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New Year Resolutions for Keeping Drains in Check

Are you someone who experiences issues with your drains on a more than regular basis? This could mean a number of things- either you are not looking after them correctly or you have fallen into habits that are unhealthy for your pipes and drains. 2017 is the year of new beginnings, so if you’d like to ensure your drains stay in tip top condition the whole year through, these New Year resolutions could be the answer to your endless drain woes.

Hot Water Rinse

A simple, yet highly effective trick. By getting into the habit of letting the hot water run after anything has been put down your kitchen sink is a sure way of guaranteeing your pipes and drains remain clean and clear. Hot water has the ability to help melt and destroy any grease that has settled in your pipes, keeping them in a perfect condition.

Watch what you flush

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again- it’s vital you keep an eye on what you are flushing down your toilet. You can read one of our previous blog posts on what not to flush here, and it includes wet wipes and hair! By flushing incorrect substances down your toilet, the systems can become easily blocked, leading to a potential overflow! Not good. 

Collect Grease and Oils

People tend to put food oils and grease down their sinks as they are unaware of the damage it can cause. This can be detrimental to the health of our drains, causing awful blockages in our pipes and drains that are difficult to remove. Dispose of grease and oil by soaking it up with a kitchen towel, or saving it into an old coffee can and then disposing of it correctly.


There are a number of steps you can take in order to prevent blockages or clogging appearing in your drains. We previously wrote a blog post on what you can do here, and it’s vital these steps are followed in order to prevent any future mishaps. By ensuring these steps are on your radar well into 2017, you’ll definitely be saving yourself some money!

Drain Cleaning

Why not take the time to get your drains professionally cleaned regularly next year? By ensuring your drains are kept at their best will ensure they remain in a working order for the entirety of 2017 and beyond. Not to mention, this could save you a lot of money in the long run! If you’d like more information on drain cleaning, we can help.

If your drains are in need of some extra TLC, these resolutions are the perfect way to give them a health kick starting in 2017. If you’re in need of any extra help beforehand, or you’ve noticed your drains are clogged and would like to get them unblocked, we can help you. To find out more information, get in touch with a member of our friendly team by giving us a call on 0800 849 8099 or by visiting our contact page.