Each year, Pickering and Ferens Homes raises a large number of orders for contractors to attend to blocked drains, sewers and pipes. Usually the causes of these blockages are easily avoidable. In an endeavour to make our budgets work to the best advantage of our residents we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the best way to dispose of everyday items.
What can be done to prevent blockages?
Due to a big increase in use, these are becoming a major issue. Even though some manufacturers will tell you that it is safe to do so, baby wipes, wet wipes, polish wipes, antibacterial wipes, cosmetic wipes, sanitary items or incontinence pads must NOT be disposed of down the toilet. These products do not break down and degrade easily. These products must be disposed of in your black bin please.
Your co-operation in helping us to reduce costs and provide the best service to residents is appreciated.