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5 Ways to Prevent Blocked Drains From Inside Your Property

March 10, 2015 – by Tony Earnshaw

To avoid an emergency situation when it comes to your drainage system, regular maintenance is a must. In fact, without regular care and attention from a qualified and experienced drain cleaning professional, a small blockage can cause major damage within your commercial or industrial premises.

Whilst calling on the drain cleaning professionals at UK Commercial Cleaning Solutions Ltd. is always recommended if you are looking to complete regular maintenance or unblock drains, there are a selection of steps that you can take from within your property to minimise the risk of an emergency. Here we reveal five ways every business owner can prevent clogged or blocked drains.

Beware of the prohibited items

We’re all guilty of putting food items down the drain, even though we know we shouldn’t, but being strict in the kitchens, bathrooms or communal areas of your business premises could mean preventing the blockages that could bring your wider company to a standstill.

Putting cooking oil, grease or fat down the drain is a big no-no, instead of disposing of it in the sink secure the grease in an old jar or container and throw it in the bin. According to Southern Water and their Pain in the Drain campaign, fat, oil and grease cause 75% of all drain and sewer blockages. When disposing of anything, think before you put it down the sink.

Invest in a drain strainer

A drain strainer, also known as a drain grate or screen, can be picked up for as little as a few pounds but could save you lots in repairs and cleaning by preventing blocked drains. Strainers can be applied to sinks of all types and sizes easily to prevent prohibited items from making their way into your wider drainage system.

Clean and maintain regularly

As well as making sure drains remain pleasant and odour-free, regular cleaning and periodic maintenance ensures pipes can remain free flowing.

Encourage a culture of cleanliness

It’s not just drain cleaning and repairs from a professional commercial cleaning outfit that help, you and your employees can do your bit after every use to ensure your drains are kept in the very best condition and blockage free. Run hot water for a couple of minutes to ensure sluggish drains in the bathroom and kitchen get the help they need.

For more stubborn internal blockages, wash a handful of baking soda down the drain immediately, before the blockage solidifies and causes a drainage emergency.

Contact us today

Were you too late? Our team can be contacted for maintenance and repair work, simply dial 0800 032 9533 to talk to our blocked drain specialists today.

All posts by Tony Earnshaw

Managing Director
Since single-handedly forming the UK Commercial Group a decade ago, Tony Earnshaw has remained at the helm – overseeing the company’s developments and making all of the plays necessary to remain at the forefront of a highly competitive industry.

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