Author Archives: Dan Callis

Taking Steps to Avoid Rats in your Drainpipes this Winter

What may seem like a nightmare scenario of having a rat crawl up through your pipes and into your toilet is actually a very real possibility. Damaged and unmaintained storm drains and sewage pipes can give rats easy access into the main drainage systems. They then travel through sewers and up pipes until they find…

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The Growing Importance of Rainwater Soakaways

The government has announced a review of law and policy on new homes in response to an amendment to the Housing & Planning Bill. The review will address the issue of mains drainage in new homes, with the discussion set to focus on whether the installation of rainwater soakaways should become obligatory. Attempts to Reduce…

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Merry Christmas from Drain Doctor!

Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year from the entire Drain Doctor team! We’ve had a great year working with clients across Central England and North Wales, taking care of everything from CCTV drain surveys and rainwater harvesting system, to blocked drains and plumbing emergencies. After all that hard work, we can’t wait to…

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How to Recover Something Dropped Down the Drain

Uh oh! You’ve dropped a crucial item down the drain. If you’re looking through the grate at your marooned keys, wallet or wedding ring right now, chances are you’re feeling pretty helpless. From persuading your small-handed friend to try to squeeze their arm through the gap to retrieve your essentials (we do not recommend this,…

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Septic Tanks vs Treatment Plants: What You Need to Know

For properties and premises which are not connected to the mains, the only way to efficiently remove and deal with sewage over the long term is to install your own system. Both septic tanks and treatment plants are widely used for this purpose in the UK and overseas, but although they perform the same function,…

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