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How to Deal With Tree Roots in a Drain

tree roots in drains

How to Deal With Tree Roots in a Drain

Tree root damage in drains doesn’t get the same kind of attention as fatbergs, or blocked sinks, but it’s one of the biggest reasons why blockages occur. Tree roots don’t actually cause cracks in pipes, rather they’re attracted by moisture escaping from existing leaks. Once a root enters and widens these cracks, the environment is perfect for rapid growth around and inside the pipe. Before too long it can start to create significant damage for a drainage system.

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How to Unblock a Kitchen Sink

How to Unblock a Kitchen Sink

How to Unblock a Kitchen Sink

When your washing up water takes ages to drain away, or unpleasant smells start to pervade your kitchen, it’s more likely than not that you’ve got a blocked sink. It’s a smelly, unpleasant problem to have in the heart of your home and, luckily, it’s normally easily dealt with. In this blog we’ll take a look at what causes a blocked sink, and offer some simple blocked sink tips.

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CCTV Drain Survey Hertfordshire

CCTV Drain Survey Hertfordshire

Drainflow CCTV Drain Survey in Hertfordshire

A blocked drain has the potential to cause considerable disruption to the homes or businesses of our Hertfordshire clients. At the very least, bad odours can be caused by trapped waste or water. And the worst case scenario can be extensive flooding, or gully overflow caused by total blockages. Whatever the symptoms, most clients experiencing this problem want a rapid diagnosis, and a speedy solution to the problem.

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Avoid damage from high water pressure

Avoid Damage From High Water Pressure

What’s the Issue With High Water Pressure?

Low water pressure is an ongoing inconvenience that people will quickly complain about to their water supplier. But it’s relatively rare to hear complaints about high water pressure. Households tend to consider a plentiful supply of water from the taps and a bonus. Whereas, in fact, high water pressure – if left unattended – can cause all sorts of damage to the pipe network, resulting in leaks, wasted water and repair bills.