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FAQs: How Long Will It Takes to Complete Repairs?

When it comes to drainage repairs, there are several ways of both locating and fixing the problem at hand. You will no doubt have heard some of the phrases mentioned in this article before; you may even have seen the services carried out, but generally the public are ill-informed when it comes to how these tasks are performed and how long they should take. To ensure that you’re getting the right service, we’ve put together a rough guide to each of the key practices and the questions people ask when making enquiries, helping make everything more understandable for you. What is…

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Who is Responsible For Drain Maintenance?

Whether your sewer is blocked or your drains are backed up it is an unpleasant and troublesome problem to fall victim of. It’s obviously not a nice job for anyone to have to sort the problem out and one of the main controversial points which arise is centred on whose duty it is to carry out the maintenance. Who is responsible for cleaning and maintaining your drains, is it the local water authorities or your own? There are several types of drains on and around your property and each performs a different function. The three main kinds of drains are private…

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Top 5 Domestic Drain Unblocking Methods

Across the UK there are daily struggles occurring in the drains, sinks and plugholes of homes. This is the endless struggle against blockages and obstructions in the pipework, having a detrimental impact on the whole drainage system if it’s severe enough. You’ll know when you’re about to get a blocked drain because of the smells and slow draining in your sink. It can be easy to forget and put off until you reach crisis point, but there is no reason you should suffer and in the end you could be making more hard work for yourself. There are a number of…

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Top 5 Most Common Causes of Drain Blockages

It can be a real pain and inconvenience when you have blocked drains anywhere inside or outside your house, as bad smells will begin to linger and you might even get waste water flowing back into your home. There can be many reasons that you’re drains get blocked; you might even feel like you take good care of your drains, but it happens to everyone at some point. Here are our five most common causes of drain blockages to help you work out what is wrong with your drain. Autumn leaves This is a common reason people end up with blocked…

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Top 10 Strangest Items Found in Sewers

We’ve all heard about or had a ring go down the drain, it’s a common item found and sometimes they are recovered by sewage workers and handed in to the police. What you might not realise however is that there are a range of items (and creatures!) found in the drains right under our feet. Check out our top ten strangest items from around the globe, including a few home grown gruesome entries. 1) A sheep – Fluffy, white, but prone to wandering. This particular sheep was found in a manhole chamber and had to be fished out. 2) A cow – not…

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