6 08, 2018

London £5bn super sewer to handle 39 million tonnes of sewage in London per year

2019-05-20T11:30:55+01:00August 6th, 2018|Blog|

London has a major drainage problem, their Victorian sewage system is struggling to cope with the sheer volume of sewage created per year. The old system was not designed to handle the volume or the misuse of the drainage system and recently a 130-tonne fatberg that blocked a large part of the servers had to be [...]

2 07, 2018

Fatberg autopsy reveals health concerns to Londoners

2019-05-20T11:31:50+01:00July 2nd, 2018|Blog|

Fatbergs are a huge concern in public sewers, they are a result of people throwing things down the drain that don’t belong there. The main culprits are fat (hence the name), wet wipes, nappies, sanitary towels and condoms. We deal with smaller scale versions of these on a daily basis regularly having to remove drain [...]

28 06, 2018

130 tonne Fatberg becomes Museum of London’s top attraction

2019-05-20T11:32:47+01:00June 28th, 2018|Blog|

Last year a monster fatberg that was 250-metres long and weighing 130-tonnes was removed from the sewers in east London last year. The fatberg consisted of congealed fat, wet wipes, nappies, oil and condoms and took nine weeks to completely remove from the sewer. A team of eight worked to clear the sewer with the [...]

2 05, 2018

Top 6 causes of a blocked drain

2019-04-08T12:00:34+01:00May 2nd, 2018|Blog|

Blocked drains are a common and annoying problem that we have all experience at some point. In our experience, there are 6 major issues that cause blocked drains for home drains but also the public sewers (which then need to be fixed and paid for out of your water bills) Grease and Fat Blocked drains [...]

5 04, 2018

Top 10 Ways to Unblock Your Sink and Bath

2019-05-20T11:33:37+01:00April 5th, 2018|Blog|

Every household will suffer some blocked drain issues sooner or later with kitchen and bathroom sinks as well as the bath. As careful as we try to be hair and soap buildup in bathroom pips causing slow flowing water and eventually a blockage. The same happens in the kitchen with food and oil. Once a [...]

21 02, 2018

We are Trained pipe doctor installers

2019-04-08T12:04:31+01:00February 21st, 2018|Uncategorised|

We are pleased to announce that we are fully trained Pipe Doctor installers. The Pipe Doctor system is a revolutionary no-dig patch repair system which allows us to carry out completely waterproof pipe repairs with absolutely no excavation. This technique considerably reduces costs to the client and allows us to complete the work in a [...]

6 12, 2017

What drains are you responsible for if there is a blocked drain?

2019-05-20T11:34:35+01:00December 6th, 2017|Uncategorised|

There are an awful lot of pipes, drains and sewers hidden away from view inside homes and under the ground – so it’s worth bearing in mind that responsibility for their upkeep is in the hands of different organisations and people including you. Many people get confused about the who is responsible for what. The [...]

6 12, 2017

Blocked Drains Preston – Emergency Unblocking Preston

2021-06-22T16:56:00+01:00December 6th, 2017|Uncategorised|

Steve Hastings Drainage is one of the leading drain specialists in the North West with offices based in Blackpool and Preston. We have decades of experience working in the drainage industry and specialise in all drain rated issues such as blocked drains, blocked toilets, sewer collapses, septic tanks and root cutting from ingress. All our [...]

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