The Importance of Sewers and Keeping your Drains Working Properly

The Importance of Sewers and Keeping your Drains Working Properly

September 17, 2021 0 By Chowdhury Shahid-uz-zaman

The UK has one of the oldest sewer systems in the world and the vast network of sewers have been in existence since the Industrial revolution in the big cities such as London. Built to prevent the spread of illnesses like cholera from plaguing the ever-increasing populations of the cities, the sewers were quickly followed by water treatment facilities, which cleaned the water going back into people’s homes. This was a huge success and diseases caused by dirty water very quickly started to diminish.

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Nowadays we take for granted the sewers and drains which keep our homes free from water borne illnesses and all the waste away from us – until something goes wrong that is. In this case it is easy in this modern era to get a professional such as Wilkinson Environmental to carry out CCTV Drainage Surveys and find out what the problem is.

We can limit these problems and there are simple things that you can do to keep your drains working as they should – for example, in the kitchen one of the biggest culprits for causing drain problems is the food which makes its way down the plughole. Scrape plates completely before putting them in the sink and get a guard for the plughole to trap the food bits that make it into the sink.

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The toilet is another common problem area, and it is important that the only thing that you put down a toilet is toilet paper. Many toilets have been blocked by things like nappies, sanitary towels and even cotton buds.