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A Guide on Fatbergs

Fatbergs have become a significant problem in modern drainage systems. These massive clumps of congealed fat, oil, grease, and [...]

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Uncovering Hidden Issues with CCTV Drain Inspections

In the world of property maintenance, certain problems can stay unseen, causing significant damage before they even come to [...]

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The Environmental Consequences of Neglected Drain Repairs

Drains and sewers are crucial elements that ensure the safe and efficient removal of wastewater from residential and commercial [...]

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Pre-purchase Home Inspections: The Importance of CCTV Drain Surveys

When you’re on the brink of purchasing a new home, the excitement can be overwhelming. But, among this excitement, [...]

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The Limitations of CCTV Drain Surveys: What They Can’t Detect

CCTV drain surveys are an invaluable tool for inspecting the hidden parts of your property’s drainage system. They allow [...]

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The Future of Septic Systems: Innovations and Trends

In the world of waste management, septic systems play a crucial role, especially in areas not served by centralised [...]

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The Role of Technology in Modern Drain Repair

In recent years, technology has significantly transformed drain repair services, introducing more efficient, more accurate, and less invasive methods [...]

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The Technology Behind CCTV Drain Surveys

In the world of drainage maintenance and repair, CCTV drain surveys play a pivotal role in diagnosing and resolving [...]

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The Dangers of Chemical Drain Cleaners: What to Avoid

In the quest for a quick fix to the common problem of blocked drains, many of us reach for [...]

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When to Call a Professional for Drain Unblocking

Encountering a blocked drain can instantly turn a normal day into a stressful ordeal. While minor clogs can often [...]

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The Role of Grease Traps in Commercial Kitchens

Commercial kitchens, whether they are part of a bustling restaurant, a catering service, or any other food-related business, are [...]

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The Evolution of CCTV Technology in Drain Surveys

Understanding the state of your drainage system is crucial for both residential and commercial property owners. Traditional methods of [...]

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Common Tools Used in Drain Unblocking

When it comes to drain unblocking, having the right tools for the job is crucial. Not only do they [...]

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How Drain Relining Contributes to Sustainable Practices

Drainage issues can be a major inconvenience, but they also pose a significant threat to the environment if not [...]

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DIY Drain Unblocking: Safe Methods for Homeowners

Blocked drains can be a real nuisance, causing unpleasant odours and even leading to more serious problems like flooding. [...]

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Preparing Your Drains for the Winter Freeze

Winter is coming, and with it comes the potential for frozen pipes, blocked drains, and a host of other [...]

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The Role of Leaves and Debris in Autumn Drain Blockages

Autumn, with its vibrant leaves and crisp air, brings a unique challenge to homeowners – clogged drains. As the [...]

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The Importance of Regular CCTV Drain Checks

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to overlook the less obvious aspects of home and commercial maintenance. One such [...]

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The Top Causes of Blocked Drains and How to Avoid Them

At Maintain Drains, we understand the inconvenience and disruption that blocked drains can cause. As a well-established, reliable, and [...]

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5 Tips to Prevent Grease Buildup in Your Restaurant Drain

Hey there! If you’re in the food industry, especially if you run a restaurant or fast-food outlet, you’ll know [...]

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Experts Reveal: The Ultimate Method to Unblock Drains!

Ever found yourself staring down at a stubbornly blocked drain, plunger in hand, dreading the messy task ahead? Trust [...]

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Drainage Preservation: Drain Maintenance for Older Homes

Older homes, often with timeless charm and distinctive character, require special attention when it comes to maintaining their plumbing [...]

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The Pros and Cons of Drain Relining: Is It Right for Your Property?

At Maintain Drains, we understand that choosing the right drain repair method for your property can be a difficult [...]

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The Top Drainage Problems Homeowners Face in Spring and How to Prevent Them

Spring is a season of rejuvenation and renewal, but it can also bring its fair share of challenges. One [...]

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The Importance of Grease Traps in Commercial Kitchens and Proper FOG Disposal

Commercial kitchens are notorious for producing large amounts of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) on a daily basis. Whether [...]

