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Have you ever wondered how your drainage system works?

Have you ever wondered how your drainage system works?

Have you ever wondered how your drainage system works? Most of us only think about it when something goes wrong, but knowing exactly what goes on every time we open a tap or flush the toilet is important. Understanding how it all works when the…

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Drainage systems are nifty things

Drainage systems are nifty things

Drainage systems are nifty things – they get rid of all of our waste without us needing to think about it… most of the time. Sometimes, problems do happen, and they can be easy and affordable to resolve if caught early. But how can you…

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When a drainage issue sparks up out of nowhere

When a drainage issue sparks up out of nowhere

When a drainage issue sparks up out of nowhere, it can be very tempting to take a DIY approach to tackling the problem. But this isn’t advisable. Instead, you should leave it to the professionals like J&F Drainage. Here are four reasons why this is…

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Surface water drainage

Surface water drainage

You could reduce your bill! ‘Surface water’ is another word for rainwater – more specifically, rainwater that falls on the ground, on roofs and roads, pavements and paths. And you might not realise it, but you could be paying less for your water bills if…

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Mums know best

Mums know best

Wipe away blockage misery Misleading advice on bathroom products such as baby wipes, make-up wipes and cotton wool is contributing to drainage problems for thousands of families, new research reveals. Millions of the hygiene products are flushed down the loo each week – clogging pipes…

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Manholes & Inspection Chambers

Manholes & Inspection Chambers

An integral part of any drainage system are the access points into it when it comes to cleaning, clearing and inspection, however the number and construction of any chambers at your property, if any will be largely dependant on its age. Building regulations as we…

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Help! My drain rods are stuck!

Help! My drain rods are stuck!

The above is one of the most common topics that we are contacted over as the hapless and frustrated home owner trying to save a few pounds has now not only got a blocked drain but he has lost his newly purchased or borrowed drain…

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Drain Gullies – What are they?

Drain Gullies – What are they?

Drain gullies or grids as most people describe them are the ground level drains that your waste or storm water pipes discharge into, they come in numerous shapes and sizes and can be a single unit or two and three piece affairs constructed in clay,…

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Pitch fibre pipe work – Ticking time bomb!

Pitch fibre pipe work – Ticking time bomb!

Pitch Fibre Pipe Work If you are ever in the company of a drainage contractor when he lifts a manhole cover and sees the jet black matt coating of a pitch fibre channel pipe staring up at him, you will see the corner of his…

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Surface water drainage maintenance

Surface water drainage maintenance

Surface water drainage is taken for granted. We expect all those grates and gulleys to cope with anything, right? Even when we don’t bother to make sure they’re capable of taking the strain. And it’s not hard to see how drains become clogged — general…

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