Category Archives for Drains

Washing Machine Drainage Problems

Problem Solver Arranging drainage When problems do arise with washing machines, it’s usually either because there is no convenient trap or waste pipe to break into, or because you need to fit a standpipe and the existing waste pipe is … Continue reading

25. May 2011 by admin
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Cleaning Blocked Gutters

BLOCKED GULLIES AND STACKS (DOWNSPOUTS) Gullies are notoriously prone to blockages, particularly the older open-grid type where leaves are often the problem. You can prevent this by covering the grid with wire mesh. Blockages further down are usually caused by … Continue reading

24. May 2011 by admin
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How to Clear Blocked Drains

  WHERE TO START No matter how the drains run, there is a set procedure for dealing with clogged drains and blockages: ♦ Establish that the problem isn’t caused by a blocked appliance trap or waste pipe. ♦ Lift the … Continue reading

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Clearing Blocked Drains

CLEARING BLOCKED DRAINS The discovery of clogged drains is enough to send most people rushing for professional help. But providing you have a few simple pieces of equipment, clearing the blockage yourself is usually neither difficult nor particularly unpleasant. The … Continue reading

24. May 2011 by admin
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Blocked Drains – Problem Solving

Problem Solver   Lifting manhole covers to access blocked drains Manhole covers are never easy to lift, but rust can make matters worse still. There are several things you can try: ♦ Gently tap all the way around the edge … Continue reading

24. May 2011 by admin
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