The biggest cause of blocked drains – Wet Wipes

Wet Wipe Blockage
wet wipes clogged up in a manhole causing a blockage

When it comes to flushing your toilets all you need to remember is the 3 P’s. Pee, Poo & Paper. As long as you stick to these three thing being flushed down you toilet you stand a very good chance of avoiding having blocked drains.

A recent water authority report reckons that 80% of sewer blockages are caused by wet wipes costing the industry millions of pounds per year. Unlike toilet paper, wet wipes don’t disintegrate when they come into contact with water. They then stick to bits of the sewer pipes attracting other wipes to stick to them too and before you know it you have a sewer blockage.

If this does happen you can call Origin Drainage & Plumbing on 01727 220396 for our Emergency Drain Clearance. We will diagnose the position of the blockage with a CCTV Drain Survey and then clear the blocked drains using either rods or our Drain Jetting service.

The good news is that by taking action and sticking to the 3 P’s (pee, poo & paper) we can stop horror of peoples  homes being flooded with raw sewage.

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