Building a new extension

We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.

6 Simple Steps to Preventing Clogged Toilets in Your Workplace

Construction & Contractors Blog

A clogged toilet is an unpleasant problem in any workplace. As well as the expense of hiring a plumber to clear the clog and repairing any damage caused by water overflowing onto the floor, you also face the disruption of having one fewer toilet available for employees to use. Avoid the productivity loss of a clogged toilet in your workplace by following these six simple steps.

1. Educate Your Employees

Employees should know how to use a toilet properly, but sometimes careless behaviour can lead to a clog. Place posters on cubicle doors reminding employees not to flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet.

2. Replace Paper Towels With Hot Air Dryers

If you currently provide paper towels to allow employees to dry their hands, consider removing them and installing hot air dryers as an alternative. Thick paper towels don't disintegrate as quickly as toilet paper, which means they can cause a clog in the toilet waste pipe.

3. Provide Sanitary Bins in All Toilet Cubicles

Tampons and sanitary pads are major causes of clogs in workplace toilets. Provide your female employees with an alternative method of disposing of these products by placing a sanitary bin in every toilet cubicle. Making only a single bin available for several cubicles isn't such a reliable solution, as employees may be too embarrassed to carry their used pads out of the cubicle to dispose of them.

4. Install Toilet Roll Holders

When toilet rolls are stacked on top of the toilet or on a shelf behind it, it is easy to accidentally knock them into the bowl, which can lead to a blockage. Install toilet roll holders in all toilet cubicles to prevent this kind of accident. Similarly, ensure that cleaners don't leave other items, such as cleaning supplies or air fresheners, in a location where they could be knocked into the toilet bowl.

5. Encourage Employees and Cleaners to Recognise Signs of a Clog

If a toilet drains slowly when flushed, there could be a partial blockage in the waste pipe. Ask employees and cleaners to look out for slow-draining toilets and report them to management. Early reporting of problems means that you have the opportunity to call a plumber before the toilet clogs and overflows all over the floor.

6. Inspect Toilets Regularly

Cleaning the toilets in your workplace regularly increases the chance that potential blockages, such as a toilet roll that has fallen into the bowl, can be dealt with before they are flushed down into the waste pipe, where they are difficult to reach. Schedule regular toilet cleanings to keep your employee toilets in good working order.

If you are having problems with your workplace toilets or if you suspect a clog, call a plumber like A and C Plumbing.


16 June 2016