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Tag Archives: drainage

How To Avoid Your Drains Getting Blocked by Autumn Leaves

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Please share our articles to your networks…. ThanksAutumn 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 … Continue reading

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10 Things You Shouldn’t Put Down Your Drain

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Please share our articles to your networks…. ThanksOur 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 … Continue reading

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What Happens To The Water That Goes Down My Drains?

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Please share our articles to your networks…. ThanksMany 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 … Continue reading

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

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Please share our articles to your networks…. ThanksIf 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 … Continue reading

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When Is Drain Excavation Necessary?

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Please share our articles to your networks…. ThanksThe short answer to that question is – when you have absolutely no other option! Drain excavation is a complex task, needs careful safety monitoring and can be costly, so it should be used only as a last resort and only if the drainage problem is so severe … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Common Winter Drainage Problems

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Please share our articles to your networks…. ThanksThe 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 … Continue reading

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