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The forgotten-essentials for new landlords revealed


When landlords set up a new home to rent, they are faced with a choice. Cut corners –  installing clapped-out appliances and skimping on drainage – or instead, renovate comprehensively. While the former approach can be attractive due to the possible initial savings, it’s completely flawed, given the negative repercussions that, further down the line,…

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How to prevent oil and fat from blocking drains


Every year, thousands of drains are blocked by fats and oils being poured down them. It’s a problem that plagues both homes and businesses, but it’s the restaurant and catering industry that falls victim most often. This is when companies like Lanes for Drains are called, and drainage engineers across the country spend time undoing…

Blocked grease and fat filled pipe.

Porcelain Moans


Given that the average human spends up to three years on the toilet, it’s fair to say that we should all know a little more about what can and cannot be flushed down the loo. Between 2000 and 2008, in the US alone, $361.1bn was spent on public wastewater treatment, with the vast majority of…

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The Drain Offenders


We’ve all been there. It’s Saturday morning and you’ve just devoured a bacon sandwich. You brush the crumbs from your pyjamas and slink over to the hob – it is here that you realise you have a choice to make. Should you:  A) soak up the fat with some kitchen roll and risk getting your…

Fat and oil buildup in drains.

Orient House goes “fat-free” thanks to Lanes Group


One of the most sought after places to live in Manchester city centre has gone “fat free” thanks to expert help from Lanes Group drainage engineers. It is not about healthy bodies but healthy buildings, because Lanes was called in to clean over one kilometre of drainage pipes inside Orient House in Granby Row. Residents…

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