Have a Rat Problem? Want to Solve It?
Rats entering your home can make your home both inhabitable but mostly undesirable. Until now preventing rats entering your home via sewer pipes was difficult because of the requirement of efficient waste water flow inside the sewer pipes.
The Ratflap device acts like a non return valve when it is fitted into you sewer drain. The Ratflap unit works simply by blocking off sewage pipe access to rats from the outside while still permitting the free flow of water and waste from the inside. Historically the method of dealing with this type of situation was by using pesticides or rat traps. The last thing you want to happen is a rat after eating poison dying in your sewer drain. Rat traps are designed only to work after the rats have arrived, and bringing germs and disease into your world. Correctly Installing the Ratflap will prevent rats from entering your home thus preventing all the problems associated with same. Alternatively if you already have rats in your home the installation of the Ratflap will allow the rat to pass through the unit but now block a re-entry which will now solve your rat problem. To rats the main pathway into your home is through your sewer drains you can now prohibit their access.
How Does RATFLAP Work?
The Ratflap unit when installed will fit snugly into your sewer pipe and secured in place. Its steel flap opens when fluids need to flow freely into the sewer, but until then, the flap remains closed and prohibits rats from entering. Quite simply, fluid flows out, but rats can’t get in. This means that if you have multiple of drains but only one Ratflap may be required to protect your home. The unit can be fitted in either the outlet pipe from your home (reverse the flap) or in the pipe between your home system and the main road sewer. If your home was built before 1960 the chances are that you will have an interceptor fitted on the pipe from your home to the main sewer and in this case you may only need a drain plug to solve your rat problem.
What Size Ratflap do you need?
The Ratflaps come in 3 sizes for the common diameter drains: 4 inches (102mm), 6 inches (152mm) and 9 inches (229mm). You will need to measure the diameter of your own drain. Some old clay pipes are 5 inches (127mm) in diameter.