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Why Should You Check Your Drains Regularly?

Most people don’t think about their drains and many are unsure of just how often drains should be cleaned. In fact, most don’t really pay much attention to their drains until a problem occurs due to a blockage. As such,...
Posted on 15th Apr 2019 by admin_drain
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Tips for Preventing Frozen Water Pipes in Winter

Do I Need to Protect My Water Pipes from Freezing? Preventing your home’s water pipes from bursting is a relatively easy job, especially when compared with the task of recovering from an instance of burst pipes. Many people in slightly...
Posted on 28th Mar 2019 by admin_drain
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The Most Common Commercial Drainage Issues

Many homeowners and residents have experienced domestic drainage issues at one time or another. Whether its hair clogging up the sink, displaced joints or garden plants getting into the pipes, the solution is usually pretty straightforward. For industrial properties, however, drainage...
Posted on 19th Jun 2018 by admin_drain
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How Hard Water Affects Commercial and Industrial Properties

London and the South East of England are some of the areas most affected by hard water in the UK. But the reality is around 60% of the UK is classed as having hard or very hard water. Its effects...
Posted on 22nd May 2018 by admin_drain
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Cesspit or Septic Tank?

It’s the classic conundrum. Do you get a cesspit installed for your property or a septic tank? Although both cesspits and septic tanks collect wastewater and sewage from households and businesses that are not connected to the mains sewer, there...
Posted on 1st Mar 2018 by admin_drain
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6 Signs Your Drains are Blocked or Damaged

Drainage issues can cause a lot of disruption throughout any property. It can be tough to figure out what the problem might be – or if there is a problem in the first place. But ignoring the signs of a...
Posted on 26th Feb 2018 by admin_drain
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Buying a New Home? Check The Drains!

You experience a range of emotions when buying a new home. Usually, these range from happiness to extreme tiredness. Not to mention the feeling of freedom that you finally have a space to call your own. With time, the euphoria...
Posted on 11th Jan 2018 by admin_drain
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The Five Most Common Drainage Problems

The problem with drains is that you can’t see them. Stuck underground, you hope that they’re OK – and very often, the first sign that there’s a drainage problem is that you notice a nasty niff – or that your...
Posted on 11th Jan 2018 by admin_drain
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Rats & Other Vermin; How To Prevent Them Accessing Your Home

Rats and other such vermin are common pests that are considered to be a nuisance and are capable of damaging many properties as well as transmitting various diseases to pets and humans. Their chewing habits are destructive, and their dirty...
Posted on 12th Oct 2017 by admin_drain
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How To Unblock An Outside Drain or Gully

Outside drains and gullies serve an important function within a property. They are responsible for the disposal of waste and other sewerage from the property to the main sewer. But the maintenance of these is often neglected by homeowners. The...
Posted on 18th Sep 2017 by admin_drain
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