 

Other than that, proper roof drainage systems include gutters, scuppers, and interior drains. These elements of the system help ensure your house is free from water damage that can cause many other problems. Continuous water damage may cause mold growth, soil erosion, and a weakened foundation.

Roof drain pipes are installed at the lowest areas of your roof. Rainfall will flow towards these points on your roof, and then the pipes will drain the water. Water pooling will be avoided, and this will reduce the chances of water damage to your roof. 

Furthermore, these pipes are installed in semi-flat and flat roofs, These roofs lack the natural run-off, unlike pitch roofs. These drains come in various materials such as synthetic, metal, and cast iron. Depending on the material and amount, they come in different costs and durability. 

Roof drain pipes

However, inhabitants of a home tend to overlook the maintenance of a roof drain system. If it is not properly maintained, it fails to serve as a means to get rid of rainfall. This can affect your house and cause several problems. 

Here are a couple of tips on maintaining your roof drain pipes.

Debris Removal

Ensure that your pipes are free from any debris. These loose objects block the pipes, which will block the water flow. Objects such as leaves, stones, and branches accumulate over time and block the system entirely. It should be noted that the debris is not limited to objects alone. In certain cases, birds tend to build their nests in these areas because they lack a proper habitat to do so. Check for these objects or debris and ensure that your pipes are free from them. 

Roof drain pipes

Clean the gutters

As mentioned before, your roof drainage systems may be accumulated with debris. How exactly can you clean that? Most times, it would be better to call a professional cleaner to carry out the work. However, it can be costly at times. Instead, you can employ these methods when regularly cleaning your systems, and hire a professional once a year. 

Get a sturdy ladder, hose, or leaf blower. These items will come in handy when you are cleaning out your gutters, Ensure that you are wearing a dust mask, work gloves, and goggles. Wearing these will ensure your safety and well-being. A leaf blower can blow off any debris or dry leaves from your gutters. Plus, it will blow off any debris from your roof, so it does not flow with the rainfall and get caught in your drains.