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The importance of drain maintenance

October 30, 2020
2 min read

Poorly maintained drains will eventually lead to problems that you’ll need to sort before they cause damage to your property.

Whether that be blockages, clogs or smells from your drains. Taking care of your pipes will help you prevent problems from occurring and the costs associated with getting them fixed. And the solution is a lot down to changing some of your habits and thinking about what goes down your drains.

Think before you flush

Blockages can be caused by products such as wipes, rags and sanitary products being washed down the drain. A full or partial blockage from such products will cause waste to build up, disrupt the flow of water plus cause smells from your drains coming into your home or business premises.

To prevent blockages only flush water, human waste, and toilet paper.  Put everything else into a rubbish bin. This include sanitary items, cotton buds, rags, and condoms. Even those wipes that claim to be flushable can still block your pipes. If any foreign matter has gotten into your plumbing supply and is causing issues, you’ll likely need professional help to remove it and ensure your plumbing returns to normal.


Invest in an external drain protector.  Fallen leaves can cause problems by clogging your drains and causing a blockage. A drain protector will reduce the risk of this occurring.

Fat, oil, and grease

When you pour fat, oil or grease down your kitchen sink it cools and turns hard. When this accumulates it causes blockages. Running hot water won’t solve the problem.  It will just move it further down your pipes. If you have fat, oil, or grease to dispose of, then:

  • Pour small amounts of leftover cooled fat, oil and grease into a paper towel or newspaper and dispose of it in the bin or compost.
  • Let fat cool down in pots and frying pans before scraping into the bin, before washing

If you have large amounts of cooking oil, then please recycle.

Have a problem with your drains?
No matter the scale of the problem, you can trust us at Evergreen Drainage Solutions to diagnose and fix your problem both quickly and cost-effectively.   Available 24/7, Evergreen Drainage Solutions are leaders in providing quick and cost-effective drainage solutions to both domestic and commercial customers in Dorset, Hampshire, and the surrounding areas.

Contact us today. Speak to our friendly and helpful staff to book an appointment. Call 0800 0096625 or alternatively email info@evergreendrainage.co.uk

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