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Blocked drain in Reading or Berkshire? Don’t freeze…call Metro Rod

27th January 2019

Blocked drain in Reading or Berkshire?  Don’t freeze…call Metro Rod

Reading drain care in freeze conditions

Unblocking drains in cold weather is no issue for Metro Rod Reading's drainage engineers  and all types of drain care and repair works continue all year round. However freezing temperatures can worsen and expose problems in your drains meaning it's important to know that Metro Rod are here to resolve any drainage issue in the Reading area and, indeed, throughout the whole Thames Valley/M4 corridor from Swindon to Ascot via Marlborough, Newbury,Reading, Maidenhead, Slough and all surrounding areas.

Winter weather is highly likely over the next 2 months and forecasts for the Thames Valley are indicating freezing temperatures and snowfall. This makes it a good time to ensure your drains are free of defect and clear of any accumulation of materials which could mean that freeze and thaw of water is likely to cause you problems. Every year Reading and Berkshire  businesses and residents suffer disruption, cost and inconvenience when a blocked drain or blocked toilet occurs or when the thaw from a freezing cold spell reveals issues with drains which are damaged or inadequately free-flowing.

Metro Rod Reading have our team of skilled drainage engineers available 24/7/365 to deal with any such reactive emergencies and  we aim to provide

  • rapid response…typically this will be within a maximum of 4 hours and often even more quickly than this where a drainage situation is a critical emergency.
  • a first time fix wherever this is possible. Metro Rod Reading will typically achieve this in over 90% of blockage cases. Where an issue is found to  require a drain repair then we will accurately diagnose the problem and appropriate solution, typically using CCTV drain survey. We will then carry out the appropriate drain repair at a time convenient to you, our customer, wherever in the Reading area you are. We operate across the Thames Valley  from Ascot , Windsor and Slough in the East, through Maidenhead, Reading, Woodley, Marlow, Henley and Newbury and across to Marlborough and Swindon in the West. Metro Rod has  other depots covering the entire UK so you can be confident that Metro R0d can assist with any drain care and repair issue wherever you are.
  • a technically proficient job. All our drainage engineers are equipped with high pressure water jetting and electro-mechanical drain cleaning equipment to clear your blockage quickly and effectively. Our CCTV drain survey equipment means we can quickly visually inspect your drains and identify the precise problem. Not all damage caused  by frozen water in drains is as obvious as the example below so it's vital to see the inside of your underground pipes !   Where a repair is needed we have the technical expertise to carry this out and will do so  using "no-dig" techniques wherever possible meaning we avoid the need for more costly excavation and replacement of your drain wherever possible.

Reading frozen drain for Metro Rod drain repair

  • A professional and SAFE service. Metro Rod Reading's numerous Health and Safety training qualifications and accreditations reflect the importance we place on ensuring the safety of every single job for our engineers and customers.

For commercial sites in Reading and the Thames Valley, particularly:

  • Sites with regular, high volume,  usage of toilet and  drain facilities by the general public
  • Large office buildings with numerous employees continually using the toilets and drains
  • Sites which are susceptible to build up of materials which can block drains e.g. restaurant and hospitality businesses, construction sites

we would recommend a pre-planned maintenance programme to ensure any drainage issues are prevented by ensuring that drains are regularly cleaned and inspected at an interval appropriate for your site. This “prevention is better than cure” approach will give your business the strongest possible protection against any potential problems caused by a “Big Freeze” this Winter.

Contact us today for a free site assessment for your commercial premises and ensure your drains are free flowing in 2019, whatever the weather brings:

You can also contact us by:

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

Emailing us at [email protected]

Connecting with Andrew, our Managing Director on LinkedIn


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We are always happy to arrange a free site assessment and no obligation quotations for any work you might need. Alternatively, you can call our emergency hotline number on 0800 66 88 00

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