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#802425 - 22nd Jun 2013 5:06pm help -Engine oil poured down domestic drain
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Just arrived home to see that the drain in the yard is blocked and overflowing with black inky water which smells like engine oil frown I assume some idiot has poured into their drain further up the road frown How do we clean the drain, unblock it ? Any ideas. House is rented and can't get hold of agents till Monday (left a answer machine message)

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#802441 - 22nd Jun 2013 6:26pm Re: help -Engine oil poured down domestic drain [Re: katyem]
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unlikely that engine oil would block a drain,get an old fashioned type mop and plunge it, this should clear blockage.

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#802455 - 22nd Jun 2013 7:19pm Re: help -Engine oil poured down domestic drain [Re: katyem]
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Call the environment agency
If it is engine oil the scorce needs to be found

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#802470 - 22nd Jun 2013 8:54pm Re: help -Engine oil poured down domestic drain [Re: Dilly]
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unlikely that engine oil would block a drain,get an old fashioned type mop and plunge it, this should clear blockage.


oil won't block a drain as you say but i always find it's the oil filter, air filter and plugs that cause the blockage wink

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#802497 - 23rd Jun 2013 1:37am Re: help -Engine oil poured down domestic drain [Re: katyem]
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hanky,hope you are taking the p%%s, no one would put them down the drain. laugh

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#802499 - 23rd Jun 2013 3:38am Re: help -Engine oil poured down domestic drain [Re: Dilly]
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#802500 - 23rd Jun 2013 5:48am Re: help -Engine oil poured down domestic drain [Re: katyem]
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#802749 - 24th Jun 2013 11:37am Re: help -Engine oil poured down domestic drain [Re: katyem]
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Hope you are able to get this reported to the environment agency as its not known how much has been poured down - quite a lot I presume if its actually blocked -so they can check areas where it might surface . Nasty incident in London at the moment affecting loads of swans .http://www.bbc.co.uk/News/uk-england-berkshire-23019640 Horrible stuff for wildlife. What scumbags DO this sort of thing!

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#803151 - 25th Jun 2013 8:43pm Re: help -Engine oil poured down domestic drain [Re: katyem]
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Hi Katey,

If the oil has come from someone else's drain then it would mean the public sewer is blocked. Call United Utilities on 0845 7462200 (local rate number) - if you tell them the drain is overflowing and liable to cause imminent flooding then they are obliged to come out to you within 4 hours, night or day. They may report the issue to the environment agency as it is their sewer that has been contaminated.

Good luck getting it sorted.

Jim.

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