Don’t wait until it is too late – change your old wet room drain now and prevent any problems which might occur due to a faulty drain system. The wet room gully is more important than you believe, since it may be the one who decides how your day begins and how it ends. Consider that you take a daily shower before going to work and a daily bath when going to bed – these experiences, which should be relaxing, can be ruined by the smell of stagnant water, or by water overflowing, or by the flooding or the wet room. These are all possibilities, which become more and more probable when you are using drains of obsolete designs.
But what is an obsolete design for a wet room drain? This question has a very simple answer: despite the fact that the traditional point drains are being used in most of the households, they cannot handle the necessities of a modern household’s wet room. So if you have this type of wet room drain and you are renovating or moving into a new home, make this one of your top priorities and change it.
While the traditional point drains can handle the flow of water pretty easy, they are prone to all sorts of problems due to their design. And the biggest one of them is the risk of clogging. The traditional point drains are, basically, holes in the ground which lead straight to the collecting pipe. For this reason, the impurities settle in the pipe, thus increasing the risk of water overflowing and flooding the house.
Furthermore, because of their positioning, another risk also appears. The traditional point drains are usually placed in the middle of the wet room, thus necessitating a concentric inclination of the floor towards it. Besides making the drain more difficult to install, the risk of water infiltrating beneath the tiles of the floor is also increased.
Lastly, the traditional point drains just ruin the aesthetics of the wet room – as said, they are very visible holes in the ground. More tips…
But now you can change them with something better – now you can choose another type of wet room drain: the channel or the linear drain. Slick and chic, these drains are long and narrow profiles which collect the water on a larger area before leading it into the pipe. For this reason, the drain system can handle larger flows of water, while also preventing the clogging of the pipe (the impurities settle on the profile instead in the pipe). Because of the design, the profiles are also low maintenance, necessitating just a wipe with a piece of cloth from time to time.
The linear drains are usually placed beside one of the walls of the wet room. Because of that, they are easier to install and the risk of infiltration is greatly reduced, since the floor needs to have just a small (and basically invisible) inclination. Furthermore, the linear drain itself is inconspicuous, just blending in. As long as it does its job, you won’t even notice it.
Check out our website and find out more about these new and improved wet room gullies. Better yet, give us a call – our teams of professional technicians will guide you in the right direction, towards purchasing a modern and more performant wet room drain system.