Fat Leads to Sewage Flood

Previously on our blog we’ve looked at just how much of an issue fat can be for drains, and the danger – yes, danger – posed by delicious English fry-ups. But we couldn’t help but feel sorry for residents of Witney, in Oxfordshire, after their high street was flooded with sewage last Thursday.

It all started around 9am, precisely as shops begin opening and shoppers flock to spend their hard-earned moolah. That was when waste began spewing out from beneath a drain cover outside of the Co-Op store and the local opticians, Scrivens. They weren’t the only shops affected though, with others also having to deal with the eruption of waste that spread. And until the cavalry arrived, shops had to use brooms to sweep away up to a centimetre of waste from their premises. Outside of the Methodist Church, the highways agency erected a battalion of sandbags to stem the tide of flow.

Manager of Scrivens, Jennifer Blackie, said: ‘When we left work on Tuesday, we could see some water around the drain, but it was clear, so we didn’t think anything of it. But this morning, it was all over the pavement and it was brown and full of loo roll and everything else. Customers had to walk in it to get into my shop.’

Ms. Blackie reckons that the drain in question bursts at least once a year, for the past seven years. That, she claims, is simply ‘not acceptable.’

And what’s the blame for the barrage of sewage that affected Witney? Our old arch-nemesis, fat, of course. According to Thames Water, who were sent to sort the issue out, one of the tributary drains, which feeds into the main drain under the high street, had become blocked. Thames Water explained: ‘A fat blockage in our sewer pipe led to five properties suffering sewer flooding.’

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This sewer situation certainly serves to highlight just how devastating fat can be to drainage systems. But at least here at Inspect-A-Drain, we’ve got the north covered. If you’re having troubles with blocked drains in Nottingham and beyond, we’re on call to sort it out. For more information about what we do, and how we can help you, simply contact us on 0115 822 6086 or 07967 029 298 and our experienced, professional team will be delighted to assist with all of your enquiries.

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Down Your Toilet: Things You Should Never Flush Down Your Toilet

Baby wipes, paper towels, nappies – these are just amongst a large number of things that people flush down their toilets daily, without realising that they could be causing a lot of problems to their drains.

A blocked drain can be extremely inconvenient, especially for those who are too busy to wait around for someone to come and fix it. So why risk causing a clog in your drain?

As a company who specialises in providing solutions for drainage issues, including blocked drains Sheffield residents rely on, we have seen an awful lot of things that have been accidently, or purposely, flushed down the toilet, that really shouldn’t have been.

It’s become clear to us as professionals, that many people simply do not know what should and shouldn’t be flushed. For that reason, we have put together a list of all the things that you should avoid flushing.

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  1. Dental Floss

With dental floss being so small, a lot people mistakenly think that they can flush it down the toilet. This is a mistake as floss isn’t biodegradable, and can cause a lot of problems when there has been quite a lot of it flushed together. It will wrap itself around other objects in your pipeline, and any minor clogs will soon become bigger ones.

You should just put it straight into your bin!

  1. Paper Towel/Kitchen Roll

Paper towel and kitchen roll are both larger and thicker than your average piece of toilet roll, and there is no easier way of finding this out but when attempting to flush it down your toilet.

They don’t break down in the same way as toilet roll and will cause a massive blockage in your drains.

  1. Cat Litter

We can see why a lot of people would think it was okay to put their cats waste down their toilet – it’s just a little bit of urine right? Unfortunately, cat litter contains clay and sand, which are two things that should never be flushed.

And what many people don’t know is that cat waste contains toxins and parasites that are dangerous to be in your drain system! So when you are cleaning your kitty’s litter train, put it in the bin or properly recycle it.

  1. Medication

Clogs aren’t the main issue when flushing medication – it’s the damage it can do to our water supply that is the problem.

You may feel like you are doing the right thing by flushing unwanted medication down the toilet, so that it can’t get into the hands of unwanted people. However, it can cause a lot of problems – contamination of groundwater supplies and terrible effects on wildlife downstream. Sewage systems don’t remove medication, therefore they get released straight into rivers, lakes and oceans.

Your local pharmacy will be able to dispose of them in a better way for you.

Other things you shouldn’t flush include:

  • Hair
  • Tampons/Pads
  • Grease/Oil/Fat
  • Band Aids
  • Cigarette buts
  • Cotton wool/Balls

Basically, all you should be flushing down the toilet is everything created by your body’s digestive system and toilet paper. Everything else should just be disposed of in a different, environmentally friendly way.

