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Fat Busting Bugs

Yorkshire Water has yet again announced that they will be using bugs to help fight fat blockages in their sewers.

Trillions of these fat busting bugs will be deployed in an effort to remove any blockages.

Usually found in the human gut the treatment works will be using bacillus bacteria which would normally feast on any fat, oil and grease they come across.

These organically grown bacteria are simply mixed with non-chlorinated water then poured down the drain they are hoping to clean-up nearly 200 known fat blockages.

Entering our drains and sewers from within the home or from restaurants and food outlets, usually down the kitchen sink and plug holes, cooking oil, fat and grease later hardens causing blockages.

This year alone Yorkshire Water has already dealt with around 6000 fat related sewer blockages in its network and with the festive period fast approaching it is expected that they will see a 25% increase.

Drain Maintenance

After the summer we’ve had, where the weathers not been able to make up its mind, some people may be experiencing bad smells escaping from their drainage systems. The combination of rain and damp weather then sunny spells and warm weather can lead to this and with the weather the way it’s been, it’s also been the perfect condition for those underground roots in your garden to cause major problems to your drain and sewer systems, triggering blockages after penetrating drains and pipes.

Tracing blockages can be difficult so the best and most efficient way is for Hydro Cleansing’s engineers to locate them for you using our CCTV push rods, crawler cameras or Megacam. We can then provide a drainage survey which we have found to be extremely cost effective, producing minimal disruption. Any damage or leaks within the piping can then be recorded and work can commence to repair them.

Prevention and regular drain maintenance is obviously the key to experiencing minimal or no problems at all but when one does occur for peace of mind remember to use a trusted, professional company, such as Hydro Cleansing, with a reputation that exceeds the commercial and domestic spectrum. Our jetting vans and combination units pump away blockages, clean fat/grease build up and wash away any other unwanted substances that shouldn’t be there.

With drainage systems increasingly becoming more technical giving it a go yourself is an option you should really steer clear of. It could even make the problem worse so whenever you have a drain or sewer problem, don’t hesitate in calling us 24/7 on 0808 256 5844.

Be sure to follow Hydro Cleansing’s ‘Maintain Your Drain’ campaign on Twitter as well @HydroMaintain!

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Blocked Drains

Blocked drains, pump stations and sewer systems can occur for many reasons. They can become blocked due to fat / grease, cotton buds, sanitary products, baby wipes… the list is endless. The general rule is unless its human waste or toilet paper then you should bin it.

Jewellery and gadgets have been discovered as criminals use the drain and sewer system to hide stolen goods from the authorities or even dispose of them to avoid incriminating themselves. A street cleaner recently found a £21k Rolex watch, down a drain, which had been reported as stolen following a local robbery.

Cement, sand, rubble and many other building materials are often found blocking our drain and sewer system. Whether its DIY amateurs or rogue traders disposing of their waste incorrectly, it causes a devastating and sometimes irreversible effect.

Mobile phones turning up in our drain and sewer system are constantly on the increase. Whether they are dropped down the toilet is any ones guess but it’s an expensive accident. With designs becoming smaller and slimmer they still manage to get stuck and can cause major problems.

Dental floss, nappies, cat litter and cloths still manage to get flushed away despite constant campaigns and warnings about the problems they can cause. An item of underwear recently caused a blockage and the collapse of a section of road.

To find out more about the industrial and environmental services we offer visit our website www.hydro-cleansing.com or call us now on 0808 256 5844

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