5 Star

Another Crackin’ Testimonial

18th June 2019 - in Norwich

Mr Hall called the office yesterday and couldn’t thank our engineers Shane and Ben enough for their fantastic work. Mr Hall said “They sorted a problem that 3 plumbers before them couldn’t. We are so impressed with Shane and Ben, we can’t sing their praises high enough, a truly fantastic service”


Well done chaps, keep up the good work.

5 Star

“Lovely lad!”

17th June 2019 - in Macclesfield, Manchester

“We had a lovely lad come out today called Josh. He was ever so friendly and informative. He did a great job and also did a further clean. I couldn’t be happier!”

Mrs Begum


14th June 2019 - in Southampton

5 Star

Just a quick note to say thank you for helping one of my customers out with a blocked toilet drain a few weeks back..! Mrs Steele, the dear old lady (89yrs) was most grateful.


Phil Forgham - Fast Track Plumbing.

Problem Solved!

13th June 2019 - in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield

Hi Dave,


Thanks very much for sending Richard round so quickly. Problem solved – he’s a star!



Martin Crookes

Martin Crookes

“Very Pleasant Chap”

12th June 2019 - in Macclesfield, Manchester

“Phil Walsh came to fix our public toilet this morning and did a very thorough job and left everything clean afterwards. We were really happy with his work, he was also a very pleasant chap.”

Mrs Babilinski

“Happy With The Result”

11th June 2019 - in Macclesfield, Manchester

“Thanks for sorting my blocked toilet so efficiently and professionally. Very happy with the result. Many thanks. Robert.”

Mr Cooper

“Easy To Use”

11th June 2019 - in Macclesfield, Manchester

“Easy to use, and got the job done! The office were dead friendly when calling up and made everything easy. I can’t remember the engineer’s name but he came to clear my drains after bad smells and was quick and polite in doing so. Thank you!!”

Mrs Pearson

Pre-planned drain care in Swindon prevents problems

10th June 2019 - in Swindon

Drain Care Reading Slough Swindon Van

At Metro Rod Swindon we provide a reactive emergency service in the event of any drain care issue, typically involving blocked drains,  in the Swindon area and, in fact, covering the whole Thames Valley from Gerrards Cross and Ascot in the east through Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead, Reading, Henley, Marlow, Newbury, Hungerford, Marlborough to Swindon.

Certainly an issue with  a blocked drain, blocked toilet or other problem with site drainage may seem like a problem which can’t be foreseen and getting the issue resolved quickly and effectively becomes the priority at that point. Thankfully we at Metro Rod are effective at reaching you quickly in the Swindon area  and delivering a first time fix in over 80% of cases BUT there is nevertheless sadly still risk of business interruption and loss of productivity when a blocked drain occurs.

Maintenance Managers , Property Managers and Facilities Managers in Swindon  are increasingly recognising that there is truth in the old adage that PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE and are looking at a planned and structured approach to cleaning and maintaining the drainage system in larger, high usage sites.

Examples of businesses and sites where a planned approach to drain maintenance can pay dividends in terms of ensuring business continuity are :

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Office blocks
  • Leisure facilities
  • Hospitals and care homes
  • Food processing sites
  • Public buildings (museum’s , theatres etc)

The most helpful aspect of pre-planned maintenance from Metro Rod is that it helps prevent issues with your drains before they arises hence why it can also be known as ‘Preventative Maintenance’.

Sites involving food-processing and catering are prone to build up of fat, oil and grease in pipes which, unless regularly cleared, will inevitably cause blockages and disruption. Similarly unless pipes serving high usage toilets and urinals are regularly cleaned they will experience build-up of uric-scale deposits which can drastically reduce the effectiveness of drains on site. Take a look at the extent of the scale build up on a recent maintenance clean undertaken by Metro Rod at an office site which had not seen drain maintenance carried out for some time…in this instance the site experienced highly disruptive flooding and escape of foul waste :

Drain blocked by scale Reading Slough Swindon


Don’t let YOUR site in Swindon or the Thames Valley experience this sort of major problem. a Metro Rod pre-planned maintenance programme is the professional way to ensure your site drainage is working effectively and give you peace of mind.

How does it work ?

Step 1- We will make an initial visit to you to carry out a survey and see what would be of a high concern. In the Swindon and Thames Valley area you can rely on Metro Rod to carry out a free-of-charge initial site assessment.

Step 2- We will typically conduct an initial clean of the drains to make sure that pipework is at full flow and highest performance.

Step 3- A tailor made programme will be agreed with you to ensure that your site drains are cleaned and inspected at appropriate intervals for your site thing into account usage levels and type.

Step 4- Dates and times to carry out works will be agreed with you to ensure this is carried out at times not impacting adversely on your business or the public

Looking for a supplier of drain care services, whether reactive or pre-planned, whom you can rely on ? Contact Metro Rod Swindon today by :

Calling us on 0118 950 4477

Going to www.metrorod.co.uk/local/reading

Emailing us at reading@metrorod.co.uk

Connecting with Andrew, our Managing Director on LinkedIn