If you have drainage problems and you’re looking for an affordable solution – we have got you covered.

Here at Inspect-A-Drain, we are drainage experts with years of experience in providing solutions for blocked drains. So if you need help with your drains, we recommend contacting us for professional help.

You can give us a call on 01335 360879 and a member of our staff will be happy to help you out.

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Causes of Sewer Flooding

Sewer flooding can be caused by a number of problems, and it’s never very pleasant. The natural elements such as climate change and a growth in population can put pressure on drainage systems and sewers therefore, causing sewer flooding which can lead to all sorts of problems. Unfortunately these problems are often intensified by humans, as we pave over greenery and natural drainage systems.

It isn’t just this that increases the chance of sewer flooding, if you put things down your toilet and sink that is unsuitable this will also add to the risk. Fat, foodstuffs, and towels are constantly flushed into sewer systems that cause ‘fatbergs’; they then build up until one day the sewer system is blocked and overflows.

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During heavy storms; sewers have to cope with an increased capacity which means that if it is blocked it can fail to work efficiently and overwhelm the system. When this happens, raw sewage can rise to the surface and overflow from manholes and even flood homes. Unfortunately many people suffered from this during the storms of 2013. Sewage can be damaging to your health and is very unpleasant, so you do not want it running through your home.

How to Prevent Sewer Flooding

We can all work to prevent sewer flooding by taking care in what we dispose of down our sinks and toilets. Follow these rules:

  • Do not pour fat down the sink; it will congeal and cause blockages.
  • If you’ve noticed a blockage in your drains, get them unblocked before it causes more of a serious problem.
  • If it says ‘do not flush’ – obey the instructions!

Of course, sometimes flooding cannot be prevented due to heavy storms and intense rainfall. But you can use preventative measures to save your home when it flood warnings are issued just in case a sewer flood should occur.

  • Block doors with sandbags.
  • Move your personal and more expensive items upstairs.
  • Never let children play in flood water – it could be full of sewage.
  • Check for flood warnings.
  • Keep your warm clothes, torches, medication, first aid kit, radio, rubber gloves, wellington boots, food and drinking water upstairs – call it your flood survival kit.

If you think that you are suffering from blocked drains in Sheffield, please give us a call. We are specialists when it comes to drain problems both domestic and commercial. We are dedicated to sorting out your problems efficiently and at an affordable cost. If you would like further information about our services, please contact us. Our team are more than happy to help!

 

Call us on 0115 8226086 or 07967 029298 to speak to a specialist today!

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Drain Buster- Top 5 Causes of Blocked Drains

Having a blocked drain is one of the most common problems that home-owners can face. It can be a costly and time consuming issue to fix, depending on the nature of the blockage and is generally an all round nuisance.

But what are the top 5 causes of drain blockage and how can we prevent our drains from becoming backed up?

1. Fat and Grease

This is one of the most common culprits of drain blockage. When cleaning kitchen utensils, the majority of people will just pour the excess fat and grease down their plughole, causing a build-up in their drainage system.

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Fatty substances are known to be extremely sticky so they stick to the sides of the drain, gradually building up as more and more fat and grease are poured down the drain.

To avoid this fatty drain blockage, keep an eye on what substances you are putting down your plug hole. Find alternative ways to dispose of any fatty deposits or grease… such as scraping into a tissue and throwing in the bin.

2. Hair

You may think that hair is thin enough to get washed down the plughole without any consequences. Unfortunately, hair is pretty flexible and is easily caught on both the plug itself, as well as in the pipes. This makes way for more hair to get tangled on the existing hair, causing a nasty build up.

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This can make having a shower very unpleasant, as the damp hair will also attract any products washed down the plughole, making the build up begin to smell. It also will stop water from being able to drain adequately, leaving you standing in a pool of essentially dirty water.

Regularly checking for hair in and around your plug hole helps to prevent a huge build up, as well as investing in a plug hole cover with smaller holes to try and reduce the amount of hair that gets through, while still allowing the water to drain through it.

3. Toiletries

You may think that, because you can put toilet tissue down the toilet, you can flush other toiletries down your toilet too.

Put that baby wipe down and step away from the flusher! Toilet paper has been designed to be successfully flushed down the toilet; baby wipes and other toiletries haven’t! Even excessive amounts of toilet paper can cause a blockage, so it’s important to only flush a small amount when required.

