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Water-Saving Tips for the Home

The summer of 2020 is set to be hot and dry and has led to circulating rumours of a possible hosepipe ban. Whether this materialises or not, limiting water usage at home is a great way to save energy and money, while also helping out the UK during the summer months.  In this article, we explore practical tips and tricks to save water at home and describe why it’s so important to conserve water whenever you can.  How to save water at home  We’re lucky enough to live in a country with clean running water, and so we naturally want to…

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What to Do After Your House Floods?

This article covers all of the information and advice so that you would know what to do after your house floods? 1st Call Drainage has put together the next steps you should take to help get your house cleaned up and back to normal, whilst ensuring yours and everyone else’s safety. So for peace of mind and to get your house back to how it was, read on. When to enter your house after a flood If your electricity has not been shut off at the fuse box, do not re-enter your home. Do not put yourself or anyone else at…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear Valued Customer, As the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) accelerates throughout the world, the UK government has imposed restrictions on movements and interactions on all businesses. This means that we have adapted our services, to ensure you and our team are as safe as possible during this difficult time.  Company Policy for Coronavirus: (COVID-19) As a company we remain open, however, we have implemented a number of precautions: We are ensuring a contact-free service and our team will ensure hands are sanitised as well as all equipment. Our team will also be wearing gloves, masks and other PPE. We’re giving priority…

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How to Fix Smelly Drains

Having a smelly drain is not just unpleasant but embarrassing too – that’s why 1st Call Drain Clearance are here to share a few words of advice to help you nip smelly drains in the bud.  If the below methods do not disperse your plug odour situation, get in contact with our professionals and we will be right with you to lend a hand.  Things to Check  Bathroom drains Kitchen drains Backed-up sewers  Home appliances Causes of Smelly Drains  Trapped and decaying food in my drain It’s hard to stop small bits of food from being washed down the kitchen sink…

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Chelsea FC Drainage Services

Management from Stamford Bridge Stadium got in touch with the team at 1st Call Drainage just after a heavy rainstorm hit, explaining that we’re experiencing significant effects to the roof’s drainage, and with the football match imminent – we knew we had to work fast.  They requested us to bring in a team of trained engineers who had plentiful experience working at heights, to take on this large task to clear the blocked roof outlets which were flooding the stands. We attended and carried out the emergency clearance and off the back of this, we were tasked to return with a…

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How Every London Borough got its Name

London draws in extraordinary tourism year after year and is home to around 9 million people. Many of us have visited London, either to see families and friends or just out of sheer curiosity for their weird and wonderful exhibitions but did you know that London is home to 32 boroughs? Would you be able to name some, or could you name them all? This month, we’re going to delve into the wonderful depths these 32 boroughs have to offer. For all you need to know about London, read on.  Barking and Dagenham Ever heard of the term ‘barking mad’? It…

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Climate change affecting drainage systems

Climate change is predicted to affect our planet in countless ways, many of which we can’t yet fully grasp. Melting ice caps and rising sea levels have been well-publicised, as has the possibility for wetter winters and drier summers. The prospect of these climate change effects alone are enough to conjure images of disaster movies, but their knock-on consequences are very real and far-reaching. The cumulative effect of booming populations and climate change can hit big cities particularly hard. In this month’s article, we’ll be considering the potential effects on London’s infrastructure and drainage. Rising sea levels A recent US government…

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The Future of London

More people than ever before are living in cities, and this trend is only set to continue. In fact, by 2050, it is predicted that 66% of the global population will be living in urban areas. London is no exception to this trend, with the population of the capital only going up. To cope with the increasing demand that more people bring, and to ensure the cities of the future meet the needs of their inhabitants, creative ‘smart city’ concepts and technology are being developed all the time. Let’s take a look at some of the top ideas that have already…

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Fatbergs in drainage systems

Fatbergs often cause a strong reaction in people – the morbid fascination with such a monumental, man-made monster is widespread. A chunk of a particularly humongous one even found its way into the Museum of London recently, demonstrating they are both a marvel to the public and a significant marker of the consequences of modern living in London. So, to feed your curiosity, let’s take a closer look at the fatberg phenomenon. What is a fatberg? A fatberg is a congealed mass of non-biodegradable items – such as wet wipes, condoms, sanitary pads and nappies – along with grease, oils and…

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12 Things You Should Never Put down the Drain

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 our drains, too. However, there are many things you should never put down your drains, and here we’ll be listing some of the worst. Grease: Any type of grease is bad for your drains. Melted fat from bacon or other meats and even gravy can massively…

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