Blockages and how to avoid them
How to avoid blockages
Around 75 per cent of the blockages we deal with annually involve disposable items. The blockages are usually caused by:
- fat, oil and food leftovers that solidifies in pipes
- wet wipes including the ones labelled ‘flushable’ block your pipes
- sanitary items including towels and tampons.
Our sewers and your drains are only designed to carry the three ps - paper, poo and pee.
Most of the blockages we deal with can easily be avoided by making simple changes which will help to protect both your home and the environment from sewer flooding.