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How can I stop my drains from regularly blocking up? LDF’s pre-planned maintenance programmes may be the answer!

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

A free site inspection from an LDF surveyor could help resolve recurring blocked drains. Drains across London have to cope with heavy usage and, for a variety of reasons, can often become blocked. London Drainage Facilities offer a free site inspection carried out by a trained LDF surveyor to determine what the problem is and the root of its cause. Offered as part of our drain maintenance service, the initial inspection is carried out at no cost.

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London Drainage Facilities PDA Communication System 1 Year On

Friday, June 14th, 2013

It has now been 1 year on since London Drainage Facilities (LDF) introduced its unique PDA Communication System, the first of its kind to enter the drainage industry. The bespoke job management system enables customers to keep track of their drainage issue from initial call right through to job completion, and provides real time job progress information for both customers and LDF. So far, it looks like a worthwhile investment.

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London Drainage Facilities Launches New Website

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

LDF is inviting visitors to explore it’s new website. The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing customers to access detailed service information and image based media with the option to share information across all major social networking sites.

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Drainage root removal in London

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

One of the most common reasons for blocked drainage is root infiltration. In their quest for water roots make their way into the drainage system through tiny fissures in the pipes’ structure and in the interconnecting sections between drainage pipes. When roots have entered the drainage system they quickly multiply and can soon engulf the […]

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Blocked drains in London

Monday, January 21st, 2013

It’s quite common for drains to become blocked in a big city like London. The large infrastructure puts a great degree of stress on the capital’s wastewater network. But perhaps the two most common reasons for a drain blockage are roots which have infiltrated the drainage system and fat deposits which have unwittingly been poured […]

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Unblocking drains blocked by fat

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

One of the most common problems drainage engineers in London face when they attend a drain blockage is the build-up of congealed fat. Although drainage companies spend thousands of pounds trying to educate homeowners regarding the items which can and which can’t be disposed of down the drain, every year thousands of drains become blocked […]

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Drainage problems again in Hendon

Friday, December 7th, 2012

A drain that has been causing problems for five years has finally been fixed by Thames Water. The drain, which is located under a busy high street in Hendon regularly sent sewer water flooding down the road at times of heavy rainfall. Although there have been numerous investigations into why the sewer flooding has happened […]

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Headington residents hand letter of concern to Thames Water

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Residents are concerned at the lack of action from drainage company Thames Water after their homes in Headington suffered problems due to sewage leaks and water bursts. Councillors from Headington handed Thames Water officials a nine page list of problems at an emergency meeting last Monday. The meeting was held after over 2,000 people in […]

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Removing scale from pipes in London

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

If you live in London one of the regular drainage problems you’ll encounter concerns scale. Scale is usually found in hard water areas and is a deposit which lines the inside of the drainage pipes reducing the pipes’ diameter. Scale can also create rough surfaces within a drainage pipe where solid matter can get stuck […]

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Don’t block it – bin it

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Perhaps the most common reason for a drain blockage in the city of London is the liquid fat that is deposited down the drains by unwitting homeowners and commercial property owners who do not realise the damage that can be caused. Many people still carry out the practice of disposing of liquid fat down their […]

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