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Blocked drains articles, tips and features from the experienced team at JLH Drains. Find advice, tips and best practice guides about the causes of blocked drains and how best to avoid them.

Unblocking Drains During The Current Pandemic

Date: Wed 27th May 2020

During these uncertain and difficult times, the last thing anyone needs is a drain to become blocked. Should the unthinkable happen, you're left worrying about whether anyone will even be able to come and fix it for you, let alone when, especially while we're in lockdown and social distancing restrictions are in place.However, we'd like...
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Prevent Your Drains From Suffering From Fatbergs!

Date: Thu 26th September 2019

Everyone is familiar with what icebergs are, but have you heard of fatbergs and do you know what they are?Sadly, while many of you won't even know much about them, fatbergs are rapidly causing more problems for not only our drainage systems but also marine life too.This guide will not only inform you about what they are but also how to prevent ...
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Safely Dispose of Cooking Oil and Grease

Date: Thu 8th August 2019

You might not realise it but unless you dispose of cooking oil and grease in the correct and most efficient way, you could easily cause blocked drains and sewers.If you've ever suffered from a blocked drain, we're sure you won't want to go through that again. So how exactly can you safely and correctly dispose of grease and cooking oil?...
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5 Helpful Tips and Tricks For a Healthy Drain

Date: Tue 15th January 2019

Let's face it, we all take our plumbing and drainage for granted at times. But could you imagine living without them? They're both such a key part of modern domestic or commercial life that they're often overlooked but things can often go wrong with your drains if you don't look after them. If and when things do go wrong, the e...
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How To Prevent Future Blocked Drains

Date: Fri 23rd November 2018

Let's face it, our drainage systems play a very important role in our homes or commercial properties. Our homes, offices, hotels and other commercial buildings rely on drains to safely and correctly dispose of excess waste and water. Which is why it's vitally important to prevent your drains becoming blocked in the future. This article...
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The Causes Of, And The Eradication Of, Smelly Drains

Date: Tue 30th October 2018

Many of us will, at some point or another, smelt the rather unpleasant odours associated with a blocked and smelly drain.It's therefore incredibly important to make sure that if you do discover smelly drains, they're dealt with quickly before they can get even worse.But how exactly do you do that? We'll tell you not only the main causes...
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Why It's So Important to Regularly Clean Your Drains

Date: Fri 28th September 2018

The regular cleaning of drains, also known as preventative plumbing, is something that should be carried out, but quite often isn't.While you might not think it's that important, regular cleaning is one of the most effective ways of preventing blocked drains and the problems that come with that.For instance, most blocked drains start out qu...
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Tips and Tricks on Unblocking A Shower Drain

Date: Thu 27th September 2018

While we can try our very best to prevent blocking our shower drains, it can sadly still be a very common occurrence. Although we all clean our shower areas, there is still a high chance that a multitude of materials and wastes can end up going down the shower drain and causing a blockage. It's remarkably easy for it to happen too; even ju...
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Just what is the biggest cause of sewer blockages?

Date: Wed 8th August 2018

Across the UK, there are around 300,000 sewer blockages caused each year! But what is the biggest cause of these blockages? The answer is wet wipes, or baby wipes as they are also called.Every year, around 93% of all sewer blockages are caused by wet wipes and baby wipes being flushed down the toilets of domestic and commercial properties acro...
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