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Blocked Drains in Exeter? It’s Probably Wet Wipes!

6th December 2018

Blocked Drains in Exeter? It’s Probably Wet Wipes!

Wet Wipes Blocking Drains Across The UK & Exeter


It was estimated by Euromonitor that we use between 1,500 and 2,250 wipes per child from the day they are born to the age of three. It’s not just baby wipes that are the culprits, but also the more recent trend for anti-bac, floor, glass, make-up – you name it, if it’s something you can clean, there will be a wipe for the job, and these wipes are then all to often simply flushed down the loo. This is causing chaos around the country, as more and more drains get blocked due to the amount of wet wipes passing through them.

Water UK – the trade body representing all the main water and sewerage companies in the UK, recently reported that wipes make up 93% of the materials that cause sewer blockages. We here at Metro Rod Exeter would like to encourage people to pay attention to what they are putting down their drains.

We work with many restaurants, cafes, hotels, schools and pubs in Exeter where large amounts of cooking takes place, and are seeing the problems that the build up of fat and grease can cause in the drains on a far more regular basis, causing more blocked drains and damaged drains to occur. We are also seeing more domestic blockages being caused through this build up with wipes being added in to the mix.

Our engineers deal with blockages caused in this way on an almost daily basis, and it only seems to be getting worse. We are obviously able to deal with this kind of blockage using techniques such as high-pressure jetting to clear any build up and even drainage repair if necessary, but we’d also like to help educate the nation and try and lessen the damage caused in this way.

Be on the look out for our upcoming "Do's and Don't" of what to flush down your toilet. Feel free to get in contact with us if you have any question or are suffering from blocked drain issues here in Exeter.


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