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How To Avoid Your Drains Getting Blocked by Autumn Leaves

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 drains. Your drains are vital to your home or business because they carry waste water away from you home. Even a single blockage could cause unwanted issues, but a seriously blocked system could force water back out, flooding the surrounding area (a danger in and of…

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What’s In Our Water?

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 might find in your water. Some of these things occur naturally depending on where your water is sourced from, and some are added  for health reasons. Very rarely are there any harmful elements added to our water, so let’s take a look at the most common…

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10 Things You Shouldn’t Put Down Your Drain

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, breaking it or simply making it less efficient at what it should do. In this article we’re going to list the things you definitely shouldn’t be putting down your kitchen sink or flushing away in your toilet. #1 Nappies Like so many of the items you’ll…

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What Happens To The Water That Goes Down My Drains?

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.   There are many stages involved in getting wastewater back into a usable, clean state, and you might be surprised at just how much effort is involved in transforming what you put down your drains. Flushed Away At the very beginning of the process, the water…

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How To Avoid Common Winter Drainage Problems

The winter months are now most certainly upon us and we’ll be seeing the temperature dropping below zero on a more frequent basis. During this time our pipes and drainage systems are all vulnerable so you’ll want to keep your system working to its optimum and ensure no faults occur. If you do have a fault it can be both costly and unpleasant, leaving you without the use of certain taps and systems in your house at the worst possible time. To help you avoid common winter drainage problems we’ve got a few handy tips for you to take into consideration….

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A Complete Guide to CCTV Drain Surveys

We are frequently asked what the most common elements or what the process of a CCTV drain survey entails. To help out with any questions you may have before you pick up the phone we’ve compiled these into a helpful infographic. For more in depth information you can also read our written guide found here.

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How much rain falls in London?

The UK has a reputation for being fairly rainy and cold, but when it comes to our capital city how rainy is it in reality? Well we’ve put together the stats, and if you’d like to visit London this helpful infographic can help you plan your trip! So, how much rain falls in London?   *figures from the met office

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What Is A Pre-Purchase Survey?

When buying a home, the drains are not the first thing you might think about. They’recompletely hidden from your view and you’ll probably be more interested in the immediate condition of the house and your plans for a future there. However, the optimal function of your drains is key to your home and can be vital to any prospective purchase. Spotting Potential Issues Before A Purchase There are several ways in which your drains can be compromised, including through blockages, root ingress, cracked piping and collapsed drains. These are the kinds of things which would be a problem for anyone but…

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Do I Need a Plumber or a Drainage Contractor?

Any home will encounter some kind of water issue at some point or another, there are so many appliances, pipes and sewage points on every property that it’s inevitable. When these instances arrive – whether it’s a leaking tap or a backed up toilet – you’ll need to know exactly who it is you need to call in to take care of the problem. In this handy guide we’ll detail the situations in which you need a plumber and which require a drainage expert, helping you to save time and money by bringing in the right kind of expert. Who can…

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FAQs: How Long Will It Takes to Complete Repairs?

When it comes to drainage repairs, there are several ways of both locating and fixing the problem at hand. You will no doubt have heard some of the phrases mentioned in this article before; you may even have seen the services carried out, but generally the public are ill-informed when it comes to how these tasks are performed and how long they should take. To ensure that you’re getting the right service, we’ve put together a rough guide to each of the key practices and the questions people ask when making enquiries, helping make everything more understandable for you. What is…

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