The World’s Biggest Drain

A drain is not just useful for ensuring the sanitation and comfort of your home, it can also go a long way to doing the same for a city and even protecting it! How may you ask? Flooding can have a devastating effect on a city, both physically and economically. So, having somewhere for the overflow of water to go is the perfect way to ensure no damage occurs (or at least try to ensure this is the case). Whether it is a blocked drain in Nottingham or anywhere else in the world, you want to ensure there are no long-lasting negative consequences.

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The History of Drains

Though their blockage can be a terrible nuisance, it is important to consider quite how bad our lives would be without our forefathers’ decision to use their head and move liquid waste successfully away from our houses and streets. Poor drainage has historically caused major health epidemics – cholera and all sorts – and successfully tackling it has been a major step forward in civilisation. Its history is actually rather interesting. Continue reading

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How Drains Work – What Happens After You Flush?

There’s a wonderful quote in 80’s comedy hit Blackadder

‘Baldrick, I find the General Northern and Metropolitan sewage system interesting, but that doesn’t mean that I want to put on some rubber gloves and pull things out with a pair of tweezers.’

If we’re all honest, that’s probably how a lot of you feel. You know that the drainage and sewer network is an engineering marvel, but you don’t know how it all really works – and it’s a job so dirty you’d rather not know.

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Why You Shouldn’t Do It Yourself

When a drainage issue sparks up out of nowhere, it can be very tempting to take a DIY approach to tackling the problem. But this isn’t advisable. Instead, you should leave it to the professionals, like Inspect-a-Drain. Here are four reasons why this is always the best plan of action.

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5 Signs That There’s Something Wrong With Your Drains

Drainage systems are nifty things – they get rid of all of our waste without us needing to think about it… most of the time. Sometimes, problems do happen, and they can be easy and affordable to resolve if caught early.

But how can you know if there’s a problem before it becomes too serious? Here at Inspect-A-Drain, we’ve put together a list of five things to watch out for.

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What to Look for in a Potential Plumber

There’s often a world of options when looking for a plumber – so which one do you choose? If you’re on the lookout for a professional, here’s some advice that will guarantee you receive the same quality service associated with brands such as Inspect-A-Drain.

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Common Myths About Drains

Blocked drains are something we all encounter at some point in our lives, and no doubt you’ve heard advice about dealing with it them from your dad, your neighbour or the nosy parker who just happened to be walking their dog past your garden – but they’re not all right.

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How Does Your Domestic Drainage System Work?

Have you ever wondered how your drainage system works? Most of us only think about it when something goes wrong, but knowing exactly what goes on every time we open a tap or flush the toilet is important. Continue reading

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Building a Home Extension? 3 Things You Need to Consider

Adding extra space to your home can sometimes be a fantastic way to create more space and increase the value of your property. The most popular way of doing this is through designing and creating an extension.

However, it’s not as easy as just deciding that you want one. There are lots of factors to consider, especially when it comes to the law, design and construction.

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DIY Guide to Unblocking Your Toilet Like a Pro

Have you tried to flush only to find out you have a clogged toilet, blocked by foreign objects or faulty pipes? Before despairing or calling in professional help, you can always try to fix the issue yourself. After all, unclogging toilets is a great skill to have, especially if you’re hosting a party or, worse, are at someone else’s house when it happens… There are several ways to unblock your toilet, most of which use common tools or ingredients found in your home, so you don’t have to worry about running to the shop. Continue reading

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