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12 Things You Should Never Put down the Drain

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When our plumbing is working like it should, we often don’t pay it a second thought. In not paying it much attention, we might grow complacent and allow things to go down our drains that we really shouldn’t. Worse still, if problems don’t occur, we might grow confident that we can stick other things down … Continue reading

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

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  As they do every year, the winter months have brought with them freezing temperatures that strain our heating and plumbing systems. Sometimes the frost can bite especially hard, with some homes even falling prey to frozen pipes. However, you aren’t helpless in the fight against the cold this winter – there are some steps … Continue reading

Why does my sink water smell?

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The UK has a whole host of water treatment plants, with every region of the country getting its water from a different place. While this can often lead to differences in the water getting pumped into our homes, there are plenty of reasons why your sink water might smell. This month we’re going to take … Continue reading

We have moved!

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From February 2016, 1st Call Drain Clearance took up residence at a new headquarters in Mayfair, London and are operating from two more locations; another Central London location and High Wycombe. We have decided to operate from two Central London addresses so we can provide a quicker and smoother service to our local customers. Please … Continue reading

How To Avoid Your Drains Getting Blocked by Autumn Leaves

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Autumn is upon us and with it comes the array of reds, yellows, oranges and browns of the falling leaves. It’s picturesque, postcard stuff as the leaves tumble to the ground and colour the landscape. There is however, one potentially detrimental impact these leaves can have on your life – namely the blocking of your … Continue reading

What’s In Our Water?

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Water is one of the purest things you can think of. It makes up such a large percentage of our body and we need it so desperately that we can barely go a day without it. But what you might not realise is that it isn’t simply H2O – there are many other things you … Continue reading

The Most Common Toilet Faults

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The humble toilet is the quiet hero of the home, offering a way to quickly, cleanly and discreetly dispose of human waste – without them we’d have some serious issues. Despite being such a vital part of the home the toilet is not indestructible. There are plenty of perplexing ways in which your toilet can … Continue reading

10 Things You Shouldn’t Put Down Your Drain

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Our drains and sewer systems are mostly out of sight and usually out of mind. We view them as a convenient place to pour the things we don’t want but they are not the indestructible waste chutes we think them to be. There are some items which will damage your drainage system, either blocking it, … Continue reading

What Happens To The Water That Goes Down My Drains?

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Many people won’t give a second thought about where the water goes when it’s flushed down the drains. It’s simply not something we ever learn about or get taught explicitly, but it can be interesting to learn where it goes, how it makes it back into rivers and how you can help the process too. … Continue reading

Why drain clearing is essential in a ‘hard’ water area

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If you live in an area with ‘hard’ water, the chances are you’ll already be aware of the signs. Whether you’ve noticed a white residue on the inside of your kettle, clothes that feel stiff or scratchy after washing or an unpleasant, sticky feeling on your skin after showering, hard water leaves visible evidence which … Continue reading