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Pitch Fibre Pipe Repair: Why You Should Choose Maintain Drains

At Maintain Drains, we understand the importance of properly repairing pitch fibre pipes. Pitch fibre pipes were commonly used [...]

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Drain Rodding: Understanding the Benefits and Alternatives

Blocked drains can cause a significant headache for homeowners and business owners alike. At Maintain Drains, a drain maintenance [...]

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What is Drain Jetting and How Does it Work?

Drain jetting is a powerful method of clearing blocked drains that uses high-pressure water jetting systems to blast away [...]

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Drain Excavation and Repairs: Understanding the Process and Preventing Damage

Drain Excavation and Repairs: What You Need to Know Drains play a critical role in maintaining the health and [...]

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Drain Mapping for Building Projects: Essential for Proper Drainage

Drain Mapping for Building Projects If you’re planning a building project, it’s essential to consider the impact it may [...]

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The Drainage Checklist: Things to Consider When Buying a House in 2024

Buying a house is a big decision, and it’s important to consider all aspects of the property before making [...]

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Saving Time and Money with CCTV Drain Surveys

CCTV drain surveys can save you time and money by quickly and accurately identifying problems with your drains. Whether [...]

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The Basics of How a Septic Tank Works

At Maintain Drains, we understand the critical role that septic tanks play in effective wastewater management for many properties, [...]

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How Regular Maintenance Can Minimise Drain Repairs

When it comes to household or commercial drainage systems, the old adage “prevention is better than cure” couldn’t be [...]

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Expert Tips for Maintaining Commercial Drainage Systems

Maintaining commercial drainage systems is crucial for the smooth operation of businesses, but it can be challenging to keep [...]

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Expert Tips for Dealing with Rats in Your Drains

If you have rats in your drains, it can be a major problem. Not only can they cause damage [...]

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The Importance of Regular Drain Maintenance: Why It’s Worth the Investment

When it comes to plumbing, our drains often go unnoticed until there is a problem. However, drain issues can [...]

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5 tips for avoiding blocked drains during the Christmas Holidays

5 tips for avoiding blocked drains during Christmas As the festive season approaches, many of us are busy preparing [...]

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How to Unblock Drains: Winter Woes

How to unblock drains this winter? Blocked drains in the winter can be a common and frustrating problem. Water [...]

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Is That Rotten Eggs? Why Does My Drain Smell?

Rotten eggs are an unpleasant smell – one you definitely don’t want in your home. You can spend days [...]

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Responsible disposal of fats and oils – 1 way to avoid a blocked drain!

Responsible disposal of fats and oils At Maintain Drains, we want to help you avoid the inconvenience of blocked [...]

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12 Great Ways To Save Money On Plumbing and Water Bills

12 Great Ways To Save Money On Plumbing And Water Bills The recent increases in the cost of living [...]

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6 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Drainage System

6 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Drainage System Keeping your drains clean and maintaining a healthy drainage system is [...]

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Buying A Home? 3 Reasons You Need a CCTV Drain Survey

A CCTV drain survey should be on your radar if you’re looking to buy a new house. Given the [...]

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Drain Maintenance for Dorset Police

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How to Manage Your Septic Tank

If your property has a septic tank, you need to ensure that it is properly maintained. Failure to keep [...]

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Common Drainage Problems And How To Diagnose Them

Keeping your drains maintained and healthy is very important. There are many different problems that can arise, ranging from [...]

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Drain Problems? Signs of a blocked drain…

Drain Problems? Signs of a blocked drain… Out of all plumbing problems, sewer and drains are possibly the least [...]

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Things to not put down the drain

Have you ever thrown something down the drain and wondered whether you should have done it? Have you put [...]

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5 Tips to Save Money on Water Bills

Save money on water bills 2022 With the news that the average household electricity and water bill is set [...]

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Commercial Drain Cleaning Services

The need to know about Commercial Drain Cleaning If you have a blocked commercial drain, your top priority is [...]

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Blocked shower drain? Find out how to unblock your shower drain with our 5 top tips…

Having a blocked shower drain can prove to be a real nuisance when you find yourself standing in an [...]

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Will a Blocked Toilet Unblock Itself?

A blocked toilet is never a pleasant thing to deal with. The toilet doesn’t flush properly, leaving waste and [...]

