45% of Drain Blockages in Yorkshire are Caused by Residents

Blocked Outside DrainBlocked drains are a regular thing here in Yorkshire, particularly in the York area, with Yorkshire Water claiming that 45% of all blockages are actually caused by people putting the wrong things down their toilets and sinks.

Although this statistic might sound surprising, it’s actually a reality that our York drainage experts see every day, both in commercial and domestic properties, and that’s because people do not understand the damage that putting some items down the toilet or sinks can cause.

Earlier this year, Yeadon – a town here in York – was identified as one of the worst places in Yorkshire for drain blockages caused by residents. Since the revelation, Yorkshire Water has been promoting its “Stop it, don’t block” it campaign in the area to warn people of the problems caused by mistakenly flushing certain things down toilets and sinks.

Over the next five years the company are looking to invest £252 million to improve the quality of Yorkshire’s sewer network.

So what shouldn’t you be putting down your drains? Our York team have prepared the below list to help you understand:

  • Wet wipes
  • Cooking fat and access food waste
  • Nappies
  • Sanitary items
  • Kitchen towels
  • Hair

So how can you keep your drains flowing?

  • Wrap up nappies, wipes and sanitary items and put them in the bin rather than down the toilet
  • Leave left over cooking fats and oils to cool before binning them
  • Anything such as medicine, tablets or needles should be taken to your local pharmacist or hospital to be disposed of safely

If you find that you have a drain blockage at either your home or commercial workplace, and you are needing a local and reliable team of experts to help solve the problem, MPH might be the right company for you.

Our experienced drainage team are trained to the highest standards, and what’s more, they are available at any time thanks to our emergency response service.

For more information call 0800 0612 572 and one of our York engineers will be able to advise you.

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