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5 Common Causes For Drain Excavation

By now, we’re all probably familiar with the things that can create drainage issues. Often, the fault is something that can be easily dealt with, especially with CCTV drain surveys allowing us to pinpoint the exact nature of any problem. However, in some extreme situations, it may not be possible to deploy those simpler remedies to fix a drainage issue. When this happens, drain excavation is likely the only way forward. This involves digging up the earth and surfacing over portions of the drainage pipes in order to gain access and repair or replace pipework. This month at 1st Call Drain…

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What Are the Main Causes of Flooding in London?

Flooding is, unfortunately, something that many of us will be thinking about more and more over the next few decades. Major flood events in the UK seem to have become a more regular occurrence, with 5 of the wettest month records coming in the last 20 years alone. Since flooding can destroy homes and businesses, and with the Met Office predicting things will only get wetter and warmer as time goes on, we thought this would be a good time to discuss the main causes of flooding in London and how to help prevent damage to your property. Let’s start by…

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Don’t Let a Blocked Drain Ruin Your Christmas

  The festive season is nearly upon us and it’s at this time of year when you really need everything to go off without a hitch. Timings are crucial for any cooking, while your sinks and toilets are vital for any guests in your building. Whether you’re hosting Christmas at home or you operate in the hospitality business, your drains are vital for such a busy period. To help you this holiday season, we’ve put together a quick checklist of things to keep an eye on so that you can try and prevent drainage issues or at least minimise them.  …

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What Is Drain Mapping and Why Do I Need it?

If drain mapping is something you’ve heard of but you’re unsure exactly what it is, then don’t worry, we’re here to help. And if you’ve never heard of it at all, then you’ve definitely come to the right place. This month at 1st Call Drain Clearance & Technical Services, we’ll be taking you through exactly what drain mapping is – including how it’s carried out – and why you might need it. So whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner with your own premises, read on to find out more.   What is drain mapping? Drain mapping is exactly what…

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How Much Does It Cost to Unblock a Drain In London?

If your property is suffering from blocked drains, it can be an unpleasant experience. As well as causing damage to your bathroom, kitchen and plumbing, a blocked drain can also spell disaster for the health of those in the property – particularly if sewage is backing up into your home.  A blocked drain is a hazard, and so it’s important that you get it fixed as soon as possible.  If you’re based in London and require drain unblocking, you may want to know how much it will cost. In this article, the team at 1st Call Drain Clearance & Technical Services…

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The Importance of Commercial Drainage Services

As the UK tentatively begins its journey out of lockdown, many businesses are starting to head back into their offices.  Undoubtedly people will be excited to get back to normality, but there’s also plenty to think about before heading back into the office environment.  Not only should you be ensuring your office is COVID-compliant and meets all the relevant safety regulations, but you should also be thinking about your various office amenities.   One that may get overlooked is your property’s drainage. After spending so many months working from home, your office’s drainage may need some attention and in this article, we’ll…

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3 Reasons Why You Need a CCTV Drain Survey When Buying a Home

When it comes to buying a new home, there is plenty to think about. As well as applying for a mortgage, reviewing your finances and, of course, spending most of your spare time viewing property after property, you should also consider a CCTV drain survey. Just like you need to be aware of any structural or construction issues when purchasing a new home, it’s also important to know if the property’s drains are going to pose problems in the future. CCTV drain surveys can give you an in-depth look into a property’s drains giving you a thorough review of the status…

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What Are the Health Risks of Blocked Drains?

Blocked drains can cause a whole host of problems for homeowners including slow water, flooding and even a backup of sewage. There are all sorts of reasons why a drain may become clogged, with the most common being a build-up of food, hair or limescale in the pipes. Whatever the reason for your blocked drains, it is important to address the issue as soon as possible – if you don’t then you run the risk of suffering from a variety of health conditions.  Here at 1st Call Drain Clearance & Technical Services, we’ve put together a guide outlining all the health…

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Is Drain Jetting the Right Solution for Me?

If your drains have become blocked, then it is important to address the issue or you run the risk of more damage being caused.  There are various methods you can use to clear your drains, including drain jetting – a service we offer here at 1st Call Drain Clearance.  As experts in all types of drainage issues, we know how to resolve them and offer our drain jetting services across London. If you’re unsure of what drain jetting involves, or whether it’s the right solution for you, then we’ve put together a handy guide to keep you informed.     What is…

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Are Collapsed Drains Covered by Home Insurance?

It’s no exaggeration to say that a collapsed drain could cause a disaster in your home. From rodents to raw sewage, when this happens your property can be met with a number of problems. And, if it isn’t dealt with swiftly, both your health and bank balance could take a hit. If you’re not careful, a collapsed drain could occur at any time and your home insurance may not always be able to help. Here at 1st Call Drain Clearance, we’ve put together a rundown of the circumstances where your home insurance policy may, or may not, payout for a collapsed…

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