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What Plumbers Do VS What Drain Contractors Do

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When homeowners experience a fault with their plumbing or drainage system, many are left wondering what action they need to take to rectify the issue. Whether your home is experiencing a blocked drain or a leaky tap, you may be left questioning, “what do plumbers do that is different to drain contractors?” This article will … Continue reading

CCTV Drain Surveys: Exploring The Technology That’s Involved

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In recent years, the world has seen some major technological advancements in a wide range of sectors, and the drainage industry is no different. In an age when Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is seemingly used everywhere for a host of different purposes, from household security systems to monitoring health and safety in the workplace, drainage … Continue reading

What Can Go Wrong With Drainage?

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A drainage problem is one of the biggest issues a homeowner can experience; if the problem is left unaddressed for a long period of time, or is made worse by botched handiwork, then it can affect the functionality of your home and can cause your garden to become a muddy bog. Here, we will discuss … Continue reading

Drainage Glossary: What Do These Key Drainage Phrases Mean?

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When having any work carried out at your property, explaining exactly what needs to be done can prove to be rather challenging as the terminology can cause communication to break down. This article will provide a detailed glossary of the most common drainage terms used in the industry, so you fully understand the work involved … Continue reading

Guide: Oh Rats! There’s Rats In My Drain! – How To Get Rid Of Rats

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Whilst your drainage system plays an important role in leading a functional home, if your drains have been improperly installed or have become damaged they can provide rats with an easy entry point into your home. It only takes a small hole in your drain for a rat to squeeze through, and once you have … Continue reading

Preventing Plumbing Blunders: Stop That Blocked Drain

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Drains play an important role in transporting unwanted water and waste away from a property to help keep it clean. However, many homeowners often overlook the importance of caring for their drains until it is too late. Whilst it can be easy to relegate a blocked drain to the bottom of your to-do list, in … Continue reading

Smelly Drains: How Can You Fix Them?

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Bad smelling drains are a common problem in many households, and whilst their symptoms can be very unpleasant, with the correct remedial action the issue can be quickly fixed. Whether your property is currently suffering from smelly drains, or you want to know what action to take should this happen in the future, this article … Continue reading

Drainage: Get A Grip On Your Pipes

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Hidden away beneath gardens or driveways, it can be easy for homeowners to overlook the importance of their drainage system. In actual fact, these pipes ensure all wastewater is flushed away from the property into the nearby sewers to prevent the risk of leaks and flooding, so their functionality is indispensable. That said, nothing lasts … Continue reading

What To Do When You Drop Something Down The Drain

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From dropping your ring down the plughole when washing up, to losing your child’s favourite toy down a drain in the street, accidents happen to all of us. Whilst it may seem tempting to immediately try and fish the item back out yourself, it’s important to take the correct course of action to help retrieve … Continue reading

Hard Water: Is It Affecting Your Drains?

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Whilst the high mineral content and flavour of hard water have made it the preferred drinking water for many, the damage it can cause to the drains, pipework and appliances in your home can lead to major, costly repairs. As reports suggest that more than 60% of homes in the UK have hard water, chances … Continue reading