Combat Against London Living Drains

Despite the water from taps being entirely safe to drink in the UK and Ireland, many people often reference the somewhat urban myth that water drank at 5pm in London was leaving the drain of someone else at 9am that same day.

Whether or not this is true, it does give an insight into the drainage in London and how much usage they receive each day. Living in London means that doing your part to ensure that fatbergs, amongst other underground drainage issues, become less frequent. Flats, tower blocks, and other forms of terraced housing have greater pressures of a potential blockage at home thanks to other residents not being as careful as yourself, thankfully building owners are responsible for these types of issues to be rectified.

Understand how often you should clean your drain and how to clean your drains is very important across all parts of the UK, not just London.

How do you know if your drains are blocked?

There are a few tell-tale signs that your drains could be blocked. Dirt, skin flakes, hair, oil, grease, and food debris are usually the causes. Regardless of the blockage, you can notice some changes around your home that can confirm your suspicions by using the three S method; sights, smells, and sounds.

If any of these three seem to be different from your normal drainage then there is a possibility that a blockage has occurred. The sight can be a bubble or slow draining, the smell will be a foul smell from the toilet, shower, bath or sink which can’t be attributed to another factor, and the sounds, irregular drainage bubbling or dripping are things to listen out for.

Think you have a blockage?

Have you tried Mrs Hinch cleaning method? Have you used store bought drain unclogging chemicals? If by this point you’ve answered yes two both and require Happy Drains give us a call on 0800 849 8099 to arrange a visit.