Drainage Archives - ARGO Drains

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Following our previous post on how to clear a blocked bottle trap, we have received some questions on the different types of traps and gullies are and what their function is in the overall drainage system. As you can see below they play a very important part in the drainage system and also help to...

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One key part of a drainage system which can often get blocked is the bottle trap which is what connects the kitchen or bathroom sink to the outside drain.  It fills with water constantly and it’s main purpose is to stop gasses and prevent foul smells coming back up the drain and into your home....

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Damp in your home is a significant problem that can cause lasting damage to your home and health. When most people think of the causes of damp problems they usually think about condensation or heavy rain penetration, however blocked drains are a very common cause of damp. Drainage system issues can spread rising and penetrating...

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Hair is one of the top 10 things we commonly see blocking drains here at Argo Drains but it can be tricky to think what you can do to actually prevent clogs from happening. Here are some top tips to stop hair blocking drains. Drain Cover One of the first things that you can do...

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Here at Argo Drains, we see many different things that people have tried to dispose of down the drain which has caused them to become blocked. If you’ve ever wondered what blocks drains, here are some of the top things we see everyday. 1. Grease and Fat One of the most common causes of blocked...

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A recent news report of a blocked drain in Tamworth highlights the dangers of flushing solid objects down the drain which aren’t meant to be flushed away. Jenny Raithby, from Dosthill, saw her Welford Road garden overflow twice, first on July 4th and again on 8th September. She said: “The smell was horrendous. I had...

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As well as keeping drains inside your property clear, it’s also important to keep your outside drains clear from blockages too. However outdoor drains present a multitude of extra problems. All internal drains connect eventually to an outside drain. Therefore, common causes of internal blockages can occur in outside drains such as fat, grease, and...

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A clogged drain can be a very distressing situation and repair costs can very quickly add up. Most homeowners when they encounter a blocked drain would like to try to fix it themselves. Firstly, if you are looking to clean your drains then one of the things that we don’t recommend are using chemical drain...

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Grease inside pipes, which can cause spillages and smells, is a frequent problem we see at Argo Drains. The main reasons grease build-up is a common problem as it is made up of many things and often builds up over time. For example, when preparing a meal, many of us will start with washing our...