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Baby wipes and beauty pads are too thick to break up in the water like toilet paper, and tampons tend to swell when in contact with liquid. These will all build up in the pipes if they get caught on anything in the pipe and cause quite a nasty blockage which can occur at any time!

4. Leaves

Outdoor drains are constantly at risk from blockage as you are unable to completely control what goes into your drain.

Leaf

Leaves, especially in the autumn months, are one of the biggest causes of outdoor drain blockage. The leaves fall into the drain, collecting at the bottom. You’ve probably have already witnessed how easily wet leaves can stick to things when out walking and they stick to your shoes. These leaves all stick together and end up creating a blockage in the pipes.

They can also gather over the top of the drain covering, cutting off any drain access for water trying to seep into the drain.

5. Rubbish

Rubbish is also another cause of outdoor drain blockage. Some items of rubbish can travel into your drainage system and get stuck, causing a backlog of water and other rubbish. This is hard to combat as it isn’t a consistent cycle of rubbish being present to cause a blockage. With leaves, you can generally judge when a blockage may occur, due to the season and weather.

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Placing a cover over your drain will limit the amount of rubbish that has access to your drainage system, while still allowing your drain to function properly.

Here at Inspect-A-Drain, we know how important it is to have a fully functioning drain, and just how much a drain repair can cost. Prevention is the key to cutting back on unnecessary drain blockage and expense. If you are looking for someone to combat your blocked drains Derby people call us, Inspect-A-Drain is here to help! If you would like more information on any of our services, contact us today by calling 01335 360879 and one of our dedicated team members will be happy to help you.

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The Strangest Things Found in Drains

Piranhas, prosthetics, and a Pooh – of the cuddly bear variety; these are just a selection of the more unusual items discovered in our nation’s drains last year.

As a leading provider of drain unblocking services Nottingham residents rely on, here at Inspect-a-Drain we know a thing or two about blocked drains – and the damage offending items can cause them.

But every now and again something a little more bizarre turns up, which even leaves us scratching our heads.

If you’ve ever wondered what could be lurking in the drains beneath your feet, then read on, as we take a look at some of the more wonderfully weird objects – and critters – found hidden in drains.

A Rolex

Rolex watches are most often found in high-end jewellers, and on the wrists of movie stars. But back in 2011, a street cleaner in Essex literally struck gold, after discovering a Rolex in a rather more humble accommodation – a railway station drain.

And this wasn’t just any Rolex: it was an 18 carat gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph, worth an estimated £21,000.

This remarkable story doesn’t end there either. The intrepid drain inspector later found a further three watches in nearby drains – including another Rolex. Talk about a lucky find!

A Courageous Cow

Facing certain death in a French abattoir, one daredevil cow plotted a rather audacious great escape.

After making a run for it, the brave bovine was found a few days later hiding out in the relative safety of a nearby drain.

You’ll no doubt be overjoyed to learn this story has a rather happy ending too. Touched by the cow’s courageous spirit, the decision was made to allow the cow to live out the rest of its days in a field.

Sewer Crocs

Drains can be dark, dangerous places, full of all sorts of nastiest. And whilst it might sound like something fresh out of a horror movie, sometimes these nasty finds can bite back too.

Sewer-dwelling crocs have been the stuff of urban legends for decades. But, in some countries, such claims are more fact than fiction.

In fact, in Australia, crocs cropping up in drains are a surprisingly regular occurrence. Eek!

America, too, is no stranger to tales of dangerous sewer-dwellers. In 2011, an alligator measuring a whopping 14ft was found wedged in sewage pipe in Tampa, Florida. It’s fair to say it gave the poor sewage workers who stumbled upon it a bit of a fright.

A Mini

Some auto-experts might disagree, but Minis aren’t typically considered worth flushing down the drain – even Michael Caine in The Italian Job had the good grace to drive them clear of the sewer system. Regardless, one of London’s major sewers was once found to be housing half a Mini.

Never mind what happened to the other half, the burning question here is how on earth it even got there in the first place!

Dentures!

False teeth are a surprisingly common sewer find. And they can be familiar culprit when it comes to pipe blockages. How they end up here though remains another one of life’s many mysteries.

