Hints & Tips

What are the Warning Signs of a Blocked Drain?
What are the Warning Signs of a Blocked Drain?
Time will only make the problem worse and the drain may suffer serious damage or even begin to overflow as a result. So, it makes sense to act quickly and take the necessary steps to fix the problem before it gets any worse...
What’s That Horrible Smell? Preparing for Summer Drainage Problems
What’s That Horrible Smell? Preparing for Summer Drainage Problems
We all love the Summer and the chance to get outside and enjoy the weather. But when drainage problems occur, your day can be ruined by some fairly horrendous smells...
3 Reasons why your toilet won’t flush and how to fix it
3 Reasons why your toilet won’t flush and how to fix it
Don’t feel down in the dumps if your toilet has stopped flushing! Drain Doctor have been fixing toilets for 25 years, so we know what to do when you have a problem with your loo...
Why Does my Toilet Bubble When the Bathtub Drains?
Why Does my Toilet Bubble When the Bathtub Drains?
Perhaps you’re experiencing a toilet bubbling when your shower drains. Learn more about what can cause this problem and how to fix it...
Four ways to prevent and remove limescale
Four ways to prevent and remove limescale
With 60% of English homes being affected by hard water, you may find yourself having to service or even replace dishwashers, washing machines and shower heads more frequently. Drain Doctor have been dealing with limescale for 25 years and we want...
Quick Solutions for Smelly Drains
Quick Solutions for Smelly Drains
Some smells can be easily remedied, whereas others may require a professional. In this post, we’ll go through the easiest solutions to your smelly drains...
3 Reasons why your dishwasher won’t drain
3 Reasons why your dishwasher won’t drain
Seeing a puddle of standing water instead of sparkling clean plates can be a real nightmare and should be dealt with quickly to avoid bacteria building up and creating a stagnant, smelly mess...
Three quick tips to unblock your drain
Three quick tips to unblock your drain
We all know the warning signs. The sink takes a little longer to drain. You begin to notice water pooling around your feet in the shower. And the odours. The strange, unpleasant odours. They are all signs that you may soon be facing a clogged drain...
How to stop autumn leaves blocking your drains
How to stop autumn leaves blocking your drains
This week marks the beginning of autumn and while we’re very excited to see the leaves change from green to beautiful autumnal colours of orange, red and gold, we’re not so thrilled to see them clog up our outdoor drains...
10 items you shouldn’t put down the drain (but probably do)
10 items you shouldn’t put down the drain (but probably do)
While blocked drains can occur through no fault of your own, the biggest problem we face at Drain Doctor is people mistreating their drainage systems by putting unflushable items down drains...
How to safely dispose of FOG
How to safely dispose of FOG
Though fats, oils and grease (FOG) are used throughout almost every household, many people are still uncertain as to how they should be disposing their FOG...
To Flush or Not To Flush?
To Flush or Not To Flush?
Think your toilet is a magical portal, capable of transporting anything you please off to Xanadu? Turns out, there are surprisingly few things you should flush – even those that advertise otherwise...
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