Drains can easily get clogged by leaves, twigs, and other debris. This common problem can be frustrating for many homeowners. Our 5mm hole mesh covers are a straightforward solution to this issue, helping to keep drains clear and functional.
This article aims to explain the suitable mesh options and give a simple guide to how it can be used.
Let’s get into it…
What are Drain Covers?
Drain covers act as protective barriers over drains to prevent larger debris from entering the drainage system, such as leaves, twigs, and litter. Many UK homeowners experience blockages caused by fallen leaves, especially during autumn, as well as miscellaneous debris washed off the streets. There are also moss, small branches, and toys that may end up near the drain by accident. It is possible to prevent these common blockages by installing a good-quality drain cover.
This mesh is very, very strong and super long lasting.
Our 5mm Hole Mesh Cover – Why It's A Game Changer
While traditional drain covers work to some extent, their larger holes make them less effective against smaller debris. The 5mm hole mesh cover material we offer is specifically chosen to solve this problem. The holes are large enough to let water flow seamlessly but small enough to keep even the tiniest of debris out. Coupled with a robust 1.5mm wire structure, these mesh covers promise durability and efficiency.
Bringing the 5mm Hole Mesh Cover to Your Home
Drain covers are commonly associated with street drains and large drainage systems, but they also work well in residential settings. Our mesh covers prevent soil and plant debris from clogging garden drains. With these mesh covers, rainwater will drain away efficiently from your patio, driveway, or deck without carrying unwanted debris.
Installing the 5mm Hole Mesh Cover
Even though this is not a completely fabricated product, installing our mesh cover is a straightforward process. Here’s a simple step-by-step guide:
Measure the Drain: Before purchasing the mesh cover, ensure you measure the size of your drain. This will help you choose the right size from our product range.
Clean the Drain: Before installing the mesh cover, it’s a good practice to clean out any existing debris in the drain to ensure optimal water flow.
Place the Mesh Cover: Once cleaned, place the mesh cover over the drain. If you’ve chosen the right size, it should fit snugly over the opening. The lay-flat side of our mesh cover ensures a seamless fit, minimising tripping hazards.
Secure the Mesh Cover: While the weight of the mesh cover often keeps it in place, in areas with heavy foot traffic or curious pets, you might want to secure it further. This can be done using drain clips or even a bit of sealant around the edges.
Regular Maintenance: Every now and then, brush off or hose down the mesh cover to clear accumulated debris on the surface, ensuring continued smooth water flow.
Why Choose An Even Larger Hole?
While our 5mm hole mesh cover is excellent for capturing smaller debris and ensuring that virtually nothing unwanted enters your drains, there are circumstances where our 11mm hole version might be a more appropriate choice.
Higher Water Flow: One of the most significant advantages of the 11mm hole mesh cover is its ability to handle a larger volume of water in a shorter period of time. A 11mm hole will facilitate faster drainage if you live in an area prone to heavy rainfall or if your property has a large surface area with a single drainage point. Even during intense downpours, there is no water buildup or flooding.
Larger Debris Tolerance: The 11mm mesh will effectively prevent larger debris, such as leaves, stones, or other substantial objects, from entering the drain while still allowing water to flow freely. This is especially beneficial in areas where small debris isn’t a problem, but larger debris is.
Reduced Maintenance: With bigger holes, the 11mm mesh cover might require less frequent cleaning than its 5mm counterpart. While it won’t capture the smallest pieces of debris, it will be less prone to getting covered or clogged, which means it might need fewer cleanings over a given period.
Versatility in Applications: The 11mm mesh is versatile and is especially beneficial for industrial areas, large patios, or commercial spaces where the primary concern is rapid water drainage and blocking larger debris.
Could Perforated Mesh Work?
The square perforated mesh offers a unique combination of consistent drainage and modern aesthetics. Square holes ensure even water flow while effectively blocking a range of debris sizes. Furthermore, its geometric pattern lends a contemporary look to outdoor spaces. As compared to other patterns, the square design provides a straightforward grid that is easy to measure and customize, making installation and adjustments easier. Many homeowners and businesses prefer square perforated mesh because of its combination of functionality and style.
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