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Five Considerations When Unblocking Drains In a Care Home Setting

Draintech the Midlands Number One’ understand that unblocking drains in a Care Home setting requires careful consideration to ensure the safety and well-being of residents and staff. Below are five key things we consider on every job we undertake.

Health and Safety
We prioritise the health and safety of residents and staff by implementing proper safety measures. This may include wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves and masks to prevent exposure to potentially harmful substances.

Minimising Disruption
Unblocking drains can be a disruptive process, especially in a Care Home where residents may be sensitive to disturbances. We plan the unblocking process to minimise disruption to residents’ daily routines and activities and consider conducting the work during quieter times.

Hygiene and Infection Control
We maintain strict hygiene and infection control protocols throughout the unblocking process to prevent the spread of germs and pathogens. Draintech always ensure that any wastewater or debris removed from the drains is disposed of properly and that surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected afterward.

Resident Comfort

We take measures to minimise any unpleasant odors or sights associated with the unblocking process to ensure the comfort of residents. Draintech use odor-neutralizing agents and air fresheners as needed, and we communicate with residents and staff about the process to alleviate any concerns they may have.

Preventive Measures
We implement preventive measures to reduce the likelihood of future drain blockages. This may include regular maintenance inspections, educating staff and residents about what should not be flushed or poured down drains, and installing drain covers or filters to catch debris.

By considering these factors and taking appropriate precautions, you can effectively unblock drains in a Care Home setting while prioritising the well-being and comfort of residents and staff.

No matter the time or day, our call centre is OPEN and ready to tackle any blocked drain challenges you throw our way!

Call us at 0800 612 8705 for prompt assistance.