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Keeping sewers flowing during the Covid-19 outbreak

Martin Beattie

Stepping up our support and services

Coronavirus is touching everyone’s lives and it’s a worrying time for all of us, but business is as usual for us at Accelerated Drain Services and we are stepping up our support and services to accommodate the needs of both families and businesses at this crucial time.

Keeping our customers and staff safe is paramount for us and we are implementing all of the necessary safety measures. But there is one major problem…panic buying!

Panic buying, triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, has raised concerns about blocked drains in London, and in an attempt to stop customers clearing their shelves, supermarkets have placed ‘per-customer’ limits on essential items such as pasta, hand soap and long-life milk – not to mention toilet rolls.

Those who haven’t been fortunate enough to get their hands on toilet rolls are forced to use alternatives, such as baby wipes, kitchen roll, and newspaper. However, here at ADS, we are pulling out all of the stops and urging you not to flush alternative products down the toilet amid toilet paper shortages as these will increase the risk of blockages. We suggest putting a bin near the toilet so you can easily dispose of ‘unflushable’ items.

Flushing the wrong items down your loo will only make a bad situation worse – leading to wastewater service disruption and potential sewer flooding, which in turn could cause serious health implications. So, let’s all make a conscious effort to only flush human waste and toilet paper down the toilet to prevent blocked drains in London.

Blocked drains can be disruptive and create unwanted costs, however, there are several signs that can help you to prevent further damage, including:

  • Unpleasant smells
  • Slow drainage
  • Increased water levels
  • Gurgling sounds

If you suspect your drains are blocked, be sure to call the ADS experts on 0208 594 7171. We are on hand 24/7 – ready to respond to emergency call-outs for drain unblocking in London. We provide a contact-free/contactless drain unblocking service to safeguard our customers and staff during the outbreak and use the most reliable equipment and technology to resolve issues as quickly and professionally as possible.

The first thing we will do is arrange a CCTV drain survey to spot the root cause of the problem and any underlying issues. After this, we will identify the most suitable technique to remove the blockage, i.e. high-pressure water jets and electro-mechanical machines, and once it’s been removed, we will carry out further tests to eliminate reoccurring problems.

In addition, to drain unblocking in London, we highly advise that you schedule for your drains to be regularly cleaned to prevent debris forming. We offer a range of drain cleaning services, including high-pressure water jetting and drain descaling, so you can relax in the knowledge that you’re in capable hands.

If you have any questions about the precautions we are taking during the Covid-19 outbreak or would like to discuss your needs in more detail with our team, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Either call 0208 594 7171 or drop us an email at info@london-drainage.co.uk.