Drain Blockage in Essex
Drain Blockage in Essex and Sewers Flooding in hundreds of homes across the county will cause disruption and pain for people on a daily basis. It can be a foul and costly experience, which is easily avoidable.
More than 50% of the drain blockages in Essex of the sewers system are made by homeowners and some businesses placing items they shouldn’t put down the toilet or drain, and 50% of sewer flood problems are made by these blocks.
Drainage pipes in Essex are four inches in diameter and are only designed to flow water, human waste and toilet paper. When other items are put down the loo, they can get stuck in the pipe and create a blockage.
Drain Blockages stop waste liquid from leaving your home, and when waste water builds up, it can appear out of the toilet or sink and flood your house or business. People in Essex spend many pounds each year clearing blockages from their houses drains or company premises.
Placing unsuitable items down the loo and sink may also create a blockage in the public sewer causing sewerage to come onto the roads and pavements which also can pollute Essex rivers and streams and can affect wildlife.
What not to flush:
Residents and businesses will place other products down the toilet or sink which can get stuck in the pipes and make a blockage in the Essex infrastructure. Many Essex residents and businesses don’t realise that things such as Baby wipes which look and feel like similar feel to toilet paper, may not get to their destination if popped down the loo.
The drains going to your house are only designed to carry water, human waste and toilet roll tissue. So if you don’t want to have to call out an expert to deal with your drain blockage, then follow the guidelines below:
Some items which should not be flushed down Essex Drains include:
Fata, oils or greases, which will harden, even if placed down with hot water or soap
food or garden waste
Nappy and nappy liners
Bags and sweet wrappers
Syringes and needles
Rags and old clothing
Cement or plaster
cotton buds, Cotton wool and cotton pads
It could be very hard and costly to get rid of some of these items because an expert may have to dig a hole to get to the pipe to extract them. Contact Us Today