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Latest drain care posts

We frequently share the best tips and tricks to maintain your drains and tackle some of the most common drainage problems yourself - without having to spend a penny.

October 4, 2022

Drain Disasters: The Early Warning Signs

Drains typically give out warning signs before a disaster– there will often be hints that a blockage is forming long before it becomes backed up and floods. In this blog, we’re giving you a list of things that should inspire you to reach for the phone and call a drainage expert!

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October 4, 2022

The Dangers of Drain Rods DIY

Using drain rods yourself might sound like a good idea (you can buy a DIY kit for under £20), but the reality is that this is a technique best left to the experts and their own equipment! This week, we want to explain why.

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September 2, 2022

Domestic Draincare– TWC Can Help!

We often talk about draincare in the context of commercial drainage – but how often do you consider your domestic drains? Household drainage can experience issues that commercial drainage might escape, such as cooking waste causing blockages, or unsuitable flushing of wet-wipes.

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September 2, 2022

Draincare Superheroes You Can Count On

In a draincare emergency, don’t panic – call TWC Draincare! Our friendly and experienced local engineers can help you fix the problem using all the latest equipment, and we offer 24/7 emergency call-outs.

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August 2, 2022

Worst Case Scenarios — and How to Avoid Them!

At TWC Draincare, we always say that prevention is better than cure — but what can happen if you are not proactive with your drain maintenance?

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July 18, 2022

Drain Self-Care

Having a drain blockage can be inconvenient, unpleasant, and potentially expensive (depending on severity). When we discuss self-care, we advocate for investing time and effort into ourselves so that we can work at our best later; the same philosophy can be applied to your drains.

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May 12, 2022

Schedule A Meeting - With Your Drains!

Running a business takes a lot of planning and scheduling-but have you extended the same time-management and budgeting to your commercial drainage system? Prevention is better (and cheaper) than cure, which is why TWC Drain Care offers regular maintenance services for commercial clients.

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April 21, 2022

Septic Tanks– What Are Your Options?

Septic tanks might seem complex, but our specialist team are fully trained in their planning and installation. They are also able to support you with regular maintenance, and emergency call outs if disaster strikes– so, this week, we are going to discuss why a septic tank may be the perfect option for you.

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April 21, 2022

What’s Hiding Down Your Drain?

With Easter just past, we loved searching for our chocolate eggs– but what about what has been hidden in your drainage system?

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March 30, 2022

Spring Cleaning: Let the Winter Drain Away!

As the weather begins to grow warmer, and Spring approaches, many of us will undertake a traditional Spring cleaning.

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February 24, 2022

What Can You Expect When You Call Out TWC?

When you have to call in a drainage expert, you might be worried about cost, or wondering how long you will have to wait before your problem is fixed.

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February 24, 2022

The Importance of Drain Surveys

We might look for defects above ground, but potential homeowners often neglect to check the drainage systems attached to the property.

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January 28, 2022

How to Care for a Septic Tank

Caring for your septic tank is a vital part of property maintenance– it can prevent more extensive (and expensive) problems in the future.

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December 22, 2021

When Should You Call a Drain Expert?

We understand that drain care and maintenance can be daunting, especially when you can’t see the problem directly- so we’ve put together a list of clues that should prompt you to make a call to drain experts like us.

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December 22, 2021

How can CCTV help your drains?

When considering the maintenance of your drainage systems, it might feel like you have to wait for a problem to become obvious before fixing it, which can lead to a lot of expensive damage!

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November 30, 2021

Drain Unblocking

Noticing a bad smell, slow drainage, or gurgling noises from your drains? You might have a drain blockage.

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November 22, 2021

Avoiding festive drain drama

While catering and front of house teams will be planning everything for Christmas with meticulous detail, they may be paying little attention to what goes down the sink.

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October 21, 2021

Take Care of Your Drains this Autumn

As we move into Autumn, the weather can have a significant impact on our drains, but a few simple steps can help avoid any drain disasters!

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September 23, 2021

Sewage Treatment Plants That Protect Your Local Environment

The Solido SMART +P wastewater treatment plant preserves the sensitive ecosystems around your property by preventing harmful algae blooms.

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August 18, 2021

Drains Keep Getting Blocked? This is How You Prevent It...

Blocked drains can be a nuisance, but if caught and dealt with early on they are relatively easy to fix and you might be able to avoid more serious leaks, overflows or electrical damage which can sometimes occur.

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July 23, 2021

Amazing Week at The Great Yorkshire Show for TWC Drain Care

Whilst it wasn’t quite the ‘normal’ show, it was certainly a fantastic week!

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July 16, 2021

How to Remove Limescale... and Avoid it in the Future

Whether you can see it or not, limescale is very common and is likely present somewhere in your home... find out why it's so important to remove it and exactly how to do it.

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June 16, 2021

Why Constant Flow Preventative Maintenance matters

FOG can hurt your business and your home! Discover how constant flow preventative maintenance can eliminate fat, oil, and grease from your drain.

