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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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What To Do With Drainage Issues During Lockdown

Drainage issues can occur at any time, and there’s no convenient time for your drains to start leaking, your water pressure to drop or your taps to stop working. During a pandemic, though, the inconvenience becomes more severe, and you’re likely to wonder whether or not you’ll be able to find a drainage company to help. In this article, 1st Call Drain Clearance will explain what to do if you encounter drainage problems in lockdown.  Are drainage companies still operating during the COVID-19 pandemic? Drainage companies are classed as essential services and are therefore still operating throughout the pandemic and lockdown….

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Stop Your Drains Getting Blocked in Winter

The bitterly cold winter months are upon us, and as well as turning up the thermostat, we’re going to need to take extra care to make sure that our drains don’t fall victim to blockages. Blocked drains are an inconvenience at best and a serious problem at worst, and in winter drainage problems can hit a little harder. As we need hot water to keep us warm in the cold months, 1st Call Drain Clearance have created a rundown of the top five most common drain blockages, and how you can prevent them. Hair Hair falls from our heads every day…

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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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