How to avoid blocked drains

Outside: Outdoor drain blockages are often caused by a build-up of leaves and debris, particularly around autumn. Keep paths around your drains clear of leaves and twigs to avoid a blockage. Tree roots can also cause cracks in pipes which can lead to blockages as they naturally seek out moisture, so it’s a good idea to keep gardens pruned and …

Understanding your drainage system

Understanding your drainage system The sanitary appliances in your home send your waste water into large pipes, and then into the main drainage system underground. New homes have a single pipe, knows as a soil stack, while older homes can have separate pipes for soil and waste water. The waste water flows to either the soil stack, and then directly …