What happens to our waste? (1/2)

Where does our water waste goWe often take for granted our sewage systems. At blocked drains Bath, after the number of jobs we have been on, we certainly do not. Even so, we flush our waste away without much of a thought as to where it goes or what is done to get rid of it, and when something goes wrong with the sewage systems this can be an unwanted reminder of the part we have to play in helping things run smoothly.

The majority of waste that we flush away is sent down to the public sewage systems via our own drains, and these pipes are often found underneath roads. The more sewers that join together, the larger the system gets, and so the further away from your property, the larger the sewer. In some cases sewage needs to pass through a pumping station to cope with the capacity of sewage that is coming through.

This is the part of the process that can become greatly affected if we do not take care of the drainage systems on our properties. Regularly maintaining your drains is a good idea to keep on top of any underlying problems that you might not have otherwise known about.

These defects can be identified using CCTV surveys, and if any problems are located they can be dealt with swiftly and efficiently. It is also important to know how to properly dispose of waste, particularly food waste. If incorrectly disposed of, it can cause blockages which, when left to grow, can cause damage to the pipes in your drainage systems. Greasy and fatty substances, and even food items like coffee granules, must be thrown away in the bin as they do not flush well down drains and can stick easily and eventually lead up to a buildup of waste. It is also important to properly dispose of items like nappies, baby wipes, and sanitary items, as these will very easily block up the drains in your toilet and lead to greater damage. If there is a blockage on your property, then the waste will not be sent away to be dealt with in the rest of the sewage system process, so it is important to ensure that your drainage systems are kept to a high standard.

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