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Avoiding Drainage Problems At Home

Let's Stop The Block - In Your Home

Stop the Block at Home

In the bathroom

Throw wipes (even those labelled flushable cause blockages), sanitary items, nappies and cotton buds away in the bin.

In your kitchen

Wipe out your pans and other greasy items with a kitchen towel before washing them. Throw away the kitchen towel in the bin and pour any used cooking oil into a container to dispose of or recycle it.

You can save your home, your environment and your neighbourhood – just stop and think before you flush.

Do not flush your pet's waste faeces - the consistency of animal waste, particularly dog and cat waste, creates a putty-like substance in the pipes, which other waste sticks to and causes blockages in the pipes. Bag it and bin it in your refuse collection.