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Blocked drains – what are the first signs of a problem?

Problems with your drains don’t happen overnight.  Drain blockages can take many years to build up but once you spot some of the tell-tale signs that all is not well in your drains, you need to take action and get the blocked drain cleared as soon as possible.  So let’s look at the main symptoms of blocked drains that you …

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How to keep your drains clear

No one wants the unpleasant smell, cost or a hassle of a blocked drain at their home.  But what can you do to make sure that all is well in the drains around your property?  Here are seven top tips to make sure that your drains stay clear.  Do not pour fat down the kitchen sink When you are making …

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How to deal with tree roots in drains

Did you know that tree roots are one of the biggest cause of blocked drains, pipes and sewer systems in the UK?  The problem starts as fine tree roots looking for water and nutrients gain access to the drain system via the pipe joints and cracks.  These fine roots then grow into larger root systems which can restrict the flow …

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Grease Traps – why it’s important to clean them regularly

Fat, oil and grease is a challenge to manage in any commercial kitchen so it is good practice to install a grease trap.  It catches the fat, oil and grease (or FOG as it is affectionately called in the industry) coming from dishwashers and sinks.  But like other kitchen appliances, the grease trap needs to be regularly cleaned and serviced …