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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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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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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

  As they do every year, the winter months have brought with them freezing temperatures that strain our heating and plumbing systems. Sometimes the frost can bite especially hard, with some homes even falling prey to frozen pipes. However, you aren’t helpless in the fight against the cold this winter – there are some steps you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing which we’ll outline here. 1. Preparation Is Key Well in advance of the coldest and harshest of the winter weather hitting, you should take some time out to locate certain areas of interest within your home or…

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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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