So prevalent is this problem that one utility company here in the UK began posting pictures of the recovered teeth on their website, in the hopes of reuniting them with their owners. Whilst this gesture of goodwill is really rather touching, whether they would actually want them back or not is another matter.

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Something a Little Fishy.

Back in 2014, the nation was rocked by the news of the discovery of a flesh-eating piranha in a Telford sewer.

But the initial shock of the find, soon gave way to some healthy scepticism. Following much speculation as to how a piranha could have found its way into a Shropshire sewer, a fish expert delivered the news that the mysterious fish was in fact a Tilapis – a commonly farmed breed of fish.

Regardless of the exact nature of the fish, the message of this cautionary tale remains the same: whatever fish you buy, don’t flush it down the toilet!

Just because you flush something down the loo – or wash it down the sink – doesn’t mean it won’t see the light of day again. As these peculiar tales show, you never know what could be lurking beneath your feet.

If you’re having issues with your drainage system, whatever the cause, then we’re on call for you. We’re experts, when it comes to blocked drains Nottingham people call us, ready to help keep your drains clean, clear, and free of any unexpected surprises.

For more information, contact us today by giving us a call on 0115 822 6086.

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Thameslink Chaos Blamed on Blocked Drains

When you come to us needing help with blocked drains in Sheffield and the like, you’re probably fairly concerned about the problem, but it’s likely that you’re not thinking that your entire world is going to grind to a halt. Sure, it’s an annoyance that needs to be sorted, but is it really such a serious issue? Well, just ask rail commuters in London how bothersome a case of blocked drains can be…

Thameslink Track Submerged

At the end of January, Thameslink services in London were severely affected after a section of the track became totally submerged. According to pictures that can be seen on the ITV News website, the disruption was caused by the simple expedient of a blocked drain. Apparently, the underlying issue was actually a burst water main, but it was a clogged up grill that rendered this water unable to flow away in a natural manner. The problem was first identified nearly a decade ago, but a lack of regular maintenance resulted in the complications becoming far more obvious than ever before.

Who Is To Blame – Rail or Water?

However, it’s not only commuters who have been thrown into chaos by this flooding, as Network Rail has approached Thames Water with a colossal bill in light of the situation. Inversely, Thames Water has blamed the inactivity of Network Rail with regards to maintenance. After clearing the blockage away from the railway system grill, Thames Water stated in no uncertain terms that they thought Network Rail were to blame. Regardless, this is far from the first leak or drainage issue that has dogged Thameslink of late, so it’s to be hoped that a solution can be found soon.

Domestic Drainage Problems

Obviously, domestic drainage problems are unlikely to result in a submerged railway, but a valuable principle can still be learned from this large-scale episode. If you notice a potential problem with your drainage, get it sorted out as soon as you possibly can. Leaving it in the hope that it’ll go away is not recommended, as existing concerns will begin to escalate into something even more serious.

For help with blocked drains Sheffield residents rely on contact us for a free quote and advice.

Blocked drains can lead to health complaints and household emergencies, so don’t follow the alleged example of Network Rail by forgetting good maintenance. Instead, give Inspect-A-Drain a call today on 0800 195 8670, 01335 360879 or contact us by emailing roger@drain-inspections.com.

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The Hollywood Sewers Obsession

Now, we’ve already looked at the common theme of sewers in video games, but it would seem that games designers are not the only ones who can’t get enough of underground pipes – Hollywood is mad for sewer scenes, in fact, it would seem as though the sewers are just as popular as Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, so let’s show our appreciation for drains and take a look at some of the best sewers in the movies.

Les Misérables

Admittedly, Hollywood can’t really take all the credit for this one seeing as it was a book before Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe got their hands on it, but this movie features one of the greatest and most disgusting sewer scenes of all time. Javert is on the tail of Valjean/Le Maire as he drags the unconscious Marius through the filthy sewers of 19th century France… Lovely.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

We’re pretty used to seeing some of the scariest creatures known to Hollywood crawl out of the sewers, but this film helped clear the drain name when four friendly green dudes emerged from the depths. Their mission? To defeat the evil Shredder and save New York! KOWABUNGA!

Blade II

Blade is back and he’s still on the hunt for the undead, but the second instalment in the Blade trilogy sees our hero faced with a whole new breed of vampire that have spawned from, yep, you guessed it – the sewers. These super-vamps have an insatiable thirst that can’t be quenched, and if they’re to be defeated, Blade must team up with those he once hunted.

