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4th March 2024


When it comes to blocked drains, you’ll want to catch it early, to prevent worse and more costly damage from happening.


Blocked drains can be unavoidable over time, so it’s important to know the telling signs of one in order to catch and treat it quickly to prevent it from mothballing. Most of the time, spotting a blocked drain early on and having it fixed there and then will be easier and cheaper to do than waiting and prolonging it. To help understand what you are looking for when it comes to blocked drains, here are the most common signs you have a blocked drain.


Slow draining sinks, showers, bathtubs etc.

When you pull the plug out of the sink or bath, is the water taking an abnormally long time to drain away? If the answer is yes, then you probably have something causing a blocked drain in the system. The same is true if you find water pooling at your feet whilst in the shower. Overtime it is normal for there to be a build-up of scale in your pipes which will constrict the flow of water, this can be made worse when things like food scraps and hair are accidentally washed down the drain as well.


Unpleasant odours

Unpleasant odours are a sign that something is wrong within your drainage system, it could been there’s a blockage or in a more serious case, you may have a broken or leaking pipe. Blockages are normally made up of the waste from toilets and sinks, including bits of food, wet wipes and solidified fats. Over time these blockages will start to smell and creep into your house which isn’t pleasant.


Rising toilet water

If you flush your toilet and find the water doesn’t go down, it simply fills up the toilet bowl, it can be quite disconcerting as you worry over what to do next. Rising toilet water is a clear sign that you have a blocked pipe so don’t try flushing again as you may risk the water spilling onto the floor. Instead put some newspaper down to protect your floors and you can try to unblock it – read our steps for DIY Toilet Unblocking here.

If you notice any of these signs, do not worry as Metro Rod Coventry are here to help.


If you suspect you have a drainage issue please do get in touch with Metro Rod Coventry & Leicester using the details provided below. We provide FREE site assessments which you can access by giving us call or dropping us an email.

Metro Rod Coventry offers services across Coventry and Leicester 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.


Make sure you get in touch with us through any of the following:

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For any drainage needs, we are the drainage experts. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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