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How to minimise the risk of drain blockages and flooding

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

In a capital city such as London where there are so many people living and working in one place there is bound to be capacity problems every now and then with regards to the sewage system. However, this inevitability should not prevent you from making some lifestyle changes that help to reduce the risk of this happening.

Instead of having to pay out for expensive drain maintenance and emergency repair work when the blocked pipes cause flooding in your home or office, you need to consider what you can do to ensure the drains are able to flow effectively.

The lack of responsibility by people for the things they flush down the toilet or sink is what allows for the build-up of debris within pipes and the overall sewage system of the area. You can play a big part in this by not disposing of anything other than human waste and toilet paper down the toilet as everyday items like nappies can add to the issue.

Check your drains on a regular basis to make sure that they are working effectively and that there is no current blockages. Performing basic drain maintenance can mean that these risks are greatly reduced. However, if you do ever notice any wastewater flooding, then you had better call in a reputable drain cleaning company for assistance.

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