HPWJ at Private Property

20th November 2017 - in Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Manchester, Preston, Wigan

he Mid Lancs Team were called out to a blocked toilet at a private property in Clitheroe, following the engineers investigations, he was able to determine the location and cause of the blockage. High pressure water jetting was carried out from the external manhole, once the debris was cleared a CCTV look-see was carried out to ensure the blockage had cleared and the toilet restored to full flow.

Metro Rod (Mid Lancs) are available 24/7 and work in around Clitheroe including Sabden, Chatburn, Grindleton and Hurst Green and all areas and villages in and around Clitheroe.

HPWJ at Private Property

Blocked Drains at Food Production Warehouse

20th November 2017 - in Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Manchester, Preston, Wigan

Metro Rod carries out work in the area of Burnley the most recent job being a Food Production warehouse with reports of blocked drains on site.

Once our engineer arrived on site he could see that they were having trouble with 2 blocked gullies and 1 blocked Aco drain the main cause being a blockage that was present downstream from external inspection chamber, after using high pressure water jetting to remove the debris our engineer carried out a dye flow test, CCTV look-see and drain tracing to make sure that all the food debris was gone once he was sure it was clear and free flowing he disinfected the pipeline to leave it clean fresh and working at full efficiency.

All our engineers are trained to the highest Health and Safety Standards so you know that you are in safe hands for more information on our services or for a no obligation quote call our office on 01942 221804

Food Production Warehouse

Caustic Soda Blocks Drains at Fitness Gym

20th November 2017 - in Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, North Manchester, Preston, Wigan

Metro Rod (Mid-Lancs) recently carried out Drainage works on a Fitness Gym in the area of Bolton, they had reports of blocked urinals in the establishment, upon our engineers arrival he found that the urinals were completely blocked due to 100% Scale Build Up in the Pipelines with Caustic Soda to be the Cause. Although Caustic Soda is regularly used as a Drain Un-Blocking agent in some cases it can create more of an issue by solidifying thus creating more of a blockage. Our engineer carried out Electro Mechanical Cleaning and High Pressure Water Jetting with our Mini Jetter to remove the problem Scale and Caustic Soda to leave the pipelines in a free flowing condition. As our last visit was the same in nature only 4 months previous our engineer put in Further Recommendations for a PPM so that the urinals can be cleaned on a 3 month basis to eradicate the use of Caustic Soda so this problem won’t keep recurring.

A Metro Rod PPM; Pre-Planned Maintenance is a Tailor Made Programme Which is used to prevent recurring problems within your Drainage System if you would like more information on our Tailor made PPM’s you can call us on 01942 221804

Fitness Gym

Metro Rod Mid Lancs Feeling Proud

16th November 2017 - in Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Manchester, Preston, Wigan


After receiving an emergency call out to a local service station, Steve Hodgson and Tom Woodcock were faced with a full site foul blockage, causing internal flooding.

As the events unfolded it became apparent that site would have to close due to the disruption of the flooding unless Metro Rod could come up with a solution, this was to utilise the combination tanker to over pump from an external manhole chamber and carry out a full internal foul flooding clean, this kept the service station operational while all blockage issues were cleared. Our engineers realised this was going to be more of a team effort, due to the unusual cause of the blockage, which was only made apparent once the tanker had cleared the excess foul/flood water, see the bizarre photograph below. Our Operations Manager, Sean Phelan and Senior Engineer, Mick Hodgson were also there to lend a helping hand.

After a long hard days graft in our unpredictable winter weather, the team rectified the issues and completely unblocked the site leaving it free flowing.

We would just like to show our appreciation and say a big well done to our lads for their camaraderie and team work!!

Local Service Station

Great Customer Feedback!

19th July 2017 - in Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, North Manchester, Preston, Wigan

Metro Rod recently attended a job at Debenhams Blackburn, we received some great feedback from the manager who was extremely pleased with the work we carried out!

“After what looked like a potential disaster with the main toilet pipe blocked the team from Metro Rod where extremely professional and managed to sort the situation out with minimal disruption to the store. Shaun, Darren, Jamie and Jordan are a credit to you.”

Debenhams Blackburn

Drain repaired ASAP

13th January 2017 - in Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, North Manchester, Preston, Wigan

“Drain repaired, thanks for organising and getting this works done ASAP.

Would you please pass on my thanks to Ryan and his young apprentice ( didn’t get his name ) they have been and were very professional in the way they carried out this work and kept me informed at regular intervals as to where they where up to whilst repairing this damaged drain. They were also very aware that they were working in a school environment and their manners and patients in-between classes ( which can be very challenging at the best of times ) was very much appreciated.

Your lads have been an absolute credit to Metro Rod and always spoke very highly of your company.

Thanks again.”

Dave Charnock - Site Manager - Fred Longworth High School

Arrived within an hour

8th January 2017 - in Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, North Manchester, Preston, Wigan

I recently called on Metro Rod to carry out an emergency visit for a problem that my Mother had at her home. The service that we received from Jo Yates and the team was 1st class. The engineer arrived within an hour and quickly diagnosed the problem. The drains were cleared and everything was sorted by the end of the afternoon.

I would not hesitate in recommending Metro Rod again to any friends, family or business contacts.

Mr Alcock

Metro Vac

8th January 2017 - in Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, North Manchester, Wigan

“Just wanted to let you know that your guys came round this morning and did a fantastic job cleaning my gutters. They were very nice and a credit to your Company.”

Lisa Potter HR and Office Manager - Wigan Youth Zone