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How do I protect my drains from rats? 

Keeping rats out of drains is essential for any domestic or commercial drainage system. Rats …

Avoiding Cryptosporidium 

Guest Blog: Avoiding Cryptosporidium – The Dangerous Water Parasite That’s Immune To Chlorine There is …

Tree Roots in Drains – FAQs 

Tree Root Ingress is probably the biggest cause of blocked drains, pipes and sewer systems …

How to retrieve lost drain rods from a drain 

Lost Drain Rods? You might find it surprising that one of the most common questions …

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 …

How I look for dangerous blockages in drains… 

Watch Jon explain how we look for dangerous blockages and other major issues in drainage. …

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 …

Why you shouldn’t use Chemical Drain Cleaners 

If you have noticed your sinks are draining slower than usual, you probably have a …

How we use drain rodding to clear your drains 

Our drain rodding service is a fast and effective method to reach and unblock your …

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 …

Should my restaurant have a grease trap? 

Whether you are running a busy restaurant or a small cafe, most commercial companies are …

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 …