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The main causes of sewer flooding

May 31, 2011

If the sewer system close to your home floods, the water company may not be held responsible for this situation. You should therefore contact drainage maintenance specialists to discuss how you can arrange for this health hazard to be cleaned up. In many circumstances the flooding could have been avoided. We will now look at […]

Always use qualified professional contractors for drainage work

May 29, 2011

The advice with regards to drainage in and around the home is the same as with anything else really; only attempt to take on tasks you feel are within your capabilities. For sure, basic drain maintenance can be carried out by those with DIY skills, negating the need to call in the professionals. However, don’t […]

How to prevent drainage problems around the home

May 27, 2011

While unforeseen circumstances do happen from time to time which are completely unavoidable, when it comes to sewer blockages, it is often the case that a bit more awareness of what is being put into the toilet and sink could go a long way to reducing the risk of flooding within the home or garden. […]

Concerns raised over speeding drivers during roadworks

May 25, 2011

A resident of Bo’ness, in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, has voiced her anxiety regarding the speeds at which drivers are travelling, as they pass by drainage maintenance works. The safety of pedestrians is at the forefront of people’s minds around Cadzow Road where the roadworks are taking place. Falkirk Council, who had brought project […]

Bag your waste instead of flushing it

May 20, 2011

A number of sewerage and water companies in the UK are campaigning at this moment in time to educate people on what should and shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet as waste. This is because these 4-inch wide waste water drains are only made to hygienically get rid of toilet roll and human waste, nothing […]

Penketh drain improvement works now finished

May 20, 2011

It has been reported this week that the roadworks on Warrington Road in Penketh, Cheshire, have now been completed. United Utilities, the largest water company in the UK, has declared that the work to make improvements to the local sewer network has been brought to an end, in advance of the estimated finishing date. Residents […]

Why you should not dispose of cooking fats using a sink

May 19, 2011

Did you know that around 55 percent of blockages in the sewer are due to the fact that people get rid of cooking fat by washing it down the sink? Many people believe that this is ok as you can always use bleach or detergent afterwards to ensure it doesn’t harden in the pipes. However, […]

The most common reasons for flooding within the home

May 18, 2011

As you may be aware, blocked pipes are the main cause of flooding inside the home. However, these pipes usually get damaged and clogged because of things homeowners do. Here are some of the main problems which can lead to a blocked pipe and flooding incidents. As well as rainfall and general wear and tear, […]

How not to dispose of your household waste

May 17, 2011

In this post we will be looking at the ways in which you should not be getting rid of the waste products in your home. If you simply flush these down the toilet or pour them into the sink, it could cause drainage problems further down the line. If you follow this practical advice, you […]

Advice to new parents about avoiding bathroom blockages

May 16, 2011

A leading UK water supply and treatment utility company has provided new parents with some helpful advice on how to prevent blocked pipes in the home. Yorkshire Water has described how you can look after the drainage system of your property at a time when you are just coming to terms with your new addition […]