Flushed Away

This heart-warming tale (excuse the pun) tells the story of an unfortunate rat named Roddy who has the misfortune of being flushed down the toilet, only to find a bustling sewer world known as ‘Ratropolis’. Not quite the picture we had of the underground drains system, but at least the rats are friendly – well, most of them.

Finding Nemo

Who doesn’t love a film about talking fish? This film follows the adventures of Marlin as he searches for his son Nemo who has found his way into a dentist’s fish tank. As much as we all loved the film, we can’t help but be a little disappointed that it spread the belief that the best way to dispose of a dead or sick fish is to flush it down the toilet. Don’t flush your fish! Not only is it cruel and inhumane if the fish is still alive, it can also cause disease to spread into the water system and to other creatures it comes into contact with.

*Honourable TV Mention*

Stephen King’s ‘It’

Now, if you’re not a fan of murderous clowns, you might want to look away now as this may be the most terrifying thing to have ever crawled out of the drains. Pennywise is a demon clown who spends his free time feeding on children’s fears and killing them. Now that sounds like some fun Friday night viewing!

Be warned, the video below features a scary clown with pointy teeth – watch at your own risk!

Here at Inspect-A-Drain, we appreciate a good old sewer movie just as much as the next guy, but we’re more concerned with the blocked drains Nottingham residents complain about than we are with those in Hollywood! We’re always on hand to deal with your drainage issues, so if you’re in need of an Inspect-A-Drain hero, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today by calling 01335 360879 to speak to a member of our friendly team.

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Flushed Away: The Curious Case of Sewers in Video Games

There’s a strong possibility that you do, or have, play video games. After all, the average age of the player is now 34 years old, and the rise of smartphone gaming has turned the medium into a mainstream pursuit for the many, not the few.

 

But as drainage experts specialising in blocked drains Derby residents rely on, we couldn’t help but notice just how many sewers feature in video games. In fact, their appearance in games is almost disproportionate to other side locations. Just off the top of our heads, we can think of 12 major games that have flushed players down the sewers – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg (or fatberg).

 

And it’s not just because many games are set in cities – which would make sense, given that cities have a genuine need for drainage systems. Even in wild fantasy worlds, or those set long before the Roman’s exported sanitation, gamers will still come across a sewer.

So what’s the appeal? Well, partly, it fits with how games work. Sewers can be labyrinthine in construction – take a wrong turn and who knows where you’ll end up. There’s nothing gamers like more than to have a good ol’ explore. They’re also brilliantly cinematic and full of atmosphere. Gloomy, claustrophobic locations which can destroy any player’s confidence, especially in tense shooters or survival horrors. Also, you know who’d live underground, in filthy sewers? Bad guys, of course – so it’s character shorthand. The sewer becomes a playground which adds to game’s mechanics. Developers can push gamers in a certain direction, have them solve puzzles, and feed into the overall narrative.

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Of course, as with pretty much every art form ever, the devs take a little creative licence. Ok, a lot of creative licence. Standard sanitation drains aren’t the size of LA boulevards, with raised sidewalks on either side of a murky water-lane. There’s barely any room to fit one person down there, much less a hundred thousand re-spawning enemies who need dispatching pronto.

But at least now, the next time you’re exploring some cavernous sewer system, and wondering why so many feature in games, you have an idea! Oh, and those games we thought of? Batman: Arkham AsylumGTA: San AndreasGTA V, The Last of Us, Spider-man, Resident Evil 2, Silent Hill, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Broken Sword, Dishonored, Shadow Man and most Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games all have sewer sequences.

If you’re having problems with your actual drainage system though, it’s probably best to bring the experts in. We’ll solve your blockage problems, and we won’t need a one-up to do it. For more info, simply contact us on 0115 822 6086 and we’ll be happy to assist with all of your enquiries.

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What Lies Beneath: The Creatures Who Call Sewers Home

Previously on this blog we’ve discussed some of the weirder objects found in sewers and drains; seen the damage and flooding that fatbergs can cause; and even discovered the folks who take tours of sewers for fun!

 

In fact, blocked sewers have been in the news again – and this time the prime offenders are disposable wipes. Fit for wiping baby’s bottoms and clearing off makeup after a night out, they’ve become a major problem for Thames Water, who says they help in binding together fat deposits ‘like bricks and mortar’.

