Latest tips and tricks from the London Drains Direct team.
How Much Does it Cost to Clear a Blocked Drain
London Drains Direct offers fixed prices for drain unblocking services in residential properties. However, the exact prices for clearing a blocked drain depend on the specific assistance needed. Here is a price list for our drain services: Basic Drain Clearance – £60 + VAT Machinery Clearance – £120 + VAT Basic drain clearance involves using […]
Home Appliances: Is It the Drains or the Appliance?
What comes to mind when you think of the word “appliance”? How about the dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator, ovens, and microwaves. One thing that many people don’t think about is plumbing issues when it comes to home appliances. If your drains are slow or backed up in any way, this could be causing water damage […]
What bugs can live in your drains?
It’s no secret that insects can live in your drain, feeding on any available matter such as grease, hair, food waste and even toothpaste. What’s more, they can also lay their eggs in the gunk in your drains, which can cause potential infestation problems. Now whilst getting rid of these pesky visitors is relatively easy […]
How to prepare your pipes and drains for winter.
Plummeting temperatures, and icy periods. Winter is coming. Now is the time to make sure you deal with your pipes and drains to make sure they do not cause you a headache as the seasons change. As the weather gets colder and the sub-zero temperatures come, they can soon take their toll as water freezes and expands. It’s […]
Why should I get a CCTV survey of my drains?
Do your drains gurgle occasionally? Or do you sometimes get a whiff of something that you’re sure is coming from the drain? It is impossible to know what is down your drain without a CCTV drain survey. It’s a great way to check your drainage system for potential issues or just for peace of mind […]
Why regular maintenance will benefit your drains.
Drain maintenance, it’s a waste of money, right? Wrong! Well, of course, we would say that considering one of our key services is drain maintenance but let us go over the benefits of regular visits from our team and you can decide! So, what are the benefits? Regular maintenance cleaning of your drainage system gives us the […]
Can drains cause damp in my home?
Rising damp is a significant problem that can cause lasting damage to your home and health. There can be many causes of damp in the home, and it can be a process of elimination to find the cause. Blocked drains are not the first thing people look for when suffering with damp but, surprisingly, they […]
Top reasons you should be conducting regular drain maintenance
As with most things, prevention is always better than cure and it certainly applies to your drainage system. Here are our top reasons why regular drainage maintenance is an essential part of looking after your home. To prevent blocks and clogs A blocked drain can be a domestic nightmare… most blocked drains start small, so looking after your drains properly and not allowing little things […]
Why are my drains gurgling?
Gurgling drains are one of the key indicators and warning sign that you have an issue with your drains. Whether it is something small which can be fixed by yourself or something serious which requires professional assistance, you should not ignore a gurgling drain. Gurgling drains are often caused by obstructions within your drainage system. […]
What’s Involved in a CCTV Drainage Survey?
A CCTV drainage survey is an in-depth look at your drains, using high-tech CCTV cameras to give you a comprehensive understanding. The CCTV cameras provide high-quality imagery, as well as real-time feedback to your drainage engineer. How does it work? Unlike traditional and old-school drainage analysis methods, this is a non-invasive process that doesn’t require […]
Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Put Down Your Drains
A blocked drain can often be an unnecessary burden, especially if you haven’t taken the correct preventative measures to avoid it in the first place. Although unblocking drains is one of our specialities, we want to ensure that our customers can look after their drains accordingly so they don’t have continuous issues. Here’s a list […]
Who’s responsible for drains in a rented property?
Who is responsible? In most cases, the landlord will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of the drainage, pipework and plumbing serving the property. However, in some cases, the responsibility may fall on the tenant, if they are purposely damaging or being careless with what they put into the drainage system. It is unlikely […]
The Warning Signs of a Blocked Drain
It is not usually possible for you to see inside your drains without a CCTV Drainage Inspection, so it is important that you are aware of the main warning signs of a blocked drain. If you experience any of these signs, then it is essential that you take measures to remedy the problem or get […]