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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 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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June 4, 2018

How Constant Flow Preventive Maintenance Can Help Your Home and Business

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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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January 4, 2018

Blocked Drains: Causes and Prevention

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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