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May 19, 2021

It's Time to Spring Clean Your Drains!

Now we are in Spring with the warmer weather and the flowers coming out, it is time to consider Spring cleaning your drains!

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April 6, 2021

Conder Septic Tank Range

We're able to offer customers the full range of Conder Septic Tanks, the perfect solution for domestic applications where mains drainage is unavailable.

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March 8, 2021

Conder ASP Sewage Treatment Plant

The Conder ASP Package Sewage Treatment Plant is the perfect solution for residential and commercial projects where mains drainage is unavailable.

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February 12, 2021

Ecoflo Coco Filter Sewage Treatment Plant

This is the most ecological solution available on the market today! It is natural, organic and exceptionally reliable... a truly revolutionary system.

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January 15, 2021

Solido – SBR Sewage Treatment Plant

Find out why the SOLIDO Sewage Treatment Plant is the perfect solution to treat domestic wastewater when site conditions require an ultra-compact system.

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December 16, 2020

The Ultra-Compact Solido SMART Sewage Treatment Plant

Discover our best selling decentralised wastewater treatment plant for homes and businesses. An ultra-compact solution that is rapidly becoming the industry's system of choice!

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November 20, 2020

Don't Let Your Dream Home Become a Nightmare!

Imagine that you have completed on your dream home, everything on the surface looks fantastic then a few days after moving in disaster strikes.

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October 21, 2020

Spooky Sewer Nightmares to Avoid this Halloween!

Pumpkin carving is a great tradition at this time of year, but beware! Whilst enjoying this activity you could be causing a real life nightmare this Halloween... a drain disaster!

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September 23, 2020

What is Pre-Planned and Preventative Maintenance?

Whilst many businesses across the UK rely on Pre-Planned Maintenance (also commonly referred to as Planned Preventative Maintenance) to ensure their drainage systems keep running smoothly, a lot of companies are still in the dark about what the service is and unclear as to why it is so important.

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July 28, 2020

Maintain Your Septic Tank With Microbes

Discover the power of bacteria and the magical effect enzymes produced by microbes can have on the healthy running of your septic tank!

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June 24, 2020

Hot Weather Playing Havoc With Your Drains?

As the warm summer months arrive and things begin to get hot, our home drainage system is one of the last things on our mind. Make yourself aware of these potential summer drain issues before they strike.

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June 10, 2020

Preventing Commercial Drain Blockages

Blockages are one of the most common causes of commercial drainage problems, but with the appropriate preventative drain maintenance and by following some drain care best practice in your business, costly and time consuming problems can often be avoided altogether.

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May 15, 2020

Caring For Your Septic Tank

Buried out of sight underground, without odour, and quiet, septic tanks can easily be forgotten about, but it's important to remember how to maintain them.

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April 8, 2020

The Risks of Flushing Toilet Roll Alternatives

In 2019, Northumbria Water reported that two thirds of the 15,600 blockages they cleared were caused by wet wipes and considering recent events the problem is set to intensify.

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March 10, 2020

Drain Patch Repairs Explained

Patch repairs, also referred to as drain relining, are an increasingly popular and very effective way of repairing damaged drainpipes.

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March 10, 2020

Septic Tank 2020 Upgrade Deadline Extension

The 1 January 2020 deadline set by the Government for ensuring septic tanks that met certain criteria were upgraded to modern sewage treatment plants has now been extended for a further 12 months.

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January 20, 2020

Maintain Your Drains for a Successful House Sale

Moving house doesn't always go to plan and in the worst cases can prove to be very costly, but a proactive approach will help you avoid some common mistakes.

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January 2, 2020

New Year’s Drain Resolutions!

You might have already taken some time to think about your New Year’s resolutions. Traditionally people choose to improve themselves, but this year why not make your New Year’s resolution to keep not just yourself healthy but also your drains!

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December 15, 2019

We're Here for Christmas Emergencies

We're open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day, so get in touch if you need our emergency drain unblocking service.

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November 15, 2019

Case Study: Septic Tank Installation November 2019

Another great septic tank installation for the TWC Drain Care team!

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November 8, 2019

What To Do with a Blocked Toilet

If your toilet isn't draining, here are some tips on how to safely unblock it at a time of the year when blockages become commonplace.

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October 15, 2019

Case Study: Septic Tank Installation

Another great septic tank installation for the TWC Drain Care team (and a nice new road sign!)

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October 11, 2019

Avoid Drain and Washroom Horrors this Halloween

Chilly nights and frosty mornings can play havoc with drains that aren’t being properly maintained, posing the threat of anything from standing water and foul odours, to cracks, blockages and leaks that can cause severe damage to your home or business.

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September 9, 2019

Is Your Home’s Sewage Treatment Plant Compliant?

You only have until 1st January 2020 to ensure that your home's sewage treatment plant complies with new regulations.