But today we’re not looking at the blocked drains Mansfield residents rely on, London, St Agnes Head, or anywhere else. We’re going to check out something far more eerie. Because, while we ground-lurkers often treat our British sewers with the ol’ out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality, some under-dwellers dare call it home. Critters like…

Rats

When you think of creatures that live in sewers, the rat is without a doubt the first to spring to mind. Ok, probably not just a single rat; a horde of them, densely cramped together and cascading over each other in the fight for survival.

The rats you’ll find in sewers are a specific type – not that you’d want to stop and study them for too long. Sewer rats are actually brown rats. They grow up to about 10 inches long, originated in China, and live pretty much anywhere humans do.

So why do they live in sewers? There are a couple of reasons. A sewer is essentially a rat’s perfect home, since they’re keen swimmers, and their fur protects them against the damp and cold. Rats also have pretty poor vision, and in the dark tunnels of the sewer, sight isn’t the most important sense. Finally, there aren’t any predators in sewers – unless you count the folkloric Sewer Gators, and even then those amphibian beasts wouldn’t stand a chance against a hungry rat brood.

Tubifex Worms

Forget the humble earthworm – these guys are nothing like those cheery, skinny dawdlers. Tubifex worms can resemble some sort of bizarre plant, sitting at the bottom of lakes, rivers and – you guessed it – sewers.

These guys don’t require much oxygen to survive, and when they do need it, they just wave their tails around and grab as much as they can. As an added bonus, they’ll transform CO2 into O2 through their skin – which sort of makes them oxygen-wizards. That means they’re well-suited to polluted areas like sewers, where bacteria can be used as a food source.

The tubifex worm caused a bit of a stir back in 2009, when a video appeared online of a pulsating colony of them in an American sewer. Not one to watch, for those with weak stomachs.

London Underground Mosquito

Where do you reckon this pesky fella came from? The London Underground mosquito first came to prominence during WWII, when it would bite Londoners sheltering from The Blitz – as if they didn’t have enough to deal with, what with the Luftwaffe dropping bombs overhead.

But it’s not just Tube stations that carry this insect. They’re also found in sewers where, unlike their infamous – and deadly – cousins, they feast on rats and mice. It’s a prime location for the London Underground mosquito (or Culex pipiens f. molestus, if you’re a biologist), since they can’t stand the cold and breed all year round.

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

…Just kidding. Although nasty snapping turtles have been found in US sewers, there’s no evidence of them residing in UK drains.

The world beneath our feet is far more diverse than you could ever imagine, and it just goes to show how resilient any animal can be when it comes to survival. Of course, thankfully, when it comes to drainage unblocking services, we mostly deal with dead leaves, fatty deposits, collapsed pipes and tree roots. Think you require our services? Then all you have to do is contact us on 0115 822 6086 and a member of our experienced team will be absolutely delighted to assist with your enquiries.

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Fry Ups and Fatbergs

Last summer, we showed you the biggest ever Fatberg found in a London Sewer.

This week, a study conducted by United Utilities found that the traditional English fry up could be one of the biggest offenders when it comes to blocking the nation’s drains.

The North West Evening Mail reported that its residents pour an astonishing 2.9 million tonnes of fat down the drain each year – that works out to an average of over 70,000 fry ups worth of fat going into the nation’s drains from that region alone.

 

How much fat is in a fry up?

  • Fried Egg – 8.3g fat
  • Sausage – 8.3g fat
  • Bacon (two rashers) – 6.2g fat
  • Baked Beans – 0.5g fat
  • Black Pudding – 4.5g fat
  • Fried Bread – 4.5g fat

The traditional English cooked breakfast is a treat for people across the nation on a weekly basis, however with people all over the UK mistakenly pouring millions of tonnes of fat down their drains every year, there is some serious damage being done.

Consequences:

The build up of fat in household drainage systems can be costly and disruptive to the drainage system, and it is a homeowner’s responsibility to have these blockages fixed quickly and correctly when they occur on their property. However, the consequences of pouring fat down the drain are not purely financial. Fat building up in residential pipes prevents waste water from being drained away, which can cause pollution and internal drainage flooding, harming wildlife as well as causing serious damage to your pipes.

 

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Please remember to dispose of fry ups responsibly, and if you are having issues with blocked drains in Sheffield, have them dealt with professionally by contacting our helpful and professional team today on 0115 8226086 or 07967 029298!

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