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The benefits of regular drain maintenance and pipe cleaning (for both domestic and commercial premises), is keeping your drainage system flowing and preventing any unwanted blockages. A blocked drain can happen at any time and more often then not this will happen at the wrong time. Regular maintenance cleans prove very popular with commercial businesses - as this procedure is designed to stop the emergency blockage and therefore business can carry on as normal.


Whether you are a domestic property or a food establishment, having a blocked drain can be a real headache.


Toilets, urinals, sinks and external drains can easily become blocked due to everyday use. Soap powder detergent, lime scale or general waste can build up within the pipes. Facilities are often affected because of this and if you happen to be running a business, depending on the severity of the blockage you may have to shut down while works are being carried out - which could prove very costly. Cleaning waste pipes or external drains are also the most sufficient way to combat bad smells or to get rid of drain flies. Depending on the age and the condition of your drain pipes this will contribute to how often they require a maintenance clean, also the type of business you are and how often the internal facilities are used.


There are approximately 200,000 sewer blockages and pollution incidents throughout England & Wales every year, of which up to 75% are caused by fat, oils and grease.


Section 111 of the water industry act 1991 makes it illegal to permit any substance, which may interfere with the free flowing of the sewerage system, to pass down any drain or sewer connecting to a public sewer. This will include fats, oils and grease. This provision is enforced by Thames Water.


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