Avoid Blocked Drains Over Christmas

Avoid Festive Disasters with Drainflow’s Drainage Tips

Holiday festivities bring cheer and togetherness, but they also put your drains under extra stress. With an influx of guests, holiday gatherings, and traditional feasting, your plumbing system works overtime. To avoid blocked drains over Christmas, there are a number of preventive measures that will keep your drains flowing smoothly throughout the festive season.

Drainflow has been the go-to drain clearance specialist in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and North London for over a decade. We’re a trusted and reliable drain clearance company that works 24/7 to help you prevent drain blockages and minimise disruptions if they do occur. We’re delighted to share our expert tips for healthy drains this Christmas.


Pre-Christmas Period – Tackle Drainage Issues Early

As the year winds down and the festive season approaches, don’t let plumbing problems dampen your holiday spirit. Early December is the ideal time to address any lingering drainage issues that have been waiting for attention.

If you’ve noticed unpleasant odours emanating from your sink plughole, slower-than-usual water drainage, or strange ticking or gurgling sounds in your bathroom pipes, these are signs that drainage trouble is brewing. With the anticipated influx of guests and increased holiday activity, these underlying issues could quickly escalate into full-blown drain blockages.

Avoid the unpleasant surprise of a blocked drain during Christmas celebrations by seeking professional drain clearance services before the holidays kick off. By taking proactive measures, you can rest assured that blocked drains won’t be on your list of holiday worries.

Remember, prevention is always better than cure, and timely drain maintenance can save you from considerable hassle and expense down the road. Schedule a drain inspection or cleaning today and enjoy a worry-free festive season.

The Week Before Christmas – Gear Up for Smooth Drainage

Healthy drains require extra care during times of increased activity. The week leading up to Christmas is often a culinary whirlwind, and to prevent food scraps from disappearing down your drain while you’re busy preparing festive feasts, employ a trusty strainer over the plughole. This simple yet effective tool will capture food scraps and debris, which can then be easily discarded in the bin.

Sink strainers aren’t just for the kitchen; they can also work wonders in the bathroom. These handy devices capture soap suds and hair, the main culprits behind bathroom drain blockages. With guests staying over for Christmas, sink strainers become even more indispensable, helping to alleviate strain on your drains and keep them flowing smoothly.

Drain Disasters – Avoiding Christmas Headaches

As the aroma of roasted turkey or succulent beef fills the air, a roast normally takes centre stage. But while you’re savouring the flavours of the season, it’s crucial to remember the fate of the grease left behind.

Drain Disasters – Avoiding Christmas Headaches

Despite the presence of sink strainers, grease from your holiday feast, whether it’s from the turkey, pork, goose, duck, or beef, can easily slip through and wreak havoc on your drains. As this liquid grease cools down, it solidifies and clings to the insides of your drainpipes, gradually reducing their diameter and increasing the risk of a complete blockage.

To prevent these festive drain troubles, avoid pouring grease or oil directly down the sink. Instead, use a container, such as a heat-resistant bowl or can, to collect the grease. Allow it to cool completely and solidify before wrapping it in foil and discarding it in the trash.

By taking these simple precautions, you can ensure that your holiday celebrations remain uninterrupted by plumbing woes. Remember, a grease-free drain is a happy drain, and a happy drain makes for a happy holiday season.

Drainflow – Your Year-Round Drainage Heroes

Think of Drainflow as the Father Christmas of drains! Whether you’re seeking preventive measures before the holiday rush or facing an unexpected drainage disruption amidst the festivities, our team is on call 24/7 to avert any blocked drain nightmares.

Unlike Santa’s surprise visits, we believe in transparency and upfront communication. Instead of a callout fee, we’ll provide you with a no-obligation quote right away, allowing you to make an informed decision. And with our first-visit fix rate of 99%, you can rest assured that your drainage woes will be resolved promptly and effectively.

So, as you deck the halls and prepare for holiday gatherings, remember that Drainflow is always just a call away.


Worried about whether your drains are up to the Christmas excess? Contact Drainflow today and speak with one of our friendly engineers at 01525 718500. Your drains will thank you.