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Should I Call a Plumber for a Blocked Drain?

Imagine if your outside drain was blocked, overflowing onto your driveway and causing an unpleasant smell in and outside [...]

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When to Call your Local Drain Unblockers

You’ll probably find it useful to keep your local drain unblockers number in your contact list as at some [...]

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Who is responsible for rats in drains?

One of the services we provide at Maintain Drains is surveying and identifying signs of rats in your drain [...]

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7 Signs You Need to Call a Drainage Expert

For 15 years, we’ve been servicing the drains of Dorset’s residential and commercial properties. It’s safe to say, from [...]

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How Long Does a CCTV Drain Survey Take?

A CCTV Drain Survey is a thorough inspection of your complete drainage system. A drainage expert will send a [...]

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Is My Kitchen Sink Clogged with Grease?

Is your kitchen sink taking longer to empty? Have you noticed a bad smell coming from your drains? Grease or [...]

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Building an Extension? How to Find the Drains on Your Property

Drains. Probably the last thing on your mind when you move into a new house or decide to add [...]

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How trees in Poole could be damaging your drains – A Guide to Drain Root Removal.

If you’re local to Poole or Bournemouth, we’re sure you’re aware of the beautiful woodland areas. In Poole alone, [...]

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Is it the Landlord’s Responsibility to Unblock Drains?

Whether you are a tenant who is currently renting your property, or a landlord dealing with a maintenance request, [...]

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Have Your Drains Collapsed? Everything You Need to Know

A collapsed drain is one of the most extreme drainage issues that we deal with, often caused by years [...]

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How do I stop rats climbing up drains pipes?

Stop rats climbing up drain pipes because it is essential for the health and hygiene of any domestic or [...]

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Avoiding Cryptosporidium

Guest Blog: Avoiding Cryptosporidium – The Dangerous Water Parasite That’s Immune To Chlorine There is a microscopic parasite that [...]

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Tree Roots in Drains – FAQs

Tree Root Ingress is probably the biggest cause of blocked drains, pipes and sewer systems in the UK and unfortunately, [...]

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How to retrieve lost drain rods from a drain

Lost Drain Rods? You might find it surprising that one of the most common questions that we are asked [...]

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It’s been a bit of a #rathunting weekend again…

It’s been another rat finding weekend for the Maintain Drains team this weekend.  The team were called to a [...]

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How I look for dangerous blockages in drains…

Watch Jon explain how we look for dangerous blockages and other major issues in drainage. Maintain Drains offer CCTV [...]

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The UK Is Wasting Billions Of Litres Of Clean Drinking Water Every Day

The UK Is Wasting Billions Of Litres Of Clean Drinking Water Every Day – Here’s What You Can Do [...]

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Why you shouldn’t use Chemical Drain Cleaners

If you have noticed your sinks are draining slower than usual, you probably have a blocked drain. Grease, hair [...]

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How we use drain rodding to clear your drains

Our drain rodding service is a fast and effective method to reach and unblock your drains. Maintain Drains use [...]

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How drainage maps can help to secure planning permissions

A drain mapping survey can help you identify the structure of a building’s drainage, including the layout of internal [...]

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Should my restaurant have a grease trap?

Whether you are running a busy restaurant or a small cafe, most commercial companies are required by law to [...]

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What to do if your bath is taking longer to drain

Is your bath taking longer to drain? You might have noticed the water is staying in your bath for [...]

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Why use a CCTV drain survey

We can use a CCTV drain survey to observe the conditions of your drains and to get to the [...]

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What to do if you have a fatberg in your drains

What is fatberg? Fatberg is the term used when a sewage system is blocked by household waste. This waste [...]

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Rats in your drain pipes? Here’s what to do

Finding signs to having rats in your drain pipes can be your worst nightmare. Maintain Drains have years of [...]

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Signs of Tree Root Obstruction in Your Drains

Tree root obstruction reduces the flow of water through your drains freely. It can also lead to built up [...]

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2020 Septic Tank Regulations – Are you compliant?

Even though the 2020 septic tank regulation came out in 2015, many are still not compliant. The main change [...]

