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Welcome to LDFs blog & helpful advice page. Here, you can keep up­to­date with the latest goings on from LDF and the drainage industry in general, as well as stay alert to the best tips regarding your drainage.
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Thunder and Lightning Storms: What They Mean for Your Drainage System

Friday, August 8th, 2014

The summer has been undoubtedly beautiful for the UK this year, but remember, this is Britain, and we don’t get off that easily! The rising temperatures and humidity have been followed by freak storms and flash floods that have caused mayhem in some parts of the country.


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How to Unblock a Toilet

Friday, July 4th, 2014

A blocked toilet is an unwelcome but extremely common occurrence in a household, and unblocking it can be an unpleasant job. This handy guide will teach you how to unblock a toilet and also teach you how to avoid such messy incidences in the future!


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Toilet Drains


London Drainage Facilities’ Engineers undergo intensive Mears Group Customer Care Training Course

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

London Drainage Facilities (LDF) have recently been appointed by Mears Group to deliver its wide range of drainage services, on behalf of their extensive portfolio of residential properties spread across London and the entire South-East of England.

However, before starting work on this prestigious new contract and LDFs biggest one to date, our Engineer Teams had to undergo an intensive Customer Care Training course undertaken by Mears Group operatives at our Headquarters close to the M25.


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Customer Care - Blocked Drain


Clearing Blocked Gullies

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Blocked drains and gullies can be an absolute nightmare, causing damage to your home and potential flooding if not dealt with quickly and efficiently. Luckily, blocked gullies can be fairly straightforward to fix yourself if you know how.


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Blocked gullies


Sewers and drains explained – What am I responsible for?

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

There are an awful lot of pipes, drains and sewers hidden away from view inside homes and under the ground – so it’s worth bearing in mind that responsibility for their upkeep is in the hands of different organisations and people – including you!


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Sewer and drains


The man who built London’s sewers – Joseph Bazalgette (1819 – 1891)

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

As chief engineer to London’s metropolitan board of works in the mid-19th century, Joseph Bazalgette had a significant impact both on London’s appearance and, through his design of an efficient sewage system, on the health of its inhabitants.


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Joseph Bazalgette


Maintaining your drains

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Being able to solve issues with your drains is an incredibly useful talent. However, sometimes you might require help maintaining them to an even higher standard.


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Drain descale - Grease


Whether it’s good or bad customer feedback, we have it covered at London Drainage Facilities!

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

I just hope my customers don’t keep flushing rubbish down my toilets! This was just some of the reaction we received from one of our clients recently after attending site to the reported problem of blocked toilets.

The rest was very complimentary from Amrit Maan, Managing Director of the Punjab Restaurant in Covent Garden, the UK’s oldest North Indian Restaurant.


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Drain Jetting London


What’s lurking in London’s drains?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Have you ever wondered what’s lurking in London’s drains? Find out some of the more unusual causes of blocked drains, from mobile phones to intact pint glasses!

Drain blockages occur for any number of reasons. From our experience, the most common causes of blockages are fat and grease/scale build-up, sanitary products, wet wipes, and root intrusion. However, over the years some more unusual objects have been the cause of backed up drains and emergency drain cleaning jobs in and around London and the Home Counties.


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London Drains


Staff Highlight: Danny Fuller, MD and Highly Motivated Business Owner of London Drainage Facilities

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

In order to showcase the bags of talent London Drainage Facilities (LDF) has amongst its staff, each month we are going to run a ‘staff highlight’ feature.This month we are delighted to announce Danny Fuller, Managing Director, as our first ‘staff highlight’.

Danny set-up the company with his wife Lucie in 2006. Danny has worked in drainage since the age of 17, working for only one other national company starting off life as a Junior Assistant, moving to become Lead Engineer, Office Manager, through to Company Manager, before finally leaving to start LDF. Danny is intimately involved on a daily basis, ensuring he is reachable to all clients when the need arises. Danny takes full ownership of the business and its needs and is primarily responsible for New Contracts, H&S Issues and Quality and Employment Control.


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London Drainage Service Vehicle


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