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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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Subsidence is a very serious problem which can be costly and expensive for any home or property owner. Subsidence occurs when your home starts to sink into the ground beneath and can occur when the ground either shrinks back or swells due to local weather conditions. Particularly if there has been periods of heavy rain...

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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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If you have a blocked drain, toilet or other drainage emergency this Christmas – never fear as Argo Drains will be here to help! We are your local drainage experts with locations in Lichfield and Stoke on Trent in the West Midlands. We will be available 24/7 throughout the Christmas and New Year period so...

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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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Argo Drains is pleased to announce that we have opened a brand-new facility in Stoke on Trent. We are centrally located in the city at the Fenton Industrial Estate and it adds to our additional location in Lichfield. From here we will be providing our full-service package including blocked drain unblocking and repairs, cctv drain...

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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 blocked kitchen sink or bathroom sink can be very inconvenient and unblocking it can be a smelly and unpleasant experience. However, by attempting to do it yourself you can actually save yourself a good amount of money. Here are some steps to unblock a sink, note the process will be slightly different if you...