Today is Halloween so it seems fitting that we let you know some of the scary things that have been found down the drains.

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Blocked drains are one of the most common problems we face as a drainage company, but when it comes to removing the blockage there have found some very interesting and scary things down there. 

  1. First up we have scary surprises in Surrey, during a routine drain check in Surrey some engineers came upon an odd inhabitant – a sheep! It seems the sheep had wandered into the drain alone and was living quite happily down there. 
  2. Now a Mini has quite the reputation of being a small, compact car but we bet you wouldn’t think that half a Mini could end up in some London sewers. Thats exactly what was found by some unexacting sewage workers, half a vintage Mini car, Thames Water managed to fish it out, but we have no clue how it ended up down there!
  3. Aside from rings, false teeth and dentures are some of the most common things we find down drains. It could be a bit unnerving to come across a set of teeth in a drain and a relief when they turn out to be fake.
  4. Las Vegas, the city where you can probably find just about anything, including people living in sewers. Part of the Las Vegas sewers have been turned into an underground home for around 1000 people. The homeless community that are now living there have certainly made a home for themselves, collecting discarded furniture and finding a way to live underground. However this is very dangerous as well as unhygienic, there is a big risk of flooding that could jeopardise them all especially as it would be very dark with no natural light. 

No matter what we find down your drains, whether it’s a regular blockage of fat and grease or something a bit more strange, Metro Rod Birmingham are on call to help you. With a wide range of services and equipment we are fully prepared to tackle whatever it is going on in your drains. 


Metro Rod Birmingham offer services across Birmingham, Solihull, Walsall or Dudley  and surrounding areas. Dealing with blocked drains, drain repair, CCTV surveys and septic tank maintenance. We believe in simple things and make sure we follow them through; available 24/7, professional, value for money service during and after the job and peace of mind in the fact that all our engineers are highly trained, DBS checked and fully insured.

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