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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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Why does my sink water smell?

The UK has a whole host of water treatment plants, with every region of the country getting its water from a different place. While this can often lead to differences in the water getting pumped into our homes, there are plenty of reasons why your sink water might smell. This month we’re going to take a look at some of the common causes of water smelling or tasting odd. My water smells of chlorine In order to ensure your drinking water is safe, chlorine is added to it during the final stage of treatment. This is absolutely normal, with many people…

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We Have Moved!

  From February 2016, 1st Call Drain Clearance took up residence at a new headquarters in Mayfair, London and are operating from two more locations; another Central London location and High Wycombe. We have decided to operate from two Central London addresses so we can provide a quicker and smoother service to our local customers. Please send all correspondence to our head office, which is now located at: 1st Call Drain Clearance Level 1 Devonshire House One Mayfair Place London W1J 8AJ Our second office, which is near Liverpool Street Station is located at: Level 1, 17 Dashwood House 69 Old…

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Welcome to the 1st Call Drain Clearance news page

Here at 1st Call Drain Clearance we’re very excited to announce that we’re joining the blogging world! We’ll soon be hosting a brand new blog section to our website! You’ll find an interesting array of information, keeping you connected to the world of drains. We’ll post regular coverage of industry insights, snippets of innovative discoveries, latest company news, as well as lending a helping hand with common drainage problems. Keep an eye out for our first ever blog and watch this space…

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