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Drainage can be a controversial topic and one that many people still have a lot of confusion and questions around. Working in the industry, our team are often asked similar questions and myths around drainage.

These rumours can often cause issues within drainage networks, so we’ve rounded them up to help you avoid these key mistakes and ensure that you aren’t affected by blockages within your drainage network.

Small amounts of grease and fat can be poured down the kitchen sink

At the time, a small amount of grease or fat might seem insignificant however these are some of the most common causes of issues within drainage networks.

Overtime, these small amounts of fat and grease stick to the lining of the drain and build up to cause a blockage. These blockages then cause issues within the drainage network, which can most often be solved with a household drain cleaner in domestic properties.

Wipes and sanitary products can be flushed down the toilet

This is something we are often tasked with – to confirm, nothing should be put down the toilet other than paper! Even though some wipes are marked as ‘flushable’ they most certainly aren’t, so don’t be fooled.

In fact, the government recently announced plans to stop the use of wet wipes within 25 years because they are the main cause of blockages within sewage networks.

My local authority is responsible for any blockages or leaks

Depending on where the blockage or leak is within the drainage network, depends on who is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the issue. We have worked on many cases in which the local authority has been the party who takes responsibility for the drainage problem however this is not always the case.

If you are unsure, one of our team will be able to advise on who is required to commission and pay for the work necessary.

I need a drain expert to unblock my household drain

Often with minor household blockages, these can be solved with some simple steps (check out this blog for our tips on unblocking your drain). Therefore, a drain expert doesn’t always need to be called in to look at your drainage issue.

At Mantank we specialise in wider drainage network issues, working with local councils and authorities to solve drainage networks that are becoming an issue for both residential and commercial properties. In these cases, a specialist is required to carry out a CCTV drain survey which finds the route cause of the issue. Once this has been established we then resolve the issue with one of our many techniques.

Our commercial drainage services

At Mantank Environmental Services we have an entire drainage team dedicated to solving our client’s drainage problems. We work with businesses across the UK to ensure that their drainage requirements are met.

Our service offering is huge, so chances are we’ll be able to provide what you’re looking for. To speak to a member of our team visit our contact form and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as we can.

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