Avoiding blockages at home

Blocked drains can be very unpleasant to deal with. However, there are simple steps you can take to avoid blockages in your home.

There are a few different reasons why blockages occur, but they're most often caused by items such as wet wipes and sanitary products that are flushed down the toilet, or by leftover cooking fats and oils poured down the kitchen sink. These items stick together and over time they build up and block pipes and drains.

Follow these top tips to help keep your drains flowing free and easy.

Top tips for the kitchen

We have some simple ways you can prevent blockages to keep your pipes clear and waste water flowing freely. 

Top tips for the bathroom

Changing some of your bathroom habits, will help keep your toilet in tip tap shape and your shower's stress free: 

Important things to watch out for

Flushing unflushable items down the toilet or pouring the wrong thing down the sink causes blockages which are messy, unpleasant and can cause sewage to flow back inside your home. It can be upsetting for you and your loved ones and it’s also costly to fix. Here are some important watch-outs.

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