Blocked Drains 2014 Offers

We hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a relaxing festive period – but unfortunately – now it is almost over. Yes – we have new year on it’s way, but most of you will agree that this is the most OVER rated night of the year – meaning the majority of people will be spending their new years at home with family or friends.

Whatever your plans – you will know if you have a problem with your drains or not – and even through you may think that it may – it usually won’t go away.

Blocked toilets, sinks or drains start off with a slower moving water flow, which is ignored by most people. When this is the case, if you continue to treat your drains as you have to get you to the stage that you are at, then there is a very low chance that the blocked pipe will pass. There is a higher likelihood that the problem will simply get more and more serious.

There are the old traditional techniques to try and identify and clear the problem, but 9 times out of 10 you are normally better off calling in one of the experts. Because of the flooding over the festive period, Drain Clear UK have been called out to many areas over essex such as Romford, Dagenham, Ilford, and Chelmsford – to help clear drains which have been blocked by the water dragging obstacles down the drain which are not designed to disperse down there.

This means that getting hold of us to clear your drain may be more difficult than normal, so waste no time and give us a call via our website to give yourself the best chance of uf being able to reach you in good time.

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Have Very Merry Christmas From Your Blocked Drain Experts

Drain Clear UK would like to wish everyone a very merry christmas, and give some valuable advice as to how you can avoid having a blocked drain in this festive period.

Firstly, do NOT put anything down the drains that shouldn’t go down there, for example, any cooking oil/fat, as this can solidify in your drain and lead to a build up.

Ensure that excessive toilet paper is not used when using the toilet, or even worse, avoid using baby wipes which you may put down the toilet, as they are not designed to disperse down your toilet and can get stuck there & cause a blocked drain.

Keep children away from toilets, the last thing you need is their new christmas present to find its way down the toilet.

Ensure that if family/friends are using the bath, then they pick any hair that has malted – out of the plug hole, because hair is a well known causer of blocked drains.

Why don’t you give your drains a flush out before all of the festivities start? Buy some drain cleaner and follow the instructions – or if you don’t have the time to get to the shops, simply run your hot tap for 10/15 minutes at a time, followed by vinegar and baking soda, followed by more water, this will help you to break down any blockages which have started in the drain.

If however you do find yourself with a blocked drain, then give us a call on 0800 980 7282 and we will be with you within the hour, no matter what day it is.

Our coverage over the bank holiday period will be

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Top 3 Causes Of Blocked Drains

It can be as simple and easy as you like to keep your drains clear, but understanding the top 5 reasons why drains become blocked could help you much further than simple drains maintenance via drain cleaner etc.

1. Baby’s Items

This includes baby wipes put down the toilet, nappies, and even toys which kids dump in toilets and flush without you knowing. Baby wipes are no designed to disperse in water like toilet paper is, so unless it finds its way cleanly through your drains, it could snag on obstacles on the inside of your drain pipes, causing a build up and leading to a blockage. Nappies also are not designed to be put down toilets, and knowing how nappies work, e.g. Holding water and increasing in size when it holds more and more water, this should give you an indication as to what will happen when completely submerged in water – it expands to its maximum size possible, far too big to fit down your lean drain pipes in most cases.

2. Fat/Grease

Disposing of used cooking fat/grease down your kitchen sink seems like the most simple and easy thing to do – however – the next you have finished cooking, put the oil/fat into a jug of cold water and see what happens to its consistency. The runny consistency turns into a gloopy slow moving and sticky form. This is usually what happens when you put it down your kitchen sink, even if you flush it down with hot water, because the water will only cool down quickly… The sticky substance sticks to the inside line of the pipes, creating a feeding ground for more articles/items to be caught, even toilet paper. More expert information on this here at

3. Toilet Paper

Toilet paper is designed to be put down the drain, however, not in excessive amounts. Toilet paper can stick together, and quite easily snag on anything causing an obstruction in your drain pipe. Be careful as to how much paper you use, if in the worst case scenario – flush in 2 stages to ensure the worst doesn’t happen

If you steer clear of any of the above finding it’s way down your drain, then you will be sure to keep your drains free flowing with water. If you would like to read more information such as this, you can do by visiting our website by clicking here, or by visiting our blocked drains page, which goes in to more depth about the causes of blocked drains which may be out of your control.