‘Grate’ time of year for Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs come out of hibernation and look for food and water. Photo credit: Carla Dray

With spring fast approaching, hedgehogs begin to wake from their long winter hibernation. Hungry and thirsty from this fasting period, hedgehogs venture to find a water source. Which is when they can become trapped, or even worse drown in household drains and gullies.

So, this is the perfect time of year to check that your drains are protected by a grate, especially below kitchen waste or down water drain pipes, ensuring that hedgehogs can’t fall in whilst looking for water.

Protecting drains with a grate can not only help stop animals from falling in, but also keep out debris which could block the drain.

BlockBusters Drainage and Plumbing Services are on a mission to help. With all drainage or plumbing work they carry out, their intrepid engineers will ‘hedgehog-proof’ your drain by supplying a (standard size) drain gully grate should one be needed completely free of charge.

Hedgehogs are primarily nocturnal animals so hunt for food at night. However, they can also be active during the day, particularly after it has rained. Making them even more vulnerable to getting caught in drains or flooded gullies.

BlockBusters Drainage and Plumbing Services are on a mission to hedgehog-proof drains

BlockBusters Drainage and Plumbing Services have over 30 years in the drainage and plumbing industry so are passionate and knowledgeable experts in their field.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with no call out charges, BlockBusters Drainage and Plumbing Services can be called free on 0800 136 658

We don’t charge a call out fee and offer competitive quotes accompanied by outstanding customer service and care. Backed up by exceptional Checkatrade and Trusted Trader reviews, along with all BlockBusters Drainage and Plumbing Services work being Trading Standards approved for additional piece of mind.

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