How to Minimise the Chances of Getting Blocked Drains

Over the years that we have been in business, we have dealt with hundreds of blockages in Thanet District and the rest of Kent. From our base in Margate, we cover the whole of the county, and indeed most of the South East. We have built a loyal client base in the area by committing ourselves to providing each and every client with the highest level of customer service possible and we look forward to adding many more companies and individuals to our list of satisfied customers in 2016. However, this article is not about what we have achieved or hope to achieve in the future, it is about how you can minimise the odds of having to deal with a blocked drain at some point in the future. We thought it would be nice to share some tips on how to avoid the need to call us in the future, even though it may not be good for business!

Is There Any Way to Avoid Blocked Drains Altogether?

Unfortunately, the answer to this problem is no: there is no way that you can absolutely guarantee you will never have to deal with a blockage in the future. However, you can drastically reduce the odds of having to call drain unblocking specialists such as ourselves by talking preventative action.

  1. Never Pour Grease Down the Drain – We have mentioned this before but it is one of the most common causes of blockages in the country and one that is so easy to avoid. If you have been cooking fried food and you have lots of grease left in your pan, do yourself a favour and pour it into a bag or cardboard container that you can throw in the bin. Whatever you do, don’t pour it straight down the drain.
  2. Never Flush Cotton Wool and Face Wipes – A single face wipe or cotton wool ball may appear to present no danger and it is very tempting to just throw then in the toilet and flush them away. However, if you do this on a regular basis, the build up of waste materials in your drainage system could cause a serious blockage.
  3. Keep Outdoor Drains Free of Leaves – Try to keep leaves and other debris away from your outdoor drains if at all possible. Any garden waste that finds its way into your underground drainage system will increase the chances of a blockage in the future. Regularly raking any turfed areas and sweeping patios clear at the same time is a good way to deal with this issue. Debris that is actually covering the drain should be removed as soon as you spot it of course.

If you follow the above advice and still run into a problem, do not despair. Whether you live in Ramsgate, Ashford, Canterbury or anywhere else in the county, you can rely on us to come to your assistance. As the local blocked drains specialist, we guarantee to solve your problem in record time.

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