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How to Save Water During a Hosepipe Ban

Changes That You Can Make Today Reducing your water usage can be as simple as making a handful of small changes. Here are our top tips. As the experts in drain unblocking London customers trust, we’re very familiar with how people use water in their properties. How then, can we all refrain from using as […]

LDF to continue servicing the capital’s drains throughout the festive period

The team at London Drainage Facilities will be on call throughout the holidays to handle blocked drains and continue offering all manner of drainage services to businesses and homeowners throughout London. The team at London Drainage Facilities (LDF) loves the holidays as much as the rest of the UK, but time waits for no-one when it comes to unblocking and servicing drainage systems. With this in mind, LDF have announced that LDF technicians will be on call 24/7 across Christmas and the New Year to attend to any unforeseen drainage problems in the city.

What can a drainage company do for you?

If you are a homeowner, you’ll be familiar with drainage problems, from simple sink blockages where the water doesn’t drain away due to foodstuffs blocking the plughole, to toilet blockages where the water in the pan isn’t taken away when you flush the chain. In most of these situations the homeowner themselves can usually remedy […]

What is the difference between a drain, a lateral drain and a sewer?

What is the difference between a drain, a lateral drain and a sewer? The drainage that leaves your property can have different names depending where in the drainage system the pipes sit. Some people occasionally get these terms confused and use them interchangeably – so we are here to explain the difference between a drain, […]

Drain ownership explained

Since the beginning of October 2011 government enforced changes to the ownership of drains has left many homeowners confused as to who is responsible should they have a drainage problem. It used to be the case that the homeowners themselves were responsible for all the waste water drainage which left their property until it reached […]

Three drainage problems in London

Some of the most common reasons for drain blockages in London are caused by residents themselves. Don’t flush non-disposable items One of the most common reasons for a drain blockage in London is due to a homeowner disposing of an item down the toilet which is not meant to be there. Flushed things which are […]

Heavy rainfall in London causes sewer problems

Heavy rainfall in the city of London can cause many problems for the decades old sewer system. When rainfall levels are higher than normal the Victorian sewer system cannot cope with the amount of waste water that needs to be sent to the local treatment works, so instead it flows though emergency overflows into the […]

Drainage problems caused by snow and ice

Winter time can cause many problems as far as drainage is concerned. Freezing weather conditions mainly cause problems to water supply pipes, but the cold can cause drainage problems too. The UK has seen freezing weather conditions over the last couple of years, which has left her country covered by a blanket of show and […]
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