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Signs your drains are blocked

Sometimes, it’s hard to work out if your drains are blocked. Drainage issues are a common problem with pipes [...]

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Maintain Drains awarded place on new Dorset County Council framework

Dorset-based drainage specialists, Maintain Drains, have been awarded a contract by the Dorset County Council to provide a comprehensive [...]

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Roots In Drains Removal

Drainage problems are often difficult to spot and can easily grow into a larger issue. Tree roots in drains [...]

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When Is Drain Excavation Needed

Most of the drainage issues we deal with at Maintain Drains are minor problems which can be fixed with [...]

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How To Unblock An Outside Drain

We hand out plenty of tips on how to keep your drains healthy inside the home. We have offered [...]

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Home Buyers CCTV Drain Survey

Having a CCTV Drainage survey before you purchase a new home is a great idea. Before buying a house, [...]

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The Problems Caused by Pitch Fibre Pipes

Pitch fibre pipes are an inferior and poor-standard form of drainage. It is a lighter and cheaper pipe, often [...]

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Benefits of Hiring a Professional Plumber

Changing a lightbulb or a fuse is an easy task. It is tempting to fix drainage issues on your [...]

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The Importance of Septic Tank Cleaning

Septic Tanks are used when a property is not connected to the public drainage system. It collects and treats [...]

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The Effect of Hard Water on Drains

It is suggested that 60% of homes in the UK are using hard water. Hard water is water packed [...]

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Importance of Drain Maintenance

All drainage experts will tell you that it is vital that you maintain and take care of your drains. [...]

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Why Are There Rats in my Drains?

Are You Asking, “Why Are There Rats in My Drains?” There are an estimated 12 million rats in the [...]

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How to Check For Leaks in a Bathroom

The bathroom is where you would usually find leaks in your home. Water stains on the ceiling of the [...]

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Most frequently asked drainage questions

There have been hundreds of questions that have been asked by our customers concerning their drainage. From guttering to [...]

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How To Fix A Blocked Sink

If your sink isn’t working properly, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Maintain Drains, we can offer [...]

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Damp proofing your drainage systems

Damp can be a major issue for many homes causing structural damage and health problems due to mould. Here [...]

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How to Prevent Fatbergs – Domestic & Commercial

Fatberg is a term used to describe congealed lumps of fat, sanitary items, wet wipes and other waste found [...]

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Reasons why your drains are draining slow

If your drains are draining slow it might seem like a mild inconvenience. However, this can be an early [...]

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Here’s how to fix a blocked toilet

A blocked toilet is a common occurrence that can be a nightmare for any house especially if it’s following [...]

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4 ways to protect your home from being flooded

It seems this time of year there are always reports of damage and inconvenience caused by flooded kitchens and [...]

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Transitioning to a new Quality Management System

Maintain Drains are pleased to announce that the company has successfully completed the transition of their Quality Management system [...]

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Maintain Drains – 10 Years of Honest & Reliable service

Today is Maintain Drains 10th anniversary. Over the past 10 years both our family and company has grown. Like [...]

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Get 10% off all CCTV Drainage Inspections.

Benefit from 10% off both our ‘Looksee’ and full drainage CCTV drainage inspections. (Offer applies to domestic properties only). [...]

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Top Hat Sewer Lateral Repair

Always embracing and investing in new technologies the team here at Maintain Drains has recently undertaken what is known [...]

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Blocked Toilet

There’s never a good time to plunge a toilet, but blockages seem to happen at the most inopportune moments. [...]

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Blocked Kitchen Sink

Your kitchen sink is indispensable to your daily routine, but you don’t really appreciate it until something goes wrong. [...]

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Blocked Drains Bournemouth & Poole

A blocked drain is a common problem, and at Maintain Drains, it’s something we can easily help with. Is [...]

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How Important is a CCTV Drainage Survey

There are many reasons for having drainage systems investigated using a CCTV Drainage Survey such as buying a new [...]

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Flooding in Dorset continues

Parts of Dorset are at risk of more flooding, as the Met Office forecasts more heavy rain. Although the [...]

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Safecontractor Award

Maintain Drains has been awarded accreditation from safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. safecontractor [...]

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Constructionline

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