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August 12, 2019

Summer is the Perfect Time for Preventative Drain Care

Take time this Summer to look after your drainage and enjoy a stress-free and disaster-free Winter with complete peace of mind.

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July 3, 2019

Essential Commercial Drainage Services

Having a drainage emergency in your house is one thing – having a drainage emergency in or around a commercial property is another, especially if the premises are accessible to the public.

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June 19, 2019

Case Study: Sewage Treatment Plant Installation

Despite a week of heavy rain, the TWC Drain Care team have successfully completed another sewage treatment plant installation for a very happy customer.

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June 13, 2019

Eradicate Foul Odours Coming From Your Drains

Offensive smells emanating from drainage systems is a common problem for homes and businesses. When a drain starts to smell bad, the unpleasant odour can quickly fill a room and anyone entering that room is sure to know about it!

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May 10, 2019

How to Unclog a Blocked Sink

A blocked sink in your kitchen or bathroom is no laughing matter. One minute the water is draining a bit slower than usual, the next minute there is water flooding over the sink and onto your floor and your thoughts turn to fearing how much this is all going to cost to rectify.

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April 10, 2019

January 2020: Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade Deadline

There is less than a year to go until the deadline for upgrading your ‘existing discharge’ septic tank, so if you’ve got an out-of-date septic tank on your property it’s time to act and get your system upgraded.

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March 15, 2019

World Water Day, 22nd March 2019 - Leaving No One Behind

Support us in raising awareness of the water crisis billions of people are living through.

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March 12, 2019

Extend the Life of Your Sewage Treatment Plant

Whether you’ve lived in a property with a septic tank sewage system your whole life, or just had one installed for the first time, there are lots of measures you can take to extend the life of your septic tank and soakaway.

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February 4, 2019

Home Buyer CCTV Drain Surveys Explained

If you’re moving home and looking to purchase a new property, make sure a drain survey report forms part of your pre-purchase checks alongside your building survey and other similar due diligence.

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January 3, 2019

Plan Your Drain Maintenance in 2019

If you’ve ever made a New Year’s resolution, you’ll know the hard part is keeping them! That’s never truer than when it comes to resolutions for your business. So why not make things easier in 2019 by ensuring your drains are one less thing you need to worry about?

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December 12, 2018

Save the Children Fundraising

TWC Facilities Ltd will be taking part in the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14th December.

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December 3, 2018

Essential Winter Care for Your Gutters

As the seasons change so do the conditions your property's guttering system must endure and perform in to serve their function and keep your property dry and structurally sound. Check out our essential Winter care advice.

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November 13, 2018

Bin It, Don't Flush It!

Join the national campaign to reduce blockages and protect our environment.

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November 5, 2018

Preventing Winter Drainage Problems

When it comes to looking after your drains and avoiding pipe problems over the cold Winter months, the adage ‘prevention is cheaper than the cure’ has never been more fitting.

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November 5, 2018

TWC Drain Care Turns One!

It is 1 year ago that TWC Facilities Ltd launched its TWC Drain Care business and in that short space of time it has gone from strength to strength.

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October 8, 2018

Charity Fundraising Hits £13,000

TWC has raised a staggering £13,000 so far in support of 'Multiple Systems Atrophy' charity.

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October 3, 2018

Are Liquid Drain Cleaners Damaging Your Drains?

At some point in time we’re all likely to have used a liquid drain cleaner to clear a blockage in a drain or pipe, but are they doing more harm than good?

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October 3, 2018

Annual TWC Golf Day

Friday 21st September at Ripon City Golf Club

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August 30, 2018

Martin Williams Runs Middlesbrough 10k

Join us in wishing TWC managing director Martin Williams good luck for his upcoming race on Sunday 2nd September.

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August 30, 2018

Drain Cleaning Myths Busted

There are a lot of myths about plumbing and drains. Non-more common than myths around drain cleaning. When it comes to plumbing repair, it’s important to make sure that you have accurate and correct information. Improper drain cleaning can turn a small problem into a nightmare if not carried out correctly.

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August 2, 2018

Plumbing Tips to Help You Avoid Disaster

Plumbing disasters are never fun, and they always seem to have the worst timing. You never really know when a plumbing disaster will strike, but fortunately there are little things you can do to keep plumbing problems at bay.

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July 23, 2018

Team Day Friday 6th July

TWC Facilities Ltd Team Day at 'The Camp Hill Estate' in Bedale

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June 29, 2018

Lyke Wake Walk Success!

Congratulations to all staff, friends and family members for completing the Lyke Wake Walk in support of MSA Trust on Saturday 9th June 2018.

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April 30, 2018

Home Maintenance: The Benefits of Regular Drain Cleaning

Staying on top of your home maintenance can help keep your home in tip top shape and help prevent unexpected breakdowns and repairs. While not all home repairs can be prevented, many of them can with a regular service plan.

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