How to Prevent Drain Blockages This Spring

Drain care is something that many people forget about, but taking action this spring will prevent problems from developing further down the line.

Spring is well and truly upon us – which means that it’s time to get your home in order! As you declutter and do a deep clean, spare a thought for your drains. A CCTV drain survey will tell you exactly what’s going on inside your drains and will allow you to quickly progress with a solution.

It’s time for a spring clean

Just as you would with the rest of your home during a spring clean, it’s important to spend some time taking care of your drains. You can do this by being careful what you put down them, keeping an eye out for any changes, and investing in a CCTV drain survey. Doing this now will save you both time and money in the long run!


The kitchen is the heart of the home in many households; and with most of us spending more time cooking at home over the past year, it’s a space that’s seen a lot of use. The most common cause of blocked drains in kitchens is food debris – but there are a number of steps you can take to prevent this. Make sure that you dispose of any excess food from dirty plates in the bin, and don’t pour sauces or cooking oils/fats down the drain.


When it comes to drains in bathrooms, there are a number of things that can cause issues. The first is flushing wet wipes or other unsuitable materials down the toilet. The only thing that you should flush down the toilet – apart from the obvious – is toilet paper. Hair that we shed when washing can also build up and lead to blockages. The easiest way to prevent this is to invest in a hair catcher that you can put over the plughole when you shower.

Outdoor drains

Drainage problems don’t just occur inside your property – they can develop outdoors too! Chances are you haven’t taken a look at your drains during the colder months, and this allows blockages to build up. So there’s never been a better time for a spring clean! Make sure that there are no obstructions caused by roots or leaves, and keep an eye out for any leaks. Remember, if you’re worried about clearing any materials yourself, it’s always better to call in the professionals.

London Drainage Facilities are here to help

If you do notice a problem developing with one of your drains, whether that’s indoors or outdoors, don’t be tempted to deal with it yourself. Products that you can buy to unblock drains only resolve the issue for a short time, and they can contain a lot of harsh chemicals. We have worked with a wide range of customers all over London and the Home Counties, and we’ll be able to carry out a CCTV survey to identify the issue – and then, a solution.

Contact us today

If you want to find out more about us and the services we provide, please do get in touch with a member of our team today. They’ll be able to arrange a visit to your property as soon as it suits you, giving your drains the TLC they deserve!

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