How can I stop sewer blockages?

A major cause of sewer blockages - both on the public sewers and on customers' own drainage pipes - is flushing the wrong things down the loo. Items such as cotton wool, baby wipes and cotton buds can clump together, causing blockages, sewer flooding and major expense.

Pouring fats and oils down the kitchen sink can also lead to blockages, as these materials can solidify in the pipes.

We've got lots of information here on how to be kind to your pipes, and to our sewers!

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Related Frequently Asked Questions

I have a blockage in my sewer. Please can you come and fix it?

We'll certainly try to help if we can.

United Utilities - What causes sewer flooding?

Sewer flooding can be caused by a number of factors, including pipe blockages and heavy rainfall.

Who is responsible for sewer flooding into my home, and will I be compensated?

We know how unpleasant and distressing sewer flooding can be, and if your home has been affected, we'll do everything we can to help.