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Summer Plumbing Essentials: Sorting Blocked Drains

5 August 2021

smelly drains

If the warmer weather is making your drains smell bad, chances are there's a blockage somewhere and that's not going to get any better as we move into winter. Get them fixed now to avoid flooding when the weather gets wetter. Drain investigations from £99.00.

Don’t let smelly drains spoil garden entertaining

16 April 2021

smelly drains

Now that restrictions are changing and we can socialise in our gardens, there's nothing more likely to ruin a good party than smelly drains! Look out for these red flags that you have a drain blockage and get it sorted before considering firing up the barbecue.

Basic plumbing skills everyone should have

29 January 2020

Plumber fixing blocked sink

While our plumbers and gas engineers are always available and happy to help, there are some basic plumbing skills that everyone ought really have - especially in an emergency. Here are the top 6 plumbing skills that you would find useful.

Our Christmas plumbing tips

2 January 2020

freezing weather

A round up of all the Christmas plumbing tips we've been sharing over the last 2 weeks.

Christmas plumbing tips coming soon

14 December 2019

winter plumbing

Our festive Christmas plumbing tips series is coming soon to get you through the season free of the plumbing and heating disasters that can happen at this time of the year. Starting 19th December.

How to avoid cold weather plumbing problems: getting your outdoor space winter-ready

30 October 2019

winter plumbing

Many plumbing issues that arise in cold weather are preventable if you protect your pipes and drains before winter sets in. Read our best tips for measures you can take outside your property to prevent winter plumbing disasters.

Children and plumbing: how to avoid disasters

22 August 2019

children blocking toilet

Children love water but this can also be a deadly combination. We take a look at the risks associated with young children and plumbing and how you can minimise the risk to both health and your home.

How to protect your property from flooding

5 August 2019

Flooded home

Flooding can cause significant damage as well as a great deal of distress, and is becoming more common due to the extreme weather conditions that we're increasingly experiencing. There are several things that you can do to protect your home from flooding, ranging from basic sensible precautions to more radical defences. What you choose to do will depend on your flood risk but here are several ideas to help you protect your home.

Drugs flushed down the toilet could be creating ‘meth-gators’ in the US

18 July 2019

sewer

Authorities in the US are warning that drugs flushed down the toilets are in danger of creating 'meth-gators' (alligators high on meth!) but can we be smug here in the UK? We often warn of the risks of putting wet wipes and fats into the drains but when almost half of adults in the UK take some kind of prescription medication, should we be careful about how we dispose of our medications here too?

Keep drains clear in very cold weather

24 January 2019

Ice

Keeping your pipes flowing and drains clear of debris is always important but it’s especially so when the weather is very cold. Blocked drains cause water to back up. If it then freezes, it expands so not only would this block the pipe, it could cause pipes to burst or crack. These are all useful things to do to keep your drains flowing properly and avoid them clogging up in freezing weather.

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