Flood-Lagos-Jakande Estate-710x752Flooding is attributed to the problem of high tide of the lagoon, slowing down the flow of rainfall water from drainage channels, persistent rainfall and high volume of storm water.

Drain cleaning such a tedious but necessary task. Many people try throwing trash down their drain, but if there is a total blockage, this can cause more problems than it solves.

A practical approach tip, how to remove dirt and unblock a drain. Get a rake, buckets, shovels, cutlass, hand gloves, detergents etc this is a very short but hopefully valuable tip, how to remove dirt and unblock a drain. Well, the easiest way is to start by putting old clothing on and find your self a pair of rubber gloves.

Remove the drain cover with a small sharp tool such as a flat screw driver and then insert your hand into the drain to remove any dirt, debris that you can feel resting at the bottom of the drain sump.

Rake out the dirt from the drainage and pile it up for disposal, use shovel or long handle hoe to pack out the muddy sands from the bottom of the drainage, use cutlass to cut down all the growing plants and grasses from the surface of the drainage, you can also pour frangrance into the drainage to subdue the bad odour of the pilled dirt in the drainage.

In some cases, a clog is too stubborn for cleaning by hand or using a garden hose to push the clog through. That is when you need to use more powerful equipment operated, typically by a professional drain cleaner. Examples follow:  Drain machine, a drain machine will get rid of anything that blocks the flow of water

Get a rod or flexible stick (bamboo) to push leaves and dirt from the drainage until it meets the blockage and wiggle it about. The water will have a jetting effect that will help to losen the blockage.

Resident should regularly clean and clear the drainage from debris by using broom, rake and shovel to allow free flow of water.

Government and Residents must engage the services of environmental cleaning persons to be in charge of daily removing of dirt from the drainage system and constant cleaning, clearing and maintenance of the drainage system surrounding to allow free flow of water

After the complete removal of dirt and free flow of water, wash your hands thoroughly after each clean-up session and always before eating or preparing food.

For mosquito-borne viruses, the best way to stop the spread of mosquito-borne viruses is to stop mosquitoes breeding, hence regularly environmental sanitation.

Remove blockages from the drainage and canal, around your home you should empty or discard any container that can hold water, it’s possible to not have any adverse effects on the environment, your home, or your skin.

Also note, a stubborn odour from the drainage and canal can turn any drain into a nuisance in an environment and air pollution.

Regular use preventative treatment to get rid of potentially harmful bacteria and mold for a safe and environmentally friendly, and prevent future disease outbreak.

imminent outbreak of infectious diseases, increase in high blood pressure, cardiac arrests, vector born diseases, among others.

After flooding, clean and disinfect all affected surfaces inside the house, including floors, walls, the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, the department advises.

In conclusion, residents must clear and clean the drainage and their environment-surroundings regularly by removing leaves, nylon, garbage and all form of dirt to get rid of bad odours that cause outbreak of bacteria and can lead to health hazard.