Tips For Blocked Drains

Total Drainage Services is an expert drainage company in Bristol that covers Bristol, Wales, Bath, Swindon, Weston, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and other areas across the South West.

We offer various drainage services such as drain clearance and 24/7 emergency drain unblocking for situations where you need an expert to resolve your issue urgently. We also offer resin lining to repair damaged or leaking underground pipes, without having to replace the whole drainage system. We additionally provide other services such as CCTV surveys to detect the location of the blockage, pre-planned maintenance to create a maintenance schedule for your property, and other services such as gutter cleaning, jet washing, and tankers to transport waste away.

Regardless of the service you require, we have trained specialists who carry out the service for either your home or business premises, resolving all issues that may disrupt your day. We have nationally-accredited technicians who can operate excavation machines, CCTV drain survey equipment, and other mobile specialist equipment. Our drainage experts are available to carry out any minor and major repairs and installations, including septic tanks and sewage treatment plants.

Total Drainage Services is here for you whenever you need us, day or night, so look no further than us when you need a drainage company in Bristol.

Blocked Drains Tips

From foreign objects that have been dropped down the drain by accident to heavy build-up of hair and grease, there are many reasons why your household can be experiencing blocked drains and many ways to prevent blocked drains, which are tips on how to avoid.

Understanding exactly how each issue is caused and what you can do to prevent these from occurring can be highly beneficial for avoiding future problems.

Tips To Avoid Blocked Drains

  • Cooking Grease Disposal – When disposing of cooking grease, ensure to never pour grease down the sink. Wait for it to cool and place in the bin.
  • Run Water Using The Waste Disposer – This will prevent any thicker liquid or solids from clogging your drains.
  • Never Flush Non Toilet Paper Produce – This will lead to heavy blocking, so only ever flush toilet paper.
  • Regularly Pour Boiling Water Down Your Drain – Boiling water should remove any debris or grease from your drains if there is a small build-up.
  • Use A Drain Stainer – These can remove most debris that goes in your sink before it falls down your drain. These can be bought in many stores.

Preventing Grease Build Up In Your Drains

While the use of some fats, oils and grease is vital for cooking, they are not good at all for the drains and pipes in your plumbing systems, so here are some of the best solutions to avoiding grease build-ups as these are arguably the most common cause for blocked dtains

Here at Total Drainage Services, our drainage experts will help you to avoid these costly repairs by letting you know some solutions to avoid greasy drains, which are listed below: 


  • Avoid putting grease down your drains at any point
  • Invest in grease traps for all drains
  • Recycle your cooking oils and grease after use
  • Use disposable absorption materials 
  • Get your drains cleaned regularly

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